As winter closes in on us, and warnings of Covid surges in nearly every state in the US and quite a few other countries as well, it may be time to think about preparing for a stricter quarantine. For many people that simply means making sure your household is stocked up in the kitchen and bathroom but for cannabis connoisseurs, a lengthy quarantine entails some additional preparation. Unlike the spring quarantine, this one is going to be tougher for most folks because nearly everyone is suffering from lockdown fatigue and the weather in many places will not be as inviting for those short sanity walks that were so necessary in the spring. Here are some tips to be ready for cannabis use during quarantine.
While it may not be financially possible to stock up on cannabis to get yourself comfortably through the next few months, you can make sure you have as much weed as your budget allows. There will be days when you will just consume more cannabis than others so keep that in mind as you plan a stock up trip to your favorite dispensary. Diversify your purchases as well. Even though you have your favorite strains and plan to stick mostly with those, consider adding a few new items to the list to keep your cannabis sessions exciting. Pick up a few edibles as well because you never know what your mood will be from day to day. Also it’s important to make sure you have plenty of rolling papers and cleaning supplies for your glass if you use a pipe, bong or dab ring. Keep plenty of spare lighters in your stash box and if you are one of those unlucky cannabis consumers who tends to break things, no judgement but pick up a cheap pipe while you are out gathering supplies, just in case.
If you are someone who uses cannabis to help ease anxiety, and who doesn’t, make sure you leave time in between work, family and other obligations for cannabis use during quarantine self-care. What that is will differ drastically from person to person but for some people that means a good long bong session with your favorite music and for others it could mean an edible, a glass of wine and a long soak. As long as it helps you to relax, your cannabis self-care can be pretty much anything. Also don’t forget to tap into your creativity. This can be a huge part of self-care for a lot of cannabis users. If you get the feels from working on a new song or painting while stoned, make sure that is part of your routine. When the weather allows try to take advantage and take your cannabis session outdoors. That sunshine can be an instant mood booster, in addition to the cannabis. This takes some willingness to be more flexible with your schedule. If the sun is out and the temperature is decent, work can probably wait for two hours and that break in your routine will go a long way towards keeping you physically and mentally healthy during this quarantine.
Keep the Cannabis Flowing
If you were not able to fully stock up on cannabis, consider utilizing your local dispensary’s delivery service if they have one. If they don’t, many cities have started services similar to DoorDash or UberEats but for weed, meaning they will pick up what you want from a local dispensary and delivery to your door for a minimal or sometimes no fee at all. As many people make the decision to take social distancing much more seriously this winter, knowing what services will be available is just one less thing you need to stress over and having plenty of cannabis on hand is part of good planning. If you are planning to make a big purchase at a dispensary and they don’t advertise delivery, ask. Often if it’s close to the end of the day and you don’t live too far away from the dispensary, they may just agree to swing by your place if you are a good customer. Another option is to check with friends and neighbors and pool resources and requests together to save time and money. For example, one person makes a trip to a dispensary and makes purchases for several neighbors. Assuming you are not exceeding the cannabis limits, it’s a great way to limit trips out. Plus we are all in this together so hopefully these tips help you be prepared for your cannabis use during quarantine.