Summer is right around the corner. The weather is getting milder in many parts of the U.S. And if you’re not already thinking about the shows, rooftops, trails, and festivals you want to hit, then, my friend, you’re already behind.
Are you like an increasing number of Americans living in states where cannabis is legal? In that case, those summer activities will involve weed—and perhaps a lot of it.
Here are the 10 must-have cannabis accessories that will make you the most popular person at the party and ensure your cannabis-filled summer is one to (hazily) remember!
You’re going to be consuming intoxicating substances, quite possibly with people you don’t know very well, and in crowded or perhaps desolate spaces. Do you know where and when to meet up should you lose cell service? Do you have a buddy system in place? Do you have a ride-hailing app installed on your phone (and enough money on your credit card to pay for it)? Be like a Boy Scout and be prepared.
Two trends have merged to make the old-school, 1-gram joint a thing of the past. First, we’re still in the middle of a global pandemic, and nobody needs to be swapping saliva and sharing a joint. Second, the notion of “more is better” has finally evolved within the cannabis sector to a “gradual is better.” This has opened up the market to all sorts of low-dose products, and one is mini-prerolls. Essentially, it’s a premade joint containing a half-gram (or less) of cannabis. No muss, no fuss, no spreading germs.
A Vape Device
Not everybody wants to inhale a combusted natural substance into their lungs, yet they still seek the instant gratification of a smoked high. Plus, nobody wants to wait 45 minutes for that edible to kick in. Vapes are cheap, discrete, and getting better. With technological improvements, the cannabis extracts available for vape usage are more like a “smoker’s high” than ever before. Look for live resin or rosin cartridges at your favorite store.
OK, maybe you have a friend who doesn’t want to inhale any substance into their lungs. And perhaps they’re a gluten-free vegan with a soy allergy. Luckily, there are countless edibles options that will work for just about any diet. And technology in edibles is improving, too—while most will still take a good half hour to kick in, some brands are advertising “fast-acting” effects that a user could feel within 15 minutes of consumption.
Look: Weed might be legal where you live, but walking around smelling like a dispensary is just rude. And, let’s face it: It still draws unwanted attention from, well, let’s call them “certain authorities.” There are plenty of options—from bags to tubes and boxes that will hold your weed and keep that odor under control.
First off, cottonmouth sucks. Second, cannabis beverages are all the rage, and they’re getting better, too. Many are delicious, and they leverage some of the same technology that edibles manufacturers are using to speed up the high. Having some regular old water is probably a good idea, too.
Maybe stay away from the infused candies and pastries for this one, and have something quick to eat in case someone on your team needs it. There’s a fine line between the munchies and hangry.
Portable Bluetooth Speakers
You aren’t going hiking with some friends and smoking weed in silence, are you? Music is an integral part of the cannabis experience. But you already knew that.
The Right Bag
This all might sound like a lot, but it’s really nothing you couldn’t fit into a large backpack or tote. So, find your look at the right price range and remember: It should be waterproof and have lots of pockets.
You should probably have eye drops in that bag already, but just in case, keep those bloodshot eyes under wraps, look fantastic and remember that the future is bright.
With these 10 must-have accessories, you’re all set to have an exciting, ganja-packed summer you’re sure to remember!