Hosting a cannabis or psychedelics-infused New Year’s Eve party can be a fun and memorable way to celebrate the end of the year and the start of a new one. However, it also requires some planning, preparation, and responsibility to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. Here are some tips and advice on how to host a cannabis or psychedelics-infused New Year’s Eve party:
Choose the right strain or substance
Depending on your preference and intention, you may want to choose a different strain of cannabis or type of psychedelic for your party. For example, if you want to feel energized, uplifted, and social, you may want to choose a sativa-dominant strain of cannabis, such as Sour Diesel or Jack Herer, or a stimulating psychedelic, such as LSD or mescaline. If you want to feel relaxed, euphoric, and introspective, you may want to choose an indica-dominant strain of cannabis, such as Purple Kush or Northern Lights, or a visionary psychedelic, such as psilocybin or DMT. You can use online resources, to learn more about the effects and characteristics of different strains and substances.
Prepare and dose carefully
Before you consume any cannabis or psychedelic, make sure you know the potency, purity, and dosage of the product you are using. You can use a drug testing kit, to verify the identity and strength of your substance. Start with a low dose and gradually increase it until you reach the desired level of effects. You can always take more, but you can’t take less once you’ve ingested the substance. Avoid mixing cannabis or psychedelics with alcohol or other drugs, as this may increase the risk of adverse reactions, such as nausea, anxiety, or paranoia. Also, avoid consuming cannabis or psychedelics on an empty stomach, as this may cause stomach upset or faster absorption of the substance. Eat a light meal or snack before or during your consumption, and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Set the mood and environment
The mood and environment of your party can have a significant impact on your cannabis or psychedelic experience. Choose a comfortable and safe place, time, and company for your party. Make sure you have enough privacy, security, and access to basic amenities, such as water, food, bathroom, and phone. You may also want to prepare some items that enhance your experience, such as music, art, books, candles, incense, or pillows. You may also want to clean and decorate your space to make it more inviting and pleasant. Plan ahead and set aside enough time for your experience, as well as some extra time for preparation and integration. Avoid scheduling any important or stressful tasks or events before or after your party.
Deal with challenging experiences: Sometimes, consuming cannabis or psychedelics can result in challenging or unpleasant experiences, such as fear, anxiety, paranoia, confusion, sadness, or physical discomfort. However, these experiences can also be opportunities for learning, growth, and healing, if handled properly. There are some strategies that can help you deal with challenging experiences, such as:
Remember that it will pass: The effects of cannabis or psychedelics are temporary and will wear off eventually. Remind yourself that you are safe and that nothing bad will happen to you. Try to relax and breathe deeply. You can also use a timer or a watch to keep track of time and reassure yourself that the experience will end soon.
Change your setting: Sometimes, a challenging experience can be triggered or worsened by a negative or uncomfortable environment. If possible, change your location, music, lighting, or temperature to something more pleasant and soothing. You can also use some items that make you feel happy, calm, or secure, such as a blanket, a stuffed animal, or a photo of a loved one.
Talk to someone: Having a trusted and sober friend or guide with you can be very helpful when facing a challenging experience. They can offer you emotional support, reassurance, and guidance. They can also help you stay safe and prevent you from doing anything harmful or regrettable. If you are alone, you can call or text someone you trust, or use an online service that provides peer support for people having difficult cannabis or psychedelic experiences.
Surrender and accept: Sometimes, resisting or fighting a challenging experience can make it worse. Instead, try to surrender and accept whatever the substance shows you or teaches you. Be open and curious about the meaning and significance of your experience. Trust the process and the wisdom of the substance, yourself, and the universe. You may discover something valuable or healing that you would not have otherwise.
Seek professional help: If you have a history of mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, or psychosis, or if you are taking any medications, you should consult your doctor before using any substance. If you experience any severe or persistent negative effects, such as suicidal thoughts, hallucinations, or flashbacks, you should seek professional help as soon as possible. You can contact your doctor, a therapist, a crisis line, or a hospital for assistance.
The Bottom Line
As the clock ticks towards the stroke of midnight, ushering in a brand new year, we trust that your cannabis or psychedelics-infused New Year's Eve party will be an extraordinary and unforgettable experience. Hosting such an event is not just about celebration; it's a delicate balance of intention, preparation, and responsibility. We hope that the tips and advice shared here have served as a guiding light, ensuring your journey into the new year is one filled with joy, introspection, and shared moments of connection.
As you embark on this journey into the new year, may it be filled with moments of insight, growth, and connection. Here's to a safe, joyous, and transformative New Year's Eve celebration. From all of us at CanMar, we wish you a Happy New Year. Cheers to 2024!