Trick or Treat: 10 products to help you celebrate Halloween in high style

Here are a few things you might want to have on hand to enhance the spooky experience

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The non-holiday we know today as Halloween (October 31) conflates all sorts of things from various traditions. Its basis is All Hallow’s Eve, sure, but here’s a bit of Día de Muertos in there, to say nothing of Samhain.

Broadly speaking, what ties these observances together is the notion that in late October and early November, the “veil” between the worlds of the living and the dead is at its most transparent. In reality, Halloween is an excuse to put on a costume and become someone else for a few hours. For kids, it offers free license to beg for candy. Adults, meanwhile, often take Halloween as an occasion to get shitfaced drunk and pay far too much to get into a questionable nightclub.

If you’re a cannabis enthusiast—and you’re reading this, so there’s a pretty good chance you are—you have your own ways to celebrate. Given the current state of the world, having a massive Halloween bash is out of the question. Bunkering down at home with The Shining or The Exorcist—or, hell, even Up in Smoke—cued up on your streaming service of choice is your best bet.

Here are a few things you might want to have on hand to enhance the experience…

1. The Monster Mash

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Our friends at Kootenay Botanicals have gotten into the Halloween spirit with this bundle that’s sure to be a graveyard smash. It includes seven grams each of the B.C. bud strains Death Bubba and Ghost Train Haze. To quell the inevitable munchies that will ensue, it also features a variety of tasty edibles, including Sweet Jane chocolate almonds, medicated sour worms, and truffles. Find it here.

(We probably don’t need to say this, but with all the sweet treats floating around on Halloween, leaving THC-infused edibles out where wee goblins can get their paws on them could have dire consequences. By “wee goblins”, we mean children, and by “dire consequences”, we mean a trip to the ER and a visit from social services.)

2. Scooby Doobie rolling tray

Look, everyone has always known that Shaggy is supposed to be a pothead, but there was no way Hanna-Barbera could actually show it explicitly. You might say Shaggy and his canine companion Scooby-Doo paved the way for every other duo of definitely-not-stoners, from Wayne and Garth to Bill and Ted to Mordecai and Rigby.

You might also say that Shaggy, Scoob, and their Mystery Machine–driving friends have spent their decades-long career as a team of paranormal investigators actively disproving the existence of the supernatural. Every ghost, witch, or werewolf they face turns out to be an unscrupulous real-estate developer with a nefarious plan. And each of them would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren’t were for those meddling kids.

You know who did get away with something? The folks at Smoke Arsenal, who made a rolling tray emblazoned with the images of children’s characters that they most definitely did not license through proper legal channels. Order one now before the inevitable cease-and-desist letter arrives! Find it here.

3. Zombie Kush

Let’s get one thing straight. This indica-heavy strain won’t turn you into one of those incredibly strange creatures who stopped living and became mixed-up zombies. Nor will it bring the dead back to the realm of the living. Will it get you profoundly baked, though? Yes. Yes, it will.

A hybrid of Amnesia, Lavender Kush, and Bubba Kush, Zombie Kush is known for its potent sedative properties. In other words, it’s the weed for you if you want to do nothing more energetic than chilling out on the couch and watching Return of the Living Dead this Halloween. Find it here.

4 & 5. Cheech and Chong costumes

Technically, when you, like, think about it, man? These aren’t Cheech and Chong costumes. I mean, they are but they aren’t. You know? They’re Pedro and Man costumes. Those are the characters Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong played in 1978’s Up in Smoke, arguably the blueprint for all stoner comedies.

Fun fact: Stacy Keach’s Up in Smoke character, Sgt. Stedenko, was based on Abe Snidanko, a real-life drug-squad cop Chong remembered from his time in Vancouver. Snidanko was an RCMP officer. So, if you want to add a third character to your party, a Mountie uniform might be just the ticket. But only if you want to dress up like the real person and not the character. Which brings us back to the Cheech-Pedro/Chong-Man quandary. And now my head hurts. Find them here and here.

6. Mota CBD Sour Squares

Not all cannabis edibles are meant to get you high, you know. Containing 20 mg of CBD in each piece, these sour squares from Mota are a “perfect option for treating nausea, pain, or to kick your stress or anxiety for the day”. Or so the description at Online Dispensary Canada says.

To be honest, we’re mostly including them because the package features a seasonally appropriate Day of the Dead–style sugar-skull motif. Find them here.

7. Pot leaf candy mold

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Why should you support Big Candy when you can make your own at home? Stick it to the man! And be in control of the exact dosage of THC, CBD, or eye of newt that goes into each piece. Find it here.

(Did we mention that with all the sweet treats floating around on Halloween, leaving THC-infused edibles out where wee goblins can get their paws on them could have dire consequences? And that by “wee goblins”, we mean children, and by “dire consequences”, we mean a trip to the ER and a visit from social services? We seem to recall mentioning this already, but it bears repeating.)

8. Monster OG

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When even the sales pitch for a strain mentions its “harsh, acrid smoke that can trigger watery eyes and coughing fits”, you can understand why it’s called Monster. So maybe this cross between the OG Kush and SFV OG isn’t for lightweights. Still, the strain delivers a robust, earthy aroma. Those who know and love this Monster say it relaxes muscles, soothes pains, relieves stress, increases appetite, and promotes rest. Find it here.

9. Dr. Dabber Ghost Kit vaporizer

Who needs dry ice or smoke machines when you can make all the spooky effects you need by vaping? The Ghost Kit wax pen is designed to run at lower temperatures for maximum aroma transfer. It uses titanium coils for a clean, fresh taste. Or so Dr. Dabber tells us. The good doc also wants us to know that the ceramic atomizer helps keep flavour intact, while still being able to manufacture large clouds. Large clouds! Now that’s what we’re talking about! Move over, Casper! Find it here.

10. Happy Hella Weed colouring book

Maybe your Halloween plans don’t involve trick-or-treating, ill-advised partying, or watching the complete works of John Carpenter. If you’re feeling introverted and/or bookish, you can always just stay home and curl up with a copy of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

Actually, forget Frankenstein. Have you seen that thing? It’s like a million pages, and each one is filled with way too many words. Save that for another day. Instead, pull out your coloured pencils or crayons and take a crack at the spooky designs in Happy Hella Weed. These include “skulls, ghouls, pumpkins, witches, monsters, zombies and more”. Our favourite, though, is the bong with a jack o’ lantern face. Which probably beats smoking weed in an actual pumpkin (which Coral Reefer assures is a thing people do.) Find it here.

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