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The Leafly New Year’s Cannabis Resolution List

January 9, 2016

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

Woman canvasser giving male citizen pen to sign petition

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

Colorful glass pipe filled with cannabis on ground in front of woman in pink running shoes

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

Glass jars full of cannabis

How you consume them is up to you, but branching out is the best way to gain experience. Use our strain explorer to tailor your experiences, and mix it up between indicas, sativas and hybrids.


4. Buy a New Piece

Line of glass cannabis bongs and dab rigs on table at golden hour

It’s always fun to smoke or vape out of something new. The best pieces not only enhance your experience, but look good doing it!

“Add a bong to my collection ????” –dandy_dogma (via Instagram)


5. Learn to Roll a Joint

Close-up of man's hands holding rolled cannabis 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

Politician being interviewed by the press

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

Cannabis-infused edibles, a glass pipe filled with cannabis, and a white cannabis concentrate vape pen

The more you know, the better your experiences with any consumption method. And whether it’s vaping, dabbing, or even growing your own cannabis, there’s always more to learn.

“To try some dab and vapor.” –Arron Wadel (via Facebook)


8. Try a New Cannabis-Infused Recipe

Mashed potato coquettes fried in cannabis oil

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

Dab rig for cannabis concentrate oils

As cannabis concentrates gain in popularity as means of cannabis consumption, optimize your enjoyment of dabbing them with the perfect rig for the job.


10. “Find a New Friend to Get High With” –@levityincolorado (via Instagram)

Group of friends in bright living room smoking cannabis joint together

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?

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