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The Stoner’s Guide to Surviving the Holidays

Kate Bailey

Published on December 22, 2021

How to Choose Cannabis Delivery Products for your Desired Mood

The winter season can be full of joy and wonder but it can also be a major source of stress. If you experience heightened anxiety around Christmas-time, you’re not alone. Planning and attending holiday events, shopping for gifts, cooking lavish meals, visiting family…while so much fun, it can become expensive and exhausting. Not to mention the mental health triggers associated with spending more time indoors, and less time in the sun.

But don’t let the frantic energy of the season keep you from experiencing the JOY!

Responsible cannabis consumption may help you relieve some of the tension associated with the holidays. And you don’t have to be a regular user to include it in your self-care toolbox. Keep reading to find the right cannabis products to curb holiday stressors this season.

Right Strain, Right Time

At Cannagram, we do things a little differently. Rather than focus on antiquated categories such as indica, sativa, and hybrid – we focus on pairing the right cannabis strains with your desired mood.

So, which products pair best with which holiday occasion? Depending on the environment you’re in, you may be looking for cannabis delivery products that bring you energy and focus or perhaps you are looking to get some much needed R&R this season. Below is a quick guide to picking the right strains for the right time.

Focus & Creativity

Certain marijuana-based products help increase focus and creativity, therefore making you feel less anxious. You might even feel extra inspired in the kitchen! Strains like these also tend to be more social in nature. Frankly, this is the kind of weed you reach for when you want to get sh*t done or have a good time. Both of which…we need a lot of right now. Balancing finances and hangry out-of-town guests requires a lot of mental energy and a positive mindset. Which is what makes strains like Roll’s Choice Cannabis Flower from Humboldt Trees a great choice for busy days where you need a little extra energy boost. Grown on the coastal mountain tops of Humboldt county, you can also feel good about supporting a truly single-sourced cannabis brand!

Relief & Relaxation

It’s that feeling of closing the door when that final guest leaves. A full body sigh of relief. That’s the feeling you’re chasing here. Relaxation-inducing strains are also associated with higher pain relieving effects and a stronger body high, making them a bedtime favorite. However, if you’re the one traveling to meet family for the holidays, you might need to be a little more discreet than lighting a bowl in your childhood bedroom. This is where vaporizers come in handy. And with 88% THC, the Legion of Bloom Hawaiian Purple Kush Monarch Cart might just be the cartridge of your (literal) dreams. The best part is that a portion of every Monarch Cart sale goes towards preserving the California Monarch Butterfly population.

Social Smoking

There are strains of cannabis that have a “best of both worlds” kind of effect. They offer a balance between the benefits of both mood types – relaxing but not totally melting into the couch. They are usually a pretty safe choice if you’re not sure what the day holds. Or if you are looking for a good strain to share with your friends! You’ll be the highlight of the party if you bring a pack of premium 12-pack of .03 Prerolls from Substance. Substance is a newer partner of Cannagram! A significant portion of their proceeds goes toward helping end mass incarceration. We are thrilled to feature them on our menu this year. What an amazing feel-good gift!

It is important to note that the science behind cannabis is growing! A lot more emphasis is placed on terpene content in terms of finding the right strain for your mood. We will be exploring the science of terpenes in upcoming blog articles. Stay tuned!

Explore Cannabis Ratios

Cannadiol (CBD) is the second most prevalent active ingredient in cannabis and doesn’t carry the same “high” as THC – which we all know and love. CBD instead has certain health benefits including reducing stress, inflammation and pain.

Modern medical use of THC and CBD has allowed us to target specific dosing combinations to produce certain therapeutic effects. When shopping for CBD:THC hybrid products it’s important to understand what you are getting!

Let’s take a look at a few combination examples that can help you pinpoint how to find the most relief for your situation.

20:1

In a 20:1 blend, you have 20 parts CBD paired with one part THC. This blend includes a high concentration of CBD, rather than the psychoactive THC. This might be a good place to start if you are new to the cannabis community. A 20:1 product like Cannabis-Infused Strawberry Gummies from Wyld is an excellent choice for managing anxiety as higher THC content can actually exacerbate anxiety in some people. So balancing it with a high concentration of CBD can help mellow out any sort of high and provide relief from symptoms of anxiety.

9:1

This midrange ratio may include stronger psychoactive effects with a higher concentration of THC compared to CBD, depending on how much you consume. While a 10:1 product can also help relieve stress and anxiety, it is also a good choice to help you sleep, soothe mild aches and pains along with the mood-boosting effects of the THC. We personally recommend the Chakra Chai flavored Zen Sips from Khemia. This Sacramento-based brand has stepped up the CBD in this cannabis-infused beverage mix to enhance relaxation. They are also vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, and low-calorie!

1:1

If you have a higher tolerance to marijuana and want to experience some low-dose THC products, there are a lot of great options out there. You can find this ratio in all types of consumption – smoking, vaping, edibles, topicals, tinctures, etc! A particularly tasty way to try it is with Wunder’s Grapefruit Hibiscus Cannabis-Infused Sparkling Beverage. A fan favorite, and a great alcohol alternative for end-of-year festivities.

About Cannagram

Cannagram is a Sacramento-based full-service delivery platform that provides cannabis consumers with a hassle-free online ordering experience and speedy delivery to your door. We only offer high-quality products and provide best-in-class service to improve your cannabis delivery experience.

At Cannagram, we believe that everyone should have a cannabis curator who feels like family, and we strive to provide that service to every customer.

All products on our curated menu are hand-picked by industry experts, and our easy-to-navigate online store includes clear imagery, detailed product descriptions, and informative content about our products.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us anytime at 916-909-0420! Happy Holidays!

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