Summer is almost here, and it’s the perfect time to get outside, go hiking, swim, relax and take some time off, or take that vacation you’ve been planning but putting off. If you are a smoker, then you’ve probably figured marijuana use into your routine when it comes to summer fun. Just make sure to keep local laws in mind – even if you live in a legal state, smoking outdoors may not be OK, so be sure sure to vape, toke or take an edible before hitting the streets if this is the case. Here are some great summer activities that go wonderfully with your imbibing style of choice.
Cool off with a Stoned Movie
One of the tried-and-true ways to stay cool in the summer is to duck into a movie theater and catch a film. Something great doesn’t even have to be playing – it’s just a good excuse to soak up the AC and slurp down a giant, sugary soda. If you take an edible before or get stoned, this experience can be even better. Those who are familiar with stoned movie watching know the drill – even the worst of movies can be seen in a better light, or can at least be side-slapping hilarious. Best of all, you don’t have to break any rules at the theatre – if you come in stoned, you won’t be like those annoying people who sneak smelly and noisy bottles of alcohol into the movies. For an even sweeter deal, check to see if your area has any dollar theatres or discount movies.
Find a Cool Spring or Outdoor Swim Spot
There’s nothing like a cool swim in the summer, and if you really want to relax and take it easy, head to a cold spring or other outdoor spot, such as a waterfall or other natural pool. Smoking a joint while relaxing, or before stepping in, can really set off the amazing feeling of being submerged in cold water on a hot summer day. However, be sure to take extra precautions if you decide to go swimming high. Avoid actually swimming or going near deep parts of the water – instead find a quiet place to sit. It’s also a good idea to have a “trip sitter” along who is sober, in order to make sure no one does anything careless.
Read a Book Outside in the Sun
Another awesome way to enjoy the summer weather is to simply sunbathe and read a good book. This is one of the most affordable ways to enjoy summer, and taking an edible or dab, or hitting a vape pen while reading can make the story in your book truly come alive, as you feel the warmth of the sun on your back. Just be sure to really layer up with that SV protection and sunblock, as we now know that direct exposure to the sun with no protection, although it feels good, is actually really harmful.
Go on a Marijuana Quest/Stoned Scavenger Hunt
This is one of the most fun ideas for a bored and high crowd. Have someone make up a list of items, places, or people that the high group needs to find throughout the city. You can then all take a leisurely stroll, marking down what you did find. Make it a race, or keep it at a snail’s pace and just do it for fun. Be sure to include a lot of stoner-friendly stops along the way – find a glass shop that sells giant bongs, find the ice cream shop that sells bacon-flavored ice cream and bring in a cup as proof of eating it – etc. Just be sure to bring a designated driver or trip sitter if any part of your hunt involves driving.
Quench Your Munchies Craving
Summer treats are amazingly refreshing as well as delicious – ice cream, smoothies, old fashioned sodas, etc., all go very well with a good buzz. Next time it’s hot out and you have the munchies, try a new ice cream place or flavor, or venture out to try some new food. This can be an amazingly gratifying activity, and a great way to treat yourself at the end of a long summer day.