Whether they're looking to get high for the first time or the first time since 1978, we got you and your noob crew covered.
Not everyone is a cannabis connoisseur, but that doesn’t mean the holidays have to be devoid of weed. Most of the people you’re celebrating with could probably benefit from the gift of weed, anyway. But you don’t want to just gift any old weed, particularly weed that could send the cannabis beginners you love into a paranoid spiral. Oh no. That’s why we had the Proper Cannabis Committee (PCC) rate products of all potencies to find the best low-THC, high-CBD, freakout-free gems for your holiday shopping needs. Each of these products should make a good fit for the cannabis beginners on your gift list, even if they’re scared of getting high or grew up using the term “devil’s lettuce.” All the weedy gifts on this list are mild, mellow, and ideal for those with low tolerances. But for the sake of being prepared, be sure to gift them our guide to coming down from a too-powerful high, too. Because it can’t hurt to be overly helpful.
You can find all of these products throughout California, but be sure to check out our collections of beginner-friendly, high-CBD cannabis if you're in Oregon, Washington, or Colorado this holiday season.
Good for: Deadheads who haven’t smoked since 1978
Potency: 5.3% THC, 6.6% CBD
Flow Kana's Infinity cannabis flower is sweet, earthy, and rich with CBD. With its super-low THC percentage, it harkens back to milder days when the most potent weed on the planet still only registered at about 4%. This strain is a top pick for mindfulness and meditation, as well as any self-care bubble bath or destress method of choice. With no side effects other than your typical bout of munchies and some serious mellowing power, this is a flexible strain for any type of person or tolerance. As one PCC rater put it, “This is a lovely variety. Pungent but not harsh, offering a strong body high with slightly lighter head high. Would definitely recommend for athletes, gym people, or people who work in the service industry after their shift. Overall, it's a really great feeling.”
Good for: herbal tea junkies
Potency: 3mg THC, 5mg CBN
Kikoko's Tranquili-Tea comes ready to brew in single-serve packets of calming cannabis and other flavorful herbs. This flavor is caffeine-free so you don't need to worry about any jitters, and it has an earthy, ginger root flavor with a pleasant aftertaste. This will likely dull aches and soothe tension, making it an ideal gift for your tea-craving aunties and friends who steer clear of coffee. Keep in mind these cannabis-infused cups of tea do not increase in potency the longer you let it steep. Just take it from this rater, who wrote, “Though this tea doesn't get me that high, it's a super nice addition to a rainy Friday night consisting of puppy time and Law and Order. It has a delicate but pronounced flavor, and while you don't get specifically stoned, tensions seem to melt away by the end of the cup.”
Good for: that one cousin addicted to vitamin gummies
Potency: 2mg THC, 6mg CBD
Kiva's Sparkling Pear Camino Gummies are the full package. Beyond their fantastic flavor and texture, the high is perfectly subtle yet friendly, making them ideal for cannabis beginners. You can expect a nice, relaxing body buzz accompanied by a very subtle but calm head high. Since these are packed with CBD, you can feel good about using them to ease mild aches and anxieties. “The high has hit me and feels electric,” reported one rater. “A buzzing throughout as if my veins are electrical cords pulsing frequency through my body. I think these taste amazing and are perfect for soothing out any achiness.” Whoever you give them to, just make sure they don’t eat the whole bag at once. They really are that tasty.
Good for: overworked moms and sleepless executives
Potency: 70% THC, 8.5% CBD
Dosist's all-in-one Bliss vape pen vibrates when you've inhaled one full hit. Its smooth vapor has a subtle floral flavor even the biggest vape skeptics can enjoy. Put simply, this pen is a mood booster, providing a feeling of contentment without bringing on a heavy high. As one rater explains, “This is a very subtle, yet uplifting high. Not very heavy affects by any means for a daily consumer like myself, but could have some very practical use for a newbie trying to microdose!” This pen is bound to lift you up, so give it to someone who really needs it. Happiness is the best gift you can give, after all.
Good for: all-natural beauty gurus
Potency: N/A (your face can’t get high)
Apothecanna’s Everyday Face and Body Oil is loaded with CBD (as well as mandarin, geranium, and cedar oils) to soothe and hydrate even the most sensitive skin. Give this cannabis-infused face oil to those on your holiday gift list looking for a new moisturizer to get them through the winter—or anyone interested in a glow-up. “My skin is soft and completely devoid of a single pimple, which is crazy,” wrote one PCC rater. “Every oil involved works together to provide antiseptic, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory properties. Couldn’t recommend more.”
Good for: cannabis beginners with a sense of adventure
Potency: 12.54% THC
Pacific Stone's Indica Pre-Roll Pack delivers a sweet and savory flavor with a typically calming high. You can expect a soothing body buzz and a refreshed mood, which makes this high work well with outdoor activities like taking your dog for a long walk or watching the sunset creep in through your windows. The low potency makes this ideal for fresh cannabis users who aren’t afraid to get high. “Was feeling pretty stressed out this morning with all I have to do,” wrote one rater, “but after smoking this joint while taking the dog for a walk, I am spiritually realigned and ready to take on the day with no anxiety or fear. Feeling at peace right now. A nice chill high.”
Good for: relatives who keep asking about CBD
Potency: 25mg CBD
LEVEL's CBD ProTab is made to be swallowed just like your average pain-relief pill. They are THC-free so you don’t need to worry about getting a psychoactive buzz, but don't underestimate the severe dose of relaxation this level of CBD can offer. These are good for fighting anxiety, boosting your mood, melting cramps away, or all of the above. “My cramps are non-existent now! Truly awesome,” one rater wrote. So, the next time someone interrogates you about the CBD craze in the middle of a holiday party, gift this knowing you’ll probably change their life.
Good for: anti-drug crusaders who need their minds blown
Potency: N/A (unless you eat the balm)
This CBD-rich Releaf Balm by Papa & Barkley is a medicinal cannabis rub that can ease achy muscles and chronic pains. The texture is thick and oily until completely massaged in, and it has a strong peppermint aroma. Apply it to aches, pains, and sunburns to get the most out of this restorative balm. “It was a gentle easing into the pleasant body high sensation and unlike other formats (vapes, edibles, joints), it didn’t cloud my mind to get me there,” wrote one rater. “It’s nice to know I can get a body sensation that seemingly bypasses any effect it would have on my mind.” You can’t get high from rubbing it on your skin, so tell your straight-edge giftee to enjoy fearlessly.
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