New Year’s Resolutions for the Cannabis Enthusiast

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New Year's resolutions are easy to make and hard to keep, but they don't have to be if you choose something you enjoy: weed, for instance! Instead of the same old boring resolutions, like going to the gym, making more friends, and flossing more, you can mix your love of weed and your thirst for change with a cannabis-themed New Year's resolution.

There's no better way to celebrate a new year and a new you than by making a resolution you know you can keep. So for all you cannabis enthusiasts out there looking for a New Year's resolution, consider changing cannabis habits as this year's new goal!

Grow Your Own Weed

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If you want a New Year's resolution with physical results, plan to grow your own weed in the coming year! It takes time, dedication, and only a little bit of blood, sweat, and tears. But if you grow the weed right, you could be looking at a reward that keeps on giving.

Growing your own weed might be the best cannabis-themed New Year's resolution, especially for people who like to get their hands dirty. Just make sure to check out the laws and regulations for growing weed in your area since laws can vary drastically, even from city to city. You wouldn't want your New Year's cannabis resolution cut short by getting arrested for an illegal grow!

Resist the Munchies

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Fighting off the urge to snack is tough enough without weed and is almost impossible with it. The more you smoke, the harder it is to resist all those tempting little snacks around the house – the snacks that eventually add up to the usual New Year's resolution to lose weight. Instead of trying to solve the problem after the fact, cut your munching at the source and make it your cannabis resolution to stop those munchies! Stock up on celery sticks and carrots (or self-control) and get ready to bring in the new year a new way: without weed-induced snacking!

Try More Weed Strains

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This is an easy cannabis-themed New Year's resolution for just about any stoner who enjoys smoking weed – that is to say, all of them. Instead of going for the well-known classics or strains you're used to, try a funky off-brand strain or maybe a hybrid you wouldn't normally try. There's no harm in expanding your cannabis horizons, especially if it means you get to fulfill your New Year's resolution while you're at it. Just don't go overboard! After all, if you try all the weed strains this year you won't be able to reuse this cannabis resolution for next year.

Take a Tolerance Break

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A good New Year's resolution for cannabis lovers is to take a short tolerance break. You don't have to quit permanently (or at all), but sometimes it can be nice to take a break from weed to see what life is like without it. At the very worst you'll be a bit bored, and at best you'll feel energized, refreshed, and ready to get really high with your now-reduced tolerance to weed. It doesn't matter if you stick to your weed-themed New Year's resolution for a year, a month, a week, or even just until January 2nd! Absence makes the heart grow fonder, so treat yourself and make a resolution to take a tolerance break this year. Weed tastes even better after a break, after all!

Find a New Hobby to Do While High

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When you search for hobbies to do while high you'll probably find the same suggestions: go hiking, paint, maybe play some games. While these hobbies may be perfect for some stoners, not everyone enjoys getting high the same way. This year, take the time to consider your own hobbies and make your cannabis resolution based on that. If you love doing something, weed will probably only make it better. This New Year, find your hobby and make sure it's something you can do high. Smoke a joint on horseback, vape before your book club, or maybe even take an edible and weave yourself a blanket –  as long as you're happy (and high) you'll have successfully completed your New Year's resolution.

Spend Less on Weed

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Anyone who buys weed on a budget will know just how fast everyone's favorite herb can drain the bank. A joint here, an eighth there, maybe a few marijuana mints here and there – it adds up. Maybe this year you should consider cutting back on those extraneous expenses and only get what's necessary. And if you know yourself well enough to know that you can’t stop spending money on weed, just buy all your cannabis products in bulk and save on shipping! Spend less on weed this New Year by dropping a grand on day one; it may sound counterintuitive, but at least you're achieving your resolutions (which is more than most can say).

Clean Your Smoking Stuff More

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If you smoke often then you probably know just how dirty bongs, pipes, bubblers, and any other smoking device can get. Bowl after bowl of res, ash, and generally gross debris building up over time – it’s got to stop! Resolving to clean your glass pipe more frequently is a great idea if you value cleanliness, your lungs, and actually tasting your weed in the coming year. This cannabis-themed resolution is doubly important if you're also resolving to try all those new strains with the New Year. No point in testing new weed if you can't even taste it!