red santa stocking filled with marijuana bud

Marijuana and the Holidays

By MK Thomson

November 6 2023

Tis the season, lovely CLOVR blog readers! The holiday season is here again, and we’ve already zoomed past Halloween, ready to dive headfirst into the festivities. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we find ourselves in the midst of the holiday hustle and bustle. From shopping sprees to family gatherings, from work parties to friendly get-togethers, this season has it all. Holiday stresses can feel like they have taken over our lives.

It’s as if each winter holiday season speeds up with every passing year, catching us by surprise, doesn’t it? One moment, we’re bidding farewell to summer, and the next, November has arrived! And with the holidays come those good-natured, albeit occasionally contentious, family gatherings that leave us wondering if the turkey will be the only thing getting roasted.

But fear not. For holiday stresses, festivities, and celebrations we’ve got you covered with this post with tips and strain suggestions that can help you breeze through the holiday season with a little extra mellowed-out cheer. So grab your bong, edibles, or vape and get ready to tackle the Holiday Season 2023!

red santa stocking filled with marijuana bud

Holiday stresses and marijuana

As we gear up for Thanksgiving and navigate our way through the barrage of Black Friday shopping ads, commercials and throngs of shoppers, the holiday season can often feel like a rollercoaster of stress and exhaustion. But before we can even think about the Black Friday deals, we’ve got the task of shopping for the perfect Thanksgiving dinner. For those who are tasked with hosting this last November feast, the added stress can sometimes feel overwhelming.

This is where marijuana can come to the rescue. When it comes to selecting the right strains to ease your holiday stress, the sativa- or indica-dominant distinction is less critical than considering factors like the presence of limonene and the CBD:THC ratio. CBD, known for its relaxation-inducing properties, plays a crucial role in selecting the right product. If you’re constantly on the go, juggling shopping and holiday preparations, a CBD:THC ratio of 2:1 to 4:1 could be your ideal combination.

woman stressed out at christmas

Products with these ratios provide the best of both worlds – they don’t induce an intense psychoactive effect, but the small amount of THC they contain can make them more effective at alleviating stress and anxiety. When it comes to stress relief, keep an eye out for marijuana strains rich in limonene, a terpene known for its stress and anxiety-reducing properties.

However, it’s not just the strain that matters; the type of product is also important. If you’re constantly on the move, discreet edibles or portable and disposable vapes may be your best choices. But a word of caution: if you’re planning to hit the road for your holiday shopping, it’s essential to remember that driving under the influence of marijuana is a strict no-no. Safety always comes first, so be sure to play it safe when running your errands – you wouldn’t want an accident or an unnecessary encounter with the police to add to your holiday stress.

Suggest strain: Girls Scout Cookies and Sour Diesel

Holiday shopping

You’ve tackled the stresses that come with the holidays and have your marijuana product of choice in hand. Now, as you gear up for marathon shopping runs and prepare for huge meal gatherings and parties, you’re going to need a reliable source of energy to keep you going. While you can load up on Pumpkin Spice Lattes with that extra espresso shot or chug energy drinks, you might want to consider a healthier and more balanced alternative – marijuana.

When it comes to choosing a marijuana strain to boost your energy levels, it’s all about finding the right balance. Too much THC can result in feelings of tiredness and sedation, which is not what you want during the holiday hustle. Instead, opt for products with lower THC content. These strains can provide you with a boost of energy, enhancing your focus, alertness, and wakefulness without the drawbacks of excessive psychoactivity.

Strains high in terpolene have been known to keep people energized, and ratios that lean towards a higher THC content have also been shown to elevate energy levels. If you’re new to using marijuana, a 1:1 ratio is an excellent option as it offers a balanced experience without overwhelming psychoactivity. Strains like Durban Poison or Jack Herer are good choices.

durban poison marijuana flower

But for those looking for a convenient and pre-measured solution. Keef’s cannabis-infused energy drinks are a perfect choice. These specially designed beverages offer the ideal combination of a buzz and sustained energy, keeping you away from the couch and on your feet.

  • Keef Energy FLO contains 10 MG of THC and 90 mg of caffeine (equivalent to about one cup of coffee), providing a harmonious boost to get you through the holiday hustle.
  • Keef High Octane boasts 100 mg of THC and approximately 90 mg of caffeine, making it a fantastic option when you need that extra energy and balance during the holiday season.

So, why make it more complicated than it needs to be? Check out Keef’s awesome cannabis-infused energy drinks to fuel your holiday activities with a touch of relaxation and a dash of enthusiasm. Perfect for being on the go-go-go-go during the holidays.

keef classic high octane and energy flow cannabis infused drinks

Getting a good night’s sleep

In the whirlwind of holiday activities, finding time to rest and enjoy a good night’s sleep is paramount. While Indica-dominant strains are often associated with that “in-dah-couch” feeling, they might not be the ideal choice for quickly falling asleep and staying asleep throughout the night. In times of increased stress and busy schedules, ensuring you get enough rest becomes a top priority. That’s where carefully crafted marijuana gummies designed specifically for this purpose come into play.

Wana’s cannabis-infused Fast Asleep and Stay Asleep gummies are the perfect companions for winding down after a long day during the holidays.

  • Fast Asleep gummies, enriched with 30 specialized terpenes and boasting the ideal CBD:THC ratio of 5:1, can help you drift off to sleep in as little as 15 minutes.
  • Stay Asleep gummies offer a gentle, calibrated solution to address the root causes of sleeplessness, including stress and physical tension – a perfect match for the holiday season’s stresses.

Take these gummies just before bedtime, and be sure to explore our previous post on “Marijuana and Sleep” for more information, including product specifics. Nighty-night!

wana stay asleep gummies

Our seasonal marijuana products

Also during the holidays, check out CLOVR’s season Christopher Elbow marijuana-infused artisanal chocolates (each 10x 10mg). PS: they make great gifts for your MJ-loving friends and family!

  • Egg Nog White Chocolate Bar – Crafted with the warmth of traditional egg nog, this luxurious chocolate bar combines creamy white chocolate with the nutmeg and rum notes of your favorite holiday beverage.
  • Cookie Butter Milk Chocolate Bar – This exquisite creation marries the richness of chocolate with the familiar sweetness and spice of cookie butter, creating a mouthwatering masterpiece that’ll transport you to holiday memories.
  • Peppermint White Chocolate Bar – Our Peppermint Chocolate Bar is a celebration of cool, refreshing mint enrobed in the smooth embrace of chocolate. 
christopher elbow marijuana inflused seasonal chocolates
Peace, love, and cannabis for all this holiday season!

While we can’t keep Uncle John from getting a little drunk at the Thanksgiving dinner or Aunt Mary from imposing her old-fashioned and outdated opinions on everyone at the holiday family gathering, CLOVR and marijuana can help make the holidays more bearable. Just sit back, take a breath, and remember you’ve got cannabis on your side! And as always, lean on your budtender to help with marijuana and the holidays. Happy holidays!