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Haute Box: 8 Must-Have Holiday Gift Sets

Still stumped on what to get the cannabis lover in your life even after perusing Leafly’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide? Luckily, shopping for 420-friendly gifts is a lot easier thanks to these limited edition products and special sets just for the holidays.

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From numbered flower jars presented in Hermès-orange packaging to a box set of Shine’s all-time favorites, below are eight ways to say happy holidays. Love another product not included below? Share it in the comments!

Canndescent Limited Edition Gift Set, $120 (2-pack) or $300 (5-pack)

(Courtesy of Canndescent)

Give the gift of organically grown cannabis strains from California’s first official municipally permitted cultivator. Each named for effect (Calm, Connect, Cruise, Create, and Charge), the numbered, limited edition gift sets also include hemp wick, rolling papers, and matches—all wrapped in the prettiest packaging we’ve seen yet.

Availability: select California dispensaries (canndescent.com)

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Beboe Gift Box, $100

(Courtesy of Beboe)

A Haute Box pick for rose gold accessories, this petite three-piece vape pen set introduces its elegant microdosing experience with Beboe’s best THC and CBD blends.

Availability: select California dispensaries (beboe.com)

(Courtesy of Daily High Club)

This monthly subscription service’s holiday edition box is stuffed to the brim with $80 worth of hand-picked, festive favorites—Snowman bubbler rig and candy cane pipe included.

Shop: dailyhighclub.com

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(Courtesy of Dixie Elixirs)

Score the most popular products from this leading edible and topical company at a steal this season: Each handcrafted, etched wooden gift box is reusable as a stash box and stocked with a Synergy Relief Balm (which works wonders for chronic pain) and Milk Chocolate Bar. It’s shopper’s choice from the CDB:THC line for the third item.

Availability: select California, Colorado, and Nevada dispensaries (dixieelixirs.com) 

(Courtesy of Lowell Farms)

This limited edition, handcrafted wood case features eight strains from the celebrity-cult favorite cultivator of organic flower—each individually packaged in vacuum-sealed glass jars.

Availability: select California dispensaries (lowellsmokes.com)

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(Courtesy of Shine)

Shine Papers are the perfect holiday party trick, hostess gift, or just a way to add a little shimmer to your own sessions this season. The special-edition gift box includes a pack of signature 24K gold rolling papers (made with a hemp blend base for the smoothest burn), a king-size 24k gold cone, and a branded Clipper lighter.

Shop: shinepapers.com

(Courtesy of Tokyo Smoke

The Toronto-based coffee-shop-meets-head-shop has curated a special collection of minimalistic must-haves. Included in the “Friendly Trip” kit is a Tokyo Smoke-branded Abscent Banker Bag, gold grinder card, rolling paper pack, rolling tray with clip, Tsubota lighter, Shine cones, and Van der Pop’s doob tube.

Shop: tokyosmoke.com

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(Courtesy of 420 Science)

For the daily smoker in your life, head to the OG of online head shops and order the special bundle of more than 15 of 420 Science‘s best-selling small products—including everything from 420 Wipes and Grav Labs glass filters to hemp wick and a Wax Wallet—at a major discount (valued at $120).

Shop: 420science.com

What Are Moon Rocks and How Do You Smoke Them?

Have you ever been so high that you couldn’t feel your eyebrows, even when you physically touch them? If not, try smoking Moon Rocks and I guarantee you’ll get there. I recently smoked them for the first time ever, and two months later, I’m still unable to locate my facial features. (Worth it, by the way.)

What Are Moon Rocks?

Said to be originally created in 2015 by legendary West Coast rapper Kurupt (and trademarked as Kurupt Moonrock), Moon Rocks are a THC megazord. They’re essentially cannabis buds (historically GSC, but any strain suffices) dipped in or sprayed with hash oil, then rolled in kief. Though the potency of each batch of Moon Rocks varies and depends on how it’s made/who produces it, the general consensus is that they hover around 50% THC.

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What’s It Like to Smoke Moon Rocks?

Hitting Moon Rocks produces an extremely pleasant, terpene-rich taste of kief that makes you say, “Woooo, that’s delicious.” The smoke clouds produced are super big and full, so each hit is damn near its own experience.

