The Best Cannabis Strains for Socializing

Whether you’re heading out for a birthday celebration, a house party, or delicious dinner, you don’t want to just grab any strain. You want to consume the best cannabis strains for socializing and enjoying your night. That means a strain that’ll get you feeling outgoing and energized without getting couch-locked and sleepy.

Looking to choose the strain that’ll get you feeling lively? Check out our list of the best strains for socializing.Best Cannabis Strains for Socializing

Runtz

Runtz is a rare type of hybrid marijuana strain. Runtz is a cross Zkittlez with Gelato and it is loved for its fruity flavor profile. Runtz is celebrated for its creamy smoke that is smooth and welcoming. In 2020, Runtz was named Leafly Strain of the Year. This strain of weed produces uplifting effects that are known to be long-lasting.
Runtz weed strain is also euphoric, making it perfect for social situations. The high can help you feel more talkative and outgoing, making it easier to socialize with others. If you are looking for a cannabis strain that will help you unlock your creative side, then Runtz is a good choice

Blue Dream

Blue Dream is a sativa-dominant hybrid marijuana strain made by crossing Blueberry with Haze. This strain produces a balanced high, along with effects such as cerebral stimulation and full-body relaxation. Blue Dream is reported to smell and taste like sweet berries.
The strain provides plenty of happy energy to keep you moving, and enough carefree buzz to relax when you need to. You can float in the water, take a swim, or just chill and enjoy the view with whomever is vibing next to you. Share a friendly bowl and get to know each other. You’ll be feeling so good you might make a new friend, or maybe something more.

Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scout Cookies is an indica-dominant hybrid marijuana strain made by crossing OG Kush with Durban Poison. This popular strain is known for producing euphoric effects, followed up by waves of full-body relaxation. One hit of GSC will leave you feeling happy, hungry, and stress-free. GSC is famous for its pungent, dessert-like aroma & flavor profile featuring bold notes of mint, sweet cherry, and lemon. This strain has won numerous accolades and awards over the years, including a few Cannabis Cups.

White Widow

Among the most famous strains worldwide is White Widow, a balanced hybrid. Whte Widow is a cross between a Brazilian sativa landrace and a resin-heavy South Indian indica. Its buds are white with crystal resin and provide euphoric and energetic effects great for stimulating both conversation and creativity. White Widow has been recognized as one of the best strains for socializing since it hit Amsterdam’s coffee shop scene in the 1990s. White Widow’s long-acting, focused effects make it an excellent party strain for any occasion.

Now What

Now that we've talked about some of the best cannabis strains for socializing, what's next? Book a Cannabis Tour and get up-close-and-personal with cannabis with Happy Travelers Tours!

 


Stoner Accessories

What could be more fun than Stoner Accessories? Check out this short list of very cool stoner accessories for the cannabis consumer in your world! 

Sunset Bong

The Sunset, from Yew Yew Shop, is designed to look and hit like an absolute dream. 

Made from thick and sturdy borosilicate glass. Stoner Accessories - Bong

This piece features a rounded mouthpiece and a squared base that feels sturdy in your hand. 

The smoke filters through the water for a perfectly smooth hit every time. 

Why smoke from anything, when yew can smoke from a sculpture?

The Best Grinder

Stoner Accessories - GrinderThis medical-grade anodized aluminum herb SHREDDER from Santa Cruz Shredder is the ultimate in new herb Shredder technology.

Every element of the Shredder has been analyzed and improved upon, from the revolutionary tooth design and threading pattern to the rare earth magnet used in the lid closure system.

Spinning Rolling Tray - the Best of the Stoner Accessories

The Birch Blazy Susan Spinning Rolling Tray features an innovative design with smallStoner Accessories - Blazy Susan compartments for all different types of smoking accessories and supplies including lighters, pre rolls, bangers, your cell phone, and more. This tray was built from the ground up through consumer feedback and has more functionality than any other rolling tray on the market. The Blazy Susan Spinning Rolling Tray is truly revolutionary, and was built by smokers for smokers. Give it a spin – your coffee table will never be the same! The Blazy Susan is 15.5” in diameter and is constructed from high quality birch. It is hand finished with a fine Italian varnish to ensure a sleek and smooth rolling experience. Blazys make a perfect gift for any smoker, from casual to connoisseur. 

