The snow’s been falling and Steven’s Pass is set to open! To us here at the best weed shop in the Monroe area, this means shredding the slopes with the help of our favorite performance-enhancing substance. Performance enhancing, you say? Yes. In addition to bringing out the blue of the sky and the sparkle of the powder, studies show that weed may actually enhance athletic performance, particularly in sports, like snowboarding and skiing, that require a relaxed sense of daring. Writer Gordy Mergoz explored this idea in a recent article in Outside Magazine. Mergoz, who claims not to be a regular smoker, imbibed and went skiing.
“After popping a ten-milligram THC gummy, I experienced a slight yet very functional high,” Mergoz writes. “But something else stood out: I felt invincible and proceeded to attack the steepest lines without fear.” He then talks to Stanford Medical Professor Keith Humphreys, who explains the phenomena: “We have cannabinoid receptors throughout our brains, and when the THC hits those receptors, it triggers a system that reduces anxiety,” he says. “That you would feel more aggressive is a natural reaction to the drug.”
Unfortunately, decreased anxiety might encourage you to be a little too daring, so smoking and boarding is probably not for everyone. But even if toking isn’t part of your athletic routine, you can still use cannabis to improve your game. Weed can help you recover from a badass day on the
slopes: studies suggest that cannabis also has anti-inflammatory qualities and its power to alleviate pain is well known. Plus, if you’re going to be laid up, we you might as well be high, right?
So before you hit the snow, stop by Gold Bar Marijuana, right off Highway 2. We are proud to serve the finest recreational marijuana in the area of Gold Bar, Sultan, and Monroe, and our staff of qualified professionals can help you choose the strain
or edible that will make your day. For the slopes you’ll want something that keeps you relaxed yet alert. We recommend Blue Dragon by Dogtown Pioneers or Black Magic, by the appropriately named High Altitude. For recovery, try something with a high percentage of CBD, like concentrates from Mixed by Dama or Dream City.