And the high? Oh buddy, oh pal, don’t even get me started on the high. Starting in the head, and eventually spreading throughout the entire body down to your toes, a Moon Rocks high is one of those slow burns that you definitely feel at first, but 30 minutes later, you realize that you have reached a mountaintop that you may not have been ready to climb. I smoked my gram of Moon Rocks at around 5 p.m., and when I woke up the next morning at 7 a.m., I was still on Mars waiting for the train back to Earth.

How to Make Your Own Moon Rocks

Cannabis 'Moon Rocks'

Though Moon Rocks are commonly made with GSC flower and/or GSC concentrate, you can really make your own Moon Rocks however you’d like. All you need is the following:

  • Your favorite strain/flower
  • Your favorite concentrate/hash oil
  • A big ol’ bowl of kief from the bottom of your grinder
  • Some tongs (or any grabbing/pinching apparatus)
  • A liquid dropper

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Step 1: Grab a nug or two of your favorite choice of bud/flower. I suggest using one of the denser nugs as it’ll hold the final cannabis cocktail together better.

Step 2: Grab your favorite concentrate. If it’s super thick and tough to manipulate, heat it up until it’s a little liquidy, then use a dropper that will allow you to completely cover your bud without having to actually dip it into the concentrate. (The oversaturation of your bud could lead to both longer drying times and difficulty lighting it.)

Step 3: Use your tongs to grab the bud and roll it in kief until the entire nug is covered in crystal goodness.

Step 4: Let your Moon Rock dry until it’s ready for action, then smoke it up.

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Tips for Smoking Moon Rocks

Moon Rocks are recommended for advanced cannabis consumers as they pack a powerful punch. Here’s some advice on how to prepare for your Moon Rocks experience.

Use Glassware

Whether it’s a bong or pipe, use some glassware for Moon Rocks because it’s not your typical flower. It’s thick and greasy and will have to be ripped apart piece by piece like you’re trying to split a Nerd’s Rope with someone. If you plan to roll it up by itself, think again; not only will you not have enough Moon Rocks to do so (unless you buy, like, 18 grams of it), you won’t be able to keep it lit how a normal blunt/joint would stay lit.

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Throw Them on Top of Some Flower

The greasy texture of Moon Rocks makes them a little hard to light or keep a cherry, but if you throw them on top of some flower, you’ll be good to go. You’ll be also be doubly high, but honestly, at this point, you can’t even be concerned about what level of  highness you’ll end up at. (The answer is the top.) If you break up some Moon Rocks and sprinkle them on top of ground bud, you can roll up a blunt/joint and make it work for you.

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Finish All of Your Daily Tasks Before Smoking

We all like to get high and go do things, but the Moon Rocks isn’t a Blue Dream-type feel where you’re going to be high and ready for action, Jackson. If you have a workout to do or some tasks to finish for the day, do so before smoking or else you’ll pass right out, then wake up stressed about all the time you wasted. Don’t make my mistakes. I smoked Moon Rocks thinking I was about to punch out 1,500 words of literary fire, only to find out that my fingers don’t even work once that level of high gets ahold of my soul.

Don’t Forget to Stay Hydrated

You’re going to be so damn dehydrated that you’ll look like Spongebob when Sandy had him in the air dome for the first time ever. The cottonmouth is real. Go ahead and grab a gallon of water and sit it directly next to you while smoking Moon Rocks, because once that high hits, you will not want to move a single muscle to get up and grab of glass of high-quality H2O.

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The same goes for the snacks you plan on ingesting once the high grabs your stomach and makes it do backflips. (I suggest some chocolate-covered almonds. They’re delicious.)

Choose the Right Environment

If you’re going to hit some Moon Rocks, do so in a comfortable and vibe-encouraging environment where everything around you gives your soul life. You’re going to be on stuck mode and all you’ll want to do is sit and chill within yourself, so go ahead and get your couch game right.

Which Is Cheaper: Walmart’s ‘Weed Christmas Tree’ or Actual Weed?

A few months ago, Leafly contributor Chase Scheinbaum noticed that Walmart was offering a cannabis rosin press on its website for $299. So we ordered one and put it through its paces. The result? Not bad.

Now it appears that the nation’s largest retailer is continuing its rollout of cannabis-themed products.

