With February being all about love for us we wanted to talk with some of our fave IG canna-couples we love about their fave Dank Date Night activities.
Both Kaya and Pat had consumption experiences earlier in life. Check out Kaya and Pat’s full consumption stories on their blog. Both have found benefits from cannabis physically and mentally. Kaya finds relief for her anxiety and PTSD symptoms, while Pat uses cannabis as part of his pain management routine for his compressed spine, especially when it comes to sleeping.
For Kaya and Pat, cannabis content creation has been a shared passion, “It’s a shared passion that’s brought us closer! Having our page has given us something fun we can do together. It’s also nice having a partner who smokes so we can nerd out about strains and products together.” Pat added, “It gives us something to bond over and a shared activity when we’re taking photos. It’s also taught me a lot of patience to get that perfect shot 😂”
The two met in a dive bar in Salem MA via mutual friends. Kaya knew it was love when he made a big move, “ I knew it was love when he left his whole life behind to move to San Diego with me.” Pat had a much more intense realization when it came to realizing it was the L-word, “I knew it was love when Kaya went into anaphylactic shock a few months after we met and I was so scared because I hadn’t spent enough time with her yet and I knew she was special. “
Kaya & Pat’s favorite Canna Date activities are all about having fun. “Having a beach day, going skating, watching the sunset, bringing our dog to the dog beach, going hiking, driving around listening to music, watching movies and cuddling...basically just normal couple activities but we smoke during them.”
Their favorite Dank Date is a day at the beach! “We’ll usually bring products depending on where we’re going. Pre-rolls are great because they just keep burning, but if we’re in a surveilled area we’ll stick to vapes and edibles. We always bring Silipuffs joint holders too since our hands get wet and sandy. An umbrella is key to block the wind when you’re trying to smoke, and we always have speakers for some chill background music. Also, lots of snacks for when the munchies hit and plenty of water for dry mouth.” Love it!
When it comes to dipping your toe into the water when it comes to cannabis dates, the couple has the following advice for newbies, “Start slow and don’t overdo it. If you’re not a frequent cannabis user don’t try to eat a full pack of gummies or smoke 5 bongs in a row. Cannabis is meant to enhance the experience, not actually be the experience. If you can’t enjoy a skate sesh because your breathing is in manual mode what’s the point?”
When they are not having beachy adventures you can catch Kaya working on the politicalpotheads project. She started Political Potheads when she was sitting home in quarantine watching all the BLM protests and listening to all the hate being spread by Trump. “I was looking for a shirt that said ‘I don’t smoke with racists’ and I couldn’t find one, so I made some! I managed the admin side of a popular retail brand, so I mixed my business experience with my passion for politics and cannabis.
Kaya’s vision for the politicalpotheads project is one of creating a place for political voices from the cannabis community. “Many people assume potheads just spout conspiracy theories, but there’s actually so much that goes into the politics of cannabis and being a stoner. In the current political climate, I think it’s important to be bold and direct with what you want and what won’t be tolerated. The cannabis community specifically has so much racism and misogyny, we want to make it clear that type of behavior isn’t welcome here.”
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When it comes to cannabis, this couple thinks there is a lot of room for growth when it comes to viewing the plant as a medicine and not a drug. “Yes, it gets you high but a lot of people focus on that and don’t pay attention to the many healing benefits it has. People assume that if you smoke you’re a stupid stoner, but don’t understand most smokers use cannabis as a treatment, not just recreation.”
The couple is also very excited about cannabis legalization reform, “Cannabis has been criminalized for far too long, which most people know by now disproportionately affects the black community. It’s great to see this coming to the attention of the mainstream media, and hopefully, concrete legislative change is to follow.”
When it comes to what’s next, Kaya is looking forward to an upcoming girls' trip to Denver! “We haven’t been able to do many events or get-togethers, but I’ve been able to do a few small content trips with friends.”
We love everything about this gorgeous, outdoor adventure-loving, beachy couple and can’t wait to see what’s next from the two! To learn more about Kaya & Pat and their upcoming projects follow them on Instagram @behighbeyou.
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Tai and Jesse had their first experiences with cannabis early in life. Tai’s earliest experiences were smoking cannabis during her freshman year of high school, whereas Jesse had his first experiences in 8th grade.
The two have both been able to find pain and symptom relief from cannabis consumption. Tai suffers from Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and finds that cannabis helps her out tremendously.” It helps alleviate my stomach flare-ups and it allows me to eat on days where my IBS starts acting up.” Jesse has found benefits when it comes to his insomnia and from recovering from the physical wear and tear of skateboarding.
