Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Camping with Cannabis [The Ultimate Guide]

There are a few things that can bring us both relaxation and improved health in this life, and certainly, cannabis is one of them.

If you’re a cannabis lover, where its consumption is legal, you might enjoy packing and smoking a bowl in a circle with your favorite smoking buds, lighting up a joint on your way to the beach, or taking a few bong rips out on your patio.

However, your smoking session doesn’t only have to be enjoyed at home or in your car.

With the increased acceptance of cannabis and legalization continuously moving in a positive direction, there are more and more places for the cannabis stoner to enjoy his bud. We’re talking about the good old outdoors.

Besides all the therapeutic benefits, there are truly a ton of things to do when high and exploring all that mother nature has to offer.


You can light up an uplifting Sativa to start your day of hiking or during the evening, you can lay under the bright stars with an Indica to unwind after a long day of activities.

And if you’ve got the munchies, there’s nothing like whipping up a few cannabis s’mores to satisfy your cravings. However, before going on your next trippy trip, there are a few things you need to know.

Enhance your time in the great outdoors with a little cannabis flower using these few tips provided below to make sure you have the best smoking experience possible.

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Know the Rules

Getting caught smoking illegally in state or city parks in some legal states might fine you, but doing so on federal land will likely result in more serious consequences and by that, we’re talking jail.

So while you might get away with breaking the rules in a park or nearby forest, don’t expect to get off easy if you decide to step out of line on federal property.

There are legal cannabis camping opportunities where you can enjoy your flower in the great outdoors.

In order to stay out of trouble and have a good trip, here’s a little advice: familiarize yourself with federal and state laws in that area and comply accordingly.

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Consider your Surrounding Neighbors

No matter if you’re parked at a common camping lot or miles deep in the backcountry, it’s important for you to respect the area of any campsite.

Although you may be settled in a private cannabis-friendly campground that allows cannabis users to smoke from their weed stash freely, we recommend enjoying your cannabis within the confines of your tent.

The result? A spectacular hotbox session of course. Well actually, as most tents contain a ventilation system it may be a true hotbox.

Despite all that, the experience of watching smoke float out to the rising sun or bright stars while laying in your sleeping bag is a moment not to be missed.

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Bring Everything You Need

Joints, edibles, vape pens, and pre-rolls are probably some of the easiest and most space-saving ways to smoke and will cut the hassle of bringing other items along to avoid constantly stopping to re-up.

You’ll thank yourself later.  However, if you’re really cannabis-driven and willing to carry your smoking supplies the distance, you might pack the essentials and a variety of marijuana buds so you can have more .

For instance, you would want a Sativa strain in the morning so you can have increased focus and energy while hiking. During the evening, you can go for an Indica strain to get some much-needed rest.

We should also mention that cannabis has the potential to induce the “munchies”, so it might not be a bad idea to keep your favorite snacks nearby when hunger strikes.

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Safety Tips

If you’re a cannathusiast, using these few useful tips will give you a huge advantage on your travels — especially if you are a person who is new to cannabis or are easily affected by marijuana’s psychoactive THC.

  • Keep alert and travel on easy-to-follow, well-marked trails. This will make for an exciting, stress-free afternoon adventure and also prevent any unwanted attention from curious (or hungry, known on wood) wildlife. 
  • Be careful while traveling at high altitudes. A drop in air pressure may cause headaches, dizziness, fatigue, rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, or light-headedness. This is especially true if you have a low tolerance for cannabis or are unfamiliar with its effects.

Let the Good Times Roll

Well, that does it. We hope you can use a tip or two for one awesome, stoney, magical camping experience!

Whether you already have your annual camping trip dated and planned in your calendar or want to bring your favorite people together for an outdoor adventure, cannabis is able to calm the spirit and help you escape the daily grind.

When you ignite some good bud, expect your camp neighbors to consider partaking in a little puff, puff, pass.

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Scott Briones
Scott was born in San Rafael, CA, home to the high school were "420" was popularized. He has been writing for more than 5 years about the cannabis industry. He loves to race his car and has just fulfilled his dream of racing at the Nurburgring in Germany

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