For the holiday season, Walmart is selling “the original Weed Christmas Tree,” a seven-foot fake tree made up of cannabis leaves, for $249. It looks like this once you Photoshop ornaments and a bow onto it:


The ad copy reads like it was fueled by office party egg nog:

This Pot Leaf Christmas tree will “light up” the room and put your mind in the right head-space for holiday cheer. You’ll be able to relax and giggle at the marijuana leavesand decorate it as you please. This alternative Christmas tree is perfect for personaltop shelf life at home or as a medical dispensary decoration. Green Wishes and Happy Holidhaze!

“Personaltop shelf life.” Not even sure what that means.

Pound-for-Pound Comparison

The whole thing got a few of us thinking: Which is cheaper, a seven-foot Walmart Weed Christmas Tree or an actual seven-foot cannabis plant?

All leaf, no bud: Walmart canna-tree.

For an expert opinion I turned to Washington state cannabis farmer Crystal Oliver, proprietor of Washington’s Finest Cannabis. Oliver and her partner Kevin raise their crop outdoors in the sunshine near Spokane.

A seven-foot cannabis plant, she told us, would take several months to grow outdoors. “If we were to sell a seven-foot vegetative plant, we would probably ask for a couple hundred dollars,” Oliver told me.

Would that be legal?

“Yes,” she said. “We’re now able to sell plants and clones to registered medical cannabis patients, so it’s possible. But we typically sell much smaller plants to registered patients.”

The question inspired a possible new product line. “Live canna-Christmas trees…perhaps a new income stream we hadn’t considered,” she said. “Well, there’s always next year.”

The seven-foot cannabis plant price estimate, Oliver added, would be for a plant not in flower. In other words, one that’s about eight to 12 weeks away from harvest. “If the plant was in flower, it would probably yield one to three pounds of dried useable marijuana, which would be worth around $1,000 a pound wholesale and $3,000 a pound retail.”

Kevin Oliver and crop. (Courtesy of Washington’s Finest Cannabis)

So there you have it. An actual canna-Christmas plant ($200) is cheaper than Walmart’s imitation Weed Christmas Tree ($249). But once it’s in flower, the actual plant skyrockets in price.

With cannabis Christmas trees, as in life, timing is everything. Happy…Holidhaze.

Recipe: Cannabis-Infused Gelt

Put the kids to bed before kicking off an elevated round of dreidel complete with cannabis-infused gelt. These chocolate coins will melt in your mouth and impress your guests with their rich flavor.

(Courtesy of Satori)

Cannabis product: Satori Dark Chocolate Bar from Satori Chocolates (available in California).

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Recipe: Cannabis-Infused Gelt

(dizelen/iStock)

Start to finish: 30 minutes (active: 15 minutes)

Yield: 24 coins

Approximate dosage: 8mg THC per coin*

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Chop the Satori chocolate pieces and non-infused dark chocolate bar into small, thin pieces.
  2. Place chocolate in the top of a double boiler over gently simmering water, keeping the temperature low. Be sure to prevent moisture, either from water or stream, from reaching the chocolate. Stir slowly.
  3. While chocolate is melting, set aside two mini-muffin pans. (You should have room to make a total of 24 coins between them.)
  4. When the chocolate is fully melted, remove from heat and drop equal-sized spoonfuls of chocolate into the bottom of each muffin cavity. Knock the muffin tins against a hard surface until the chocolate has leveled out across the bottom of the tins.
  5. Place tins in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes, or until the chocolate has fully cooled and set.
  6. Once the coins are solidified, turn the pans upside down over a clean surface and flex the pans until the coins fall out. (If they are stuck, try knocking the back of the tin.)
  7. Wrap each chocolate disc in gold or silver foil individually to replicate the appearance of coins.
  8. Set aside in a secure location, and bring them out after the kids have gone to bed for an exciting adult game of dreidel.

*Note: The amount of cannabis product specified in this recipe is a very loose suggestion; the actual amount you use should be modified based on the strength of your products and the potency you desire. Dosing homemade edibles can be tricky (click here to learn why), so the best way to test for potency is to start with one portion of a serving, wait one to two hours, then make an informed decision on whether to consume more. Always dose carefully and listen to your body, and never drive under the influence of cannabis.

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Recipe: Cannabis-Infused Sufganiyot

Dusted with confectioner’s sugar and bursting with sweet raspberry jam, these jelly-filled delicacies are sure to be gone in a snap. Share with a family and friends for a relaxing end to a lively Hanukkah night.

(Courtesy of Ruby Edibles)

Cannabis product: Ruby Cannabis Sugar from Ruby Edibles (available in Washington).