This is the Best of the Stoner Accessories, in our opinion!

Retractable Lighter Holder

Tired of losing your lighters? Got a friend with sticky fingers? Grab yourself a lighter leash! While this seems like the leastStoner Accessories - Lighter Leash interesting item on our list, it's probably the most important! Everyone who consumes cannabis knows the one person in their group who will steal a lighter with no remorse! 

 

Put a leash on it!

Now What?

Now that we've shown you some Stoner Accessories, book one of our Cannabis Dispensary Tours and get your hands on some of these great items! Book Your Tour Today!

 


Cannabis Camping

Planning to go camping with your buds? Here are some Cannabis Camping suggestions for how to take your trips to new heights!

Edibles around the Bonfire

Heavenly Sweet Chili Lime Crackers

A deliciously crunchy twist on our baked crackers. Loaded with the combination of zesty lime and flavorful chiles, this snackable munch is loaded with 100mg THC (10 standard doses) per package.

 

Keef Classic Sodas

Keef Classic Sodas are everything you love about the sweet and timeless soda flavor with a burst of THC for an added effect. Keef Classics are widely available and come in the following delicious flavors: Bubba Kush Root Beer, Original Cola, Orange Kush, Blue Razz, Purple Passion and recently added Mr. Puffer. Recreational Keef Classics contain one serving of 10 MG THC and medical Keef Classics are available in both 25 MG THC and 100 MG THC depending on the state.

 

Cannabis Camping: Hotbox the Tent

If you’re unfamiliar with hotboxing, it’s when you smoke cannabis in a small confined area until it is full of smoke. This could be a car, a closet, a bathroom, a shed, or any small enclosed space (like a tent).

Whether you believe it gets you more stoned or not, it's pretty fun.

 

Best Cannabis Accessories for Camping

Puffco Budsy

This discreet water bottle bong will have you sippin’ on hydro smoke all day with no one else the wiser! The Budsy Water Bottle Bong is Puffco’s latest masterpiece and their first-ever water pipe. Centered around portability, the Budsy is perfect for concerts, hikes, and just about any other outdoor activity or on-the-go lifestyle. This water bottle water pipe features a screw-on lid that contains your bong water inside the bottle while on the move and conceals a hidden ceramic bowl piece below the mouthpiece. The Budsy mouthpiece flips open and closed with ease and connects to a long downstem disguised as a straw. This deceitful downstem features an inline percolator with numerous holes that provide advanced water filtration as you inhale!

 

The Polar Blast

The 2021 design is bringing The Polar Blast up to an ALL NEW LEVEL! The new, stealthy lid is made from the same food grade polycarbonate that our Original Polar Blast lid is made from. Contents can be concealable in the sunken in space and the lid top is detachable. At the bottom of the dual, walled stainless steel insulated tumbler is an additional removable compartment. It is a 2 in 1 stash area and grinder. This is also made from our durable food grade polycarbonate and is sure not to break.

 

What Next?

Interesting in learning more about Cannabis? Join a Happy Travelers Tours Cannabis Adventure!


Best Rolling Papers

In the age of high-tech smoking and pre-rolled goods, rolling your own joints is still a convenient skill to have in a pinch. It might be considered outdated, but it's all part of a ritual and experience. And it starts with the best rolling papers!

For Beginners:

Curved® Papers

Using Curved® Papers, anyone can roll a perfect joint! It doesn’t matter if you are just beginning to learn or you’ve been rolling your own for years. The Best Rolling Papers

Curved® Papers feature the easy to roll curved edge. The company uses only the finest French cigarette rolling paper to provide a beautiful burn.

