The holiday season is in full swing at a moment when cannabis reform is at an all-time high.
As California moves towards its sophomore year of legalizing and regulating adult use, more products than ever are available in both recreational and medical form. Whether your loved ones are looking for THC, CBD, or a combination of both, there’s a veritable cornucopia of edibles, topicals, pre-rolls and flowers to satisfy any preference.
But searching for the right gift may prove more daunting as the industry continues to expand. No need to worry, however, as we’ve provided a comprehensive list of our favorite cannabis brands and their specific products for your convenience. Many of these brands will also join mainstream commerce in offering considerable deals for Cyber Monday.
Looking to satisfy a sweet tooth with a mature palate? Kiva Confections has all bases covered with delectable Camino gummies, exotic chocolates, and Petra mints perfect for micro-dosing responsibly. Kiva is the best choice for anyone looking to try THC-infused edibles for the first time.
Despite the growing amount of high-tech methods to consume cannabis, nothing beats good old-fashioned joint. The people behind Tokes take the busy work out of rolling your own by offering packs of 12 pre-rolls containing go-to strains like Gorilla Glue and White Tahoe. Look out for discounts on certain strains this Monday, bringing them to $35 per pack.
If you’re considering using cannabis strictly for medical purposes, Dosist offers the safest method of vaporizing cannabis oils, as well as ailment-specific formulas meant to benefit sleep, pain relief, and several more conditions.
Some people enjoy chocolate as much as they do cannabis. For that person in your life, Stokes is an excellent stocking stuffer, with THC-infused truffles packed with ingredients such as sea salt caramel, cherries and almonds, and creme de menthe. Check for flavors discounted at $18 per pack.
The market for CBD is flooding rapidly, leaving a handful of trustworthy brands in its wake. Papa & Barkley is one of those select few brands providing pure, clean hemp oils. Their selection of tinctures, balms and capsules contain several variations of CBD:THC ratios, giving patients plenty of options for the optimal dose.
Free of any frills or gimmicks, Mericanna is all about a no-nonsense joint. These half-gram single pre-rolls will be on sale for $2 each, making for the most cost-effective stocking stuffer on our list. Or any list!
The season can be downright stressful with activities like shopping, cooking, and spending time with relatives. Take the edge off with the help of Speciale pre-rolled joints containing a dominant percentage of calming CBD. Strains such as Lemon Crush and Holy Crunch are sourced from Emerald Cup award winners Molecular Farms, who have won the Best CBD flower award for three years straight.
For a perfect group session, Tommy Chong’s party joints — appropriately dubbed “Chongers” — are packed with an entire 1/8th ounce of premium cannabis encased in a tube just over 7 inches long. Pick up a few pre-rolls on sale for $35 each and consider your Christmas party officially lit.
Once the holiday hustle calms down, treat yourself and decompress with the help of Kenko’s relief cream. Slather your achy joints with a 3 ounce bottle packed with 200 mg of CBD, made to relieve pain while naturally soothing and hydrating skin.
For your seasoned cannabis aficionado, there’s likely nothing that beats a big bag of weed. Give them the gift of the frosty Sativa known as Banjo — a blissful holiday pick-me-up cultivated by Santa Barbara’s Pacific Stone brand. A full ounce will be discounted at a steal of $80, making for one of the best deals featured on this list (while supplies last).
Don’t leave your fur babies out in the cold. Give them the gift of calm and relaxation with pet care products from Dr. Shu’s Pet Care. Triple tested and comprised from veterinary professionals that specialize in CBD for pets, their hemp-based CBD Oil tincture is good for both dogs and cats to support joint mobility, normal brain function, and GI health.
Everyone’s mother deserves a spa day, so treat them with this special gift set packed with a curated selection of hemp-based wellness products. Each box contains tremendous savings that includes a Body Lotion, Intense Recovery Eye Cream, Anti-Aging Daily Facial Cream, and a selection of three relaxing Bath Bombs. Reap even more savings on Cyber Monday through the Hemp Shop, which will offer this set, as well as all Soji Health items sitewide, for 25 percent off.
Oscar Pascual is the editor of Smell the Truth, syndicated on GreenState and SFGATE. Smell The Truth is one of the internet’s most popular destinations for cannabis-related news and culture. This blog is not written or edited by Hearst. The authors are solely responsible for the content.