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Recipe: Cannabis-Infused Sufganiyot

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Start to finish: 3 hours 30 minutes (active: 30 minutes)

Yield: 12 sufganiyot

Approximate dosage: 5mg THC per sufganiyot*

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup lukewarm milk
  • 6 packets Ruby Cannabis Sugar*
  • 1 teaspoon dried yeast
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 drops vanilla extract
  • 1 ⅔ cups flour, plus more for kneading
  • Raspberry jam
  • Vegetable oil (for deep-frying)
  • Confectioner’s sugar for dusting

Directions

  1. Add the yeast and one packet of the infused sugar to lukewarm milk, allowing it to dissolve fully. Let sit for 10 minutes, or until mixture has frothed.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the remaining infused sugar packets with the egg and egg yolk. Add the sour cream, salt, vanilla, and yeast mixture. Beat until thoroughly combined.
  3. Fold flour in slowly, a little at a time. Continue stirring until the mixture turns into a soft, elastic dough.
  4. Knead the dough, adding more flour if necessary, for about five minutes.
  5. Add a bit of oil to the dough mixture and turn the dough to coat it evenly in oil.
  6. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm place for two hours until dough has risen and doubled in size.
  7. Coat a clean, flat surface with flour. Remove plastic wrap from bowl. Knead the risen dough in the bowl for another few minutes and then remove and place on floured surface, using a rolling pin to flatten the mixture. The dough should reach a ¼-inch thickness.
  8. Cut dough into two-inch rounds using a cutter. Combine the leftover scraps and roll out again, repeating the cutting process, in order to use as much of the dough as possible.
  9. Separate your dough rounds into two even piles. Set one pile aside.
  10. With the first pile, put a teaspoon of raspberry jam in the middle of each dough round. Wet the edges of the dough with a little water.
  11. From the second pile, add a dough round to the top of each jelly-filled round, and press the edges together to create a sticky seal.
  12. Flour a baking tray and arrange the rounds, leaving space in between each round. When all rounds are in place, let sit and allow to rise for another 30 mins.
  13. In a saucepan, heat 1 ½ inches of vegetable oil over medium-high heat and drop the sufganiyot into the oil, two at a time.
  14. With the lid on the pan, fry for about four minutes or until golden brown. Then turn and fry the other side for another minute.
  15. Carefully remove and place on paper towels to drain and dry.
  16. Sprinkle the confectioner’s sugar liberally on each sufganiyot, and serve warm and fresh.

*Note: The amount of cannabis product specified in this recipe is a very loose suggestion; the actual amount you use should be modified based on the strength of your product and the potency you desire. Dosing homemade edibles can be tricky (click here to learn why), so the best way to test for potency is to start with one portion of a serving, wait one to two hours, then make an informed decision on whether to consume more. Always dose carefully and listen to your body, and never drive under the influence of cannabis.

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Recipe: Cannabis-Infused Potato Latkes

Fried in cannabis olive oil, infused latkes are guaranteed to elevate your Hanukkah gathering. Pair these infused potato pancakes with cool sour cream and a touch of sweet applesauce for the ultimate savory treat to ring in the holiday.

(Courtesy of Little House Foods)

Cannabis product: CYOC Olive Oil from Little House Foods (available in Oregon). Alternatively, make your own infused olive oil using our recipe.

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Recipe: Cannabis-Infused Potato Latkes

(PoppyB/iStock)

Start to finish: 20 minutes

Yield: 6 latkes

Approximate dosage: 5mg THC per latke*

Ingredients

  • 4 medium-sized russet potatoes
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons matzo meal
  • 6 tablespoons CYOC Olive Oil
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon coarse black pepper
  • Applesauce and sour cream for serving

Directions

  1. Peel the potatoes and cut into equal quarters. Add potatoes to a food processor and process using a blade that will create long, thin strips.
  2. In a large bowl, combine processed potatoes with the beaten eggs, matzo meal, salt, and pepper.
  3. Over medium heat, add the infused olive oil to a large skillet. Leaving a little space in the pan between each latke, drop six large spoonfuls of the potato mixture into the skillet and press down to create a flat circular or oval shape.
  4. Fry each side of the latkes for four minutes or until crisp and golden. Repeat until all the latke mixture has been fried.
  5. Transfer the latkes to a paper towel on a large plate and let cool for a minute or two.
  6. Enjoy with applesauce, sour cream, or a dollop of both.

