Chill out with Legion of Bloom Re:Lax pods for the Pax Era vaporizer; have it all delivered from Berkeley Patients Group. (Courtesy of Legion of Bloom)

4/20 in Place: Cannabis Products for Sleep, Stress, and Creativity

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These weeks of sheltering in place are beginning to seem endless, and many of us are feeling restless, irritable, and lonely. It's normal; let's just be kind to ourselves during these tough times.

Thankfully, Californians over the age of 21 have access to some of the world's best cannabis products, which can help combat stress, promote deep sleep, and inspire creativity.


Consultants at Berkeley Patients Group, the nation's longest-running dispensary, have put together a list of their favorite products for sheltering in peace.

Lab-tested for safety and highly loved by avid cannasseurs, these products are all available for curbside pickup or delivery in the East Bay. Plus, with 4/20 coming soon and all of us cooped up, you can enjoy extra savings and happiness from the comfort of your home. Here are some top picks for goodies to help you sleep, relax, and stay inspired.

Cannabis for Sleep: Défoncé's Dark Chocolate Bar

Who doesn't love a little chocolate before bedtime? Défoncé's dark chocolate bar helps you sleep better while satisfying your sweet tooth. Défoncé sources their cocoa from a respected Belgian gourmet chocolate manufacturer that has been in the business for more than 100 years, and is the first chocolate company to shift to sustainably grown cocoa.

// $18/90mg bar; mybpg.opptygo.com

Cannabis for Sleep: Kikoko's Tranquili-tea

Kikoko's Tranquili-Tea was formulated by women to help you fall and stay asleep. CBN, a cannabinoid, produces a sedative and relaxing effect that induces sleep, while THC increases sleep duration. The organic herb blend also includes chamomile and valerian root, which have been used throughout time as sleep agents.

// $8/bag; mybpg.opptygo.com

CBD for Chillin': Jade Nectar's 20:1 Tincture

Tinctures are a perfect starting point for newbies, and a consistent resource for experienced consumers because they offer precise dosing. With Jade Nectar's high-CBD 20:1 tincture, you can enjoy relaxation without feeling groggy or unfocused. Mix it in your favorite beverage or apply directly under the tongue for a quick onset.

// $40/1oz. bottle; mybpg.opptygo.com

CBD for Chillin': Pax Era's Vaporizer

Peace is just a puff away with Legion of Bloom's Re: line of Pax Pods, compatible with the super sleek PAX Era vape device. Re:Lax with an equal ratio of CBD and THC, recommended for new and experienced users needing a stronger dose of relief.

// $30 for the Pax Era vaporizer, mybpg.opptygo.com; $45 for Legion of Bloom's Re:Lax Terrapen Pax pods, mybpg.opptygo.com

Cannabis for Creativity: Cann's Infused Social Tonics

Alcohol consumption has increased during shelter in place, but you don't have to damage your liver to have a great time. Cann is like the White Claw of weed. With a very low dose (2mg of THC and 4mg of CBD), you can comfortably have a few without overdoing it. Beverages also absorb much faster, so you can feel the effects in as little as 10 minutes. Plus, they come in delicious, all-natural flavors like Lemon Lavender, Grapefruit Rosemary and Blood Orange Cardamom so you can enjoy a few and skip the hangover.

// $7/can; mybpg.opptygo.com

Cannabis for Creativity: Level's Stimulate Tablets

THCV is a rare cannabinoid that is energizing and uplifting—and because it blocks the same receptors (CB1) in the brain that THC activates, it has a less intense psychoactive effect without paranoia or anxiety. Stay focused, create beautiful art, or clean out your closet with Level's Stimulate Tablets.

// $48/box of 15; mybpg.opptygo.com

This year we've been gifted the entire month of 4/20 at home. Remember to stock up on cannabis, water, snacks, and lots of fun activities to celebrate the day.

Enjoy up to 50 percent off select products plus free delivery and curbside pickup in the East Bay courtesy of Berkeley Patients Group. BPG is also a proud sponsor of The Great American Sesh In, an online cannabis, music, and arts festival designed to flatten the 4/20 curve and benefit Covid-19 first responders.

// Berkeley Patients Group, 2366 San Pablo Ave. (Berkeley), mybpg.com

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