Etiquette for Gifting Cannabis

Cannabis is now fully legal in almost half of US states. A newly accepted and popular trend has become cannabis gifting. Whether it’s for a birthday, holiday, or any other occasion, gifting cannabis is a thoughtful gesture that can bring joy to people’s lives. And, it’s essential to follow proper etiquette when it comes to gifting cannabis. Let’s check out some do’s and don’ts of cannabis gifting etiquette, so you can give the perfect cannabis gift.

Know the Recipient’s Tolerance Level

When gifting cannabis, it is essential to be aware of the recipient’s tolerance levels. Think twice before gifting high THC strains if they are new  to cannabis or don’t typically consume. Instead, opt for low THC strains or edibles with low doses of THC. This will support a pleasant and safe experience with low risk of adverse side effects. 

Avoid Gifting Cannabis in Public

While it may be legal to possess cannabis in certain states, it’s still not socially acceptable to consume in public places. Therefore, avoid gifting cannabis in public or at events where it’s not allowed. Instead, gift it in a private setting, like your home or theirs, where the recipient can enjoy it without any legal or social consequences.

Respect the Recipient’s Privacy

The use of cannabis is a personal choice, and not everyone may want to share their status as a consumer with others. Although many people may be out of the “green closet”, some folks, whether personal preference or because of their work, may wish to keep what/ if any cannabinoids are in their body under wraps. Respect the recipient’s privacy and avoid discussing their cannabis consumption with others, unless they have given you permission. Additionally, make sure to gift cannabis discreetly.

Choose the Right Accessories

Cannabis accessories, such as rolling papers, pipes, bongs, and grinders, make great gifts. Choosing the right one can be tricky. Consider the recipient’s preferences and lifestyle when choosing cannabis consumption accessories. For instance, if the recipient is a beginner, opt for simple and easy-to-use accessories. On the other hand, if they are an experienced cannabis user, they may appreciate a more sophisticated and advanced accessory.

Do a Quality Check

Before gifting cannabis, make sure to do a quality check to ensure that it’s fresh and of high quality. Look for a reputable dispensary or supplier that follows strict quality control measures. Additionally, consider buying a strain or product with a story that may appeal to the lucky gift receiver. Did this strain or product win an award? Was it grown by a female farmer? Does the company that produces this give back to the community? 

Gifting cannabis is a great way to show your appreciation and affection for someone. And, it’s essential to follow proper etiquette when doing so. By being mindful of the tips outlined in this blog post from Cannabis Trainers, you can ensure that your cannabis gift is well-received and appreciated by the recipient. Ultimately, remember that gifting cannabis is a privilege, and it’s your responsibility to do it with respect and care. Happy gifting! 

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