Countless individuals, media outlets, politicians, activists, and so many others believe that 2017 will be another big year for widespread understanding and acceptance of cannabis. We can see the progress in legislation, the shifting perspectives across the nation, the breakdown of misinformation and stigmas, and the evolution of the industry as a whole. Cannabis resolutions have a place in 2017, and with the help of our social media audience, we created a list of suggestions going into what promises to be a truly exhilarating year. Which ones are you adding to your own resolution list?
1. Get Involved in Cannabis Legalization
Sign petitions, volunteer on campaigns, or educate your friends on the issues at hand – every commitment makes a difference.
“To be able to use my knowledge on marijuana and marijuana related topics to educate and influence other people. Likeminded or not.” –@HiMtheDude (via Twitter)
2. Get Active with the Help of Active Strains
This is one of the most ubiquitous resolutions made every January, but let’s be honest – we could all use a little help. Get started with some of Leafly reviewers’ favorite strains for wintertime activities.
3. Try 10 New Strains
4. Buy a New Piece
“Add a bong to my collection ????” –dandy_dogma (via Instagram)
5. Learn to Roll a Joint
This is a tough skill to master, and many a seasoned cannabis consumer still finds it to be a challenge. Whether you’ve never done it before or you’ve done it a million times, enlist a friend to show you how to do it better – then practice, practice, practice! (After all, that’s the fun part.)
“@dowiggs yo you finna learn to roll? I’ll teach you again…” –enridani (via Instagram)
6. Learn About Local and National Politicians’ Views on Cannabis
No one needs to be told that a pivotal year is upon us, and making your stance known to your local and national politicians alike is integral to successful outcomes.
7. Learn More About New Consumption Methods
“To try some dab and vapor.” –Arron Wadel (via Facebook)
8. Try a New Cannabis-Infused Recipe
The days are long gone when brownies or cookies were the only baked goods suitable for getting baked; cannabutter and infused cooking oils can be used in virtually any recipe. Looking to stay healthier this year? Experiment with everything from quinoa salad to gluten-free, vegan nacho “cheese.”
9. Find the Perfect Rig
10. “Find a New Friend to Get High With” –@levityincolorado (via Instagram)
We asked our social media followers to help us fill in the last spot on this list, and we love @levityincolorado’s resolution to share a cannabis experience with a new friend. After all, we’re all in this together. Cheers to 2017 — what’s your cannabis resolution for this year?