It’s an untraditional Mother’s Day this year, so delight your mom with a gift that breaks boundaries and helps her relax in quarantine.
Cannabis stores are open with curbside pickup and/or delivery in nearly all legal states.
It’s going to be easiest to scoop up a gift in a place like California where there’s statewide delivery, as well as Oregon, Washington, and Colorado where there are lots of stores. Still, medical states like Arizona and Massachusetts are booming with patients practicing self-care this Mother’s Day. Order today to get things squared away for Sunday. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Get her flowers, the special kind
Get the mother in your life the flowers she wants, instead of the colorful spray plastic-wrapped at the grocery store. Leafly’s most popular cannabis flower products include an eighth-ounce of:
●Wedding Cake (Leafly’s 2019 strain of the year)
Need a bargain?
We get it, times are tough. In California, Pacific Stone and Old Pal have great bargain flowers—like affordable Banjo ounces, and Sour Diesel shake. We’ve also got Leafly-picked deals near you, listed below:
Over at Willie’s Reserve from Willie Nelson, moms love mini-joints. Get 5-packs of Super Lemon Haze, Mac 1, and Blue Dream. The small, personal joints don’t need to be shared during a safely spaced social gathering. Each lady can toke her own.
Splurge on designer buds this year.
- At the flower brand “matter” in New York, it’s all about the Mr. Clean for daytime energy.
- In Delaware, the brand FRESH is selling tons of cirtusy Tangicle, and Flojo this month.
- In Arizona, Tryke Companies is slanging designer Pie Hoe flower, V Kush, and Gelato. Also in Arizona, Copperstate Farms has Dragon Fruit and Black Roze—super on-trend for moms.
- Furthermore, California and Arizona brand Sunday Goods has Cherry Punch, Moonshine Haze, and Desert Lime. Also, get the MAC 1 pre-roll cone from Korova in California.
- Phat Panda of Washington offers some standout MAC, Papaya Cake, and Golden Cherries.
- And Bloom of Los Angeles—now also in WA, NM, NV, and OK—is selling out of Tropikoolato, Orange Apricot, and Gluelato.
Edibles are the COVID-era king
With more consumers considering their lung health, cannabis-infused food and drinks are spiking in popularity right now. And why not? A 5-mg or 10-mg gummy can elevate an evening of binge-watching and ease you into a full night’s sleep. Others are becoming more creative with infused-beverage cocktails, using them to mark the end of the work-from-home day while backing off the alcohol intake.
Gummies for life
One of our new fave gummies is the Smokiez line available in Oregon, Washington, California, Oklahoma, and Maine. We like to cut a 10-mg fruit chew (sour blue raspberry FTW) in half and share with a co-quarantined house buddy. They come in single-serve units, but your mom will want a 10-unit, 100 mg bag.
In Arizona, Baked Bros has indica gummy bears, watermelon kush slices, as well as sour gummy bears. Copperstate Farms of Arizona has a special treat with pomegranate jellies. Plus, Select has mango gummies in Arizona.
Micro-dose a mint with mom
If your mom is a little trepidatious about cannabis, ease her into the experience with some micro-dosed mints or lozenges. These super-mini-micros come in potencies that might seem ridiculous—one milligram!—to the experienced stoner, but they’re just the ticket for more mature adults looking for a light lift in their day.
In Washington and selected legal states, Mr. Moxey’s Mints come with a promising slogan—”Microdosing you can trust”—and they’ve never let us down. We know some moms who swear by their 25:1 mints, which offer 25 mg of CBD with 1 mg of THC. The CBD-only version of Moxey’s Mints are available in many states nationwide, but their micro-dosed THC versions can be found in some of the 11 legal states as well.
Over in California, the Kiva Petra rules the mint scene.
Share an infused beverage
Moms live in a golden era of low-dose, tasty, cannabis-infused drinks. Track down a six-pack of California’s CANN micro-dose bubbly water, or Tinley’s non-alcoholic, coconut cask, cannabis-infused elixir in the flavor Pineapple Jack sativa.