*Note: The amount of cannabis product specified in this recipe is a very loose suggestion; the actual amount you use should be modified based on the strength of your product and the potency you desire. Dosing homemade edibles can be tricky (click here to learn why), so the best way to test for potency is to start with one portion of a serving, wait one to two hours, then make an informed decision on whether to consume more. Always dose carefully and listen to your body, and never drive under the influence of cannabis.

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3 Ways to Infuse Your Hanukkah Recipes With Cannabis

Cannabis has been embraced by many as a welcome addition to Jewish holidays and celebrations, and Hanukkah is no exception. A celebration of liberation, light, and life, the holiday traditionally incorporates delicious, oil-fried foods and other sweet treats as part of the festivities. We propose stepping up your celebration of life by infusing three classic Hanukkah treats for the 21-and-over crowd.

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Below, find three great Hanukkah recipes incorporating cannabis-infused products; break them out at your 420-friendly Hanukkah gathering.

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9 Cannabis-Infused Lotions for Chapped Winter Skin

We all know that staying hydrated will help keep you healthy, but it’s also important to give your skin some extra love during the dry winter months. Humidity levels drop and the air is frigid, causing the moisture in your skin to quickly deplete. CBD or THC infused topicals add an extra layer of protection and provide relief for dry, cracked skin, as each of these cannabinoids can soothe inflammation and repair damage.

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The following infused lotions, creams, and balms create a barrier against harsh elements, keeping your skin hydrated and refreshed no matter what the weather has in store.

(Courtesy of MüV)

MüV’s hydrating lotion features 60mg THC, 60mg CBD, shea butter, safflower oil, rosehip oil, coconut, aloe, and hints of rosemary and mint. It’s also packed with antioxidants such as green tea and vitamin E. The rich medley of ingredients is made to leave skin soft, smooth, and nourished. For those who prefer their lotions without THC, MüV offers variety with their CBD Hydrating Lotion, still boasting 60mg CBD but omitting the THC.

Available in: Arizona

(Courtesy of Lost Remedy)

Lost Remedy’s Skin Replenishing Lotion is an excellent choice as a daily protective moisturizer. It features 50mg CBD, vitamins, and an array of nourishing oils such as sweet almond, apricot seed, avocado, grapeseed, and hemp seed. The sweet scents of rose, neroli, and patchouli will leave you feeling pampered and fresh.

Available: Nationwide

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(Courtesy of Sun God Medicinals)

For those searching for an extra-strength lotion, look no further than Sun God Medicinals’ Ra Cannabis Body Lotion, featuring 200mg THC. The lotion comes in several scents including myrtle wood, rosemary-patchouli, lavender-jasmine, and unscented, and all are perfect for alleviating skin irritations.

Available in: Oregon

(Courtesy of Papa & Barkley)

Infused with nourishing coconut oil, each 50ml jar of Papa & Barkley Releaf Balm comes packed with 400mg of cannabinoids in a 3:1 THC to CBD ratio. Use on stiff joints and cracked skin for a deep cannabis-infused relaxation after a long day in the winter chill.

Available in: California

(Courtesy of Fit Aroma)

Fit Aroma’s body lotion is 100% organic and features 15mg CBD hemp oil per ounce, for a total of 120mg in each bottle. The formula is designed to nourish with hydrating ingredients like cocoa butter, shea butter, coconut oil, and avocado oil, plus vitamins A, D, and E.

Available: Nationwide

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(Courtesy of Canna Hemp)

One of the biggest victims of winter weather is the skin on your lips. Canna Hemp’s cooling CBD Lip Balm in Lightened Mint is designed to rescue chapped lips with 18.9mg CBD in addition to beeswax, coconut oil, vitamin E, and other nurturing ingredients. The balm is available in a variety of flavors, including cherry, raspberry, lemon, and blueberry.

Available in: Nevada

(Courtesy of SatiVera)

A topical cream designed for both the face and body, SatiVera’s cream features 250mg of phytocannabinoids, primarily CBD. Calendula is also a prominent ingredient in the formula, providing anti-inflammatory benefits in addition to the cream’s skin-soothing nourishment.

