How will you ring in the new year? With a big bash and lots of friends? Or with a quiet cheer at home, nestled on your couch? However you choose to celebrate, these cannabis strains and products will help enhance your evening.
Whether you’re planning a night on the town or board games by the fire, we have you covered when it comes to the best cannabis choices in Massachusetts.
Party Time! Excellent!!
For many, NYE is the ultimate excuse to party down: sparkly clothes, flashy jewelry, lots of dancing, fine foods. If you’re headed to a party where the bass will be pumping and you want to keep your energy flowing, here are our top picks:
$15 per gram at NETA
This sativa hybrid is a crowd favorite. It’s a super social strain—the opposite of sluggish—and will have you feeling energized and ready for a long night of celebration.
$47 for 3.5 grams at ATG
This potent sativa is known for its uplifting and energetic effects—perfect to start off (or sustain) a night of tearing up the dance floor.
Netflix & Chill
Whether you’ve had a chaotic year and need a quiet night in or just want to snuggle sweetly with your partner, we’ve got you covered.
$50 for 3.5 grams at Cultivate
Maybe you just want to forget all about 2018. We wouldn’t blame you. Purple Punch is a perfect way to ease yourself into 2019 and leave the past behind. Try a taste after dinner—this sweet-tasting strain will have you blissed out and headed for a peaceful sleep in no time.
$12 per gram at INSA
The hybrid is the perfect mind/body mix, guaranteed to take your Netflix-and-Chill time to a whole new level. Effects range from euphoric feelings to relaxed muscles—and perhaps a touch of giddiness. Forget the movies, this strain guarantees you’ll be starting the year off right… with fireworks in the bedroom.
No matter if you’ve booked a room away or have a staycation planned nearby, you need to plan ahead when it comes to cannabis and hotels. Stay away from pungent smells, especially if you’re in a strict no-smoking space. But don’t worry, there are plenty of other options. Including…
Upside Sativa Capsules
$60 for 30 capsules (10 mg each) at NETA
Planning a wild night at the hotel? These capsules will allow you to enjoy a nice, energizing sativa high without drawing any unwanted attention. These can be taken while you’re preparing to go out to allow them the extended time to take effect. (Remember: Start low, go slow!)
Orange & Cream Hard Candy
$20 for 50 mg at INSA
Pop one of these hard candies in your mouth and have a nice, steady lift all night long. Just be prepared—as this is a sublingual product (meant to dissolve under your tongue), it can hit harder and faster than a typical edible.
Occasionally, we’re called upon to dress to the nines, remember which is the salad fork, and sip demurely on champagne while we await the countdown to midnight. Whether you’re headed to a charity fundraiser or have somehow transformed into Cinderella for the evening, we’ve got you covered.
Super Sour Diesel Cartridge
$60 for a ½ gram cartridge at Cultivate
A vape pen is the perfect accessory to your tux. It’s discreet, has no lingering scent, and can be tucked in a jacket pocket to tote with you. For fancy events, it’s ideal. A potent sativa, Super Sour Diesel is a cross between Super Silver Haze and Sour Diesel. It’s a good fit for an experienced consumer looking for a cerebral high that will make them feel sociable.
Cherry Pie 2x RemPen Cartridge
$25 each at NETA
This hybrid strain is a low-dose oil, which is perfect for the occasional consumer or for microdosing to help you sail smoothly through any event until the clock strikes midnight.
Friends & Family
Maybe you’re planning more of a low-key New Year’s Eve that still involves friends or family. Or maybe you’re going to an extended-family meetup and you’re trying to figure out how the heck you’ll make it through. Either way, there’s something out there for you—both from one of the state’s most recently launched retailers.
$30 for 0.5 grams at INSA
This sativa hybrid will give you the extra kick you need to get through a night with family with a smile on your face! Enjoy your own little party while Great Aunt Nancy asks you, for the fifth time, to explain your job to her “just one more time.”
$20 for 50 mg, at INSA
Looking for a sweet cocktail alternative to serve to friends? Mix this delicious tea with some seltzer for a bubbly drink that will have everyone feeling cheerful, bright, and ready for a New Year’s toast.