2022 Hardwood Holiday Gift Guide: Arizona

Here are the greenest gifts from the Grand Canyon State.


Arizona’s two-year-old recreational cannabis market has really grown. The state transitioned from medical to adult use in January 2021 and now has more than 120 stores serving customers and patients.

Giving weed as a gift can be a great gift for adults, a last-minute gift for the host at a dinner party, or a delicious reward for teacher friends after that first semester back. It’s also a great opportunity to rack up brownie points with the stepdad.

Check out these award-winning, top-selling brands of cannabis flowers, vapes, concentrates and edibles to finish your shopping list or put a few goodies under your own tree.

(Cookies/Leaves)

Arizona smokers get most of the big brands like any major state, including Cookies, which sells its Georgia Pie in Phoenix and beyond. It’s the perfect treat for GSC lovers who want to add a little more stone fruit and berry to their dessert strain palate.

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Smoke some with your cousins ​​before the big dinner to whet your appetite. Or hit the Pie afterwards to find room for dessert. Showing up with Georgia Pie shows you care, and her Gelatti and Kush Mints lineage is proof that contemporary Cookies flavors have branched out from California to the United States and beyond.


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Plus, the hybrid 1:1 CBD to THC ratio makes it a great option for relaxing on vacation. Treat yourself to relaxing vibes while reuniting with friends and family.

Find these gummies at Zen Leaf dispensaries on sale for just $11 (all flavors, regular price: $16-18) through December 25, 2022.


(Khalifa Kush/Leaf)

Top rapper Wiz Khalifa has relaunched his namesake strain – Khalifa Kush, a premium OG Kush phenotype – for adult-use markets in 2022, and Arizona is one of the states where you can find KK brewing for vacations. She is grown by Tryke Companies in Arizona and has that classic pine and lemon OG Kush taste.

This versatile hybrid effect works for the weekend wake-up and cooks through the evening. Stuff the stockings with Khalifa Kush pre-rolled hemp blunts, or look for the brand’s Diamond Rolls.

(Dime Industries/Leafly)

Arizona-based vape cart brand Dime Industries won the 2022 Errl Cup in vape pens, and Wedding Cake is pretty much the most popular strain in America right now. So, the Wedding Cake Dime Disposable Hybrid Vape Cart is a good bet for your boo during Thanksgiving break and well into Christmas.

Disposable vaporizers don’t get any easier to use than this one. Just unwrap and sip from the mouthpiece to draw cool, potent vapor tinged with sweet vanilla. Wedding Cake is a versatile hybrid that will boost your mood and help you relax.

This disposable is also refillable, in case you forget it in your glove box for a few months.

(Article 9/sheet)

Where are my dabbers? After the kids and grandparents have gone to bed, unbox the Puffco Peak and treat yourself to that vacation. Arizona’s Item 9 Laboratories keep winning trophies for their trending extracts.

We would start with the Z3, a child of the main Zkittlez strain. Z3 should put out thick waves of tropical fruity terpenes and pack a big, deep, buzzy THC hit for the body. Item 9 has won 30 awards over the past five years, and that’s probably because these crumble-like extracts are super versatile.

You can dab them, sprinkle them in a joint, or put them on top of a bowl of flowers in a pipe, bong, or bubbler.

(Alien Laboratories/Leaf)

Got a fun uncle? He’ll love that one of the hottest cannabis brands in the world is bringing their unique gummies to Arizona for Thanksgiving. Alien Labs Galactic Gummies has a cool alien shaped mold and little “sweet rock flavored asteroids” built in. Each gummy contains 10mg of THC with 10 pieces in a bag.

Start with half an alien head and wait 90 minutes before going any further. They come in Cosmic Cherry, Bluto, Melonade, and Atomic Apple.

Alien Labs gummies also use marijuana extract from ice water filtration (aka hash) as opposed to solvent extraction (distillate). The result is a less synthetic and more nuanced edible effect.

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(Sublime/Leaf)

Show your brother you care by offering him snacks. Sublime has Southwestern suckers, caramel gum and pretzels, yes, but let’s get weird (and tasty) with the chili límon popcorn. It’s air-popped popcorn with lime chili and Sublime’s “Champagne” primo distillate.

You won’t notice any weed taste, especially in the middle of the Fuerte flavors of chili and lime. Each bag contains 100mg of THC, so sprinkle a few nuts into a regular bowl to avoid overdoing it.



David Downs

Leafly editor David Downs received an award for literary excellence from Oaksterdam University in 2022. On Cannabis Rhythm Since 2009 he has published three books, including the best-selling science “Marijuana Harvest” cannabis crops. Downs’ guest has lectured at Loyola Marymount University Law School’s Journalism Law School, UC Berkeley Extension, and contributed to the continuing education of the Law Society’s Marijuana Law Hub, sponsored by the University of California and the California State Bar. Downs’ work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, New York Times, Scientific American, Wired, Rolling Stone, The Onion, Columbia Journalism Review, High Times, Billboard and many others. He holds a BA in English Literature from UC Santa Barbara and was a Fellow of the Alternative Journalism Academy at the Medill School of Journalism in Chicago.

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