How will you celebrate your love this Valentine’s Day? Whether you are a young lover or have been with your love for a long time, chances are you need to spice things up with a novel experience. If that sounds like you, read on.
What are my options?
Alcoholic infused drinks
It’s a thing. Whether you are drinking store bought or home made there are a few things you should know. Cannabis infused alcohol can hit you much harder and faster than smoking or edibles. Check out our previous blog post for information and recipes:
If you are alive on earth, you’ve probably taken at least one toke off a joint. You can still share a doobie with your sweetie but there are more exciting options.
If you love sweets this is where it gets really exciting. Eating a gummy or a lozenge isn’t that erotic but chocolate is still the ultimate sensual treat. And even more so when it’s infused with THC. Be sure to pace yourself so that your hot date doesn’t turn into a snooze fest.
It’s a sexy, intimate, and sensual form of bonding. So is there any benefit to using CBD oil rather than any old massage oil? The answer may be yes. CBD oils have naturally occurring anti-inflammatory properties that soothe aches and pains in muscles and joints. CBD oil is also great for soothing acne or a number of skin conditions arising from inflammation. Of course, you will want to buy a CBD oil infused massage oil or cream made specifically for that purpose. Take a look at the following list for some suggestions:
The sky is the limit. Chocolates, pre-rolls, buds in a heart shaped box… HelloMD offers some great suggestions. We think the honey bath salts with CBD oil sounds pretty incredible.
How do they taste?
Weed tastes bad and infused butter can have that earthy flavor which many find unpleasant. However, inroads are being made to take the marijuana flavor out of edibles. You will have to do your own research and figure out what tastes good to you. In the meantime, here are some recommendations from Forbes you can start with:
What about cannabis infused alcohol?
It’s pretty much all over the place in terms of taste and your levels of tolerance. For an in depth look into cannabis infused alcohol, follow the link to our previous post, where you will get recipes, links, and recommendations.
You might want to start slow with a mocktail, an alcohol free drink that’s infused. Here is some advice from Papaandbarkley:
CBD Oil Recipes
CBD oil is one way to add CBD to your beverages. but is best used in specific ways. Unlike alcohol-based tinctures, CBD oil is difficult to integrate into another liquid. Oil floats on top of a drink or can sit in a healthy layer of foam on top of a drink. The benefit to either method is that the oil offers a cannabis aroma specific to that particular strain or product, adding complexity to the flavors of the drink. However, CBD oil is also prone to sinking to the bottom of the glass.
One way to integrate CBD oil into your beverages is to make an infused simple syrup. Mixing equal parts water and sweetener (i.e., honey, agave or sugar), add CBD oil to create the dosage per serving that you are looking for. Typically, a 25-mg dose of CBD is a good starting point. Because CBD oil is typically aromatic and grassy in flavor, your resulting simple syrup will retain these flavor characteristics. You can also infuse the syrup with ginger or herbs like rosemary and thyme for more complex flavor profiles.
Because CBD tinctures are alcohol-based, they mix more readily into beverages. This means you will get to enjoy every last drop—and the effects thereof. CBD tinctures are often likened to bitters in a cocktail; offering a slightly astringent characteristic, they are used to balance and highlight other flavors in a drink.
Another fun way to add CBD tincture to your mocktails is to make your own canna-sugar. Simply mix drops of CBD tincture into sugar in the ratio you desire, and bake on low heat in the oven until the sugar is dry and a light golden color. Add to hot beverages, or use the sugar to line the rim of a glass for an upscale mocktail.
Ignite Your Passion
Is cannabis an aphrodisiac?
The research is inconclusive. Anecdotal evidence suggests that marijuana can boost libido. However, actual research indicates that THC reduces testosterone over time.
On the other hand, marijuana probably lowers inhibition and increases sensation- adding to desire.
Everyone is different. Some people can become anxious or nauseous from pot. Others get mellow, and some experience joy and a sense of fun.
You will have to experiment and see what happens. And if you refuse to inhale, then remember there are all sorts of tinctures and edibles you could try that won’t affect your lungs.
For those who relax by baking
How do I make cannabis infused chocolate?
Which cannabis products should I try if I’m a novice?
- Are you afraid of getting too high?
- Do you understand the difference between Indica and Sativa strains?
- Should you try edibles or a tincture first?
- Do you know how to use a vape pen?
You need to consult your local bud tender for recommendations and probably test out the stuff before the big day. in the meantime Leafy offers a basic guide for beginners:
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