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The 30 Best Weed Gifts for Occasional Smokers and Dedicated Stoners

Almost as good as getting them actual cannabis.

A chef can’t prep food without knives. A dancer can’t perform without shoes. A painter can’t create art without brushes. And the stoner in your life can’t possibly enjoy marijuana to the fullest without the latest and greatest in weed paraphernalia. And believe us: There’s lately been a lot of great. (No, we’re not just talking about New Jersey.) Whether you’re hunting for the best grinder, vape, or cool smoking accessory, these 30 gifts will help any kind of cannabis-partaker elevate their experience to new. heights.

There isn’t a weird angle in the world that’ll stop this lighter from, well, lighting. The flame level’s controllable, too. That’s some heavy-duty gear.

If you want to impress a marijuana enthusiast—blow them out of the water, leave them speechless, make them cough on a pull, etc.—then hook them up with the IQ2. It’s smarter and sleeker than a weed vape has any right to be.

It doesn’t smell like skunked sour beer. Far from it. Malin+Goetz’s cannabis line is earthy, spiced, and rich—an ode to cannabis, not an exact replica of it.

A coffee table book for the stoner who wants to educate themselves on the interesting ins and outs of weed culture. Or, the newbie who still doesn’t have a handle on indica and sativa, but is eager to learn.

Great sneakers demand great socks. These are those socks.

Keep ’em stocked up year-round with a weed subscription for the essentials: rolling papers, trays, matches, and other dope (sorry) accessories.

And if they’re all set on the essentials, this subscription box takes an artisan turn, gifting them a completely unique smoking piece inside a box full of other curated items every month.

If they like smoking marijuana, they might enjoy a soak in a soothing, CBD-infused bath. Wellness at all angles.

A twofer of a grinder, this pen features a manual grinder on one end and a storage container on the the other. Pretty convenient, if you ask us.

For the weed smoker who’d like their high with a side of potassium.

Bud isn’t like unopened mail. You can’t stash it in desks, on bookshelves, under the couch. You can’t, god forbid, lose it. So, the grownup choice is to get it its own special case. This one is made to control humidity, eliminate smell, and organize product under lock and key. Oh, and look professional.

Higher Standards is a seriously cool marijuana merch brand. Higher Standards x Pride? The coolest tee they’ll own.

This little guy is a flame-free way to light up with a rechargeable battery supply—and it beats the hell out of a bodega Bic.

For the culinary mastermind, a book all about cooking with cannabis is perfect for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It goes so much further than pot brownies.

Contain the mess in the hypest of all ash trays—one from Noon Goons.

A new activity for after they smoke—instead of putting on The Office for the 800th time.

If their grinder is usually the centerpiece of their coffee table, may as well make it a sexy rose gold one.

This bamboo tray, with all the compartments, holders, and stands, is an organized stoner’s dream. It has a built-in ashtray, too.

For the weed enthusiast who prefers a bong, but a special bong, this handcrafted ceramic piece is a refined, mature option.

Rolling papers fit for ganja royalty.

The GR8TR V2 is a real upgrade for folks whose current weed grinder is just-okay-enough. With two plates, it lets you choose the fineness of the grind, it stores plenty of leftover bud, and it’ll break down into a smaller three-piece grinder for handy portability.

Their at-home infusing experience gets way more high-tech with Levo’s machine—and weed edibles get that much easier to make.

A rolling tray prevents runaway bud from scattering across the living room. Looks cool, too.

Give the gift of plausible deniability with odor-eating spray.

This is the best weed vape you can get them under a hundred bucks, especially if they prefer vaping dry herb.

Who says the smell of marijuana is bad? Homesick’s 4/20 candle evokes all those good vibes with notes of cannabis (and bergamot, cedarwood, sandalwood, patchouli, and musk).

Consider this botanical book, full of hyper-detailed photos of various buds and explanations of each strain, the next best thing to buying them actual cannabis.

This Pax vape is a sleek piece of machinery chock full of techie features, allowing them to easily hit their dry herb and wax at home or on the go.

This is a very mature-looking piece of craftsmanship for carting around one to five pre-rolled joints, responsibly sourced from a burl that grew out of a tree.

These 30 marijuana gifts and accessories will help stoners enjoy ever puff, toke, and hit. Legally, of course.

