[Editor’s Note: Why should seniors be left out of the fun? There are plenty of grandparents who are comfortable toking away on a “J”, but there are many more who need a gentle introduction to the joys of cannabis!]
Many of us have aging parents or grandparents who would truly benefit from cannabis medicine. Lately, cannabis has become so mainstream that previously opposed seniors are even seeking it out! The holidays are a perfect time to help them with an infused gift.
We’ve put together a gift guide for the enlightened senior citizen in your life. These products are also perfect gifts for anyone who is new to cannabis.
(Courtesy of Sweetgrass)
Sweet Grass Kitchen’s Mojito Mint Buttermelts are bite-sized candies infused with full-flower cannabutter. Each Buttermelt contains 2.5mg THC—a perfect dose to use while figuring out your comfort zone. The instructions on the package are newbie-friendly, comparing one piece of candy to one alcoholic drink. A container of 40 mints retails for around $25.
Stillwater Coffee and Tea
(Courtesy of Stillwater Tea)
Stillwater Brands’ high-CBD coffee and teas are designed to relax, not intoxicate. Your elders will feel the effects in as little as 15 minutes. Each beverage contains 10mg CBD and 0.5mg THC. Three varieties are available:
- Caffeine-free Mellow Mint tea is designed for relaxation.
- Lightly-caffeinated Gentle Green tea helps boost energy and control anxiety.
- Clockwork instant coffee has a full dose of caffeine for energy, combined with CBD to kill the jitters.
The beverages come packaged in a classy tin canister that’s perfect for gifting. Each canister contains ten coffee or tea sticks and retails for around $25.
Mary Jane’s Medicinal Salve
(Courtesy of Mary Janes)
A quick survey of budtenders revealed that Mary Jane’s Medicinals’ Cannabis-Infused Salve is the go-to product for the older crowd when they have aching joints, sore muscles, and other painful ailments. It contains essential oils like lavender, peppermint, and orange. The silky-smooth texture absorbs easily into the skin. The salve is available in 4 oz ($45), 2 oz ($30), and 0 .5 oz ($10) sizes. The THC:CBD ratio is 3:1, with the 4-oz version containing 270mg THC and 90mg CBD.
Binske Olive Oils
(Courtesy of Binske)
These oils are excellent for the senior crowd. They’re sugar-free, gluten-free, discreet, and very easy to use. Just sprinkle the contents of a dropper over your meal to add 3.3mg of CO2-derived THC. My friend’s grandmother carries a bottle wherever she goes.
The intricate packaging art and high-end ingredients in Binske’s single-origin, organic, extra-virgin olive oil, makes it a lovely gift. Each 30ml bottle costs $25 to $30 and contains 100mg of THC. The oil comes in four flavors: Fire (infused with chipotle peppers), Earth (infused with garlic), Water (infused with Lemon), and Wind (straight-up olive oil).
LucidMood Vape Pens
(Courtesy of Lucid Mood)
LucidMood takes their slogan “Mild & Dialed” seriously. Their products are designed to help consumers change moods without clouding their minds. To this end, all their pens have a 1:1 THC:CBD ratio. The CO2-extracted cannabinoids are combined with botanically sourced terpenes. This combination is thought to produce targeted effects.
LucidMood’s Wellness line includes pens for Calm, Relief, Sleep, Focus, and Lift. Their Lifestyle line includes pens for Energy, Chill, Party, Bliss, and Relax. Each 200mg pen contains around 40% THC, 40% CBD, and 20% terpenes. And the best part? LucidMood pens have no PG, PEG, or other additives. You can pick one up for around $30.