Goodbye 2020, hello 2021! Welcome to a new year! January 1st always brings about promises of change. While some don't buy into new years resolutions, I love them. As we enter the Age of Aquarius we can feel the pressure to make new moves as the earth begins to shift from one axis to another over the next 100 years. We are entering a period of change and it's been a long time coming. Be aware of these things within yourself and act accordingly. Don't be afraid to try something new!
Diversify Your Consumption Methods
It's time to give your lungs a break! I have been smoking weed for the last 15 years with little to no tolerance break. Now, I am not saying that you won't catch me rolling up or ripping the bong this year but I do plan on incorporating more tinctures and edibles into my routine. You should too! If you like to cook, check out The Edible Club by Vanessa Dora Lavorato or The Edibles Cookbook by Stephanie Hua & Coreen Carroll. If you like to drink, check out the mocktails Coral & I made with Absolute Extracts Hi-Fi Hops or the Limonada de Tuna I made with Chemistry's high dose tincture.
Explore Terpene Profiles
I know we have been talking about terpenes for a long time now, but I still feel there is a lack of visibility around them. Cannabis test results are public information, ask your budtender or preferred brand reps to help you find the terpene profiles of your favorite strains. Use this knowledge to foster a more therapeutic relationship with cannabis.
Grow Your Own Cannabis
There are few things more satisfying than growing something, especially cannabis. Now, I know what you are thinking - "I don't know how!" or "I don't have the space" or "It's illegal!" Well I am telling you do it anyway! Well, maybe not if it's illegal, but don't let space or lack of knowledge stop you. Even if you never get to smoke what you grow, the process of caring for and growing cannabis will bring you closer to not only the plant itself but all those who love and care for her. Ed Rosenthal's Marijuana Garden Saver could be helpful for you beginners. For those of you who feel more comfortable in the garden GoldLeaf's Grow Planner & Grow Jotter could help take your grow to the next level.
Keep Your Glass Clean
It was practically impossible to find isopropyl alcohol in 2020, my poor bong was so sad. Not only are dirty bongs just gross, they effect the flavor of your cannabis and overall smoking experience. Plus, smoking out of a dirty bong for too long can cause lung infections or worse. If you are looking for a sustainable way to keep your glass clean look no further than Resolution's reusable cleaning gel.
Like the old saying goes: If you don't know where you've come from, you don't know where you're going. Cannabis has long and complicated history that goes back thousands of years. Educate yourself on it's origins, the people who have used it throughout time and how we got to where we are today. For some suggestions check out Cannabis Cutie's Higher Learning Book Club.
Support Local Equity Brands / BIPOC & Women Owned Brands
In all aspects of life it is important to be conscious with the way we spend our money, but especially when we are buying cannabis. The war on drugs has disproportionately affected black & brown communities, who make up a very small percentage of legal license holders. Buy supporting these brands, you are supporting those who have been targeted by an unfair system. InclusiveBase by CannaClusive is a catalog of minority owned cannabis businesses across the country, making it easy to find those in your area. You can also keep your eyes peeled for the Equity Trade Certification logo.
Support More Cannabis Artists / Lifestyle Brands
When it comes to buying gifts or spoiling yourself this year, think about supporting more independent artists and brands who celebrate the plant we love. Some of my California favorites are Gift of Doja Drip, Put Color Back In Cannabis & Creme Society.
stoneyxochi. 30 year old California native. proud pothead, Mexicana and woman.