Let’s be real: In terms of world events, 2018 was rough and rocky—much like the last couple of years. But now it’s almost over. To celebrate the end of this year and the start of a new (and hopefully better) one, why not ditch your typical alcoholic beverage and opt for some cannabis instead?
Whether you’re hitting the bars, attending a swanky party or hanging out at home waiting for the ball to drop, having a bit of cannabis can help you kick off the new year with a bang. After all, cannabis’s active ingredients like tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) can induce euphoria and even help you stay awake until midnight and beyond—just what you need for a New Year’s celebration.
In addition, THC can also help you by easing anxieties so you can be a social butterfly at parties. And it can help you be more present and in the moment so you can better enjoy time spent with family and friends.
Plus, consuming cannabis instead of alcohol means that you’ll start your new year hangover-free—and who doesn’t want that? If you’re wondering what kind of cannabis to take for your New Year’s eve festivities, never fear—we got you. Whether you’re trying to be the life of the party or plan to take it easy at home, we’ve got a list of products that’ll help you ring in the new year.
1. Bring Beboe’s Sativa Vaporizer to a Dinner Party
The glitz and glam of old Hollywood are perfect for a New Year’s eve celebration—and this pen from Los Angeles-based company Beboe has plenty of it. Beboe’s Sativa Vaporizer contains an uplifting blend of sativa strains to impart a high that’s both sparkly and functional, making it ideal for social occasions. Plus, it’s beautiful packaging means that it can easily take the place of that bottle of wine you’d normally bring to a dinner party.
2. Bring Legion of Bloom’s Cindy 99 Pax Era Pod to Your New Year’s Eve Bash
If you think you’re going to be on the move during your New Year’s festivities, take Legion of Bloom’s Cindy 99 along for the ride. The oil in this Pax Era Pod is made from the cannabis strain Cinderella 99, which means that you’re in for a strong cerebral high that’s dreamy and euphoric but also uplifting.
You’ll need a Pax Era vaporizer to use this pod, but this just means you’ll have a sleek, discreet device that travels well no matter where you go. Whether you’re bar hopping or at home playing board games, Legion of Bloom’s Cindy 99 pod is sure to enhance your experience.
3. Treat Your Party Guests to Dessert With Venice Cookie Company’s The Surfer
If you’re looking for the perfect after-dinner dessert, look no further than Venice Cookie Company’s The Surfer. These cookies contain about 10 mg of THC apiece—so newbies can split these to share.
For the more experienced guests at your party, they can help themselves to an entire cookie or more. These cookies are delicious—they contain coconut, white chocolate and peanut butter—and it can be hard to eat just one. So, make sure you remind your guests to start low and go slow or they may miss all of the festivities.
4. Prep for Your New Year’s Eve Kiss With Breez’s Original Mint Spray
You’re not obligated to kiss anyone when the clock strikes 12, but if you’re aiming for a New Year’s kiss, Breez’s Original Mint Spray is the way to go. Each pump contains 5 mg of THC, and it works pretty quickly, too. Meaning that this spray is a great alternative in places where you can’t smoke or vape cannabis. Use it to both freshen your breath and calm your nerves.
5. Share the Love With Marley Natural’s Sativa Pre-Rolls
With the advent of legalization in California, there are now so many different ways to consume cannabis. But sometimes you just want to get back to the basics. Enter Marley Natural’s Sativa Pre-Rolls.
Each pack of these pre-rolls contains three half-gram joints for a total of 1.5 g of flower. Bring these along with you to an outdoor party (because we can in California) and pass them around to help everyone bring in the New Year with positive vibes.
6. Nibble on Kiva’s Camino Gummies While You Wait for the Ball to Drop
Who doesn’t love a good cannabis gummy? Kiva’s Camino Gummy line is where it’s at. With three different flavors: Wild Berry, Blenheim Apricot and Pineapple Habanero, you’re sure to find one to suit your mood.
If you’re looking for something uplifting, you may want to give the Pineapple Habanero flavor a shot; as a sativa, it’s got just enough of a kick to keep you awake so you can celebrate into the wee hours. Each piece contains 5 mg of THC—perfect for microdosing.
If you’re new to cannabis and want to learn more, take a look at our Cannabis 101 index of articles. HelloMD can help you get your medical marijuana recommendation; it’s easy, private and 100% online.