Stuck For A Cool Father’s Day Gift Idea? Think … Cannabis.
If you’re an adventurous gift-giver for Father’s Day, and you live in a “legal” state, you may want to eschew the usual golf knickknack or barbecue accessory this year in favor of …. cannabis.
But first, a little due diligence: Step one, for starters, is to understand what kind of Dad you’re dealing with when it comes to cannabis: Day Type#1 or 2?
Dad Type #One may be interested in marijuana for recreation, or CBD for aches and pains, but as an aging boomer, he may also feel a little out of his league knowledge-wise. Sure he indulged during college, but these days, the new products flooding the market can be daunting in their diversity and potency.
Gifts for Dad Type#One:
Start him with a primer on cannabis. Send him this link to a newly published – and free! – info book on cannabis. It will answer Dad’s basic questions, like the difference between hemp and THC, what terpenes are, what dosing recommendations are wise, and why understanding the array of cannabinoids is key.
Offer to visit a dispensary together, where an understanding budtender will listen to Dad’s needs – while you stay a discreet distance away. Then you can supply him with just the right customized Father’s Day gift on the spot.
Buy Dad a mellow, low-dose product. If your father is still skittish about today’s higher THC potencies or doesn’t want to get seriously high, just mellow, check out DadGrass, which offers mild, non-psychoactive CBD pre-rolls. The website describes them as “low dose, full toke, like your parents used to smoke.” These and other CBD products can help with anxiety and depression.
Dad Type #Two and Appropriate Gifts
Dad Type#Two may be younger, more Gen X than boomer, and, as such, more versed in today’s wide array of marijuana and CBD/CBG experiences. This Dad type may also want to party – without you, of course. So …
Treat Him to a Father’s Day Cannabis Event
· If Dad lives in Greater Denver, treat him ($60.99) to a Creatively Cannabis Clay party at the Art Haus. Participants are encouraged to show up before 7 p.m. for this legal, safe event. Cannabis is BYOB; and after consuming it, participants will be treated to a two-hour pottery instruction class, with a pound of clay distributed to each invitee and the opportunity to have it glazed. An expert will lead the class.
· Similarly, Worcester, MA, is the setting for a Creatively Cannabis Toke and Brush Strokes party featuring painting ($49.99) at the Summit Lounge at 2 p.m. Again, the event is legal and teacher-led. Check for other Creatively Cannabis events in your area.
Treat him to a “Story of the Jews and Cannabis” historical/artistic exhibit. The exhibition, formally titled “Am Yisrael High,” is in New York City at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research on an ongoing and slightly tongue-in-cheek basis. In fact, “Cannabis has been used by Jews in religious ritual and for medicinal purposes from ancient times until today,” the website tells us. There are references to the plant in Talmud; and in the modern-day world, “Jews have been at the forefront of scientific research and medical applications of cannabis.
Buy him a cool shirt. If Dad is the type to wear his love of weed on his sleeve, or more accurately his chest, our money is with this tee ($13.89) from Etsy.
Buy him a really expensive accessory. Check out Hitoki and its Trident V2 ($499.99) smoking device, described as a “high-tech, luxury smoking device that lights flower utilizing laser combustion as a heat source.” Even ignition and a smoother draw are among the benefits claimed for this batter-operated device.
Buy him a less expensive, less common edible product: Identity Life is a natural food and wellness company that combines science and organic family farming rooted in Norway. Yes, Identity has the CBD tinctures and oils everyone else has but it also offers CBD Coffee Creamer and CBD Bone Broth.
Indulge His Sweet Tooth. Although gummies, perhaps the most popular cannabis delivery edible, are the subject of a separate Forbes Father’s Day piece, keep in mind that if Dad likes sweets, he’ll get both his just desserts and a lovely high from the treats at Azuca.