For Stylish Smokers:

Blazy Susan

Blazy Susan is proudly Vegan, GMO Free, and Chlorine Free.

The Best Rolling PapersTheir world famous Blazy Susan Pink Rolling Papers are made in France using premium materials that deliver a slow burn with absolutely no aftertaste. Instead of using hemp or rice paper, which can impart unwanted flavors and smells onto your smoking material, Blazy Susan uses wood pulp so that joints taste and smell the way they should. Blazy Susan Rolling Papers are also extremely tough compared to normal rolling papers. You won’t have to deal with nearly as many rips, tears, or holes poking through your papers.

 

For Classic Consumers:

RAW

Since the beginning, RAW has been on a mission to be the leader of the pack in the rolling paper industry. RAW continues to revolutionize the smoking world by creating products that are naturally ingeniously designed to enhance the smoking experience.The Best Rolling Papers

RAW only makes high-quality & earth-friendly products that improve your smoking experience, and we refuse to ever change what we stand for. RAW paper is made from natural plants with zero burn additives.

For Those with Expensive Tastes:

Shine

The Best Rolling PapersFashioned as the epitome of luxury rolling paper, Shine 24k gold rolling papers have been handcrafted from a meticulous blend of edible gold and hemp based paper, to make one of the smoothest burning rolling papers on the market. Not only do Shine Papers turn every head in the room, but the papers also burn extremely slow, due to their high quality materials.

What's Next?

If you're interested in learning more about cannabis and the cannabis-lifestyle, sign up for one of Happy Travelers Tours Cannabis Adventures! Or, call 707-386-9859 to learn more!

 


Best Cannabis Books

​​Here are some of the best cannabis books about everything from general information, to  infusion, to growing marijuana.

For Beginners:

The Essential Cannabis Book: A Field Guide for the Curious

Rob Mejia

The Essential Cannabis Book: A Field Guide for the Curious is founded on the premise of “Where do I begin?” Like theCannabis Books author’s journey, it starts with an enlightening look at the history and science of cannabis from its evolution in the US from a useful, legal plant to a demonized Schedule 1 drug to how cannabis varieties (...that historically(“grew like weeds”) are grown, cultivated, and differ in character and benefits. The straightforward language makes learning your THCs from your CBDs easy while the ensuing chapters on medical benefits, the basics of personal and responsible consumption, and the know-how for infusing cannabis oils into tasty, healthy recipes provide valuable fundamental knowledge. Best of all, threaded throughout are personal stories–ranging from a dispensary owner, medical patient, and hemp oil producer to a farming nun, a Colorado sheriff, and more–that lends The Essential Cannabis Book an engaging human voice as it provides answers and guidance for those curious about the benefits of cannabis and the rapidly growing cannabis community.

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The Leafly Guide to Cannabis: A Handbook for the Modern Consumer

The Leafly Team 

Cannabis is at the very beginning of a craft and educational renaissance. It is emerging from the legislative shadows and a second awakening is occurring: people are proactively seeking information about how to properly consume and enjoy it.

And cannabis is a wildly diverse product, even more so than alcohol. Consumers can experience not only different flavor profiles, but also different cerebral and body effects; they can consume using different methods, from vaporization to combustion to topical application; and they can pick and choose between an ever-growing number of different strains and products.

The Leafy Guide to Cannabis provides all the best tips to navigating this growing market in a definitive guide that will enhance every user's enjoyment and high.

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Cannabis Books For Foodies:

Bong Appétit: Mastering the Art of Cooking with Weed: A Cookbook

Editors of MUNCHIES 

Inspired by the popular MUNCHIES and Viceland television series, Bong Appétit is the Joy of Cooking for a new generation interested in making serious, sophisticated food--with weed. Bong Appétit breaks down the science of infusing (oils, butters, milks, alcohol, and more) with cannabis, and offers recipes ranging from weed butter-basted chicken to weed chimichurri to weed brownie sundaes. Along the way, the book hits on marijuana politics, dosage, and pairing strains and flavors, and has tips from MUNCHIES vast network of friends and experts, including "Bong Appétit" stars Ry Prichard and Vanessa Lavorato.

