Although 4/20 is still the biggest event in the cannabis industry for overall retail sales, various holidays through the year are becoming popular.
In 2019 Thanksgiving, New Year’s, Independence Day and Valentine’s Day all provided a welcome boost in retail sales, which means the industry is finding more ways to offer consumers what they want. As the industry matures and new products emerge, you’re bound to find creative and enlightening products, starting with Valentine’s Day when you can look for gifts beyond typical chocolates and roses as a way to take your love “a little higher.”
To get you in the mood, search for original cannabis Valentine’s Day card ideas on Etsy.com. Crafters and artisans have provided many clever ideas that will inspire. Such as, “I Rolled This Joint For Two,” “Weed Belong Together,” “Weed Go Well Together,” or my favorite, “Wowee Zowee! You Toke My Breath Away!”
If this is the year you plan to pop the question, by all means take the time to explore loveandmarij.com, an entire website dedicated to planning your cannabis-friendly wedding. Another great love-infused website is irieweddingsandevents.com, which is now providing services in the Seattle area.
Better yet, why not surprise your loved one with tickets to the upcoming National Cannabis Festival April 18, 2020, in Washington, D.C.! Tickets are on sale now, and this year features an “Ultimate Weed Wedding” with an opportunity for one lucky couple to hold their wedding at the festival on the main stage. To learn more, visit nationalcannabisfestival.com/ultimate-weed-wedding.
At High On Love (highonlove.store) you can find a wide range of love- and passion- defined products, like Dark Chocolate Body Paint, an aphrodisiac made with premium grade hemp seed oil, taking intimacy to a whole new level. Or try Lip Gloss for Couples, which is designed to plump and hydrate lips making them “irresistibly kissable.”
Here’s a gift she’s sure to love: AnnaBis Aroma-Bloc Handbags (annabisstyle.com) are designed to protect product and keep aromas contained. Their Riri vape clutch is small, yet elegant, and she will love you for finding something so fashionable and unique.
This is something to fill your favorite blend and present with style! These handcrafted 24K gold rolling papers made by Shine Rolling Papers (shinerollingpapers.com) are made with edible gold and include 2 hemp blend cones with a custom tip. All you need to do is fill it and smoke it.
For those madly in love, try Stormy Daniels’ new lubricant Tempest By Stormy (featured in this issue). The water-based lubricant was created with nano technology, allowing the benefits of CBD to absorb quickly.
Finally, what’s Valentine’s Day without chocolate? A few Washington cannabis chocolatiers are have particularly impressive flavors and presentations that are quite giftable. GaGa Edibles (mbrandinc.com/gagaedibles) has a selection of flavored filled Swiss chocolate cups. Your mouth will water with Verdelux Chocolate Meltaway Truffles (verdeluxchocolate.com/meltaways-1).
And Wave Edibles (waveedibles.com/thc-cbd-products) features a variety of flavors in their chocolate candies and cookies, including a few vegan options.
Kate A. Miner has a degree in visual anthropology, and has worked in marketing and advertising for many years. She writes, takes photos and teaches yoga.
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