Holidays, birthdays, or any occasion, what better presents could you give to a cannabis user than marijuana gifts? With its growing popularity, there are a wide variety of cannabis products perfect for gifting to your favorite weed lovers! You can find many great ideas online and at your local cannabis dispensary.
Know Your Cannabis before Gifting: THC vs. CBD
Before you start giving out cannabis gifts, there are a few things you need to know. There are some crucial aspects of the variety of marijuana products commercially available. One of the most notable and essential differences is the amount of THC vs. CBD in an item. Knowing what the person you are gifting is using marijuana for, can help you decide which product is most suitable.
There are over 400 different types of compounds found in marijuana plants. Over sixty of those are considered cannabinoids. These are the chemicals widely used in commercial marijuana products. THC and CBD are the two most well-known. Often, a product contains both chemicals to varying degrees.
THC is an extract from the resin of the marijuana plant that is used for both medicinal and recreational purposes. Also known as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, it’s the psychoactive substance that gives the user a feeling of being “high.” Different strains of marijuana are known to create a wide variety of responses and moods in a user. These can include relaxation, euphoria, or a big boost of energy. Higher levels of THC are known to have a stronger effect on the user, whereas lower amounts have less of an impact. When giving marijuana gifts with higher THC levels, be sure the person receiving the item knows that it may cause a stronger high, or act as a sedative.
There are three strains of marijuana- Indica, Sativa, and Ruderalis. The most commonly used are Indica and Sativa. Marijuana products made from the Indica plant often have a more relaxing effect on the user. Variations of the Sativa plant tend to have energizing properties. Hybrids of the Indica and Sativa strains create a combination effect somewhere between relaxation and energizing.
Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is another compound derived from the marijuana plant. Unlike THC, the chemical composition of CBD doesn’t have the psychoactive qualities that THC does. CBD is often used for its many beneficial healing attributes. Some of its homeopathic uses include reducing pain and inflammation, improving sleep, soothing skin irritation, and as an anti-anxiety treatment.
With its many therapeutic virtues, CBD is used in many cannabis self-care products. As a topical, CBD can be found in salves, lotions, creams, oils, balms, body butter, and sprays.
These are often used to treat conditions such as:
- Muscle Pain
- Joint pain, such as from arthritis
- Insect bites
- Bee stings
- And other skin disorders and diseases
CBD is also used in massage oil candles. As the candle burns, it melts into warm CBD-infused massage oil. Give a little self-care comfort to your weed lover with one of these soothing cannabis gifts.
Cannabis-infused edibles make great marijuana gift ideas for weed lovers. Edibles can be found in an almost limitless array of food items. Sweet gift ideas for weed lovers that come commercially prepared include cookies, brownies, candy, and cakes.
Marijuana-infused Cooking oils, butter, and syrups are exceptional items for anyone who loves to cook. From beginners to experts, cannabis recipe books are great add-ons to give with your other cooking and food gifts!
Items used for vaping are perfect gift ideas for weed lovers. Vaping has become a popular way to use both CBD and marijuana. It’s less toxic than smoking and is easy for beginners to learn. A vaporizer heats up oil that is in a cartridge. The heated oil creates a vapor, not smoke, that the user inhales.
Portable vaporizers and vape pens are an easy, and discreet method for marijuana use. Give your favorite weed lover the gift of a travel vape case. They can conveniently store everything they need to take their vaping items whenever they go.
A Cannabis pod is another fantastic present for the vape user. The pod is a tube or cartridge that contains cannabis oil or other concentrates for vaping. Pods are available in a wide variety of flavors. They are also available with varying levels of nicotine and THC.
Marijuana gifts are perfect for the cannabis lover. There is a wide variety of awesome stuff available. From cannabis-infused food to self-care items to vaping products, there is a perfect gift for everyone!
Before you buy cannabis products as gifts, know the local laws in your area and that of the person you are gifting to. Although in many states it’s now legal to purchase marijuana products for both medicinal and recreational use, it’s not legal everywhere. Also, only buy products from well-known, reputable companies to get the highest quality products.