It’s that time of year when people realize they may have overindulged during the holiday season, and work to make some positive lifestyle changes! Whether your version of ‘too much partying’ means a few too many drinks or an extra serving or three of mashed potatoes & gravy at family dinners, we know how easy it can be to overdo it during the holidays. Dockside is here to help with cannabis health suggestions! Whether your focus is simply CBD wellness or products that can both help you get your swerve on AND feel good the morning after, here are some of the products & tips we love to recommend,* based on common resolutions…
Resolution: “I want to exercise more.”
Smoking weed before you work out can likely support endurance and pain management alike. Smoking weed after you work out can potentially help with reducing inflammation, helping your muscles to recover & bounce back more quickly! A nice zazzy sativa (along the lines of Soulshine’s Narnia Artizen’s Jet Fuel, or Lazy Bee’s Powderhound) is great to help get your blood flowing and your body going. Alternatively, topicals like Fairwinds’ Flow 1:1:1 Cream or high CBD Gel or Agrijuana’s FlexAll 420 applied pre-or-post workout can help make exercising more comfortable! We also love the Bath Bombs from Wild Mint – each fizzy bomb contains ingredients to promote relief and relaxation and is packed in Epsom Salt, which is a classic sore muscle remedy. If you don’t have a tub, you can try the Wild Mint Tootsie Foot Soak, which are mini bath bombs intended for kitchen or bathroom sink foot soaks. Fairwinds’ Lifestyle sativa capsules are a fabulous workout buddy as well! They contain caffeine, which is beneficial for boosting energy levels and promoting mental focus. *Remember if you are using edibles to support your workouts, they will take about an hour to kick in all the way.
Resolution: “I’m trying to quit smoking.”
A recent study shows that CBD can be very useful when it comes to quelling nicotine cravings, reducing anxiety, and helping with attentional bias (when a person’s cravings are triggered by certain cues, such as saying the word “cigarette” or seeing other people smoking). Substitution can be a very effective way to quit smoking for a lot of people… and what’s more similar to a cigarette than a joint?! For those who may have concerns regarding sobriety, CBD joints are a great option. CBD vape cartridges could also be useful alternatives for some people! Dockside offers plenty of CBD wellness products from Heylo, Puffin Farm, and Optimum!
Some folks have reported that Fairwinds’ Mental Balance capsules have helped them with nicotine withdrawal symptoms as well; they contain a soothing herbal blend paired with CBD and a low dose of THC to keep cravings, stress, and short tempers at bay.
Resolution: “I’m hoping to reduce my alcohol consumption.”
Many people attempt to cut back on the alcohol they drink by avoiding situations where drinking will be going on. Fortunately, there are a variety of cannabis-infused beverages you can bring to gatherings or keep stocked in your fridge instead of booze! Try replacing your beer with weed beverages like Mojo Sodas, Ray’s Lemonade, or Major beverages. These beverages are delicious on their own but they can also be used as mock-cocktail mixers. If sobriety is your goal, try WildSide’s 20:1 Blackberry Lemonade.
For folks who prefer drinking liquor, dabbing quality concentrates can be a great solution! We at Dockside all know that a tasty dab can be as intense and flavorful as a shot of whiskey! Some of our favorite brands are Puffin Farm, Doc & Yeti, and Constellation Cannabis. However, we offer a wide variety of extracts in different consistencies, potencies, and price points.
Lastly, if it’s too hard to avoid the nightlife, try sleeping through it! Try one of our many sleep aides from Fairwinds, Polite or Green Revolution and get yourself to dreamland a little more easily.
So if the holiday season has left you feeling a bit frazzled, we hope some of these recommendations can help to soothe you! Remember, in January, you can get select wellness products for 20% off at all Dockside locations. Check our online menu or stop by to see what our current specials are today!
*Disclaimer: while Dockside Cannabis has well-educated staff members and we are proud to employ several state-certified MMCs (medical marijuana consultants), we are not medical professionals. All products we suggest are recommended based on anecdotal evidence only and are not to be considered as prescriptive advice.)