By Laura C.

Summer brings long, sunny days perfect for backyard barbecues, trips to the beach, and outdoor fun. To help you make the most of the warm weather, we’ve put together the best cannabis choices to keep you chill during the summer heat. From refreshing beverages to convenient tinctures, here’s your guide to enjoying cannabis in the summer.

Cannabis-Infused Beverages: Fast-Acting and Thirst Quenching
Cannabis-infused beverages are a great choice for summer because they offer a quick onset of effects. Unlike many edibles that need to be digested, cannabis drinks are absorbed through the stomach lining and small intestine, leading to faster absorption into the bloodstream. The effects can be felt within 15-30 minutes, making them ideal for summertime gatherings where you don’t want to wait too long to feel the buzz.

Cannabis beverages come in various forms, from sparkling waters to flavored teas. They are perfect for summer fun because they are hydrating, easy to consume, and often low in calories. Plus, they can be enjoyed discreetly in a social setting without the stigma of smoking.

Beverages we offer: CANN, Hi5 Seltzers & Sodas, Kelia, and Vibations

Cannabis-Infused Ice Cream
Nothing says summer like Ice Cream, and infusing it with cannabis takes it to the next level. It combines the joy of a cool, tasty treat with the relaxing effects of cannabis. Cannabis-infused ice cream is a fun way to beat the heat. Plus, many dairy-free options help ensure that everybody can enjoy it regardless of food restrictions.

A word of caution: while ice cream is always a summertime favorite, enjoying cannabis-infused ice cream in moderation is essential. Start with a small serving and wait at least an hour to gauge its effects before indulging further. This helps to prevent overconsumption, ensuring a pleasant experience!

Ice cream we offer: Betty’s Eddies – Vanilla Brownie, Black Raspberry, Chocolate Dairy Free (check the menu for current flavor selection)

Tinctures: The Discrete Choice
Cannabis tinctures are liquid extracts that can be taken sublingually (under the tongue) or added to food and beverages. When taken sublingually, they are absorbed through the mucous membranes in the mouth, leading to a quicker onset of effects, usually within 15-45 minutes.

Tinctures are incredibly portable and discreet, making them perfect for summer adventures. A small tincture bottle can easily fit into your bag or pocket, whether you’re heading to the beach, hiking, or a festival. They allow for precise dosing and can be added to drinks or food, offering a convenient way to consume cannabis on the go. Again, start low and go slow so you don’t overindulge.

Tinctures we offer: Treeworks, and Journeyman

Pre-roll Packs: Convenient and Shareable
Pre-roll packs, especially those with smaller sizes like 0.5g or 0.35g pre-rolls, are great for social settings and outdoor activities. Their compact size makes them easy to carry, and they are perfect for sharing with friends without the commitment of a larger joint. These smaller pre-rolls are also ideal for quick, controlled sessions, allowing you to enjoy the effects of cannabis without overdoing it.

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Edibles That Withstand Heat
Not all edibles are created equal when it comes to surviving summer heat. Gummies and chocolate can melt, making them less than ideal for outdoor activities. Instead, consider edibles like taffy, small candies, mints, and tinctures. These options are more resistant to melting and can be easily carried in a bag or pocket without worrying about them becoming a sticky mess.

Heat-resistant edibles are perfect for outdoor adventures or hanging out by the pool. They provide a consistent dose of cannabis in a convenient, discreet, and easy-to-consume format. They come in various flavors, allowing you to choose the perfect treat for your summer escapades.

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Summer is the perfect time to explore new ways to enjoy cannabis, and with these options, you’ll be well-prepared to stay cool and relaxed all season long. Whether you prefer a refreshing beverage, a delightful ice cream, a portable tincture, a convenient pre-roll, or a heat-resistant edible, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So grab your favorite cannabis treat and embrace summer’s sunny days and starry nights!

Visit us at Cal Verde Naturals in Belmont to discover our wide selection of summer-ready cannabis products. Whether you’re looking for a refreshing beverage, a cool treat, or a discreet tincture, we have everything you need to stay cool and relaxed during the heatwave. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to help you find the perfect products for your summer adventures. Stop by today and enhance your summer with the best cannabis choices around!