Is your mom curious about cannabis? Maybe she tried it back in college but hasn’t touched it since, or perhaps she’s heard about new microdosed edibles or CBD-rich options that provide pain relief without making you feel out-of-control high. Maybe she’s just looking for a new way to relax that doesn’t involve wine!
Luckily for her, there’s more products available than ever before, with many new items designed specifically for women as well as the “cannabis naive,” meaning people who’ve never tried it. Small doses of THC in discreet edibles or teas offer an alternative to alcoholic beverages, helping encourage healthy sleep while defusing anxiety. Aimed at easing the common aches and pains associated with aging, cannabis-infused topicals offer relief while smoothing and nourishing skin. Many women also report that CBD aids with the difficult transition through menopause, which your mom might not want to talk about but is most likely experiencing if she’s in her early to mid-50s.
For moms who are more savvy and familiar with cannabis, we’ve included a few suggestions for sleek vape pens, flavorful flowers, and convenient prerolls that she might enjoy. Combine all of these great gifts into a wonderful basket for your mom, and introduce her to a whole new world of herbal healing.
If Your Mom Is Scared of Feeling “High”
Like a massage in a cup, this CBD-heavy variety from Kikoko Tea blends 20 mg of CBD with 3 mg of THC in a single tea bag, providing little to no euphoria but plenty of cozy, chill vibes. This caffeine-free blend of organic turmeric and ginger relaxes body and mind, perfect for moms looking to replace their nightly glass of wine with something healthier and rejuvenating.
If your mom absolutely, positively does not want to get high, then this tincture is for her. Containing no THC whatsoever, this blend of 100% Pure CBD Oil with lavender essential oil and fractionated coconut oil can be used orally as well as topically. Rub into aching joints, or add a dropper to an evening glass of tea for a natural sleep aid that dissolves stress.
Another all-CBD product that aims to restore and relieve sore muscles and joints, this lush CBD balm contains 200 mg of CBD. Artfully crafted with additional herbs including calendula, comfrey, and lavender along with cocoa butter and grapeseed oil, Leef CBD balm provides potent relief for pain and inflammation, great for active moms with stiff knees or aching backs.
If Your Mom is OK with Getting a Little High
Discreet and tasty, Breez mints freshen breath while also delivering 5 milligrams of THC. Take one every two hours to reach a plateau of pain relief and freedom from anxiety, especially after a hectic day of babysitting grandkids or running errands. Use these to medicate in mixed company without fear of judgement, just avoid mixing them with alcoholic beverages for the best results.
An immersive topical experience, these bath salts take a relaxing warm soak to the next level. After 30 minutes in the tub, you’ll feel like you’ve been on vacation for a year! Absorbing THC this way creates extraordinary effects, leaving your muscles completely relaxed and your body pain-free, but your head clear and calm. Contains 25mg of THC along with a complementary blend of essential oils infused into rich, relaxing epsom salts, blending calming aromatherapy with intense, whole-body relaxation. Available in Rose Geranium, Lemon Ginger or unscented varieties, this is the perfect gift for moms who don’t want to feel “high,” but who desperately need to unwind.
Paired with a sleek, discreet Pax Era vaporizer, this “Anytime” blend of concentrated cannabis oil is designed to be enjoyed just about anytime day or night. The perfect combination to inspire relaxation, creativity, and focus, this Hybrid cartridge should be considered your “everyday” solution. Great for traveling, or for instant relief from pain, nausea or lack of appetite. Vape pens are nice for new users of cannabis because it’s gentle on the lungs, with easy-to-titrate dosage. Start with just one inhalation and see how it feels.
If Your Mom Likes to Fully Relax
Rosé all day, amirite ladies? This rare strain is better than a bouquet any day, with violet buds and a floral perfume laced with grape and sharp citrus flavors. Effects include a cozy high that erases the worries of the day, perfect for evening relaxation. Bond with Mom while sharing a smoke of this gorgeous, tasty cannabis.
Did your mom used to bake cookies for you? Return the favor with a batch of these flavorful flowers, dubbed “Black Cherry Cookies.” Remarkably flavorful, this spicy, resinous smoke provides a dreamy, uplifting buzz, perfect for eradicating stress and anxiety. The body high stays rather light, making this flower a good choice for afternoon use, preferably right before you and your mom bake a batch of fresh chocolate chip cookies together.
Canndescent Calm, Cruise, Connect, Charge or Create
Strain names can be intimidating for people who are new to using cannabis. Simplify things for your mom by choosing a variety of pre-rolled joints from Canndescent, each intended to promote a specific mood. “Calm” evokes a soothing effect, a restful sleep, or relief from aches and pains. “Cruise” is described as a way to “keep up the pace, relax your mind, and sail through the day,” intended for busy professionals, and “Create” hopes to set the tone for a productive session of painting, jamming, coding, blogging or gaming. “Connect” is for social occasions, when gathering with friends to laugh, dance, or get intimate, while “Charge” delivers energy for active sports, dancing or hiking.
Cannabis Quencher Sip - Watermelon Lime
Recommended for moms with previous cannabis experience, this tasty little beverage is formulated with a 4:1 ratio of THC to CBD, meaning that there’s 20 milligrams of THC and 5 milligrams of CBD, creating a euphoric effect that also provides a bit of relaxation. With fresh summer flavors including watermelon and lime, Cannabis Quenchers are always made with fruit juice and sweetened naturally for a vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO way to indulge in cannabis.