Available: Nationwide

(Courtesy of Evergreen Organix)

This rich body cream by Evergreen Organix is formulated to help soothe damaged skin. In addition to natural ingredients and the invigorating scent of lemongrass, it also boasts 100mg THC and 25mg CBD. It can be used for dry skin therapy or as a daily moisturizer to protect from the frigid elements.

Available in: Nevada and California

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(Courtesy of Canna Hemp)

Free & Cleared by Canna Hemp is made to be deeply moisturizing with omega acids and vitamin E. The lotion features 105.3mg of cannabis-derived CBD. In addition to the unscented variety, it comes in many fresh scents such as Citrus Blossom, Kind Cucumber, Hyd-Rose, and Harlot Haze.

Available in: Nevada

These Are the Fastest-Trending Cannabis Products in Every State in 2017

Now that you can search cannabis products on Leafly in addition to thousands of cannabis strains, we reviewed our data to find the fastest-trending cannabis product in every state in 2017. To determine these, we omitted low-traffic outliers, then looked at which cannabis products had enjoyed the fastest increase in traffic from each individual region. The results are listed below.

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If you read our lists of the fastest-trending cannabis strains in 2017 and 2016, you know that trends change fast in the US’s fastest-growing industry. Still, key takeaways can be gleaned from the data:

  • Non-consumable items account for a huge proportion of trending products. Nearly 50% of states were interested in vaporizers, bubblers, glass rigs, and the like.
  • Vape pen cartridges are widely loved. More than 20% of states’ fastest-trending products were vaporizer carts.
  • States with limited access to cannabis are interested in older products. For instance, in Iowa and Kansas—both with no legalization measures on the books—the PAX 2 was trending faster than the newer PAX 3.
  • Many states were looking for products available in neighboring states, or in the largest markets. Utah, for instance, was interested in items from neighboring Colorado, while many states were checking out California products (perhaps to keep an eye on trends, or in anticipation of the Golden State’s recreational market opening in 2018).
  • While edibles make up a big portion of legal sales, edibles products were rarely fastest-trending. This may be because people can make their own edibles, while items like cartridges are hard to DIY.

Even though many states below have not yet legalized cannabis, people within their borders still want to learn about their options, meaning that the data still can provide valuable information for future reference—particularly in states where cannabis markets may open within the next year.

Alabama

Product: Bubbler

Brand: Marley Natural

Alaska

Product: Firefly 2

Brand: Firefly

Arizona

Product: Dream Steam Sativa Cartridge

Brand: Dream Steam Vapes

Arkansas

Product: Firefly 2

Brand: Firefly

California

Product: Gorilla Glue Terpenes

Brand: Trinity Terpenes

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Colorado

Product: Night Rider 500mg Indica Cartridge

Brand: IndigoPro

Connecticut

Product: Mist! Sublingual Oral Spray

Brand: marQaha

District of Columbia

Product: Granddaddy Purple Cartridge

Brand: Temple Extracts

Delaware

Product: Bubbler

Brand: Marley Natural

Florida

Product: Boost eRig

Brand: Dr. Dabber

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Georgia

Product: Purple Kush

Brand: Phantom Farms

Hawaii

Product: CO2 Vaporizer Cartridge

Brand: Brite Labs

Idaho

Product: Grow Handcrafted Wood Dugout With One Hitter

Brand: Grow Glass

Illinois

Product: Kosher Kush

Brand: GTI

Indiana

Product: Firefly 2

Brand: Firefly

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Iowa

Product: PAX 2

Brand: PAX

Kansas

Product: PAX 2

Brand: PAX

Kentucky

Product: CSC Shatter

Brand: Concentrate Supply Co.

Louisiana

Product: KoolBloom

Brand: General Hydroponics

Maine

Product: Bubblegum

Brand: Cannasol Farms

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Maryland

Product: Candyland Vape Cartridge

Brand: AbsoluteXtracts

Massachusetts

Product: Nectar 500mg Vape Pen Cartridge

Brand: Eel River Organics

Michigan

Product: Greenway Medible Fruity Krispy 100mg Cereal Bar

Brand: Herban Supply Co.

