What Should I Bring On My First Boston Cannabis Dispensary Trip?August 28, 2023
It’s finally time—you’ve thought about going to a cannabis dispensary. Now, you have committed to the trip and picked your location. What comes next? If...
Summer is finally here, and with it, pleasant weather and bright sunshine. If you feel inspired to pair your newfound summer energy with the cannabis hobby, now is a great time to try new things and make memories with friends or on your own.
As marijuana faces increasing legalization across the country, there are more options than ever to enjoy cannabis on a road trip or tackle interesting blends of activities that now feature buds and extracts. Here are some of the top 420-friendly summer bucket list items you probably haven’t tried yet—and if not, you should!
Most people live close enough to city lights that they tend to forget what the night sky looks like. Pair this with a cannabis strain that promotes deep relaxation, and you have a recipe for a mind-blowing and meditative night under the stars.
In Massachusetts, the Wachusett Mountain State Reservation is widely regarded as the state’s best stargazing location, and it is located just an hour outside of Boston. Head out during a clear night, bring some of your favorite strains and marvel at the wonders of the universe as you fall into pristine relaxation under the comfortable warmth of the summer sky.
Theme parks are fun on their own without adding cannabis. Try lighting up an energetic, enthusiastic strain and then hitting the rides for a new type of fun. Suppose you’ve previously been too nervous to check out that big roller coaster; your 420-friendly vacation might give you the boost you need to try.
If you’re already a fan of rides, the right cannabis strain can make them all the more enjoyable. Try strains like Blue Cheese or Strawberry Ice, which are Sativa-forward and promote energetic feelings without the lethargic high of other variants.
More and more startups are appearing to cater to the cannabis crowd, and among them are hobby shops that offer focused pairings of fun activities and the chance to light up. They are often called things like puff & paint or puff & brush (such as Puff, Pass & Paint in Boston), and the goal is to have a great time in a low-stakes environment completing a painting.
If you’ve never held a brush before, no problem! The fun is in creating whatever you can and enjoying cannabis along the way. Meet new people or reserve a spot with your friends. Similar attractions also shift the focus from painting to other exciting activities like beer and wine tasting.
Speaking of tasting, restaurants are catching onto the sensory experience that cannabis can provide in edibles and during cooking. Next time you’re looking for something fun to do this summer, consider stopping by a cannabis-centric experience such as Dinner at Mary’s in Boston, which offers a dinner series focused on including cannabis with the meal. If you don’t feel like going out, consider cooking with cannabis extracts at home to see what creations you can craft.
Whether you are new to the cannabis hobby or have been around the block a few times, summer is the season of new beginnings, including trying something new. Branch out and explore strains you haven’t experienced before, or consider trying your hand at accessories that change the experience. If you mostly focus on Sativa-dominant strains, try some Indica to see the difference, or dip your toes into a hybrid to ease your way into new territory.
Many new strains have hit the market in 2023, so even those who have seen it all likely have new things to try this year. Sundae Driver, a blend of Fruity Pebbles and Grape Pie, is available for those who enjoy high THC in their marijuana. Also new to the scene is Thunderdome, produced by Green Dot for the first time in late 2022. It’s got a garlic and diesel signature that matures into something sweeter and almost candy-like.
If you are considering how to liven up your summer with 420-friendly excursions and experiences, you do not need to look far. Boston is home to many opportunities for the intrepid and the shy alike. Be sure to get your cannabis products from a dispensary you trust before you dive into some of these activities.
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