They have found that cannabis has also allowed them to be their authentic selves when it comes to the relationship.
When it comes to canna dates, Tai and Jesse are all about a city adventure, “We love to smoke, visit museums, arcades, or seasonal activities, etc followed by more smoking and then grabbing some delicious food - maybe try a new restaurant.”
The couple first met when Tai went for what she wanted in an Instagram DM, “I was following him on Instagram and one day I got the courage to message him to tell him that he was the most gorgeous man I’ve ever laid my eyes on.” She knew it was love when everything in their relationship moved with ease. Jesse quickly knew something was special when it came to Tai as well.
It was easy for the couple to pinpoint their favorite Canna Date Night, “It was about 3 years ago when we went to a Cannabis-Infused dinner at this Cannabis collective called Vehicle City Social located in Flint, Michigan. It was a Valentine's Day-based event.” They recommend checking out your local area, If you live in a Cannabis friendly state, for any Cannabis-Based Companies offer related events in your area for participation if you are looking for infused date ideas.
For couples just getting started with cannabis, Tai and Jessie shared the following advice for first-timers, “Get used to consuming on a personal level before going out in public to do activities. Once comfortable, begin to explore your options and have fun with it.”
When it comes to what's next for the two, both are working on exciting upcoming projects. Tai is working on a collab with a major Cannabis Brand in Michigan, “I don’t want to speak on it just yet until products are released, but just know I’m really stoked about it.”
Jesse is working on new music, “I have a lot of newer music dropping this year followed by Music Videos, new collabs, shoots with photographers, etc. You can find my music on all platforms if you search SVNTVNV and a lot of my newer content on Instagram if you search @mr_svntvnv.”
Tai and Jesse are legit relationship goals, and we can’t wait to see what adventures are next up for the two of them! To learn more and keep up with the couple follow them on Instagram @astoldby_tai.
When it comes to misconception and the cannabis community, the couple believes that education is key. “When it comes to Cannabis people aren’t educated enough or in other words, very closed-minded about Cannabis and the benefits it provides.”
They are excited about innovation and discovery when it comes to what is next in the cannabis space, “We’re most excited about the research and new discoveries that are being made when it comes to medicating with cannabis. Also, with legalization happening we’re excited for those who are being released from Prison due to cannabis-related charges.“
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We fell in love with Chelsi and Zack as soon as we saw their page! The couple is adorable and multifaceted. When it comes to consumption Chelsi started as a teen, “I was a freshman in high school! It was your classic ‘smoke behind the building in-between classes’ move. As soon as I hit the bowl I knew this plant was for me. Flower was the main form of consumption throughout my high school years. Around the time I graduated was when I was first introduced to branded cannabis products, some chocolate bars from California!”
Although it was a bit later in life, Zack’s first legal experience was an instant hit (pun intended), “Even though I have been consuming cannabis for 16 years, I had my first legal cannabis product when we visited Denver for the first time in February 2015. As soon as we landed, we found the nearest dispensary and bought an assortment of shatter, flower, and some gummies. Between the altitude and potent legal products, we were hit hard with slumber. Some of the best sleep I’ve ever had!”
Both Chelsi and Zack have received tremendous benefits from consuming cannabis. Chelsi has had life-changing improvements to several medical conditions she lives with, “How much time do we have?! I can go on and on about the myriad of ways this plant has changed my life for the better. From a medical standpoint, I’m diagnosed with Kienbock’s Disease along with scoliosis, food intolerances, and other fun ailments. Cannabis helps with the pain, stress, and nausea caused by these illnesses. It’s also given me the ability to use my passion for the plant to cultivate my career!”
For Zack, it has been key in recovering after a terrifying accident, “In 2013 I was in a car accident that left me with spaces between vertebrae in my back and neck. It has left me with ailments that affect everything from sleeping to just being on my feet. Living in Florida, I already knew what the doctors were going to do- pills or injections for the rest of my life. After growing up seeing the effects of opiate addiction, I already knew that's not the way I wanted to go. I knew cannabis was the all-natural alternative, and I went for it. When we moved to Denver I got my medical card, got access to consistent cannabis medicine, and started feeling 1000% better. I’m able to stay on my feet for longer periods of time and can even get a good night’s sleep again! So thankful for this plant.”