In Washington, it’s worth sampling a couple bottles of Craft Elixirs artisanal small-batch syrups. Use them as a base to create a new alcohol-free (but potent) cocktail to share with mom at an appropriate social distance. Mix it in a smoothie, drizzle it over ice cream, or add a dollop to an espresso drink. Pancakes? Sure, why not.
In Oregon, California, Colorado, Washington, and Massachusetts, check out the Legal line of infused beverages. Lightly carbonated and fruity but not too sweet, their bottles come in 40mg and 100mg dosages. We’re partial to the pomegranate flavor, but the lemon-ginger makes a nice base for a delightful craft-it-yourself cocktail.
Chocolate, the classic
In California, Kiva owns Mother’s Day with exquisite chocolate: They’ve got the classic 100 mg Dark Chocolate Bar; or the Milk Chocolate Churro Bar, or the Gold Terra bites, or the Dark Chocolate Toffee Crunch. And don’t forget the Kiva blueberries—chocolate-covered blueberries infused with 5 mg THC each.
Women are driving the explosion in wellness uses for cannabis—stuff you don’t smoke, and that might not get you high. Some products may substitute for prescription drugs that address anxiety or pain. Here are some of the best.
Topicals and capsules
And look at this brand Arizona Organix—they got mom’s CBD lotion, lip balm, pineapple candies, watermelon gummies, even pomegranate syrup. You don’t have to smoke any of that stuff. Some of it only contains CBD, like their CBD capsules.
Massachusetts’ Garden Remedies woman-led & physician-led offerings include Manja Manja watermelon chews; medicated relief lotion; CBD capsules; Seven East vapes ‘Dream’ cartridge; strawberries and cream lip balm; Dr. Karen’s Unscented Relief Lotion; and orange breeze lip balm.
Verano of Maryland, Illinois, Nevada, Colorado, Oklahoma, Washington has a Black Raspberry Road liquid THCa 1200mg; Menta Green Tea; and Winterment Menta Mints. They also have topicals like the: 1:1 Harmony Pain Relief Balm; Avexia Epsom Bath Salts; aand Lavender Epsom Salt Soak.
Candies and caramel
Moms deserve a sweet treat. In Massachusetts, Betty’s Eddies Bedtime Fruit Chews are killing insomnia with honey, lemon, melatonin, and THC. The Berry Bombs are the bomb, too. Betty’s Eddies can be found in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maryland, and Nevada. They also come in Extra Strength.
Vapes, vapes, vapes
Moms like vapes because they can be discreet, low-dose, and come in a variety of effects and flavors.
Arizona and Oklahoma moms turn to Timeless Vapes’ Super Lemon Haze energy cartridge.
In Illinois, try Cresco’s very popular High Supply hybrid pen.
In Arizona, it’s Tryke’s Pineapple Diesel cart.
For the high-THC moms: Cresco has a Reserve line with Lime Sorbet Diamonds & Terp Sauce. Across the US, Select Oil’s Select Elite carts offer Gelato 33; Candyland; Cherry Pie; Wedding Cake. Meanwhile, California leader Raw Garden’s best bets for cartridges are Berries and Cream; Purple Lemonade; Nova Madness; Slurm Fuel; and Strawberry Jack.
Cannabis’ second main active ingredient, cannabidiol (CBD), is saving many a mom from going cray-cray these days. New York’s Aqua 2:1 vape is a hit with the CBD crowd. On the West Coast, it’s Platinum Vapes’ Sour Tsunami CBD cart, or Bloom Farms’ CBD mini-vapor pens.
Lastly: you know what they say. ‘Give mom some cannabis, she’s lifted for a day. Teach mom how to buy cannabis, and she’s lifted for her lifetime.’
And finally, get mom some dope seeds! Just ask our gardening writer, Sunset Magazine’s Johanna Silver. Help mom find her zen in the garden with ten-packs of high-THC or high-CBD seeds from brands like Humboldt Seed Co available in select states coast to coast.