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Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails & Tonics: The Art of Spirited Drinks and Buzz-Worthy Libations

Warren Bobrow

Combining cannabis and cocktails is a hot new trend, and Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails & Tonics shows you how. Featuring a collection of 75 recipes of cannabis influenced cocktails and drinks; The Cocktail Whisperer Warren Bobrow will show you the essential instructions for de-carbing cannabis to release its full psychoactive effect. Learn the history of cannabis as a social drug and its growing acceptance to becoming a medicinal. Look beyond cocktails and create successful tonics, syrups, shrubs, bitters, compound butter and exotic infused oil to use in any drink. Start your day with coffee, tea, and milk-based cannabis beverages for healing and relaxation. Get your afternoon pick-me-up with gut healing shrubs and mood enhancing syrups. Make cooling lemonades and sparking herbal infusions to soothe the fevered brow. Then, have an after dinner herbal-based cannabis drink for relaxation at the end of a good meal. The options are endless with Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails & Tonics!

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Edibles: Small Bites for the Modern Cannabis Kitchen

Stephanie Hua

This cookbook ventures boldly beyond pot brownies with remarkably delicious baked confections as well as innovative savory treats. Designed for bakers and cooks of all skill levels, Edibles: Small Bites for the Modern Cannabis Kitchen includes simple recipes like spiced superfood truffles and roasted beet hummus, alongside more advanced recipes like artisanal marshmallows and Gruyére & green garlic gougéres—all brought to life with vibrant photography.

Complete with instructions for creating master ingredients such as canna butters, oils, honey, and maple syrup, as well as information on dosage and portions and the science of cannabis, this baking cookbook gives cannabis newbies and connoisseurs alike the info they need to create an easy, safe, and scrumptious edibles experience.

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Cannabis Books For Green Thumbs:

The Cannabis Grow Bible: The Definitive Guide to Growing Marijuana for Recreational and Medicinal Use

Greg Green

The most comprehensive guide to marijuana gardening ever written is back with all new information and updated advice for cannabis enthusiasts. Over 200 additional pages of all new information are included in this book, from all new lighting equipment and techniques, to highly advanced cannabinoid extraction techniques and detailed, step-by-step gardening guides for novice and professional growers alike.

This book contains over 700 pages, with all new photos and step-by-step guides to every aspect of marijuana horticulture, plant breeding, and hash production. Featuring a handy quick start guide at the beginning to allow growers to get started right away, and hone their techniques as they read the later chapters in more detail. The biggest, most comprehensive, and straightforward guide to marijuana horticulture ever published.

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Marijuana Horticulture: The Indoor/Outdoor Medical Grower's Bible

Jorge Cervantes 

With 512 full color pages and 1120 full color photographs and illustrations, Marijuana Horticulture: The Indoor/Outdoor Medical Grower's Bible is the most complete cultivation book available. The Fifth Edition of the former Indoor Marijuana Horticulture: The Indoor Bible was originally published in 1983, when it immediately became a best seller. More than 500,000 copies of the Indoor Bible are in print in Dutch, English, French, German and Spanish.

New greenhouse and outdoor growing chapters make this a book both indoor and outdoor growers will keep under thumb. The other 15 chapters (17 total) are all updated with the most current information, completely rewritten and significantly expanded. For example, Dr. John McPartland contributed an all new medical section - The books credits list more than 300 contributors and reads like a who's who in the world of cannabis cultivation.

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What's Next?

Learn more about Cannabis by getting up-close-and-personal with one of Happy Travelers Tours educational cannabis adventure!

 


Wine Country Brunch Dispensary Style

Take your Wine Country brunch to new heights! 