On top of the amazing physical and mental relief provided by the plant, the couple also finds that cannabis has enhanced their relationship. This has been a game-changer for Chelsi who was in a relationship with someone who didn’t consume prior to meeting Zack, “The person I was with before I met Zack didn’t consume cannabis, and once we got together I noticed the huge difference in the connection we have. It’s a great way to relax together after a busy day, or just to enhance our mood on a lazy day.”
They both agree that it is amazing to come home from a long day and be able to relax with each other on so many levels.
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Chelsi and Zack met at their high school prom...can it get any cuter? ‘We met at our high school senior prom! Under the disco ball in the middle of the dance floor - some real fairytale stuff! Zack’s going to say that he saw me first, but I definitely noticed him first. Since I had literally just gotten out of a relationship a few days beforehand, we focused on building a strong friendship first and by fall of that year we started dating.”
Zack definitely remembers spotting Chelsi first, “I spotted Chelsi under the disco ball of our high school senior prom. I had known of her but never talked to her. So seeing her swaying oh so beautifully underneath the sparkling lights that danced off her rosy cheeks, I had to introduce myself. After going to many shows and parties and just getting to know her, we went to a show called DayGlow Orlando in the fall of 2012. That was the night I knew Chelsi was going to be my one and only.”
When it comes to canna-infused dates these two like sticking with the classics. ‘You can’t go wrong with your classic “movie and munchies”! It’s a great way to get snuggly with your partner while enjoying a relaxing strain. On the flip side, planning a fun day of activities like a hike or trip to the museum pairs perfectly with a buzzy strain and/or some edibles.”
Just because the couple enjoys a classic hike or movie night, doesn’t mean they don’t get adventurous. Zack explains some of their walks on the wild side when it comes to date night, “We love to get absolutely blitzed and go to different events together. From going to the art museum to indoor skydiving to Topgolf, we know how to adventure! Just getting stoned together and experiencing life is truly a gift.”
For couples just starting to experiment with cannabis date activities, the two have some advice. “Before you start anything, have an open discussion about your experiences and tolerances with cannabis. You may be an avid smoker, but maybe your partner has only hit a bong a handful of times. If you want to have some fun with edibles - like making a s’mores board together - try using only a small amount of infused chocolates and get a Hershey’s bar for the rest of the night. Remember, you can always build up but you can’t go back!”
Starking low and slow is key, “If you're consuming in any way, especially right at the beginning of the date, you should try micro-dosing. Take a small hit or just 5mg of an edible. Starting slow lets you enjoy each other fully. Instead of falling asleep, or not talking at all, awkwardly. When you know your tolerance it definitely helps!
When asked to pick a favorite date night activity, the couple went with dinner and an art show! “Something that’s especially fun (and filling) to do together is to eat edibles before going out to a restaurant! If you haven’t had edibles before, let me tell you, they give you the MUNCHIES. About an hour or so before we go out to a nice place/buffet/cook-out, we’ll eat some edibles and by the time we get to our event, we’re perfectly toasty.” We are all about a faded food fest!
Once you are full and ready to move on to the entertainment portion of the evening it is time to get artsy. “Good ol puff, puff, paint. Get stoned, then go to an art studio that they allow you to paint pottery/canvas/etc. Just let your creativity run wild! The last time we went was for Chelsi’s birthday, and I painted a Death Star pottery piece with rasta colors!”
We can’t talk about Chelsi, Zack, and Cannabis without mentioning their literal dream of a wedding. This canna-wedding is the ceremony of our dreams and we need to just take a moment of appreciation for all this goodness!
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Chelsi’s experience as an event planner made putting their special day together easy and enjoyable, “We knew what we wanted and took our time to plan things out in advance. My advice - have a long engagement! Everyone is in this mad rush to get married as soon as the proposal’s over, but that just leads to more stress, especially if you aren’t familiar with planning events. The more time you have, the easier it is to book things in advance, put back-ups in place, and have an overall less stressful experience. My favorite parts were picking the venue and food tasting! We had a blast creating our custom menu together.”
Zack was thrilled to be along for the ride when it came to wedding planning, “Yeah sure, I helped pick some music, make our menu, and got us a firework display. She was the curator of the movie-like day we had. I wish we could do it all again!”
When it comes to advise for couples who want to incorporate cannabis into their wedding plans, checking in with your state and vendors is a must. “Check your state laws! Being compliant is the most important thing. You don’t want to break the rules and then get kicked out of your own wedding! If you live in a legal state, check out Irie Weddings & Events for insured budtender services, taking the responsibility (and liability) off of you and your venue.”
