The signs are everywhere that we’re approaching the warmer months in the Pacific Northwest.
- Cottonwood trees are barraging seasonal allergy sufferers with their tree dander.
- Socks are being paired with sandals, intentionally.
- Mail Carriers are donning their classic gray shorts.
- Amazon is flooded with orders for baby pools but used for dogs.
We’re slated for another gorgeous and hot summer. Because we aspire to live a Hygge lifestyle we try to embrace the beauty and comfort of every season. Sometimes during the summer comfort is overshadowed by sweat-through-your-shirt weather. We’re not super fond of the pit stain look, so we’ve compiled some tips to beat the heat with cannabis.
But first, science!
Did you know that cannabis has been shown to have a number of effects on body temperature?
Lowering body temperature
Cannabinoids can interact with the endocannabinoid system, which helps to regulate body temperature. This can lead to a decrease in core body temperature, which can help you to feel cooler.
Cannabis can also reduce sweating, which can help to prevent you from losing too much water and ever important electrolytes.
Increasing blood flow
Cannabis can increase blood flow to the skin, which can help to dissipate heat.
Tips for Beating the Heat with Cannabis
Who wants to be near a flame in hot AF weather? Take the flame out of the equation! Ditch the joint and opt for a vape. With well over 120 varieties of cannabis cartridges in stock, you have plenty of options to fulfill that urge to puff.
Pack a cold one
Infused drinks are phenomenal for getting you high, but they’re also a great way to cool down as they maintain their frigid temperature for a while. Pack a couple in a cooler filled with ice or put one in a koozie straight out of the fridge and you’re golden! Our favorites right now are Sungaze seltzers.
Ice Ice Baby
By adding ice to your bong – whether in the neck or the base – your hits will be noticeably smoother, silkier, AND colder. It’s a pull so smooth you’ll think you’re smoking velvet in the nighttime summer breeze while wearing flowy linen pants.
Make it Jiggle
Jell-O shots are so 2015. Live like you’re a pioneer in the future by elevating your infused snack game with cannabis infused Jell-O shots. It’s easy and makes for the perfect weed treat that won’t cause you to overheat.
1 100mg package of THC infused gummies (like Binske gummies)
1 3oz package of Jell-O (or a plant-based option if you’re vegan)
1 cup cold water
1 cup boiling water
Bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Remove from heat.
Melt gummies into boiling water. Stir until dissolved.
Add Jell-O package. Stir until dissolved.
Add cold water and stir.
Pour mixture into 10 shot glasses.
Put into the fridge for at least 4 hours to let them set.
Eat and be chill.
Soothe your Skin
With the increase in sun exposure during the warmer months, the likelihood of getting a sunburn rises exponentially. Be kind to your body and always wear sunscreen, but if you happen to find yourself scorched by the hot ball of glowing gas soothe your skin with an infused topical solution. One of our favorites, Cooling Flow Stick by Fairwinds, will help you feel cool and provide soothing relief.
If you’re headed out camping, to the beach, or going on one of the many beautiful hikes we have in Whatcom County make sure to bring infused snacks and treats that will melt your mind without creating a mess in your pocket. These goodies are packable and perfect for on-the-go:
Mix It Up
Add a twist of excitement to your water while quenching your thirst. Infused drink mixes are all the rage right now and we know why – they are tasty, help your mind float, and will impress the masses with your mixology skills. Pro tip: add to room temperature or slightly warm water. When the mix has dissolved pour over ice and be prepared to belt out a satisfying “aaahhhhh”.
What’s more refreshing and cooling than a popsicle straight from the freezer? A popsicle straight from the freezer that is infused with cannabis! We recommend pouring any fruity infused beverage into popsicle molds, like anything from Ray’s, and placing them in a freezer. In a few hours you’ll have the tastiest cooling delicacy your elevated mind and body could want!
Don’t have an infused beverage? Tinctures can be added to your favorite juice and frozen the same way for an equally delicious and brain-freezing vibe.
This summer, explore the refreshing world of cannabis and discover how it can enhance your experience while keeping you cool and relaxed. Remember to start with low dosages, choose reputable products, consume responsibly, and ALWAYS keep out of the sight and hands of children. Whether you’re seeking relief from the summer heat, looking for a unique way to unwind, or simply want to elevate your summer experience, cannabis can be a valuable ally.