Start the morning with Happy Travelers Tours as we take you to our partnered dispensary for exclusive deals. Sit back and relax as we guide you through a “sweet and savory” Treat Tower filled with three courses of yummy infused treats and non-infused treats from our local catering chef.

Throughout the tasting, we’ll pour three CBD-infused loose-leaf teas, brewed tableside in traditional British Tea Service Style.

Enjoy other infused add-ons like honey, juices, teas, and butters. 

Product Add-On Highlights:

Infused THC Teas by Kikoko

Wine Country Brunch Dispensary Brunch

Enjoy Mystery Baking’s Canna Butter Peanut Budder, and Honey over toast! Mystery Baking’s Honey can also add a twist to your morning tea on our Wine Country Brunch!

Wine Country Brunch Dispensary Brunch Wine Country Brunch

Slow Sippers/Sharables

Wine Country Brunch Wine Country Brunch

Join Us for Our Take on a Wine Country Brunch

We originate this Tour in either Sonoma or Santa Rosa and we'll head to our Dispensary Partner where we will serve the Brunch while Guests shop for add-on's at the dispensary.

$150 per person. Minimum Group size is 6. Please call 707-386-9859 or email [email protected] to Book.

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Weed, Wine, Woods and Waves Tour

Weed, Wine, Woods and Waves! Wow! What could be more fun! First we visit a Dispensary, then a scenic ride through the world-famous Russian River Valley as we head west towards Gary Farrell Winery, the Korbel Deli for lunch, Armstrong Woods for a “forest bath” and then finish off with a drive down Highway One on the Sonoma Coast!

The Drive

Originating in either the City of Sonoma or at your location, this full-day sightseeing tour travels 100 miles on beautiful Sonoma County backroads as we wind our way through the Sonoma Valley to the City of Santa Rosa and then westward out to the Pinot Noir capital of the world, the Russian River Valley.

The Weed

Our first stop is the best Dispensary in Santa Rosa (in our opinion) because it's owned and operated by folks whose family has been in the cannabis business in Sonoma County for 100 years - that's some Roots, amigos!

The Wine

We’ll be stopping at Gary Farrell Winery to enjoy the most amazing view available in the Russian River Valley – enjoy award winning wines while looking out over huge Redwood Trees and the premier pinot noir growing region.

Korbel Deli for Lunch

As we continue heading west we will stop for our lunch at the Korbel Cellars where you can enjoy fabulous food and sparkling wine before we continue our journey.

The Woods

Armstrong Woods State Park in Guerneville is home to some of the largest and tallest Redwoods in California. Spend about an hour ‘forest bathing’ as you stroll through the Park on easy to navigate trails.

The Waves

The Sonoma CoastWhen we burst out of the Redwoods and into the sunshine and California Coast be prepared for the significant temperature change as the view shifts from woods to Waves.

We will stop at Goat Rock State Beach at the north end of the Sonoma Coast on Highway One so you can dip your toes in the (very cold) Pacific and then we’ll head south down the Highway until we reach Bodega Head where you’ll have commanding views of the might Pacific Ocean and the spectacular Sonoma Coast!

A Full Day Tour

This is approximately a 6 to 7 hour day trip depending on the origination point; we provide water and you’re welcome to bring snacks and beverages to consume on board. To Book this tour please call 707-386-9859 or visit our Booking Page and indicate you’re interested in the Weed, Wine, Woods and Waves Tour! Maximum Group Size is 14

Cannabis, Wine and Food are not included in the fare, however, you can bring snacks and beverages to consume onboard.

More Information

We offer educational cannabis tours in Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake Counties. Learn More!


Common Terpenes between Cannabis and Wine

What are the common terpenes between cannabis and wine? It's an interesting question which has wonderful implications when you think about pairing Cannabis and Wine!

There are Three!

Geraniol: This terpene gives some white wines their rose-y aroma. Geraniol is found in bound grapes that have passed through the fermentation process. Some white wine varietals will contain higher levels of this terpene due to factors such as their region, or terroir, and human-controlled factors like the fermentation process.

