Love is in the air—and so is the sweet scent of Mary Jane. It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and what better way to show that special someone how much you care than by incorporating your favorite herb into the festivities?
Below are seven ideas on how to get creative with cannabis this holiday.
1. Toast Weed-Infused Cocktails
Nothing feels more celebratory than sipping on a special (wink, wink) cocktail. Surprise your sweetheart with a weed-infused drink that packs a punch. You can add a few drops of your favorite THC tincture to pretty much any cocktail you'd like, or you create your own weed-infused spirits at home.
Just be wary of mixing alcohol and weed, especially if it's your first time getting "cross-faded." Studies have found that alcohol can intensify your high and alter how your body absorbs THC. So opt for a smaller THC dose and allow for plenty of time for it to kick in (at least an hour) to feel the full effects before you decide on having another drink. You can also add a THC tincture to a non-alcoholic beverage, like sparkling water or tea, if you want to play it safe.
Either way, here are a few recipes you can try:
- Liquid Marijuana from Tipsy Bartender
- Spicy Ginger Fizz from Sous Weed
- Cannabis Red Wine Sangria from Emily Kyle
2. Make Heart-Shaped Cannabis Cookies
Nothing says "I love you" like homemade goodies. Why not bake up a special batch of cannabis cookies in heart shapes? You can follow any of your favorite cookie or dessert recipes, just make sure to use cannabis-infused butter or oil so that your treats have the desired effects. Blogger Cannabis Cheri has a scrumptious recipe for heart-shaped Linzer cookies that are sure to please.
As with any edibles you're making or consuming, it’s important to dose your cannabis-infused butter or oil correctly. If you're not sure what you and your lover's sweet spots are, start with a lower dose (less than 5 mg) and wait for the effects to kick in before having more.
3. Enjoy A Spiked Candle-Lit Meal
There's nothing better than a romantic candlelit dinner with your special someone. But if you want to take things up a notch—and have a little fun in the kitchen—why not add cannabis to the dish? You can easily create your own weed-infused meals at home by whipping up some cannabutter or using cannabis-infused olive oil. You can even add a little luxury to your V-Day and hire a cannabis chef to cook up a five-star meal for you and your date.
If you do decide to DIY it, here are a couple of recipes to get you started:
- Cannabis-Infused Pasta with Clams and Green Chiles from Food & Wine
- Marijuana French Bread Pizza from Cannabis Cheri
- Cannabis Rainbow Chicken Salad from Emily Kyle
4. Have Breakfast (And Blunts) In Bed
Start your Valentine's Day off with a romantic breakfast in bed. Heat up some muffins, scones, or pancakes made with cannabis-infused butter or oil, and enjoy them together with your favorite cup of coffee. And if you want to lay around in bed a little longer, why not light up a blunt or two? We may be biased, but we can't think of anything more lovely.
5. Get A Cannabis Couples Massage
For the ultimate Valentine's Day relaxation, surprise your special someone with a couples' massage, but with a cannabis twist. Lathering each other up in a cannabis-infused oil is not only romantic, but it's also incredibly therapeutic.
CBD and THC oils, lotions, and creams may contain some anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce pain and tension. So grab a bottle or two of your favorite cannabis-infused oil, light some candles, and turn on some soft music. The at-home massage will have you both feeling incredibly relaxed (and probably a little bit more amorous). If you're feeling extra luxurious, you can also treat your significant other to a professional cannabis couples massage at a wellness spa.
7. Share A Chocolate-Flavored Joint
Does your Valentine have a sweet tooth? Then they'll be over the moon for some chocolate-flavored rolling papers. By using flavored papers, you can make your joint taste like a chocolatey treat. Just roll up your favorite strain of weed and enjoy it with the one you love—it's the perfect way to add a special touch to your cannabis session.
And if chocolate flavors aren't your jam, you can opt for a different kind of sweetness with fruit-flavored papers. No matter what route your taste buds take, adding some flavor to your joint is an easy way to turn a simple smoking sesh into a celebratory occasion.
To Sum It Up
Valentine's Day doesn't have to be all about flowers, chocolates, and fancy dinners. If you want to make it extra special for your significant other (and yourself) this year, turn to cannabis as a way to celebrate your love. From lighting up a joint together to enjoying an infused massage oil sesh, these seven ideas are sure to make your Valentine's Day truly memorable.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Weed An Aphrodisiac?
Research into the link between cannabis and sexual desire is still emerging, but many people claim that certain dosages and strains of weed can be effective aphrodisiacs. It may take some experimenting to find the ideal strain for you and your partner, but it can be a fun way to explore cannabis together.
What Weed Is Best For Arousal?
The best weed strains for arousal are those with relaxing, body-focused effects. Look for strains that are Indica-dominant and high in limonene, as this terpene has been found to have a sedative effect, which can help reduce anxiety and create the perfect atmosphere for intimacy. Some great examples include Wedding Cake and Do-Si-Dos.
Should You Smoke Indica Or Sativa For Arousal?
It depends on the strain you smoke—and the kind of sexual experience you're hoping to have. Indica typically produces a more relaxed body-high, while Sativa typically produces a more stimulating, energetic high. Both of which can be fun.