A Journal of Cannabis and Culture

Handle Black Friday Stress With CBD

Handle Black Friday Stress With CBD

BY MARIE LODI

Black Friday used to mean waking up at an ungodly hour in order to score a TV or laptop at an irresistible discount. Smart shoppers looking to score deals had to devise elaborate plans to hit as many retailers as humanly possible before the bargains were gone. It can get pretty wild out in those streets. (We’ve all seen frightening news footage of shoppers getting trampled in stores.) Thanks to modern technology, we are now able to forgo the aggressive crowds and shop the deals safely from our couch. However, the entire ordeal can still be just as stressful. Instead of dealing with long lines and hostile shoppers in person, now we have to worry about faceless competition adding everything to their carts, leaving us empty-handed or having to pay full price. It’s enough to tempt us to forgo holiday shopping altogether.

Luckily, CBD can help us deal with the stress of shopping on Black Friday. Since there is evidence that cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive sister of THC, has anxiolytic effects, it just might be best antidote to anxiety-inducing situations—something we all generally need during this stressful holiday season, not just on Black Friday. “CBD works wonders for holiday-induced stress,” explains Kiana Anvaripour, VP of marketing at Beboe. The brand’s calling CBD blend products made with organically grown hemp, “can help to relieve pain and curb anxiety,” says Anvaripour. “Cannabis culture can be at times intimidating to the novice user, so it’s nice to have an alternative on a mainstream level to get us through.”

Below, high-CBD products to help you get through the busiest shopping day of the year and beyond.

1. Cheeba Chews Chocolate Taffy CBD
This tasty taffy is 100% CBD, which makes for the utmost levels of relaxation during this hectic day.

2. Henry's Original CBD Coast
Henry’s products are made in small batches, ensuring top-quality cannabis. The pack comes with four pre-rolls, in case you’ve got an army of friends shopping with you.

3. dosist Calm 50 Dose Pen
Prefer to vape? This dose-controlled pen combines anxiety-reducing CBD with calming terpenes like limonene and myrcene.

4. Kushy Punch Peach CBD
Pop one of these tasty gluten-free gummies in your mouth before embarking on that intimidating shopping list.

5. Select Focus CBD - Peppermint
What could get you more ready for the holidays than a peppermint-flavored vape pen?

6. Dr. Norm's CBD Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Therapy
It’s all in the name. Peanut butter and chocolate is a pretty therapeutic flavor combination as it is, but add in 15 mg of pure CBD and you won’t have to worry about a thing...

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