Cannabis – Floral, Fruity, Rosy, Sweet and Waxy are the common ways Geraniol expresses in Cannabis. Some of the benefits of this include anti-cancer, antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant. Some of the strains available in 2022 which contain geraniol include: Headband, Island Sweet Skunk, Afghani, Lavender and Amnesia Haze. Further, varieties that have high levels of the terpene linalool (see below) tend to be high in geraniol as well

Linalool: If you catch a whiff of lavender upon opening a bottle of white wine, odds are there is linalool present in the grape. You may notice this in Chenin Blanc, for instance, as well as varietals of Muscat grapes, which typically have a high content of both geraniol and linalool.

Cannabis – Floral, Citrus and Spice are the most common expressions of Linalool in Cannabis. Benefits include anti-cancer, anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, anti-epileptic, pain relief, sedative, sleep aid and stress relief. 2022 strains which manifest linalool include Dark Matter, OG Shark, LA Confidential, Scooby Snacks, Lavender, Mazar Sharif, Do-Si-Dos, Amnesia Haze and Zkittlez.

A-terpineol: also known as Nerol, you’ll find a-terpineol most commonly in varietals of Torrontes, Muscadet, Pinot Grigio, and Semillon.

Cannabis – Pine and Clove are the Terpineol expressions in Cannabis. The benefits are mostly anti-inflammatory and antifungal. Strains which contain Terpineol include Jack Herer.

  • Girl Scout Cookies.
  • Blue Dream.
  • White Widow.
  • OG Kush.
  • Skywalker OG.
  • Fire OG.
  • Jack Flash

What else is going on with wine?

Wine has a more complex aroma than taste and there are several different compounds that contribute to its scent.

Some of the volatile compounds which add to the wine include: Esters, Oak Lactones, Thiols and the aforementioned Terpenes.

Want to Learn More?

Book a Wine and Cannabis Tour with Happy Travelers Tours OR Book a Wine Tour with Old Vine Wine Tours! Call 707-386-9859 for more information or email: [email protected]


Cannabis Tourism Etiquette

With over 800 dispensaries, California offers a vast variety of cannabis options to explore. Here's a Cannabis Tourism Etiquette primer so when you visit you can find the strains, extraction technology or new age infusion you're interested in without worry.

When you’re planning your visit, it’s always a good idea to not only understand a little bit about planning a cannabis vacation, but also how to get the most out of your time here—and that starts with some cannabis etiquette. Below are ten tips for your next cannabis experience in California, whether it’s a dispensary, lounge, infused dining, beauty treatments, 420-friendly lodging or travel accommodations. When you show up like a pro, you’re sure to be treated like one!

CANNABIS TOURISM ETIQUETTE WHEN TOURING DISPENSARIES OR OTHER LOCATIONS

RULE #1: GIVE YOURSELF THE GIFT OF A DESIGNATED DRIVER

Driving under the influence is a bad idea no matter where you are. So do yourself a favor and take advantage of all of the transportation options in Sonoma Valley! It’s a sure way to get where you want to go without any worries. Whether you ride with Happy Travelers Tours, book a limousine or town car through Old Vine Wine Tours, or hire a designated driver to drive your own car, you won’t miss a beat. Depending on the transportation company, some allow vaping in transit!

RULE #2: FOR THE BEST EXPERIENCE, MAKE AN APPOINTMENT BEFORE YOU ARRIVE

While dispensaries don’t require appointments for shopping, if you’re interested in learning more about cannabis at a location that cultivates on-site (vertically-integrated), then you’ll need to schedule a custom or private tour ahead of time at the appropriate dispensary. Some offer ‘backroom’ access experiences where guests learn the ins and outs of growing cannabis (typically indoors) and the technology required to do so. Booking appointments is a great way to ensure that, no matter how busy a dispensary may be, that they have time devoted entirely to you and what you are looking to learn.

