Halloween is less than two weeks away, and it’s the first one since recreational cannabis was legalized in Arizona, so it’s time to start prepping. While cannabis is legal, it’s important to be responsible if you choose to consume it while out and about. Here are some tips to help reduce risks for yourself and others this Hallo-weed.
1. Serve and Store Edibles Responsibly
If you’re going to a 21+ party, there might be some cannabis-infused sweets around, or you may be inclined to bring your own. While these can be fun treats, it’s important to keep any infused food in a lockable edible box or child-proof containers with clear labels. Even if people are consuming bud, not everyone may be into eating edibles.
2. Ask About What You’re Eating
If you’re attending any party thrown by a stoner, you can call or text the host about what infused treats will be at the event. If you want to monitor your edible intake or don’t want to consume edibles, you can ask the host to clearly label what foods are infused and what the dosage is.
3. Start Low, Go Slow
We have said it several times, and the mantra holds in several aspects of life. Whether you are a newbie consumer or a cannabis connoisseur, it is best to start at the lowest dosage and slowly increase your intake until you reach your desired effect. If you choose to eat edibles, remember that they can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour to kick in.
4. Be Careful When Mixing Cannabis and Alcohol
When you’re busy at a party and start mixing cannabis and alcohol, there’s bound to be some crossfading, the mixing of both substances for a different kind of high. It may not seem like a big deal but, studies have shown that alcohol can boost the effects of cannabis. This can lead to ‘greening out,’ which doesn’t make for a fun night.
5. Have Proper Smoke Etiquette
Everyone’s house has different rules, especially when it comes to smoking. While you may feel comfortable smoking in your own house, others may not want smoking filling up the rooms. Ask the host where they feel the most comfortable with your lighting up, and as a common courtesy, bring something extra. A rule of thumb is to make sure you respect the host and their house.
6. Surround Yourself with Good Friends
We have all been in a place where we overdo it just a tad. Smoking too much might lead to anxiety, getting tired, or other feelings you don’t want to feel at a party. Keep friends and trustworthy people around you at any party that you believe can help you through anything rough that you may experience.
7. Don’t Drive Under the Influence of Any Substance
While cannabis is legal, like alcohol, it is illegal to drive under the influence. Have a DD with you at whatever party you attend, have a sober buddy on speed dial for when you want to get picked up, or budget for an Uber to take you home. Safety should always be a top priority when going out!
We hope these tips help you get through Halloween and any other parties you attend during the holiday season. Stay tuned for next week’s post to find some cannabis-themed costumes to really enjoy Hallo-weed.