Minnesota

Product: Twisty Glass Blunt

Brand: 7Greengold

Mississippi

Product: OG Kush

Brand: Pioneer Nuggets

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Missouri

Product: 9lb Hammer

Brand: Western Cultured

Montana

Product: PAX 2

Brand: PAX

Nebraska

Product: SOURCE Orb 4 Premium Quartz Vape Pen Kit

Brand: SOURCEvapes

Nevada

Product: O.penVAPE 2.0 Variable Voltage Battery

Brand: Nevada Botanical Science

New Hampshire

Product: PAX 3

Brand: PAX

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New Jersey

Product: Kushy Vape Unicorn Dreams 250mg Disposable Vape Pen

Brand: Kushy Punch

New Mexico

Product: Indica Skywalker CO2 Cartridge

Brand: Pure Vape

New York

Product: Green Crack

Brand: Double Dutch Farms

North Carolina

Product: Twisty Glass Blunt

Brand: 7Greengold

North Dakota

Product: Everyday CBD Tincture

Brand: CW Hemp

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Ohio

Product: Dissolve Cartridge

Brand: Level Blends

Oklahoma

Product: Airvape Xs

Brand: Airvape

Oregon

Product: Tropical Trainwreck 1g Cartridge

Brand: Winberry Farms

Pennsylvania

Product: Durban Lime Vape Cartridge

Brand: AbsoluteXtracts

Rhode Island

Product: MB2E Machine

Brand: Magical Butter

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South Carolina

Product: Twisty Glass Blunt

Brand: 7Greengold

South Dakota

Product: Bubbler

Brand: Marley Natural

Tennessee

Product: MB2E Machine

Brand: Magical Butter

Texas

Product: Blueberry Silvertip

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Toronto’s Pop-Up Edibles Market Preps for the Legal Future

Shopping for cannabis in US states with medical and/or recreational legalization offers a smorgasbord of product options, from candies and cookies to sodas and potato chips to whatever they think of next.

Just like old-school raves, the location of a Green Market event is usually announced the day before, and for a similar reason: What they’re doing is officially illegal.

Contrast that with Canada, where the only medical cannabis one has been legally able to purchase is dried flower and oil—and only when it’s couriered to your home after going online or ordering over the phone.

That’s why Lisa Campbell came up with the idea of Green Market, a farmer’s market-like event series that brings a plethora of otherwise-unavailable cannabis edibles to various locations across Toronto. Just like old-school raves, the location of a Green Market event is usually announced the day before, and for a similar reason: What they’re doing is considered completely illegal under Canadian law.

Campbell tells me that Green Market was started on Mothers Day 2016. The holiday overlap was a complete accident, but Campbell was thrilled when people not only showed up, but brought their mothers with them.

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“It was so cool to see people come as a family to a cannabis event,” says Campbell. “Our events our 19-and-up, but sometimes we have multiple generations of a family attend.”

Since launching the Green Market in 2016, Campbell has seen an uptick in the number of vendors (up to 30 at one event) and a renewed sense of community in a country where illegal producers of cannabis companies are pitted against larger licensed producers of medical cannabis products. Edible products, with the exception of cannabis oil, have never been available for purchase by Canada’s medical cannabis patients. Even when Canada legalizes recreational marijuana in July 2018, edibles won’t be considered for legalization until one year later.

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What started as a market has grown into a community gathering point, especially in light of the Toronto police raids on illegal dispensaries throughout 2016 and 2017, which shuttered (temporarily or otherwise) many dispensaries across the city.

“Since the Project Claudia raids, Green Market has become a family for the craft cannabis community,” Campbell says.

Now Campbell’s thinking ahead. One goal: Leveraging the Green Market events community to raise money for the Toronto Overdose Prevention Society (Toronto OPS) and its recent campaign to reverse overdoses and provide clean needles for users in Toronto’s Moss Park.

That’s one of the reasons why Ian Campeau, also known as DJ NDN, got involved with the Green Market events. The former member of  A Tribe Called Red quit the award-winning band and its hectic lifestyle to focus on advocacy for social issues through cannabis.

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As Campeau recently told Vice, cannabis naturally connects to other important social causes. “It’s opening a lot of ways to confront violence against women and Indigenous issues, [and] the police state…It opens up a lot of talk to confront oppression that we see.”

Moving forward, Lisa Campbell says she wants to focus on licensing their businesses and complying with the coming regulations. That would likely mean that the end of Green Market events where vendors hawk goods to the public.

For what may be one of the last Green Markets this Sunday, December 10, Campbell was coy about the location but mentioned that a couple things attendees could look forward to: an obstacle course and a special-guest DJ. Stay tuned.