Millennials are some of weed's most loyal consumers. A 2019 survey found that millennials are more likely to smoke cannabis than cigarettes and the alcohol industry continues to worry about drinkers becoming weed consumers.
But millennials are a fickle bunch. As a generation that grew up in the digital age, instant product information, reviews, and price comparisons, along with strong affinities for wellness, healthy habits, and authentic brands, have maximized convenience with low costs and high style.
So it makes sense that cannabis companies are catering to millennials with affordable and stylish products. Here are some of our picks that will keep your head above the clouds without emptying your wallet.
Old Pal ½ Ounce of Classic Shareable Flower
Broke millennials need not deprive themselves of a good high: Old Pal's products are refreshingly affordable. These packs come in indica, sativa or hybrid, and if you need rolling papers, Old Pal's half-ounce (14 grams) resealable pack comes with them — plus the weed is already ground. It's an essential on-the-go product for the joint lover, everything you need is right there ready to go.
Price: $60 — Find it on Weedmaps
1/8th of Fun Uncle
Another addition to the broke-but-still-in-need-of-weed category of millennials. Fun Uncle is Caliva's product line that is aimed to please the cost-conscious cannabis consumer with affordable indoor-grown flower. The name is a play on a sort of yesteryear when buying weed didn't break the bank … you know, when your uncle was smoking weed in the 70s and 80s.
Price: $30 — Find it on Weedmaps
Binske Disposable Vape Pen
Binkse's disposable vape pens featuring beautiful artwork depicting tigers, butterflies and other captivating creatures make vape breaks feel sophisticated and luxurious — despite their reasonable price. They come charged and filled with 250 puffs of live resin in flavors including mango and lemon.
Price: $55 — Find it on Weedmaps
Nuvata Mind Body Series Disposable Vape Pens
Collect these Nuvata disposables for a vape pen rainbow. Each color has its own terpene blend, ranging from Full Mind to Full Body, and each comes with a unique flavor. The half-gram of cannabis oil in the pens has high THC and cannabidiol (CBD) levels that complement it.
Price: $50 — Find it on Weedmaps
Kiva Terra Espresso Bites
Kiva's espresso bites are low-dosed, portable, and ready to go — a must for millennials in this go-go-go hustle culture. With 5 milligrams of THC infused in each micro-roasted Tanzanian coffee bean (and coated in dark chocolate — yum!), these bites provide the perfect jolt of good vibes that will help keep you calm as someone explains “inbox zero” to you.
Extract Labs CBG/CBD Tincture
While it may not seem affordable while looking at the total price, you're paying 9 cents per milligram of total cannabinoids — a pretty fair price. Aside from providing both CBD and CBD oil to take sublingually or add to drinks, the colorful little bottles will also look cute on your kitchen counter or bedside table.
Old Pal Vacation Vapes
Old Pal, the uber chic, uber affordable brand championed by millenials, artists and other hip broke people, is at it again with the release of their new disposable Vacation Vapes. Coming in at a totally do-able price of $15, with flavors like Mimosa, Guava and Grape, these cute little vapes pack .2g of oil to make you feel cosmic and cool all weekend long.
Price: $15. Find other Old Pal products on Weedmaps
BLOOM One GSC Disposable
Offering a killer combination of full spectrum oil, great flavor and discrete packaging, the BLOOM One vape in GSC is a gig worker's best friend. And at $25, you can afford one even if you're in between gigs (most of the time).
Price: $25-$30 — Find it on Weedmaps
Flavor Strawberry Banana Crumble
For extremely high quality concentrates that are also extremely, and I mean extremely affordable, look no further than the brand Flavor. While all their products I've tried are good, their $16-a-gram Strawberry Banana Crumble really takes the edge off staring down the entirety of your adulthood as a perpetual renter.
Price: $16 — Find it on Weedmaps
Punch Edibles Dark Chocolate Raspberry Bar
Punch Edibles raspberry flavored chocolate bar takes the proverbial cake when it comes to packing a punch at a price even the most out-of-work creative can afford. 90 milligrams of THC for $10 dollars? Can't beat it, so join it.
Price: $10 — Find it on Weedmaps
Dosies Miracle Mints
Despite the fact that these 2 milligrams “mints” aren't exactly mints, as they're flavored like Cara Cara oranges and taste more like candy than anything, they're fantastic for staying productive during the work day while still being elevated enough to forget how depressing sending out resumes (then calling it a “work day”) truly is.
Price: $9 — Find it on Weedmaps
1/8th of Humboldt Farms Mini Sativas
We've all been there: desperate for flower but too broke to break the bank with a $60 1/8th, and too prideful (see: old) to buy a dime off an obscure dude on Hollywood Boulevard. Thankfully, Humboldt Farms has filled that particularly depressing void with their $25 dollar 1/8ths of Mini Sativas. Also available in Indica, these little nugs were too small to make the cut for their more expensive 1/8ths, but are good enough for our broke asses, that's for sure.
Price: $25 — Find it on Weedmaps
Feel classy AF with this ashtray that comes in gold, silver, or a dazzling rainbow pattern. As a bonus, it can also be used to hold other small belongings.
Elevate Joint Tip Kit
These joint tips, which come in walnut or maple wood, add personality to your joint and make it easier to share. The kit comes with a tip, three pre-rolled cones, and a doob tube case — everything you need for the perfect joint.
By Suzannah Weiss and Lindsay MaHarry. Featured image by Gina Coleman/Weedmaps.