How can you light up when the house is filled with relatives who either don’t know you smoke or wouldn’t approve of you lighting up while they’re around?
Many people try to refrain from marijuana entirely when spending time with family just to avoid the awkward conversation about why they smoke or how much. Others don’t want to get high because there are nieces, nephews, or grandkids running around, and they worry they’ll set a “bad” example or become known as “Uncle High Guy.”
But you may need a dose of cannabis to manage anxiety, chronic pain, or to boost your appetite. Or maybe you just want to take the edge off as you deal with frustrating or less-than-interesting family conversation.
A holiday high sure would ease the tensions and help you go with the flow…
Here are 6 easy ways to get high this holiday without your family thinking you’re a stoner.
1. THC-Infused Edibles
What could be more innocent and innocuous than eating a quick snack or taking a Chill Pill?
The THC-infused edibles available at Karing Kind include capsules, fast-acting sublinguals, THC that dissolves on the tongue (or in a drink), and traditional gummies, chocolates, cookies, and caramels. Precisely dosed and odor-free, edibles are a simple and discreet way to enjoy cannabis without anyone being the wiser.
Tip. Carry around an extra pack of traditional, non-infused gummies in case someone asks for a piece and you don’t want them to know you’re smiling because of the edibles… not them.
2. “Forget” a Key Ingredient So You Have an Excuse to Step Outside
Everyone has had that “oh shit” moment where they realize they forgot some key ingredient or side dish, and someone has to run out to the store.
If you haven’t already been partaking of cannabis and alcoholic beverages, it’s the perfect opportunity to slip away for a few minutes by yourself (or with another cannabis consumer).
Bring a bit of weed with you and after you get back from the store (don’t drive under the influence) take a hit or two from your bowl or vape pen.
There are a few potential drawbacks to consider… but it’s nothing you can’t handle.
- Someone could volunteer to go with. Don’t sweat it. Just forget something else after you get back and only tell someone you know won’t want to go.
- If you’re smoking flower instead of vaping, the smell could linger on your clothing or hair. Toss on a sweater and hat before you light up and toss them in your trunk before you head back inside.
And you can probably only forget so many dishes or important ingredients before people start to question your memory.
3. Add Tinctures to Your Drink
By keeping a bottle of THC-infused tincture or dissolvable THC in your pocket (both available at Karing Kind), you can add a dropperful (or several) to your drink without being obvious.
If you have lots of family members or small children running around who might steal a sip or confuse your drink for theirs, you may want to find another option or stick to putting dropperfuls directly in your mouth instead of mixing into your drink.
4. Infused Tea, Coffee, or Lemonade
If you’re making tea, coffee, or lemonade, consider preparing your own special cup. THC-infused single-serve packets make it easy to prepare a wide range of cannabis drinks that smell and taste like the traditional options.
Dissolvable THC from Ripple is odorless, flavorless, calorie-free, and mixes right into your beverage of choice. And each packet is precisely dosed and discreet: perfect for a holiday with the relatives.
Remember to keep a close eye on your drink so a wild kid or frumpy relative doesn’t sneak a sip.
5. Let the Food Burn…
Is it worth ruining a holiday meal and making the house smell like burnt turkey just to hide the smell of weed? Probably not.
But it’s an option. Not a good one… but an option nonetheless.
Someone’s going to be disappointed that their favorite dish burned to a crisp. Not to mention even extremely burnt food is unlikely to completely mask the smell of cannabis smoke.
And you shouldn’t try this if you are a newbie in the kitchen. You want to burn one down, but you don’t want to burn the house down, too.
6. Cook a Classy Cannabis-Infused Dish
If you’re attending a holiday event with family or friends who also partake of the devil’s lettuce, there’s no need to hide your love of cannabis. If a relative is on the fence about trying cannabis, offering them a light dose in a delicious, homemade cannabis-infused delicacy could be a way to bridge the gap and show that marijuana doesn’t have to be about passing a joint and getting baked.
If you’re hosting an adult holiday and you really want to blow people’s minds, you can find dozens of mouth-watering recipes from professional chefs online.
Here are a few pages to get you started:
- THC-infused Thanksgiving Dishes from The Official High Times Cannabis Cookbook (THC turkey, stuffed butternut squash, cannabis hemp stuffing, pumpkin pie)
- Cannabis Infused Hanukkah Recipes (Leafly)
- Marijuana Recipes for Christmas (mashed potatoes, brussel sprouts, seasonal salad, turkey, sugar cookies, cannabis cocoa)
- Cannabis-Infused Recipes for the Holidays (marijuana milk and cannabis coffee, stoned shabbat dinner, canna apple roses, apple cider, eggnog, bacon-wrapped cantaloupe cubes, canna-cannoli, infused syrup, pizza with kief spice)
Remember to carefully calculate the THC content in each infused dish.
Happy Holiday High, Everyone!
Whether you love the holidays or you can’t wait for them to be over, there are ways to enjoy cannabis without smelling like weed or smoking in front of the family.
Stop by Karing Kind in North Boulder for incredible deals and a wide selection of top-shelf bud, clean-extracted cannabis oil, soothing topicals and a range of mouth-watering edibles (from chocolates and gummies to dehydrated fruit, infused honey, and tea).
Karing Kind is located just off of US-36, one mile north of Broadway, open MON-SUN from 9am to 10pm.
While we carry a variety of strains, concentrates, edibles, salves and tinctures, inventory and stock levels fluctuate from week to week and month to month. Check our menu and follow us on Twitter for an up-to-date list of edibles, concentrates and buds available.