Posted on October 05 2020
With the holidays moving in fast, you may be worried about how to continuously get your cannabis-provided relief without raising any hairs. Of course, you may be one of the few cannabis users that are completely open about your cannabis use. You might even have a very open-minded family, and in that case, there may be no need to be discreet. Simply fire up a joint at your heart’s content. Thanks to new legalization efforts, you can even share the cannabis-joy with your friends and family, which may be a great way to bring in the season.
Unfortunately, this isn't always the case for every cannabis user. If you wish to keep your cannabis use private and want to still be able to reap the benefits of cannabis during your family-filled holiday ventures, there are several options for you. If you are used to smoking dry flower, your best option may be to swap up your cannabis products to something a bit more discreet. It mostly depends on just how nosy your friends and family will be, so keep it in mind while you choose a way to dose through the holidays.
Either way, there’s no need to give up your cannabis use for the sake of any friends or family members. This is pleasant news since cannabis may help calm your nerves and social anxiety before these busy events. Plus, if you use cannabis for treating chronic conditions like inflammation or pain, going without it for extended periods of time may not be an option. Luckily, many options exist that are appropriate for most cannabis users. If you do need a discreet way to dose at your holiday parties, try these 5 tips:
Consume Your Cannabis in Advance
If you prefer not to switch it up and want to stick to smoking flower, you can probably just consume your cannabis in advance. Of course, you’ll want to smoke in an open space to minimize the smell that sticks to your hair and skin. If you’re really worried about the smell, change clothes before you leave or add some cologne to help mask it.
Of course, this might not be the best method for long events if you need lasting relief. If you can get away for a moment during the party, you may be able to use a small smoking piece, like a dugout and one-hitter, to dose again as needed. Carry your cologne and try to smoke in open areas. If you’ll need to dose frequently throughout the night to manage your symptoms or don’t think you’ll be able to easily slip away without being noticed, you may want to consider other options.
Eat Cannabis Edibles Before The Party Gets Started
Cannabis edibles offer another option that lets you dose before you go. Since edibles often take 1-2 hours to kick in, you can easily consume a few before you head off to the night's events and you should be feeling relaxed and comfortable by the time you’re ready to feast. You’ll likely be thankful for the holiday food since your cannabis dose is likely to bring on a case of the munchies.
THC edibles are also convenient because you can discreetly dose a few hours into the event as well, to ensure that your cannabis relief doesn’t run out. Since THC edibles are available in many different forms, like THC gummies, mints, chocolates, and more, you’ll easily be able to find a product you love. Just make sure nobody sees you eating them, because they may want some too!
- Try Vaping Your Cannabis Instead
So long as you don’t mind vaping around your family members, the vaping route provides a perfectly discreet way to get an instant dose of cannabis when you need it. Generally, people choose cannabis vapes because they produce little to no smell but still deliver effects in as little as 15 minutes.
Cannabis vapes come in many different potencies and flavors, so you can even spice up the holidays with a mint or chocolate flavored vape. Highly potent vapes are available for people who need higher doses of THC to get relief. You may enjoy your cannabis vape so much that you don’t want to switch back when the holidays are over.
Treat Pain and Inflammation with Discreet Cannabis Topicals
For those who use cannabis to treat pain and inflammation, especially of the muscles and joints, cannabis topicals may be the best option for discreetly managing symptoms throughout the holidays. Topicals carry the same components that are responsible for this pain relief, namely CBD and THC.
While the topical products won't get you high, they do offer a discreet option for managing a range of topical conditions and pain. Cannabis skincare is pretty popular and could include the treatment of a variety of skin conditions, like eczema or psoriasis, acne or other blemishes. Cannabis topicals may also be great for arthritis, inflammatory conditions, muscle injuries, or post-operative pain.
Because they are available in so many styles, like salves, lotions, balms, or roll-on products, you can find one to easily fit in your purse or pocket for use as needed throughout the night. Most cannabis topicals have a pleasant smell and are scented with various essential oils or terpenes.
Dose Quickly and Quietly with Cannabis Tinctures
Tinctures are another discreet dosing option, and you won't even need to take a walk. Tinctures generally come in bottles with the dropper attached, so you have everything you need to dose in your purse or pocket. Cannabis oils and tinctures are usually designed to be taken sublingually, so you can simply slip into the bathroom and place a few drops under your tongue.
Many tinctures are flavors, and most people don't mind the natural taste of hemp, which is often described as a nutty flavor. Tinctures are available in many strengths, so they may be a great option for users who need low or high doses of cannabis. Cannabis tinctures may be appropriate for Treating any condition that benefits from cannabis. Because of their direct application to the blood vessels under the tongue, they are able to take effect in as little as 15 minutes, which may even make them useful for chronic conditions, sudden anxiety, or flaring pain.
Holiday Relief Without the High
While any number of these options will help you get relief through the holiday season, you may be looking for a way to get relief from pain, inflammation, and other symptoms without the psychoactive effects. For some people, too much THC can induce anxiety, which can make it a no-go for social events. Still, another option exists that allows users to get relief from their symptoms without feeling high at all.
CBD products may provide relief from many symptoms that benefit from THC. Some of the most common uses for CBD include the treatment of pain, inflammation, anxiety, and epileptic disorders. CBD products are also available in the many styles listed above, which gives you numerous options for discreetly enjoying cannabis-provided relief, no matter the season.
No matter your cannabis needs this holiday season, just be sure you think ahead. When choosing a new cannabis product, pay attention to the strengths, dosages, and application instructions. Consider how long your cannabis product will take to kick in and how long the effects will last to determine when and how often to dose. Talk to your doctor before making changes to your cannabis routine, especially if you use cannabis to treat chronic conditions or to replace prescription medications. Your doctor will help you consider your options, so you can choose the best cannabis product to help you get relief all season long.