Stop what you’re doing and mark your calendar! Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 13, which means it’s time to do something for the woman who brought you into this world. And what better way to celebrate than with a little greenery? Cannabis has never been more popular than it is now, but that doesn’t mean it’s completely stigma-free, especially for certain demographics. Canna-moms have become a trend in the cannabis world over the last couple years–not because moms who use cannabis are seen as “cool,” perse, but because they are the recipients of sharp judgment from most of society. Thus, most moms who use cannabis aren’t open about it; they don’t feel they can be open about it because, somehow, using cannabis makes them an irresponsible, incapable, bad mother. But, let’s be real for a second: What mom–especially in Orange County– doesn’t drink wine? Moreover, how many parents (not just moms!) use and keep (a range of) pharmaceutical drugs in the house?
The insufferable discrimination needs to stop. Stigmatizing people who prefer to relax via plant medicine is shameful. That’s why this Mother’s Day is an important one for the mamas of cannabis community, and the moms who’ve looked down on cannabis in the past. The plant has so many uses– you don’t even need to get high to enjoy its benefits. It’s 2018, and there’s a herbal product for everyone.
This Mother’s Day is about moving past judgments, shifting the perspective and broadening our scope of thought. So, whether you’re going to brunch, planning a family gathering or looking to gift your mom something unique– we’ve crafted a gift guide detailing the best, most mom-friendly canna-gifts. From treats that will give her a sweet buzz to non-psychoactive snacks to skin care products, nothing beats spicing up celebrations with a little plant medicine.
Know Label Cannabis Wines
If wine and weed were humans, they’d marry each other. Between the language people use to describe flavors and undertones to sharing similar farming techniques, cannabis and wine are a complimentary duo. Know Lable Wines is one of the first companies to blend the two together and maintain the integrity of the wine. Using premium grapes from a biodynamic farm in the Arroyo Grande Valley, Know Lable infuses lush Santa Cruz-grown flower into the wine using a cold infusion process. Because the THC in the flower never gets heated up during the infusion process, it remains in its original form: THC-A— the natural, non-psychoactive version of THC. But remember: Just because it’s non-psychoactive doesn’t mean you’ll be sober. Plus, you are drinking wine.
Last year we opened a bottle of Know Lable Syrah to ring in the New Year, and it was phenomenal. It made my body feel melty and I had the giggles, but never once did it feel like I ate an edible. So if you’re mom’s into wine and enjoys using cannabis without getting totally lit– a bottle of Know Lable will make Sunday an unforgettable Mother’s Day.
Papa & Barkley Products
If your mother suffers from arthritis, chronic pain or skin issues, like psoriasis or eczema, or simply wants to experience relaxation without getting high, Papa and Barkley offers a line of topical products designed for mature cannabis consumers. They offer “Releaf” balms, that are rich in CBD and THC designed to provide hours of pain relief. They offer body oils that are infused with cannabis, lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus and tea tree oils. They have bath soaks and pain relief patches, too– all created for eliminating physical pain. As of recently, they also added tinctures to their line, so people can carefully dose themselves for pain management and wellness.
Flurish CBD Gummies
If your mom likes to giggle and wave her arms about like a noodle–and still have her wits in order, Flurish CBD gummies are an ideal edible option. Four gummies come in a box making for a total of 40mg of CBD and 10mg of THC, meaning there’s 10mg of CBD and 2mg of THC in every triangular gummy. In order for CBD to be most effective, it needs THC to activate it. But with only 2mg of THC, you hardly feel stoned. The 10mg of CBD, however, send warm fuzzy vibes throughout the body. It was this product that actually turned us on to the power of CBD. Prior to that we were convinced it had no effect– or one that we were aware of, anyway. For the mellow mom who wants to feel vibey, Flurish CBD gummies are an excellent way to medicate.
Canndescent Flower Gift Set
For the mom who isn’t shy about her flower-power, Canndescent is offering a limited time gift box with just over a half ounce of cannabis. The gift box also comes with papers, filter crutches, hemp-wick, and matches. But what makes their flower particularly enchanting is how consistent it is. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: the cannabis industry lacks consistency is every sense of the term. Canndescent’s flower, however, is pretty much the same every single time. Each flower is named after how it will make you feel: Calm, Cruise, Create, Connect and Charge. If you’re looking for a bouquet to give your mother this Sunday, this is definitely it.
If your mom needs to keep her canna-use on the DL or wants to keep her canna-goods organized, this cannabis- specific humidor is ideal for accommodating both needs. You can store up to 2.25 ounces in a Cannador. With a walnut exterior, solid mahogany interior and a dual-fitted lip, the unmistakable smell of weed is locked in and undetectable. Additionally, mahogany is the wood of choice for cannabis storage, as traditional cedar wood cigar humidors disrupt the delicate terpenes in cannabis. Each box also comes with a lock and key, too, for optimal security. Lastly, Cannador just planted their 4,000th tree with the help of Plant-It 2020, a non-profit they work with dedicated to reforestation. You have to give back if you’re making your product from trees, and Cannador does just that.