4 Smart Ways To Incorporate Medical Cannabis Into Your Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and if you're like most medical patients here in Colorado Springs, there's a good chance that you make up 50% of a stoner couple. If you're looking for a few ways to use cannabis this Valentine's Day, or if you're just looking for some of the best deals on weed in Colorado Springs, look no further. Below we're touching base on why people use cannabis during Valentine's Day, a few ways to enjoy it while you're with your partner this weekend, and a couple of great deals you can cash in on at The Epic Remedy this weekend.
Why Medical Patients Use Cannabis On Valentine's Day
Cannabis has been used as an aphrodisiac for hundreds of years in a ton of different cultures. Take India, for example. You know, the ones who wrote the Kama Sutra? Many texts hundreds of years old from the region referenced the use of cannabis for sexuality, eroticism, and emotional fulfillment.
But aside from the history lesson and hundreds of years of anecdotal evidence to support these ideals, there's actually quite a lot of science out there to back up the claims. As a medical marijuana patient, you already know just how many good things THC does for the body. However, THC and all the other cannabinoids work within our whole bodies and our minds.
For example, THC can reduce pain and inflammation, reduce cramps and muscle spasms, and leave the entire body feeling relaxed. All of these are great aspects when it comes to engaging in physical activities (and you know which one's I'm referring to here). This can be helpful for people who experience painful sex or people who have symptoms in other areas of their bodies that make it difficult to get into the mood and focus on the task at hand.
You can take that one step further since just about everyone you ask will tell you that cannabis makes sex physically feel better. When the body is relaxed, the mind will follow, helping you to reduce stress while soothing your muscles. Combined with the mental side of things, sex on weed can feel more involved, intimate, and tantric when cannabis is in the mix. In fact, a Stanford University study on the subject found that “a positive association between marijuana use and sexual frequency is seen in men and women across all demographic groups.” Study participants had more sex when weed was in the mix and found sex with their partners to be more enjoyable.
Cannabis also plays a big role on the conscious side of things surrounding love and intimacy. THC is known for reducing symptoms of depression, stress, and even anxiety, making it easier to get into the mood and feel closer to your partner. There's a reason the sentiment “couples who smoke together stay together” exists. It’s because it’s true! Cannabis makes you feel more comfortable with both yourself and within your relationship. It can help cultivate tender moments where both parties can swing from dying of laughter to making out to having hard conversations about life stuff and back. Heartfelt conversations about life and emotions and feelings come easier to people who smoke together and talk.
The mental effects make it easier to be comfortable with who you are and with who your partner is and explore the multiple facets of one another. That stress and anxiety relief is a great choice for men who suffer from erectile dysfunction caused by anxiety or PTSD as well as women who get nervous before sex. Cannabis nurtures the emotional aspects of romantic love and makes it easier to shed some of our egos and be true. In the same vein, the effects can even translate into the bedroom. It creates a channel for clear, easy communication and boosts your sense of self, which may help you find it easier to participate in things in the bedroom together that you may be uncomfortable bringing up to your partner.
It's easier to try new things and be receptive to different sexual dynamics when cannabis is in the mix and you're comfortable with your partner. This ties back into intimacy! If you and your partner both smoke, you'll both be more likely to be receptive to shaking things up as well as more comfortable communicating desires - creating a more dynamic sexual environment as well as a loving, emotionally secure one.
With all that said though, it's important to remember that cannabis affects everybody differently. If you enjoy marijuana while eating, watching TV, or having sex, you'll absolutely consider cannabis an aphrodisiac - especially if you have anxiety about sex and use medical marijuana to alleviate that stress. However, keep in mind that even if it boosts your confidence and makes you feel flirty, it might make your partner turn inward and feel unsexy. There is no universal truth when it comes to cannabis and pleasure, so keep that in mind when you're making plans with your honey this Valentine's Day.
Basically, TLDR; cannabis and romance go hand in hand. Here are a few ways for medical patients in Colorado Springs to incorporate it into their Valentine's Day this year as well as a handful of the best deals on weed you can find in the Springs this Valentine's Day.
