Happy Cancer Season, these cannabis products should cheer you up

Cancer season cannabis: Image of venetian clock

The yearly shift from spritely, goofy Gemini season to pensive, emotional Cancer season can feel overwhelming. Gemini is a jokester, a friend to all, and a gossiper about many. The energy in the air, while the sun resides in this sign, is a silly, goofy mood—starkly different from Cancer vibes.

During crab season many are pushed into our shadow work. When the sun moves into Cancer it’s not unheard of to access innermost emotions and work through them–it’s a natural part of the Zodiac cycle.

As “hot girl summer” moves into “big sad in the sunshine,” these cannabis products might ease the transition.

The perfect cannabis strain

Here’s the deal: almost every person has an individualized response to different strains of cannabis. What might help one person feel uplifted in a time of depression may make another feel anxious as all get out. To counter the heaviness of shadow work, find a strain that inspires the sads to flutter away.

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Durban Poison is a landrace sativa strain known for slicing through the negativity and inspiring people to get up and seize the day. People who can’t quite handle the full sativa vibes may opt for Blue Dream, a more mellow but still uplifting hybrid.

These older flavors might not be on dispensary shelves though, so don’t be afraid to consult with a budtender on comparable options. Finding the trusted strain for hard times is a wise way to navigate the regulated cannabis industry.

Infuse a relaxing bath

Shadow work and long, luxurious baths go hand in hand. Why not include the plant in the equation? Soaking in a tub with binaural beats or classical (my go-to bath playlist is Bach-heavy) and a good book or comfy show can provide the nurturing required to do hard emotional work. Cancer season cannabis: Image of hands holding bath bomb in water

Let’s be real—Cancer season is often filled with hard emotional work, so go have a soak. Bath bombs make a long bath fun and often have therapeutic herbs, like cannabis, to enhance the experience.

Herbalists and beauty brands have been infusing bath bombs with different cannabinoids for years, but Kush Queen may be one of the best. CEO Olivia Alexander has been developing the product for years, even Lady Gaga is a fan. They bubble and dissolve evenly into delightful hues and aromas, each with different variations of cannabinoids. Don’t underestimate the power of a relaxing bath or an infused bath bomb.

Social tonics and infused drinks

Adding alcohol to the mix when the sads are already creeping isn’t the move, since booze can worsen depression. But having a sobriety moment can feel impossible in June and July when pool parties and park hangs frequent the calendar.

Keep the party energy up without alcohol by finding a delicious micro-dosed cannabis beverage. There are lots of cannabis drinks that can replace a beer or spritzer in social settings or at the end of the day.

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BREZ social tonics are one nationwide option. The canned beverages include Lion’s Mane, which may also help cheer you up. These drinks also have a sharp flavor reminiscent of a good cocktail, probably due to the balanced combination of elderflower and lemon. If this isn’t your thing, there are a lot of viable liquid cannabis drinks to choose from.

Wildflower Wellness Cool Stick

One thing is certain, riding emotional waves can be exhausting and stressful. Whether you’re a jaw clencher or a shoulder scruncher, it’s likely that when you’re stressed you have a physiological response that leads to neck or shoulder tension.

Yoga and other movement arts can ease this tension and sometimes the root stress. A topical cannabis product on top of that self-care could pair perfectly with those practices.

Cancer season cannabis: Person rubs shoulder

Salves, balms, lotions, and other topicals can work into shoulders, and sometimes relieve nagging tension. Try Wildflower CBD Cool Sticks for a minty balm that comes it a self-applicator. Lose the balmy fingers and apply the product directly to that tight crook in your neck with this option. Peppermint and arnica Cool Sticks add a layer of herbal value that may heighten the impact of the cannabinoids.

For those seeking a different option, read reviews to ensure the product has value. Until the FDA regulates the CBD industry, be a conscious consumer.

Being sad sometimes is normal, especially during Cancer season. While all the crabs rejoice, a lot of people are left dissecting inner emotions, which can be tiring, to say the least.

Cannabis can be a trusted partner in these times when feeling sad is simply on the agenda. Go buy a trusted strain, take an intentionally infused bath, find a yummy bev, and keep those muscles supple with an effective topical–these things might help this Cancer season feel less overwhelming.

Cara Wietstock is Senior Content Producer of GreenState.com and has been working in the cannabis space since 2011. She has covered the cannabis business beat for Ganjapreneur and The Spokesman Review. You can find her living in Bellingham, Washington with her husband, son, and a small zoo of pets.