While the weather has been warming since May, June will always feel like the first official month of Summer and a time for enjoying barbeques, campfires, and outdoor activities. In all, Summer brings a sense of rejuvenation and free-spiritedness. Since cannabis sativa is known for producing similar sensations, combining the two to elevate your entire experience makes sense.
You’ve likely heard the terms “indica” and “sativa” to distinguish between the psychological experience they produce. Indica has a reputation for inducing a body high and being ideal for relaxing, while sativa is known for being more mentally stimulating. While often accurate, the terms technically refer to a particular stain’s chemical profile and structure rather than the effects of the high it produces.
Still, sativas often offer rich mental highs that improve our moods, boost our energy, inspire creativity, and give us a general sense of euphoria. This makes cannabis sativa an ideal addition to any summertime activity. In fact, we’ll share out favorite sativa-activity pairings.
Orange Runtz and Hiking Forest Park
One of the many great things about Portland, Oregon, is access to nature. After all, Forest Park has over 5,000 acres of native forest and is practically walking distance from downtown with an impressive network of trails, including the 30-mile Wildwood Trail. Research shows many mental and physical health benefits to spending time in nature, so walking any of the trails is a therapeutic and relaxing experience.
Blue Dream dried cannabis flower offers an uplifting high that is ideal for taking your time as you walk, and appreciating all the subtle beauty the forest offers. Blue Dream will help you notice things in a new way. Enjoy Blue Dream in a joint or perhaps use a pocket pipe which doesn’t leave you with any litter. Take your pick from dozens of unique handmade glass pocket pipes at Greeley Gallery.
Majik Cookie as a Picnic Dessert
Portland also has over 200 parks across the city – in fact, the wonderful Arbor Lodge Park is right around the corner from the Greeley Gallery cannabis dispensary – and what better way to spend a summer day than at a park? Cool off from the heat in the fountains of Pioneer Courthouse Square or Waterfront Park. Explore the extinct volcano we call Mount Tabor or check out Portland’s infamous gardens.
Pack a picnic to replenish or simply relax while hanging out in the Grotto. For dessert, we recommend your choice of Majik Cookie. Though, at 50 mg of THC per cookie, you might not want to eat the whole thing at once unless you know you have a high tolerance. But edible Majik cookies are a fantastic way to boost any activity, whether you’re playing frisbee, flying a kite, or playing a pick-up game of kickball or soccer with friends.
Swap out your White Claw for a Magic Seltzer at a Social Gathering
There’s something about hot days and warm evenings that lure us outside and inspire us to be social. Happy hours, barbeques, pool parties, and more are great ways to spend time with friends and family. Such gatherings often include plenty of beer or cocktail options, but sometimes we’d rather skip the booze. Yet we don’t want to feel left out either.
We suggest drinking one of the many delicious Magic Seltzers instead. They’re refreshing, fizzy, and loaded with 50 mg of tasteless THC to enhance your social experience. Plus, THC-infused beverages kick in about as quickly as alcohol so that you can keep up with your friends, and unlike them, you won’t wake up feeling hungover the next day.
You will find these and many other options at our recreational and medicinal cannabis dispensary, Greeley Gallery. We pride ourselves on offering only the highest quality and locally produced cannabis products to our customers regardless of your preferred consumption method. Greeley Gallery is open every day of the week between 7 am and 10 pm for your convenience, and our expertly trained staff is always happy to answer any questions you have or make recommendations.
Written By: Katrina Paulson