Here at Whidbey Island’s best cannabis shop, we know that for many, this is the most stressful time of the year. Whether it’s family or work-related, the holidays can play merry hob with our self-care and stress management techniques. To make matters worse, even though pot has been legal for almost five years, some of us still don’t feel comfortable breaking out the good green stuff around our families. So what’s a cannabis-connoisseur to do for a little #islandholiday?

Whether you’re trying to keep it out of the hands of tiny cousins or avoiding grandma’s evil eye, here are a few ways to enjoy a marijuana-tinged holiday without anyone being the wiser.

Pick Up a Vape

One of the easiest ways to discreetly enjoy a quick session is vaporization. Vaping is a smokeless form of cannabis consumption, and while it’s not entirely without aroma, it’s far less noticeable than smoking. There are many types of vaporizers, but if you need a quick hit on the go, a cartridge preloaded with oil and a battery attachment is the way to go. There are many types of cartridges to choose from, but typically it’s best to go with a full spectrum oil that doesn’t include additives, and that comes from flower that’s pesticide-free.

Explore an Oil

Ingestible oils are as discreet as they come. You can measure them out into capsules or use a plastic applicator to ingest them. As with all concentrates, make sure that you follow dosages carefully and don’t start out too quickly. You can always take more later after you wait to see how your body will react.

Make Merry with Edibles

When you think about circumspect cannabis consumption, edibles may be on the top of your list. It’s easy to see why. Edibles are simple to conceal and usually take the form of tasty treats that you can make yourself or purchase. They come in a variety of different kinds including sodas, chocolates, baked goods, and cotton candy. Pretty much the only limit on edibles is the scope of your imagination. (Also, the dosage, make sure to start slow to see how it will affect you).

Try Out a Tincture

Tinctures are another type of concentrate worth trying. They are infused liquids that can be applied directly under the tongue for immediate absorption into the bloodstream and are fast-acting while affording better control of your doses. Tinctures can also be incorporated into all sorts of foods and drinks including juices, ice cream, and soup.

Treat Yourself to a Topical

If you need to relax your body, but keep your mind sharp, check out what a topical can do for you. Topicals are lotions, balms, and soaks. They’re applied directly to the skin and are great for soothing aches and pains. Topicals treat symptoms without any psychoactive effects. So, they’re great for keeping up at the dinner table while still managing symptoms.

Have a question about any of these methods? Stop on by! Our friendly budtenders are happy to help make your season higher. To stock up on supplies and to help boost holiday cheer, check out our menu or stop by our little pot shop to pick up something special today.