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The Ultimate 2023 Bucket List for Cannabis Lovers

By Danyal Swan January 11, 2023

The dawning of the new year means something different to everyone. For some, it’s a fresh start and a time to seize the opportunity for a new beginning. For others, it’s a time to take account of the year behind and make new goals and resolutions for the year ahead. Still others are satisfied with simply taking down those holiday decorations and relaxing before the rush of the workdays return.

Speaking of relaxing—whether you plan to kick back or kick off your new year, you'll need to address any medical or mental health conditions first. And, in our humble opinion, cannabis should be at the top of your list.

A Cannabis Themed Bucket List

With so much happening this time of year, don’t let that FOMO feeling take over. Instead of creating yet another list of New Year’s resolutions you’ll forget by February, how about getting out there and really experiencing 2023 with a cannabis bucket list you can spread over the year to come? From the accessible to the once-in-a-lifetime, this bucket list will have you celebrating every day with the therapeutic power of cannabis.

Here are some key cannabis experiences to consider adding to your list this year.

Attend a Cannabis Event

If you want something more educational than just shopping around for a product, then why not attend a cannabis event such as a festival or fair? These events feature workshops about cultivation techniques, cooking classes for edibles and seminars about different forms of consumption. Not only can these be informative (and fun!), but they’re also great opportunities for networking with like-minded people who share your love for marijuana.

Another idea? Attend a music festival dedicated solely to marijuana culture - dancing in the sun while listening to reggae beats is definitely an experience worth having at least once in your lifetime!

Cannabis Event

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Try a New Strain

For the real connoisseurs out there, why not try sampling some new strains? There are hundreds upon hundreds of different varieties available on the market today so don’t limit yourself by sticking with just one type. After all – variety is the spice of life! You could also experiment with different methods of consumption such as vaping or dabbing; these are both super popular right now and provide an entirely new way to enjoy cannabis.

Take a Hike to Your Favorite Spot

The Sunshine State offers many places to commune with nature. From the Everglades to a variety of state parks, there’s a trail for everyone. Considering how great the weather in Florida is year-round, early in the season is the perfect time to get outdoors. It’s finally cool enough to enjoy the outdoors but still warm enough so that you can leave your jacket at home. 

Nature can be a calming and transcendent adventure, and many people feel the calming effects of cannabis are enhanced when outdoors. This double dose of serenity will help you experience all the hope and peace this time of year offers.

Pro tip: try pairing your experience with MÜV edibles, which are available in a variety of THC and THC/CBD formulations- perfect for a pre-hike dose.

The Days Are Beginning to Get Longer—Smoke Cannabis in Your Backyard

Floridians don't have to worry about all that cold white stuff on the ground (though we're pretty sure it's called snow). The only worry we have this time of year is what to put on the grill while enjoying the cooler weather. With mosquitos at bay, your backyard haven is calling your name. Whether you enjoy the sunrise, the sunset, or the times in between, the Sunshine State offers you plenty of daylight to enjoy while having a smoke, even this early in the year. Your backyard, a grill, a few friends, and your favorite cannabis treats are the perfect recipe for relaxation this year

Splurge on Good Cannabis and Watch the Latest Releases With Popcorn

Medical cannabis can be consumed in a variety of ways, so don’t think you have to stick to the classics. Cooking with cannabis has become a popular trend, and putting your culinary prowess to work will open up new ways to consume your favorites. Take movie night, for example. Put a new twist on it by making your own cannabutter to top your favorite popcorn. Our cannabutter recipe is pretty easy; just clarify your butter, then slow cook it with water and cannabis flower.

Cannabis-Infused Popcorn

Popcorn

Prep Time: 5-10 Minutes (not including cannabutter)Yield Varies
Once it’s created, cannabutter can be used much the same way as regular butter. Still, make sure to keep your butter under 325 degrees to avoid destroying the cannabinoids.

