Seven New Years Resolutions for Cannabis Users in 2023
Start off the new year right when it comes to cannabis.
No matter how much you think you may know about cannabis or how experienced you are with its effects, rest assured there’s always a grower, edibles-maker or a vape-maker aiming to change the game yet again in the industry. And even if you’ve sampled everything in your city, there’s bound to be a Sour Diesel or a GG #4 that will redefine for you what quality cannabis can do.
Whatever choices you make, you’re probably going to be here to see what extraordinary changes and improvements are made with cannabis as this decade unfolds, because the plant will certainly change and improve. So if you want to improve right alongside the almighty bud, here’s seven New Year’s Resolutions that will help you expand your cannabis horizons throughout 2023 and beyond.
Set a budget for cannabis purchases:
One of the most common resolutions for any consumer is to be more mindful of their spending habits. The cost of marijuana and related products can add up. Setting a budget for cannabis purchases can help you make more informed decisions about what you buy and how much you spend. Keeping track of cannabis’s cost can assist you on getting more bang for your buck, as certain kinds of cannabis, such as outdoor varieties, are far more plentiful at certain times of the year than others.
Experiment with different consumption methods:
If you're a seasoned cannabis consumer, you may be used to consuming marijuana in the same way every time. Of course, there’s no shortage of consumption methods for cannabis, and each method can produce a unique set of effects. By resolving to explore new consumption methods, you can discover new ways to enjoy cannabis that may be more suitable for your needs and preferences. For instance, you can explore healthful, non-euphoric ways of using cannabis with topicals that can reduce chronic pain or clear up your skin.
Keep track of your cannabis intake:
It's important to be mindful of how much cannabis you're consuming, especially if you're using it to manage a medical condition. Keeping track of your cannabis intake can help you determine the right dosage and frequency for your needs, and it can also help you identify any potential negative side effects or interactions with other medications. You can use a journal, app, or other tracking tool to record your cannabis use and any related symptoms or effects. Especially if you’re sharing the results with the physician who recommended the cannabis to you, your discoveries may assist others as well, too.
Learn about different strains and their effects:
There are countless different strains of cannabis available, each with its own unique profile of cannabinoids and terpenes. By resolving to learn more about different strains and their effects, you can better understand how different types of cannabis may impact your body and mind. This can help you make more informed decisions about what strains to try and how to use them for specific purposes. While you can always ask different budtenders for more information about different strains, you can also explore the Hytiva® strain library, which is used by several name cannabis dispensaries to inform their customers.
Support cannabis legalization efforts:
Legalization of cannabis has come a long way in recent years, but there is still work to be done. Make a resolution to support cannabis legalization efforts in 2023. This could involve signing petitions, contacting your elected representatives, or supporting organizations, either locally or nationally, that are working to legalize cannabis.
Travel to a cannabis-friendly country:
There’s been quite a few countries that have begun to reduce cannabis restrictions, such as Thailand, and others that have been putting newer restrictions upon their industry, such as the Netherlands. Plus there are countries such as Mexico and Colombia that are making quick progress on their moves to legalize cannabis. So if you’ve got the time and cash, it could be put to good use and real bragging rights sampling the cannabis culture that is truly homegrown. No matter where you go in the world, they’re doing it differently, and it can teach you a lot about what the plant can be. Be sure to check local laws and be safe! Some countries are decidedly unfriendly to cannabis and its users. It’s best to avoid those if you are a cannabis tourist
Practice safe and responsible cannabis use:
Finally, one of the most important resolutions any cannabis consumer can make is to practice safe and responsible use. This includes respecting the laws and regulations regarding cannabis in your area, being mindful of how your use may impact others, and taking steps to ensure that you're using cannabis in a safe and healthy manner. This can involve things like using cannabis in designated areas, avoiding driving while under the influence, and being aware of any potential interactions with other substances or medications. By resolving to prioritize safety and responsibility in your cannabis use, you can help ensure that you're enjoying cannabis in a way that's healthy and sustainable for you and those around you.