It’s alllllmost summer, and we can’t wait. The world is slowly reopening after the pandemic, and we’re already looking forward to enjoying cannabis with friends again. Here’s the thing – cannabis consumption during the summer is different than what works other times of the year. It’s nothing crazy, but we want you to get the most out of your experience. Here are three tips for enjoying cannabis this summer.
Cannabis Can Actually Lower Body Temperatures
If temperatures are soaring, good news. Cannabis may actually be able to help you cool down. Really! Chalk it up to the compounds inherent to cannabis that function as homeostatic agents, helping the body find balance. Those clever cannabinoids engage with the endocannabinoid system in the hypothalamus, where they can have an effect on temperature regulation. Plus, cannabinoids may also modulate sensations of heat and pain. Theoretically, they may be able to numb our feelings of being too hot. In essence, that means cannabinoids may be able to trigger the body’s cooling response, dropping your body temperature. Still, don’t rely on cannabis alone – make sure you’re probably hydrated and find shade when you can.
Choose the Best Cannabis Products for the Best Experience
High temperatures can wreak havoc on your stash – melting your gummies, trashing your chocolate, and even making your favorite vape cart malfunction. So think smart, and swap for products that can handle high heat. Think tinctures and flower. And whatever you do, store your stash properly!
Be Summer Safe
This one applies year round. Safety always – always – comes first when you’re enjoying cannabis. So follow local laws and guidelines, heed the golden rule, and in the summer, remember that excessive heat and high-THC strains can both lead to fainting. So yes, cannabis can help lower your body temperature, b.ut it can also lower your blood pressure. For some people, that can mean a higher likelihood of passing out. If that sounds like you, make sure to stay hydrated, eat well, and consider upping the CBD to THC ratio. Oh, and seek the air conditioner!