Budtenders love to talk about cannabis. Most of them have a lot of knowledge to share about the particular brands or formats (vape, flower, edible) available in their store. If you’re at a vertically integrated dispensary, then you have the opportunity to ask specifically about their strains and products, which is akin to being in a Winery Tasting Room and learning about the Estate varietals.

Meeting the grower/operator and learning directly from them about their cannabis strains is an exciting opportunity and should not be missed, just like an opportunity to talk with a wine maker.

RULE #3: MUNCH OUT BEFORE YOU GET THE MUNCHIES

Remember, cannabis consumption typically stimulates your appetite and so it’s recommended to eat something before you start your sampling. Just like you shouldn’t go to the grocery store on an empty stomach, you shouldn’t purchase edibles on an empty stomach. Impulse buys often lead to uncharted highs.

On the other hand, one of the benefits of consuming cannabis is the taste and texture of food and beverages is enhanced, making the dining experience more pleasurable! We recommend bringing snacks so you don’t overindulge on infused treats.

RULE #4: REFRAIN FROM WEARING STRONG SCENTS OR EATING STRONG FLAVORS BEFORE YOUR TASTING

This is not the most important of all our tips, but if you’re interested in experiencing the different scents and flavor profiles of terpenes or flowers, avoiding wearing strong scents or eating strong flavors is a good idea.

RULE #5: DISPENSARIES ARE DIFFERENT FROM SMOKING LOUNGES

Dispensaries are extremely different from smoking lounges. Most dispensaries are just retailers (satellite locations), although some are vertically integrated “indoor grows” which sell their products at the same site where they grow, and a FEW are connected to smoking lounges.

For the most part, making a purchase at a dispensary is like shopping at any specialty store. The staff will be knowledgeable about their products, and you’ll be able to make your purchase comfortably. However, once you’re done with your purchase, etiquette dictates you leave the store and the general vicinity before you consume your purchases.

It is NOT okay to smoke outside the store – especially if you’re in your car!

RULE #6: CHILL OUT

The beauty of Sonoma Valley is that the area has a quieter and slower pace of life—that’s what locals love about living here, and that’s the pace most visitors love to embrace on their vacations here. However, in the summer months, when the tourism season is in full-swing locations are busier, it’s possible that you may feel a little impatient. Dispensary staff work hard to ensure you have an authentic experience. Please be patient, refrain from unnecessary urgency to make sure you’re comfortable and happy with your education or purchases. Once you embrace the pace of life here, you may never want to leave!

There is no issue with looking up menus ahead of time and knowing what you want though! Many dispensaries show product lines on their websites.

RULE #7: START LOW, GO SLOW

Consuming cannabis is an enjoyable experience, however, remember to pace yourself as you consume. One of the ‘beauty’ parts of smoking or vaping cannabis is you can measure your ‘high’ after each inhale. This enables you to enjoy your consumption without getting out of control.

As fun as it is to smoke a joint, when testing your tolerance or a strains flavor and taste, we recommend using a glass pipe or vape and to take a puff and then wait about 10 or 15 minutes. This method of controlling your dosing means you’ll maximize your pleasure while minimizing how much you ‘burn’, and, frankly, this is the most economical way to consume cannabis. Save the joints for groups and social settings!

RULE #8: COMBATTING COTTONMOUTH

The plant’s most notorious side effect is thirst. This phenomenon is often referred to as “dry mouth” or, more culturally, “cottonmouth.”

Drink water. Cannabis makes you thirsty! It’s just part of the process, so, have some water on hand to quench your thirst! Sugar-free gum also helps to stimulate your saliva glands through the act of chewing to fight off the dry-mouth.

RULE #9: PLEASE ASK BEFORE STROLLING THE GROUNDS

If you’re lucky enough to be on a Cannabis Farm Tour please remember there will be rules about strolling the grounds and touching the plants. Always wait until the grower/operator invites you into the grow and respectfully listen to their instructions regarding how to walk in and through their garden. The guide will let you know which plants are available for you to get up-close-and-personal with cannabis.

