Cannabis enthusiasts don’t want regular flowers for Valentine’s Day

Published Feb 9, 2023 10:00 a.m. ET
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It’s an age-old tradition to gift your lover or potential mate a big bouquet of beautiful flowers on Valentine’s day. According to ancient texts from the Greeks, Egyptians, and the Roman Empire gifting flowers isn’t some new idea.

In fact, it began at a time when flowers were used for far more than a decorative piece in a vase, with many offering medicinal or hygienic benefits according to their personal beliefs. In some cases, they may have even been processed into dyes to decorate fabrics and in others, the flowers offered protection from pests and other wildlife.

Nowadays it’s tradition to hand off a handful of any random bloom, with a heavy focus on the most expensive options like roses as sort of a status symbol and they don’t do much for the giftee other than looking pretty for a few days before dying completely. It’s wasteful, insincere, and generic especially when there are so many better alternatives to bouquets like cannabis.

Why cannabis is so much better

Five reasons why cannabis lovers want something more than your typical roses for Valentine’s day.

1. Savings

The average Canadian spends somewhere between $30 and $100 for a simple bouquet of red roses and that’s a substantial amount of money for something that doesn’t improve finances, or social status or reduce the amount of stress felt by most giftees. However, if the individual receiving this gift enjoys cannabis, then giving them some dank flower could truly make their day better, and help them (and you) to save a little bit of money too.

2. Unique experiences

One of the most amazing things about cannabis flower is the numerous strains that exist and how each one can provide a completely unique experience for the user. Roses smell like roses, and daisies will always smell like daisies, but cannabis may do anything from smelling a certain way to boosting energy levels, and some types may even lift the spirits or reduce pain so why not personalize this gift from the heart to give a whole experience instead of falling back on the bare minimum of scent and smell alone.


3. Aesthetics

There’s no denying the beauty in nature and that is certainly true when it comes to the soft, bold, incredibly delicate colored petals that make a traditional bouquet. Still, most don’t realize there can be just as much of a breathtaking view with cannabis flower that’s been arranged in a similar display, or even a box of random weed-themed goodies. It’s all a matter of perspective and enthusiasts know it’s wonderful.

4. Functionality

The functionality of flowers is what made them an international traditional gift choice, but roses and orchids aren’t going to do much more than look pretty, while cannabis flower can be used in so many ways. It can be smoked, vaped, turned into an extract or concentrate, or decarboxylated and mixed into food to create edibles, topicals, or tinctures. Anything is possible with weed which is why it’s often the preferred gift choice among consumers.

5. It’s personal

You can buy generic flowers or roses from any store including gas stations and grocers, and these arrangements take no effort as they come all put together. Cannabis flower on the other hand is harder to get, and even more difficult to find in the form of a bouquet, so you’ll have to make one, putting smaller personal touches into the masterpiece as you go, which shows that you care enough to put in the effort which is a pretty big deal when it comes to relationships.

How to make a marijuana bouquet


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