The holidays are a stressful time for everyone, but they can be especially challenging for those of us who are navigating how to get the relief we need while in the company of people who may not understand our medicine. Here's our advice:
If you usually inhale your cannabis, consider investing in a vape pen that you can pass off as an e-cig. The odor will be lighter and dissipate more quickly than with smoking, and it's easy to step outside for a quick and discreet puff. Explore KC vapes here / Florissant vapes here
If inhaling anything is out of the question, consider a tincture instead; you can easily place a few drops under your tongue while in the restroom, and the effects should activate within just 5-15 minutes. Then you can re-dose as needed throughout the event. Explore KC tinctures here / Florissant tinctures here
If you think the people at your table are ready to learn about cannabis, review Hempsley's Tips for Approaching the Topic of Cannabis so that you can bring it up in a natural and heart-felt way. Consider printing off a few informational handouts to share with the people who want to keep learning, such as this Introduction to the 3 Types of Cannabis. Explore more free downloads here
If you'll be accommodating other medical cannabis patients at your gathering alongside people who don't use cannabis, make sure everyone understands what's going on before they arrive with a personal text or call. As the host, it’s your responsibility to make sure everyone feels comfortable, which means setting expectations ahead of the event. Reaching out to every guest individually to explain what’s going on will help them feel safe and accommodated.
Things to think about:
For more tips on hosting a cannabis-friendly holiday party, click here to check out our article with free label templates.
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