Here are some simple steps to creating your own popcorn:

  • Pop ½ c. popcorn kernels (or heat one bag of microwave popcorn according to instructions) and place in a large bowl.
  • Meanwhile, use ¼ c. fresh cannabutter, or heat refrigerated cannabutter in a small saucepan, using a candy thermometer to keep the temperature below 200 degrees Fahrenheit (this preserves the active cannabinoids)
  • Drizzle popcorn with melted cannabutter, tossing to coat.
  • Toss with seasoning. We recommend:
    • Salt
    • Ranch dry seasoning mix
    • Old Bay
    • Cajun seasoning
    • Parmesan and garlic powder
    • Cinnamon and sugar
    • Drizzle with melted chocolate

Whip Up Some Elevated Cannabis Drinks

Do you have a go-to cocktail? Try swapping the alcohol for a dose of cannabis tincture or distillate. This can not only elevate your favorite cocktail but create a completely new experience as you consume your medically prescribed cannabis! From sangria to a “potty toddy,” you can find a new reason to consume your favorite drink with some of our favorite cannabis drink recipes.

Have a Canna-Themed Photoshoot

Playing dress up can be a lot of fun, especially if you get family and friends involved. From cannabis themed costumes to formalwear, the attire options are limitless for your next get-together. Get creative with props, poses and backgrounds while working alongside a professional photographer that specializes in marijuana imagery – this way you'll have amazing photos to remember this special moment forever!

Bonus points for matching with your pets.

Indulge in Some “Canna” Me Time

There is nothing wrong with taking a little “me time” to do what makes you happy. To kick-start your alone time, indulge in one of your favorite cannabis products. While it could certainly help with anxiety and stress levels, it might take extra effort on your part to get away from some of the stressors in your life.

To get the most out of your alone time, start by creating space for yourself away from any stressors or distractions. Some great activities to try include reading a book, journaling, planning something fun for the future, relaxing with music or podcasts, or watching something that makes you laugh. Taking up a hobby such as painting or drawing can also help soothe the mind and boost creativity levels.

Visit MÜV Dispensaries in Beach Towns

With over 50 locations, it’s easy to find a MÜV Dispensary near you… but what better way to see the beautiful coastline than to visit each dispensary located in a beach town? Or, if you’re feeling really ambitious, why not visit ALL MÜV Dispensaries this year?

florida map

Not sure where to begin?

Start off your journey on the shoreline of Panama City Beach. With 27 miles of powdery white sand, this beach is perfect for a day spent soaking up the sun. There are plenty of activities available too, such as parasailing, fishing, watersports and more! Be sure to check out the famous pier at St Andrews State Park while you’re there as well – it’s one of the most picturesque spots in Panama City!

Next up is Apollo Beach, located just south of Tampa Bay. This stretch of coastline is known for its crystal clear waters and stunning views - perfect for swimming or simply taking a leisurely stroll along the shoreline.

Jacksonville Beach is another must-see spot on MUV FL's beach tour. Enjoy surfing lessons or take part in an exciting dolphin cruise – Jacksonville Beach is full of fun activities that visitors can enjoy while they explore its gorgeous 3-mile oceanfront boardwalk.

The shores of Ormond Beach offer more than just stunning scenery - they offer history too! Check out the historic Ormond Scenic Loop and Trail which encompasses sites like Tomoka State Park and Bulow Plantation Ruins State Park.

Fort Myers Beach awaits around the corner with its 7 miles of pristine white sand beaches along Estero Island. Take part in thrilling watersports such as jet skiing or stand up paddle boarding then relax with a joint afterwards - whatever you decide on here at Fort Myers Beach it's sure to be fun!

Heading further south brings us to West Palm Beach where you can enjoy not only beautiful beaches but world class shopping centers as well. West Palm isn't just about relaxation though - there are plenty of cultural attractions such as museums and galleries here that visitors can explore too!

Moving back north Boynton Beach awaits with its famous Oceanfront Promenade perfect for an evening stroll at sunset after an exciting day spent exploring this vibrant city.

Deerfield Beach completes our trip around Florida's coastal paradise with its 8 miles of beautiful sand stretching along Boca Raton Bay offering breathtaking views no matter which direction you look in.

Grab a Key Lime Pie in Key West

If you’re into sweets, there's not much better than a key lime pie from the place the name originated: Key West. While you're in town, check out the many eclectic sights to see that are just begging to be experienced with the help of your medicinal products. Check out a local drag show or visit the six-toed cats at Hemmingway's house. No matter what you choose to do while you're there, don't leave without grabbing some pie. (Just be sure to get extra; you'll want to bring it home with you.)