Try Infused Chocolates
A great way to get into the mood for Valentine's Day is to partake in a few low-dose edibles - specifically, THC-infused chocolates! Chocolate is considered an aphrodisiac on its own, which is why they make such a popular gift on Valentine's Day. Combine that with the aphrodisiac-power of THC and you'll set yourself up for a great evening with your sweetheart. Edibles take up to 2 hours to kick in, so you can make it through a nice date and into act 2 (bow chicka bow bow) before they fully kick in. If you're not experienced with edibles, start with a low dose of about 10-20mg. Best of all, some cannabis chocolates are made with other sensual ingredients like almonds and figs, which have also been used as natural aphrodisiacs that may make you feel more aroused and last longer in the sack. We carry a variety of chocolates ranging from 100-1000mg. We really like Sweet Grass Kitchen and Incredibles.
Set The Mood With THC-infused Topicals
People sleep on topicals year-round until Valentine's Day. Topical THC is absorbed through the skin and is designed to soothe and relax the body without causing any high or altered mental effects. One of the best ways to enjoy topical THC is with THC/CBD bath salts, oils, and lotions. What would Valentine's Day be without a candlelit bath, a glass of wine, and ultimate relaxation? Take a THC-infused bath with your partner and then settle in for a couples massage using THC-infused body creams or massage oils. In some places, you can even find THC-infused lubricants, which help relax the muscles within the body of both men and women without making your performance suffer - just improving the level of pain. Topicals are a great way to enjoy full-body relief without feeling stoned or too tired to actually enjoy Valentine's Day. We carry bath salts and body creams by Apothecanna and Incredibles, both of which are excellent companies and make for super relaxing products.
Pick the Right Strain To Manage Symptoms (And Get The Fire Started)
If edibles and candlelit baths aren't really your thing, you can't go wrong with something that you'll already know will work for you and your partner. However, if you're just going down this list (and honestly, nobody would complain about that), you may want to top things off with a smoke sesh. Remember, with cannabis flower, start with a puff or two to see how the strain affects you so you don't feel paranoia or any unwanted anxiety or discomfort. With over 40+ premium medical cannabis strains to choose from, it's easy to find something both fun and medicinally valuable for this special occasion here at Colorado Springs' best dispensary. If you prefer a relaxed, tantric Valentine's Day experience, go for some indica-leaning strains like Dirty Taxi, Ice Cream Man #3, or Punch Breath. They'll keep you relaxed but won't make you fall asleep. On the other hand, if you're looking for something more energetic and spicy, try Green Crack, Durban Poison, or Sour Maui. They'll give you some much-needed stamina without making you feel racy. If you're looking for something in the middle, you can't go wrong with classics like Blue Dream, Pac-10, or Wedding Cake.
Give the Gift of Weed To Your Valentine
If you're not looking to incorporate cannabis into your Valentine's Day directly and still want to give them something special, traditional cards, chocolates, and flowers might be a little played out. Medical marijuana patients in Colorado Springs are always happy to receive something cannabis-adjacent, so go for something they might need or use! You can't go wrong with apparel, but smoke essentials are always appreciated. You can find discount vaporizers and smoke supplies at all three of our Colorado Springs dispensaries as well as award-winning concentrates. You can even go for something simple, like a bouquet of their favorite munchies that you eat together.
However, this week we're having a 24-hour flash sale on a ton of our products on Valentine's Day. If you like the idea of using bath salts, chocolates, and flower this V-day, we've got you covered. Stop in and see us on February 14th for the best valentine's day deals on weed in Colorado Springs!
- All 1/8ths $20 (save $2 - $4)
- Wax, Budder, Sugar, and Cured Resin $16/g (save $2)
- Live Resin $18 (save $4)
Thanks for being our Valentine this year, Epic Fam! All in all, Valentine’s Day is a very special day for you and that special someone in your life. It doesn’t cost a lot of money to make a stoner relationship that much more intense, so try grabbing some infused products and watch the magic happen! Happy Valentine’s Day!