Best Marijuana ETFs for Q1 2021

YOLO, CNBS, and THCX are the best marijuana ETFs for Q1 2021

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Marijuana exchange-traded funds (ETFs) provide investors with exposure to equities of companies that engage in the cultivation, distribution, and sale of marijuana and related products. Products of marijuana companies include dried flowers, oils, seeds, edibles, and more. Still prohibited as an illegal substance in many parts of the world, marijuana is gaining wider acceptance for both medicinal and recreational purposes. Support for continued legalization is growing, and cannabis is now a multi-billion-dollar industry. Marijuana ETFs are a straightforward way for investors to gain exposure to a diversified basket of marijuana equities and profit from this growing industry.

Key Takeaways

  • Marijuana ETFs significantly underperformed the broader U.S. equity market over the past year.
  • The ETFs with the best 1-year trailing total return are YOLO, CNBS, and THCX.
  • The top holdings of these ETFs are Village Farms International Inc., GrowGeneration Corp., and Village Farms International, respectively.
  • On November 3, 2020, voters in New Jersey, Arizona, and Montana approved ballot measures to legalize recreational marijuana, and Mississippi has voted to legalize medical marijuana use. South Dakota approved ballot measures to legalize both.

The marijuana ETF universe is comprised of 8 funds that trade in the U.S., excluding leveraged ETFs. Marijuana ETFs have dramatically underperformed the broader U.S. equity market. The benchmark ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (MJ), the largest ETF in the sector by assets under management, has provided a total return of -2.0% over the past 12 months compared with a total return of 19.4% for the Russell 1000 as of November 30, 2020.   The best-performing marijuana ETF for Q1 2021, based on performance over the past year, is the AdvisorShares Pure Cannabis ETF (YOLO). We examine the top 3 best marijuana ETFs below. Aside from performance figures above, all numbers throughout are as of December 1, 2020.  

ETFs with very low assets under management (AUM), less than $50 million, usually have lower liquidity than larger ETFs. This can result in higher trading costs which can negate some of your investment gains or increase your losses.

AdvisorShares Pure Cannabis ETF (YOLO)

  • Performance over 1-Year: 44.5%
  • Expense Ratio: 0.74%
  • Annual Dividend Yield: 4.24%
  • 3-Month Average Daily Volume: 144,834
  • Assets Under Management: $107.0 million
  • Inception Date: April 17, 2019
  • Issuer: AdvisorShares

YOLO seeks to provide long-term capital appreciation by investing in cannabis equity securities. It holds stocks of both domestic and foreign companies, but is primarily focused on those located in the U.S. and Canada. It also focuses on companies that specialize in offering consumer cannabis products.   The ETF follows a blended strategy, investing in both value and growth stocks with various market capitalizations. The fund holds a relatively large share of cash as a percentage of total assets, at 22.8%. Aside from that cash component, the fund’s top three equity holdings include Village Farms International Inc. (VFF:TSE), a company that operates agricultural greenhouse facilities and raises various produce; Innovative Industrial Properties Inc. (IIPR), a real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on industrial properties leased to tenants in the cannabis industry; and GrowGeneration Corp. (GRWG), an agricultural products distributor.  

Amplify Seymour Cannabis ETF (CNBS)

  • Performance over 1-Year: 28.9%
  • Expense Ratio: 0.75%
  • Annual Dividend Yield: 0.43%
  • 3-Month Average Daily Volume: 20,955
  • Assets Under Management: $11.9 million
  • Inception Date: July 23, 2019
  • Issuer: Amplify

CNBS seeks to provide investors with exposure to the global cannabis industry. At least 80% of its holdings are invested in companies that generate 50% or more of their revenue from the cannabis and hemp market. The ETF invests in a basket of equities across the market-cap spectrum, from micro-cap to large-cap stocks. Over half of its assets are part of either the cultivation & retail or pharmaceuticals/biotechnology segments of the marijuana industry.   The fund invests in both growth and value stocks. Its top three holdings include GrowGeneration; Village Farms International; and Canopy Growth Corp. (WEED:TSE), a producer of medical cannabis.  

The best marijuana ETFs for Q1 2021 are YOLO, CNBS, and THCX.