Mindful Medicating for the Holidays
The holidays are a joyful time for family get-togethers – but with family, stress is sometimes inevitable. While the industry has made progress with the de-stigmatization of medical marijuana, explaining to the family the herby scent to your clothing and person adds a more personal layer to that holiday stress. Thankfully, cannabis has made huge strides from the marijuana of former years, making discreet cannabis use an option.
MÜV Products were formulated to perform reliably and consistently for Florida medical marijuana patients. Better still, they were created in an effort to provide medical cannabis in discreet formats patients are already familiar with – think transdermals, oral ingestibles, and inhalers. These formats mitigate the risk of bringing the tell-tale cannabis scent with you for the holidays, while still providing the beneficial cannabinoids and long-lasting effects you need for symptom management.
Take a look at a few of our favorite ways to medicate with cannabis discreetly:
Intend to step out for some fresh air throughout the dinner days ahead? Bring a vape! Cannabis vapes have low odor, making them a discreet way for you to quickly ease any stress or anxiety. The beauty of vapes is their accessibility; many carry nicotine vapes, making most none the wiser to the cannabis option. And, there are so many to choose from:
- Plus strain-specific vapes, in a rotating library of strains
- The Essence 0.5g and 1g cartridges, in a host of options
- Savvy 0.3g disposables and 1g cartridges, in four states of mind
While we love the Live Resin and On The Rocks Live Rosin vapes, they're a little too kushy off a scent to recommend for the family-centric season, though if you're confident in your ability to sneak away, their scents do dissipate quickly!
Get the delicious vibes started early with an edible dose. With effects that last hours and a host of tasty options, this is sure to be a go-to option for many. Choose from:
- Bits, the microdosing edibles. Created to enhance, not overtake, this 5mg option is sure to elevate your palate and mood.
- Encore and MÜV Soft Chews, delectable 10mg edibles crafted with pectin for a chewy experience. If you need a higher dose, explore RSO Soft Chews for full-spectrum effects.
- Chocolates, a staple in anyone's pantry and medicine cabinet. These edibles can be easily split into two 5mg doses or eaten as one 10mg dose, and available in dark and milk chocolate with additional flavors, and sugar-free options.
- Meltaways, the perfect palate cleanser when you need a dose up. 5mg per mint, in flavors Cinnamon, Wintermint, and Tangerine 1:1 2.5mg CBD/2.5mg THC make for the perfect oomph throughout the day.
EnCaps Cannabis Capsules
EnCaps capsules reign supreme in the realm of discreet dosing. These tablets look like a capsule of fast-acting ibuprofen – and are just as fast-acting as the OTC. When taken on a full stomach, the onset time is just 30 minutes, with effects lasting 6-8 hours. That means, if you time it right, you can be it the perfect zen state of mind from the start of family shenanigans to finish. Explore EnCaps in two doses: 10mg THC of the cannabinoid and 25mg RSO.
EnCaps and RSO Tinctures
The holidays are often full-day affairs, making MÜV Tinctures the ideal partner. The EnCapsulated Tincture, available in THC, CBD or 1:1 THC/CBD, provides a rapid onset of effects that last up to 8 hours. The measured syringe allows you to customize your dose, with a full dropper equal to ~10mg. EnCaps is especially great if you prefer to microdose – add a dropper full or two to your personal water bottle and sip throughout the night to keep the edge off.
For those who require a higher dose but prefer the Tincture format (without alcohol!), the Strain-Specific Tincture provides 20mg of full-spectrum cannabis oil per dropper. While there is the benefit of the addition of strain-specific terpenes, this tincture is RSO-based, lending potent effects most beneficial for experienced users.
Transdermal Patches and Gels
For the most discreet dosing of cannabinoids, MÜV Cannabis Patch provides a consistent microdose of just 0.24mg of cannabinoids per hour over 72 hours (that covers Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping, too!). There is minimal psychoactivity, leaving disapproving family none the wiser. If you want a higher dose, or to manage breakthrough symptoms (including migraines or anxiety), MÜV Evolve Gel provides ~7-8 mg of cannabinoids per pump. Both options feature EnCaps encapsulated technology, providing full-body effects in a topical format.
Metered Dose Cannabis Inhalers
MÜV wanted to introduce a familiar device – one so familiar, you can feel comfortable dosing around your relatives. MÜV MDI was the first product produced in Florida, formulated with the same propellant as an albuterol inhaler. The size of cannabinoids THC (and CBD, depending on formulation) are shrunk to more effectively reach the bronchial tubes to enter the lungs. Ideal for product stacking, the MDI provides a consistent microdose of 2.4mg per actuation.
Oral Spray provides a soft peppermint orange flavor, along with 1.9 mg of isolated THC. Sublingual (under the tongue) dosing allows for rapid onset of effects from a product small enough to discreetly fit in your pocket or purse. Your family need only know you’re refreshing and cleansing your palette between plates!
Show Us Your Discreet Cannabis Favorites
Whether you bring a vape, dose an edible, or bring oral spray, we'd love to see what you pair for your holiday season! Be sure to follow us on Instagram @muv.fl and tag us in your holiday prep. Who knows, you could be someone's December inspo!
At MÜV, we wish you a happy, stress-free holiday season!
*This post was originally published on September 25, 2021, and updated on November 10, 2023, to include new products.
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.