My friends and I make an annual pilgrimage to Chicago.
We stay at a nice hotel for a week and get facials, manicures, massages and all sorts of spa treatments.
We just love shopping the Magnificent Mile, where there’s a nearly endless list of stores like Gucci, Bloomingdale’s, J.Crew and so many more. We always spend a lot of time at the waterfront. We take cruises, rent kayaks and love to eat dinner at one of the waterfront restaurants. It’s always worthwhile to visit the museums and galleries and invest in theater tickets. One of our favorite aspects of spending time in the city is access to recreational cannabis. Our girls trip is all about relaxing, having fun and getting away from everyday responsibilities. Shopping at the dispensary really helps with that. We choose strains that provide uplifting effects. Some of them work to mellow us out while others lessen inhibitions. We tend to buy a lot of edibles, because they are easy to share and don’t require us to use any extra gear. The dispensary offers a wide selection of edibles, including cookies, mints, gummies, brownies, chocolates, hard candies and peanut butter cups. Just recently we discovered cannabis-infused beverages. We can choose from cannabeer, mocktails, seltzer, iced tea, colas and root beers. The drink mixes are also a good choice for us. With beverages the cannabinoids are absorbed through the tongue, which offers a quicker onset of effects than conventional edibles. While recreational cannabis is legal in Illinois, we are limited in how much we can purchase. Since there are six of us, it’s not really a problem. We just can’t bring any cannabis back home with us.