At long last, the sun is shining and things are beginning to veer back towards something resembling normal. As more people feel comfortable returning to the pace of everyday life, the usual appeal of the Memorial Day long weekend is conveniently once more around the corner.
When it comes to making the most of a three-day break in the Bay Area, the sky is truly the limit. From the outdoor recreation offered by quick excursions to Tahoe or Big Sur to a plethora of local beaches and forests, the chance to get together — safely — with loved ones to enjoy some quality time is one many have already eagerly begun planning.
But when it comes to making the most of the Memorial Day weekend, ensuring you don’t have to bail on a backyard barbeque or call it quits on a camping trip to hit a dispensary is always a high priority.
That’s why Purple Lotus is here with some holiday-specific recommendations. Featuring items all available on our menu, we’ve culled our vast inventory to find five surefire winners when it comes to being ready for whatever the weekend throws at you.
BEVERAGE — 1:1 Hi-Fi Hops (Lagunitas x Absolute Xtracts)
Long weekends and cold beverages are a tradition as old as the holiday itself. But the reign of beer as the drink du jour is rapidly coming to an end thanks to the likes of products like Lagunitas’ Hi-Fi Hops. This refreshing beverage combines everything the iconic Northern California brewery knows about hops but with absolutely zero alcohol, calories, or carbs.
Taking the place of this key ingredient is THC and CBD at an ideal 1:1 ratio of 5 mg each.
Together, they make for a delicious, IPA-inspired sparkling drink that packs a different kind of punch courtesy of the wizards at Absolute Xtracts. Available to purchase individually or in four-packs, bringing some bottles of Hi-Fi Hops along on your weekend adventures is a refreshing recipe for success.
Whether you’re grabbing a bottle while (responsibly) floating down a river or just settling in for a long overdue front porch chat, Hi-Fi Hops are quickly becoming a new staple of summer in California.
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EDIBLE — Marionberry Gummies (Wyld)
Sure, nature is awesome, but so are movies, concerts, and museums. If you’re the sort who sees three free days in a row as a chance to cram in all of the culture you can, a cannabis product built for discretion is a great addition to your standard needs of a wallet, keys, and a mask.
Edible makers Wyld are happy to help with this goal in the form of their truly scrumptious Marionberry gummies. Each package includes ten gummies dosed at 10mg of THC each, making this a potent but perfect way to subtly maintain your high throughout a busy day.
Wyld also knows what’s up when it comes to flavor.
Their Marionberry gummies feature real fruit as well as Indica terpenes, all combined into one delicious blast of cannabis-packed goodness. Slip a box into your purse or day bag and rest assured that you won’t be wasting one moment of your Memorial Day weekend searching for a vacant alley to spark up or worrying that everyone at your screening of Saw: Spiral can smell it on you.
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FLOWER — Woods (A Golden State)
For many, Memorial Day is the unofficial start to camping season.
Given California’s current drought and fire risks, however, it is imperative that we all exercise extreme caution when lighting-up outside. Thus, for those with camping in mind, see our recommended vape product below for a fire-free alternative.
But even if you’re not planning to break out any sleeping bags over the weekend to come, you can still get a flavor of the great outdoors with Woods from A Golden State.
Testing at 24.84% THC, this colorful, aromatic strain is reputed for bringing about cerebral highs and bursts of creativity. Thanks to a terpene profile heavy on limonene, linalool, and pinene, Woods is also known for its campfire-worthy flavor.
In the trusted hands of A Golden State, that robust mix of citrus, pine, and floral notes can easily transport one back to the Cascade Mountains and waters of Mt. Shasta that feed all of A Golden State’s crops. Taken together, it’s an ideal strain for spring’s surge into summer, complete with the warm, sedate energy of a sunny July afternoon spent doing precisely nothing.
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VAPE — Zkittlez (Purple Lotus)
As noted above, now is not the time to take any risks whatsoever when it comes to open flames. Fortunately, a whole new category of product now exists geared precisely towards those who like to inhale but prefer what they take in to be as pure as possible.
Naturally, Purple Lotus has embraced the increasingly popular vape trend as well with our own line of carts designed to work with any 510-thread battery. Furthermore, when it comes to packing light, it’s hard to beat the simplicity of tossing a battery, charger, and a couple of fresh cartridges in with the rest of your gear.
As for which option to pick, the choice is truly yours.
That said, if potency and some serious bang for your buck are priorities, try our Zkittlez 1g carts. Testing at 89% THC, this popular, candy-flavored Indica cross of Grape Ape, Grapefruit, and a third (undisclosed) strain is a staple of the scene and one that’s wonderfully expressed in the Purple Lotus cartridge line.
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PREROLL — 4 Pack Hash-Infused Blueberry Muffins x WiFi OG (Hella Dank)
At the end of the day, sometimes the best course of action is to just have a bunch of joints with you at all times.
While there is an undeniable satisfaction to smoking something you’ve rolled yourself, the death of cargo shorts as an acceptable fashion choice has made running around town with a grinder, papers, a booklet of crutches, flower, and flame a bit of a chore.
Plus, unless you’re planning to self-infuse your joints with hash, prerolls offer an excellent way to cut out the prep work and get down to the good part.
For prerolled perfection to pair with your Memorial Day plans, grab a four-pack of Hella Dank’s hash-infused Blueberry Muffins x WiFi OG. Each .5 gram joint is infused with Hella Dank’s ice water hashish, cultivated under conditions highlighting living soil practices and absolutely no solvents.
As an added bonus, preroll packs are a great way to let everyone have their own personal joint when desired as we all re-adjust to pre-social distance life.
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