REMEMBER: DON’T PICK THE FLOWERS.

RULE #10: THANKS FOR THE TIP!

Dispensaries and other cannabis focused experiences are places of business and some have rules regarding tipping staff. If you’ve had an exceptional experience with your budtender or host, ask them if tipping is allowed in their business.

CANNABIS TOURISM ETIQUETTE WHEN SMOKING CANNABIS IN A GROUP

RULE 1: DON’T BOGART THAT JOINT, MY FRIEND

Yup. It’s true. Sometimes when you’re in a smoking session you might ‘drift off’ conversationally while holding onto the vape, pipe or joint. Don’t be a roadblock! Take your hit and keep it moving through the circle!

Of course, in these days of COVID, most people are smoking their own stash in the circle. However, when the pandemic is over, remember: don’t bogart that joint!

RULE 2: BRING SOMETHING TO SHARE

Regardless of the pandemic, if you’re going to a ‘sesh’, bring something to share with the group! It’s similar to the expectation that you shouldn’t show up to a party empty-handed.

RULE 3: PASS THE DOUCHY ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE

Did you know the circle goes to the left? Yup. There’s an old-school etiquette for passing the pipe, joint or vape to the left-hand side … just sayin’!

RULE 4: ROLLER’S RIGHTS

Whoever rolls it, sparks it. In other terms, if you rolled the joint, you get the first puffs. This also applies to whoever packs the pipe or vape.

RULE 5: KEEP YOUR COUGHING TO YOURSELF

OK, so, you’ve just had a hit and you’re about to bust a lung. Turn away from the circle (or get up and leave) before you cough all over the stash, group, and yourself. This rule applies even without a pandemic.

RULE 6: ASH BEFORE YOU PASS

Don’t pass your buddy the joint without ashing it. It is a customary act to ash the joint when passing it amongst a group of friends. It’ll save you from the mess and stress of cleanup and clothing stains.

RULE 7: KEEP IT GREEN

In the same vein as ash before you pass, keep it green just means you don’t “blow torch” a pipe load and then pass on a smoldering mess. Etiquette says you just ignite the edge of the bowl (called: edging or cornering) and then, pass the pipe with a slight glow so the next person can either ignite more green or continue to heat your hit.

And, of course, if the pipe ends up with you and it’s toasted, then, load up more green and start it up again!

RULE 8: HAVE FUN!

The whole point of sharing cannabis is to have fun, so, make sure you do!

NEXT STEPS

Now that you've got some of the basics figured out, put your cannabis tourism etiquette to the test and Book a Happy Travelers Tours Cannabis Experience! Send an email to: [email protected]appytravelerstours.com or call 707-386-9859!


Christmas Lights Tour for Adults

Now available for December 2022: Enjoy a Sonoma County Christmas Lights Tour with Happy Travelers Tours.

Join us as we Tour Sonoma County to visit the legendary Christmas Tree Lane and neighborhoods in Rohnert Park and Petaluma.

But First, Let's Visit a Dispensary!

Yup, after we meet up and before we get to the lights we'll be stopping at The Hook to stock up on edibles, vapes and pre-rolls. Then, we'll be really ready to 'light' up the night!

CBD-Infused Treats

We will be providing CBD-infused Sparkling Water and Hot Tea's for our discriminating Guests. These items are available along with some CBD-infused Holiday Brownies and Cookies. We accept cash and Venmo!

ADD ONS!

  • Champagne
  • CBD-infused Hot Chocolate
  • CBD-infused Tea's
  • CBD-Infused Sparkling Water
  • CBD-Infused Brownies

TESTIMONIALS

"So much fun, even my Mom had a good time!" (Alicia M. Dec '21)

"Delicious hot chocolate and a great night looking at lights! Definitely worth it!" (Cheri F. Dec '21)

Book Your 2022 Xmas Lights Tour Now!

Call 707-386-9859 or Book your seats for our December 2022 Tour Season! Call and Book Today!