It’s hard to believe that another year has come and gone – even harder to reconcile that we’re entering a new decade. Honestly, what better time is there to set some intentions, create achievable goals, and resolve to carry them well into the ‘20s? The reality being there is no better time than the present, but that doesn’t mean that 80% of resolutions won’t be entirely forgotten by early February.
There are a variety of reasons that people don’t stick to their resolutions — generally, life has a tendency to get in the way. But when cannabis is part of your routine, there are ways that you can still stick with and achieve even some of the loftiest goals. Let’s explore some ways that cannabis can help your resolution stay on track!
Resolution: WAKE UP EARLIER
Not all of us are morning people, and it’s never easy to wake up when it’s dark out. Unfortunately, here in the Pacific Northwest, we have several months of dark, cold, and wet mornings ahead of us. If you’ve decided this is the year that you are going to beat your snooze button, we can help jumpstart your morning routine. Full Extract Cannabis Oil from Heylo Cannabis is a vendor we recently started carrying, who became instant crowd favorites. Although there are several strains to choose from, we’d recommend the Dutch 47 to help kick-start your morning routine. High in THC with a solid 2.4% CBG, the cannabinoid profile creates a bright and stimulating high that will get your neurons firing in the right direction.
Resolution: EXERCISE REGULARLY
It’s always wild to see how packed the gym is on the first couple of days of the New Year. It’s great to see that many people out, stoked to get their physical health right. But have you ever noticed how many fewer people you see by week two? A leading contributor in gym fatigue is lactic acid. Many resolution makers are just getting back into the gym after weeks, months, and even years-long hiatuses. Bodies that haven’t been working their muscles are more likely to build up lactic acid, creating sore and tired muscles. Sometimes pain and immobility in some cases. Don’t be the person who let’s a sore muscles keep you from your summer bod! Green Revolution’s Epsom salt-infused bath soak, Body Buzz, with 160mg of THC and 40mg of CBD, is fast-acting and long-lasting, Don’t skip leg day, light some candles and settle in for a relaxing soak. Be sure to take note of how chill you feel after.
Resolution: CREATE A NUTRITIONAL PLAN
A lot of people decide the New Year is an excellent time to try out new diet plans, like Whole 30 or Keto. Some people choose to forgo alcohol for the entire month of January. The most adventurous alter their eating habits entirely and venture into the worlds of vegetarianism and veganism. But, as your body has become accustomed to the fuel that typically has gone into it, it’s essential to support your gut health while you make these changes. So unwanted side-effects don’t persuade you to deviate from your plan. To strengthen your gut-brain connection, we recommend Fairwind’s essential oil-infused and terpene fortified tincture, Digestify. With each drop, you’re releasing hundreds of monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes to support your digestive health — so whether you’re increasing your meat-based protein, or cutting entirely, we’ve got something to help!
It seems that with each passing year, it becomes increasingly challenging to disconnect. Life is a series of email alerts, comment notifications, google reminders, and text message dings. Not to mention, it’s nearly impossible to follow what’s going at the political level and beyond. The oversaturation of information can make it hard to sort through the information you’ve been fed and your own thoughts. Meditating is an excellent way to cut through some of that cross-communication and find your own center. Journeyman Red Raspberry Sour Jellies are the perfect aid for diving deep into your psyche. The mellow balance in the 2:1 CBD to THC ratio will keep your mind calm and loose, while the THC activates your CB1 receptors. Increasing the calming effects of the CBD, but not pushing your brain into an overly psychoactive experience. A perfect aid for yoga or guided meditation at home.
BE ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS
There’s been lots of conversation over the last several years about packaging waste across a myriad of industries. Unfortunately, the best way to keep products safe and fresh is to seal it up. That means that in the coming years we are going to see more and more companies innovating to find ways to make their products more environmentally friendly. Fire Bros, for example, is one of the only companies with 100% recyclable packing – even their joint tubes. Another option would be to forgo the pre-rolls altogether and opt for flower to roll your own at home. Not only is this less wasteful, but it means you’ll have a fresh joint to smoke at home. Paraphernalia is another way to consume using even less paper than a joint. Using a bong or pipe means the only packaging you’ll have to get rid of is for the flower you buy. And remember, purchasing an ounce (28 grams) will always have a substantially smaller carbon impact than buying a single gram. A bonus is that you’ll be paying less per gram when you increase to larger denominations and getting bigger buds.
GET MORE INVOLVED
The cannabis industry is an exciting place to work and it is at the forefront of revolutionizing a greener economic future. Washington State has been a leader in the industry for decades and continues to make significant advancements in research and pioneers unprecedented policy. However, that doesn’t mean the industry isn’t without its flaws – and many of these flaws won’t be rectified without the involvement of industry members and consumers. Have you ever wondered why there’s nowhere you can consume cannabis inside? Look to the state law.
If you want to see elements of legal cannabis change, you’ll have to join us in doing something about it. For those interested in heading down a new pathway into legal weed, be sure to keep an eye on our careers page! If you’ve got another resolution that you could use some assistance with, ask your local (Lux) Pot Shop budtenders. And don’t forget to sign up for our monthly newsletter and loyalty program to get notified when your favorite items are going sale!