Zack added, “Check with any vendor you absolutely want at your wedding. People can still be afraid of cannabis, so it could deter some of your vendors. It’s much better to get a list together of cannabis-friendly vendors ahead of time rather than have one walk out on you!”
When it comes to canna-stigma the couple still finds that they are battling the “lazy stoner” stigma. “Whenever people hear you work in cannabis, there are already preconceived notions about who we are and what we can do. There are so many more cannabis consumers in the world than people realize! It’s a superior stress relief tool compared to tobacco, alcohol, even coffee.”
They also find that there is miseducation in the general population when it comes to consumption methods. “Something I hear a lot when people are speaking negatively about cannabis is that it’s like cigarettes/bad for your lungs. While putting any sort of plant matter in your lungs is not the most beneficial for you, cannabis does not have the carcinogens or tar levels of tobacco. We are also in the space age. You can eat it, drink it, even rub it into your feet! A lot of people become more open to the idea of cannabis when they learn it can be consumed in other ways than just inhalation.”
One of the places you will often find this canna-couple is cooking up delicious infused treats in the kitchen. Both have favorite savory go-to’s when it comes to their fave-faded foods. Chelsi likes the prep-friendly Shepards pie or an infused salmon, “Zack makes amazing buttery salmon, which we cook with cannabis-infused olive oil thanks to our Levo ll. I try to infuse savory dishes when possible, you don’t always want candy! Another favorite of ours is Shepherd’s Pie. We make it in big batches so we can freeze a pan for later that week/month. It’s such an easy, hot, flavorful meal that reheats so well! Expect the recipe to come out soon.”
Zack also loves a canna-comfort classic, “Medicated eggplant parmesan. I medicate the tomato sauce with our cannabis-infused garlic olive oil - made with the Levo ll . I'll also medicate the garlic bread with infused butter. It’s so simple to incorporate cannabis in any meal once you know how to properly infuse your ingredients!”
Yum, we will take some of everything, please! The couple’s recipes expand to the beverage world as well. Chelsi is a cocktail queen, “It started off with me realizing how much money we were wasting drinking out. The beverages are crazy overpriced, not to mention tax and tip. I could drink at home for less than ¼ of the price! This led me down the road of creating my own cocktails. I crossed paths with Backyard Soda and discovered their CBD Simple Syrups. They’re absolutely perfect for my drink creations! I’m starting a Cocktail of the Month were - you guessed it - I’ll be sending out a new cocktail every month! Here’s February’s drink: Lavender Lemon Rose CBD Cocktail.”
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While Chelsi is the CannaCocktail Queen, Zack’s infused smoothies are also a hit! “I make some pretty potent fresh fruit smoothies. It’s a great way to start off the day! If it’s a busy day, I’ll just put in some CBD. On cuddling days, medicated smoothies are dangerous around these parts. I’ve been known to throw in 200mg. Please note that we are very familiar with cannabis and our tolerances. Start low to know what you’re comfortable with.”
When not in the kitchen you can find the couple working on their wellness and skincare routine. Both Chelsi and Zack love healing head to toe through canna products. Chelsi shared, “Right now I am all-out getting some moisture in this dry climate! Colorado in the winter is no joke. My favorite skincare products right now are hyaluronic acid, serum, and lip butter. These items lock in moisture without making your face oily! They have definitely saved my skin this winter. “
Zack also prioritizes moisture when it comes to his skincare, and is a big fan of Escape Artist. “They produce a variety of creams in different THC:CBD ratios in scents like lavender and menthol. The tech they use is definitely ahead of most. Their cream soothes almost instantly! Wonderful for the back and neck problems I have.“
When looking at what’s next there is a lot of renovation in the near future as the couple takes on a lot of home DIY projects, “As summer approaches we’ll be attacking our backyard/patio to turn it into an oasis! I’m excited to expand my skills. Also on the list of projects is gardening. We’re so excited to start growing our own fruits and veggies!”
Zack is also expanding career ventures into real estate, where he hopes to bridge the gap for members of the cannabis community, “I just recently became a real estate broker here in Denver and will be working with people looking for cannabis commercial facilities or even some wonderful stoners looking for their dream home! Both their families and their plants!”
We are so excited to see what’s next for these two! To learn more about Chelsi & Zack and join them for their next adventures follow them on Instagram @thecannafairy_!