Covid-19 has taken the world by storm these last few months. We’d be lying if we didn’t acknowledge that life is just different now. As this respiratory-driven disease makes its way around the world, keeping your lungs strong and healthy is definitely a top priority. Smoking cannabis can be a little harsh on ones lungs, so we wanted to highlight a few other ways to ‘feel good’ without sparking up.
Salves and creams are a great way to get targeted relief. The CBD and THC penetrate beneath the skin to deliver results. Some of our personal favorites include Dr. Raw Organics, Care by Design, Humble Flower, and the Marys’ Medicinals Transdermal Pen.
Pro tip: pair a topical with a tincture, edibles, or a capsule for a more relaxing experience.
Tinctures are one of our favorite consumption methods, period. The number of things you can do with a tincture are endless. You can use them sublingually by dripping a few drops under your tongue for max absorption or topically by rubbing them directly onto your skin. Drop them into your favorite drinks or add it to dinner, dessert, whatever!
We love The Root of it All for their Ayurvedic ingredients, Fiddler’s Greens for their organic olive oil blends, and Made from Dirt’s MCT Oil.
This category has really exploded in the past couple of years. The assortment of treats available at your fingertips is either exciting or daunting. From chocolates and peanut butter to gummies and syrups, there is an endless amount of choices. Remember start low and slow – you can always eat more, but you can never eat less!
Here are a few of our top picks. Punch Bars offer a variety of flavors like Milk chocolate toffee crunch and Strawberry Cheesecake worthy of a confectioner’s dream. Sluggy’s gummies are a fun, tasty, gluten-free option. Each gummy is dosed at 10mg and individually wrapped, so you can take them on the go. Nug Pops cannabis-infused popsicles are the adult treat we all need in our life with flavors like watermelon lychee lemonade and prickly pear margarita.
Drinkables are finally gaining more popularity. Cannabis Quencher, Good Stuff Tonics, and CANN have all created unique natural fruit flavored, low-dose beverages that will knock your socks off. Cannavis isn’t exactly a drinkable, but their fruit syrups are still worth mentioning. Drizzle the syrup into your milkshakes or add it into your next mocktail. Say goodbye to hangovers, cannabis-infused beverages are the social drink of the future.
Few things are more relaxing than soaking your sore muscles in a cannabis-infused bath. Over the years Kush Queen has perfected the cannabis-infused bath bomb. The Relax 1:1 has a blend of 25MG of CBD and THC so you get the best of both worlds. These two cannabinoids combined create an entourage effect providing you the ultimate de-stressor for the end of your day.
Mary’s Medicinals and Papa & Barkley offer a variety of cannabis infused patches that easily stick to your skin for targeted transdermal relief. With a quick and easy single application, you get up to 12 hours of relief for your whole body. Most consumers don’t feel cerebral effects from patches, so these are great to put on while you conquer your day.
Capsules offer a clean, quick, effective method of consumption. With a variety of cannabinoids available in capsule or tablet form, you can customize your experience to your desired effect. Our top recommendations would be ABX soft gels, Care by Design 18-1 soft gels, Mary’s Medicinals capsules, Level tablinguals and Protabs, or Papa & Barkley’s capsules.
We understand if you’re still feeling skeptical about steering away from flower. It’s hard to break up with your bong, but your lungs will thank you for a little tolerance break. For those with a high tolerance or those used to consuming flower/extracts daily, you might want to try a variety of methods mentioned above until you find your right dose. Remember everyone is different so what worked for someone else might not always work for you.
Stay home, stay stoned, and stay healthy!