Cannabis lovers have a deep appreciation for life inherently knowing that love is the only truth and everything else is illusion. They may not be the most materialistic people you know but that doesn’t mean they don't love a gift from time to time.
We spoke to self-certified “experts” in this field of green and they told us EXACTLY what they would love as their ultimate gift.
Let’s be honest for a second. There is no gift cannabis lovers love more than cannabis itself.
If you are living in America or Canada then it is as easy as going to your local dispensary to pick up this preferred gift but in the UK it can be a lot harder. Your best bet is to talk to that friend who always seems to be in good humour and ask them to pick some up for you.
They say the best cure for paranoia is legalisation. The negative side effects from cannabis that has too high a content of THC is paranoia and anxiety but this can be removed with the addition of CBD oil.
CBD has been shown in several studies to negate these side effects leaving you feeling nice and relaxed to fully enjoy that euphoric high. In fact, one Australian study showed how CBD may even increase the high feeling of cannabis!
You can place CBD oil drops under your tongue, take CBD gummies or even drink CBD teas and coffees but the best method for your cannabis lover is probably CBD e-liquids or better yet CBD flower which can be added to their existing stash and mixed in with their grinder.
A grinder is a must-have for any cannabis lover. They help you grind your cannabis flower into a fine consistency so you can easily add it to your pipe, paper, bong etc.
One of the main reasons people love grinders is because they save you money. No more leaving those vital molecules on your fingertips or hastily dropping them to the floor in eager anticipation of getting high.
There are lots of different kinds but the main thing is to get one that has at least 3 layers to it. This way you can collect the fine dust particles (kief) of cannabis at the very bottom. This is by far the best and most potent part of cannabis that people are most aware of when they run out and are scraping their grinder clean looking for those bits of magic.
KEEP – Cannabis holder
Most cannabis lovers don't have a good safe place to store their stash. They keep it in old pencil cases, makeup bags, or some old box that they randomly found and didn't want to throw out.
The solution has finally arrived. KEEP. This uber discreet product is fantastic! It is a storage device that can only be opened by facial recognition or by the touch your phone that it is connected to it by Bluetooth. It even sends you push notifications if the device is moved!
Cannabis may be legalised in ‘advanced' Western countries but that doesn't mean we still shouldn't keep it out of sight of our children. With this device, it is impossible for a child or a greedy roommate to open and access your cannabis.
Climate control keeps your flower at the perfect temperature and it even has a built-in scale so you know exactly how much cannabis you have left. At around 200 dollars, it is a little expensive but if you are looking for a sophisticated and practical gift then this is certainly it.
Cannabis Paraphernalia (equipment)
Diamonds are a girl's best friend but cannabis lovers prefer glass. Any Paraphernalia item is an ideal gift whether that is bongs or pipes or anything in between.
Smoking cannabis can get a little heated sometimes and that is where bongs come in. These glass pieces of art are filled with water allowing the smoke to go through it, cooling it, and removing any unwanted particles.
They come in all shapes and sizes and thankfully all price ranges too. You can pick one up completely legal in any town or city in the UK.
Cannabis is filled with natural terpenes that give it that smell and aroma. Unfortunately, when you smoke cannabis the terpenes are for the most part destroyed and you don't get to taste that pinene, linalool or citrus flavour.
That is until now. A vaporizer is an electronic device that heats your cannabis to a specifically chosen temperature allowing you to taste cannabis like never before.
Vaporizers are so much safer than smoking as your herb is heated rather than burned meaning there is no harmful toxins released as there might be from combustion.
You can pick one up for as little as £25 which will have a couple of preset temperatures or go all out and spend a couple of hundred on a luxury vaporizer like the Volcano from Storz & Bickel.
Cannabis lovers know that this plant gives more to humanity than just a euphoric high. They are well aware of its thousands of potential applications including food, medicine, clothing, fuel, and shelter and as much as they love the idea of hempcrete what they really want is hemp clothing.
One, in particular, is a hemp T-shirt. It feels softer than cotton, is more durable than cotton and is a million times more environmentally friendly than cotton. If you are looking for the “Oh wow what a thoughtful gift” response than hemp clothing is 100% the way to go.
When cannabis is ingested the THC molecule binds to CB1 receptors in the brain which is where, amongst other things, is the location that controls appetite and boy do cannabis lovers have an appetite… for all things sweet.
Fill a hamper with sweets and treats and for the nostalgia factor why not add in bars and such from back when they were a child – these can be found online or in bespoke sweet stores.
Oh! And to be extra sentimental add in a couple of bottles of water. Some say ‘dry mouth’ just natures way of making us drink more water so why not add some H2O to this hamper also.