Travel Somewhere You’ve Never Been

Amsterdam Cannabis Bucket List

The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to explore somewhere you've never been, and Florida is full of coastal towns that are worth exploring. Or maybe you're looking for that perfect city with great nightlife. Let's not forget about the thrills that await you at one of the many theme parks. No matter which way your compass points, your next adventure could be your favorite.

Need some adventure ideas? Check out some of these hot spots:

  1. St. Augustine– The oldest city in America is full of sights and sounds, including a ghost tour and even the Fountain of Youth. The best part is the city is supremely walkable, so you can indulge while you tour.
  2. Amelia Island – If you’re looking for more peace and fewer tourists, tiny Amelia island offers beaches, quiet, and relaxation in spades. Schedule this bucket list trip for early May and catch the local shrimp festival.
  3. Everglades National Park – We were surprised at how many Floridians have never made the jaunt out to the Everglades. If you’re one of them, take the time to check this nature retreat off your bucket list.

The best part? These Florida must-visits are near MÜV Dispensaries!

Go on a Solo Nature Retreat

We know hiking is already on our list, but taking a weekend in nature instead of taking an hour-long walk can be an experience all on its own. With bugs at a minimum this time of year, finding a place to stargaze can be easy and comfortable. Breaking away from those city lights can open a new world as you sit by the campfire. With no one around, you can have a smoke, puff on a vape, or enjoy your favorite edible. Let your mind wander on a journey through the natural world around you.

To be sure you’re away from streetlights and city noise, check out the vast Ocala National Forest right in the middle of the state.

Visit Amsterdam

Finally wrap up your epic journey by visiting Amsterdam (if possible) - my trip last year cemented this city as the canna-mecca in my mind. I once thought there was no better feeling than legally purchasing medical cannabis, until I experienced purchasing spliffs, hash-infused joints, and flower to enjoy alongside a latte. The Dutch City is revered in pop culture for its unparalleled “coffeeshop” culture, which allows visitors over 18 years old to purchase cannabis and smoke it right there. These judgment-free coffeeshops are sprinkled throughout the city and often provide rolling papers and filters. In the heart of Amsterdam, though, is shop after shop of cannabis seeds. While I wouldn’t recommend traveling back to the US with them, exploring the world of growing in shops like Sensei Seeds gives you an entirely new perspective of the plant and strains.

Fun fact: when referring to a cannabis "coffeeshop” you spell it as one word, that’s how you can tell them apart from an actual coffee shop

Amsterdam is packed full with things like hemp museums, cannabis seed banks, seed shops - plus plenty more activities centered around enjoying marijuana responsibly yet safely!

Make 2023 a Great Year With Your Friends at MÜV

When you’re looking for great products to help fulfill your 2023 bucket list, look no further than your local MÜV dispensary. No matter what your bucket list has on it, we have a cannabis product that will help you take that experience or idea and turn it into a lasting memory. From inhalers to tinctures, flower to concentrates, and everything in between, our wide variety of products will meet your needs.

Start your new year off with some new experiences. Just like your movie popcorn or your favorite cocktail, there are limitless ways to spice up the year to come. Take a few minutes and make your own bucket list. 2023 is what you make it, so make it a good one.

From all of us at MÜV, we wish you and your families a joyous new year filled with peace, laughter, and light.

Medtenders at MÜV

References:

  1. The great outdoors: how a green exercise environment can benefit all - Extreme Physiology & Medicine. (2013, January 3). Extreme Physiology & Medicine. Retrieved December 30, 2022, from https://extremephysiolmed.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/2046-7648-2-3

Content Manager for MÜV Florida and Contributor for Zen Leaf Dispensaries. A cannabis connoisseur with a passion for explaining the miraculous possibility of the plant, Swan began her journey with cannabis as a recreational user and quickly realized its positive impact on her depression and severe anxiety. She joined the cannabis industry as Receptionist and MedTender and witnessed first-hand the immense potential of the plant for a wide variety of ailments, deepening her passion for alternative medicine. Swan is dedicated to self-education on the plant and sharing its potential with all. She holds a Journalism degree from the University of Iowa.

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