Not big on drinking? Maybe you’ve considered swapping booze for bud this New Year’s Eve. You don’t need to get smashed to bring in the new year, but you’ll want to bring in 2018 in high spirits. Whether you plan to stay in for a cozy night with friends to watch the ball drop or you’re gearing up for an all-night rager, here are some ways you can use cannabis to stay lifted throughout your celebration.
Cheers to 2018 with a cannabis cocktail
Add a cannabis tincture like Ritual’s one-to-one ratio of CBD to THC drops to any of your favorite cocktails: sangria, mojito, cosmopolitan, even eggnog. But hold the liquor, you’ll want to focus on flavors here instead of booze content. The Ritual drops are flavored themselves with essential oils, Ylang Ylang, and cinnamon. Half a dropper’s worth will get you 5 milligrams of THC: a gentle microdose to get you feeling a little buzzed.
Get groovy with some edibles
Gearing up for an all-nighter? Start with some edibles at the beginning of the night. Dose them out properly so as not to freak out after eating them all at once. Try a microdose like Kiva’s Petra Mints, without eating more than 10 or 15 milligrams at once. After two hour increments, feel free to nibble a bit more to keep up your high, but be sure to have some CBD handy in case you need a THC antidote.
Get cozy with cannabis-infused hot chocolate
Who needs loud parties anyways? Snuggle up in your PJs with an infused hot chocolate. Fairly easy to make, all you need to do is add cannabutter to your regular recipe, or if you’re feeling particular look up an easy recipe like this one.
Roll a snazzy joint with Shine Papers
They’re basically the rolling paper equivalent to champagne. These 24-karat gold papers will glam up your ganj for your first ‘gram of 2018. Pack your joint with a euphoric uplifting sativa like Sour Diesel or a hybrid like Trainwreck. Or if you’re in the mood to stay in, try a non-drowsy indica like Pez to get you calm and relaxed without putting you to sleep.
Dab to get lit
Only do this is if you’re an experienced cannabis consumer. If you’re looking to get really high before you’re night out, dab some earthy, piney live resin like Legion of Bloom‘s SFV OG, or for a fruitier flavor profile, opt for Raw Garden‘s Raspberry Purple Punch sauce. Keep in mind that you may very well be high for hours.