Spooky Cannabis Treats for a Halloween High
With just a few days left until Halloween, and with cases of COVID-19 surging around the country, it’s painfully clear that throwing a spooky celebration or handing out candy to trick-or-treaters simply isn’t in the cards. But just because it wouldn’t be socially responsible to throw a costume party or open your door to a parade of masked munchkins doesn’t mean you can’t mark the occasion and have a little fun.
After all, listening to music and going on a hike can always be enhanced with the right cannabis treat — and so can curling up on the couch to watch a scary movie or carving pumpkins with your pod. And if weed is your thing, you’re in luck, as there’s a costume closet’s worth of new goodies hitting the market this fall.
From glowing bath bombs to a Dia de los Muertos tin of mini prerolls, there’s something for every variety of reveler looking to ring in All Hallows Eve with a cannabis assist.
Caliva’s Alien OG Fresh Flower Vape Cart
$39; 83.47% THC; half-gram 510-thread cartridge
Testing at almost 84 percent THC, these cosmic cartridges from Caliva are truly out-of-this-world. While many vapes fail to reflect their flower of origin, Caliva’s new Fresh Flower vape cart line uses single-source terpenes derived from in-house flower. The result is incredibly, well, fresh-tasting vapor. Among the brand’s initial Fresh Flower offerings is Alien OG: a strain reputed for its notes of earthy pine and citrus. You’ll definitely get plenty of both with each hit. Given everyone will largely be stuck indoors for Halloween night, discretely vaping some quality cannabis named for extraterrestrials seems an enticing option for the true space cadets and astronaut hopefuls among us.
Key’s “Skeleton” Mini Prerolls (Dia de Los Muertos Tin)
$39; 20.5% THC; 7-pack of half-gram joints
Available in over 40 dispensaries across California, Key is making a name for itself as a provider of quality, affordable cannabis. The line’s mini pre-rolls, in particular, offer an ideal solution to the conundrum of smoking joints during a pandemic. Naturally, no one wants to share right now, but we aren’t always in the mood to take a full joint down by our lonesome. Thus, Key’s packages of “mini” pre-rolled joints offer a great way to enjoy the experience of a solo toke without leaving a roach behind. Making things festive is their limited-edition Dia de los Muertos tins, offering an attractive and seasonal touch to each 7-pack of .5g joints. As for the flower, it’s a strain-specific blend that combines Key’s G4 OG with Gelato 33. Pungent, potent, and ready to burn, Key’s mini pre-rolls might be just what you need to unlock the Halloween spirit.
Kush Queen’s Glow-in-the-Dark CBD Bath Bombs
$20; 200mg CBD per bomb
Let’s face it: things that glow-in-the-dark are just awesome. From the stars you stuck on your ceiling as a kid to the plastic jewelry omnipresent at music festivals, we just can’t seem to get enough of that mesmerizing green glow. Now, courtesy of Kush Queens, you can add some eerie lighting (along with a hearty helping of CBD) to your next bath. Of note: in order to get the desired effect, you’ll need to “charge” these glow-in-the-dark topicals in a light source prior to use. Not to be forgotten is the added bonus of 200mg CBD, which will hit your bathwater along with numerous essential oils as the bomb dissolves. Consider it a chance to unwind from the scarier side of Halloween — with a little trick thrown in for good measure. Glow for it!
PAX 3 Vaporizer Kit
$200-$250; Basic and Concentrates Kits available
Who says costumes are only for living things? Now available in a quartet of new colors, the longtime leader in the handheld portable vaporizer market is letting their signature product play dress-up for the season with the addition of units in Stylish Onyx, Burgundy, Sand, and Sage. In truth, these new hues are but a touch-up for the PAX 3. First released in 2016, today it’s widely regarded as one of the best high-end vaporizers around. Beyond the aesthetic allure, the PAX 3 lives up to its price tag thanks to its precise convection oven heat settings and detailed companion app. Though the app was removed by Apple, it is now once more available to non-Android users via PAX’s website, meaning full functionality as you roast oven-loads of fresh flower this Halloween.
LEVO II Herbal Infuser
$249.99; Multiple colors available
Have you ever found yourself working in the lab late one night? If yes, are you the narrator of “Monster Mash”? If not, good news! Your path to playing mad scientist just got a lot easier courtesy of the LEVO II herbal infuser. What in the world is that? Essentially, this unit takes plant matter (be it cannabis, whole spices, nuts, etc.) and infuses it into the liquid of your choice (such as fats, milks, or honey). The options are basically limitless, meaning those who are ready to experiment in the kitchen need only find their own Igor to get going. While the LEVO II can be used to infused whatever you’d like, its value as a quick and easy way to produce cannabis butter or olive oil for making spooky, THC-infused treats makes it a worthy purchase for any in pursuit of creating a Halloween all their own.