Updated: Dec 17, 2019
Michigan and several other states will be experiencing its first year of the Holidays with Adult-Use Cannabis with a multitude of cannabis products hitting our family feasts. Some simple basic steps to etiquette will go a long way especially with friends and family who may or may not be interested in partaking.
Go Slow and Low
Don’t take more than 10mg of any type of cannabis-infused edibles and wait at least 2 hours before taking another piece.
Stay Safe and Sober
Make sure to have a sober driver available to take you home after the festivities. Driving under the influence of cannabis is still considered Driving Under the Influence (DUI) as it will give you a drowsy effect, decreased motor coordination and other cognitive effects. Take advantage of Uber and Lyft in these instances if you do not have a friend or family member to drive you home.
Show and Tell
Inform your guests ahead of time that there will be certain dishes with cannabis and others that are virgin dishes. The stigma is still alive and Holidays are not the time to debate whether its right or wrong. Be an educator over a pusher.
The effect of infused edibles works better on a full stomach rather than an empty stomach which may cause adverse side effects. Do not recklessly combine alcohol and cannabis as the drunk and high feeling may be doubly experienced.
Important to always share with family and friends of Adult-Use age and inform them what exactly the additional cannabis ingredient that was added to a dish.
The Holidays will be much different from cannabis becoming a staple in all of our homes as the year's progress in hopes it will lead to less anxiety and stress-free gatherings.