Your Cinco de Mayo Will Be a Hit With These 10 Tips!

Ready to level up your Cinco de Mayo celebration? As you gear up for the festivities, it’s a must to make sure you’re having a blast while staying safe. Join us as we dive into essential safety tips to make your holiday memorable, whether you’re lounging outdoors or hitting the dance floor all night long. But before we dive into some must-know safety tips, let’s take a quick moment to appreciate the significance of Cinco de Mayo.

Cinco de Mayo, celebrated on May 5th, isn’t just about partying—it’s a special day that commemorates the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Although it’s often confused with Mexican Independence Day (which is actually celebrated on September 16th), Cinco de Mayo has become a vibrant celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, especially here in the United States.

Now that we’ve brushed up on a bit of history, let’s make sure your Cinco de Mayo is one for the books—and that starts with these must-have tips:

1.) Consume responsibly:

Start with a low dose and gradually increase, especially when trying new products. Keep in mind that edibles can take up to two hours to take full effect! If you’re still a little new to cannabis, consider opting for products with lower THC levels.

2.) Designate a Driver:

If your Cinco de Mayo plans include a night out on the town, make sure you have a designated driver who will not consume cannabis or alcohol. To ensure you have someone, agree ahead of time who will be the driver so everyone gets home safely.

3.) Stay Hydrated:

Keep yourself hydrated throughout the day, especially in hot weather, by drinking plenty of water. Alternating between alcoholic beverages and water can also help prevent dehydration.

4.) Know Your Limits:

Pay attention to your body and take breaks as needed. If you start to feel overwhelmed, find a quiet and safe spot to relax and regroup. To avoid adverse effects, avoid mixing cannabis with alcohol or other substances.

5.) Keep Cannabis Secure:

When bringing cannabis products to an event, ensure they’re kept out of reach of children and pets. Use child-resistant packaging and store easily accessible items in a lockable container to keep every person (and pet) safe.

6.) Put Your Safety First:

Make sure to take proactive steps to keep yourself and those around you safe. Keep up with good hygiene habits like washing your hands regularly, and if you can’t find a sink, don’t forget to reach for the hand sanitizer!

7.) Use Sun Protection:

If you’re planning to spend your time outside, protect yourself from the sun using sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses. Opt for a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF to ward off both UVA and UVB rays and reduce the risk of sunburn and skin damage. (Here’s a skin tip: remember to reapply sunscreen every two hours for maximum protection.)

8.) Watch Out for Allergies:

 Nobody wants their holiday festivities spoiled by feeling under the weather. Make sure to label foods and offer alternatives for guests with food allergies or dietary restrictions. If you can’t provide alternatives, give guests a heads-up beforehand so they can come prepared with their own snacks!

9.) Wrap up the Green:

As the festivities wind down and it’s time to start cleaning, be sure to dispose of any leftover cannabis products properly. Check out local disposal guidelines to ensure everything gets thrown away safely and avoid any accidental ingestions.

10.) Seek Help if Needed:

If you’re experiencing any unpleasant side effects, don’t tough it out alone. Reach out for medical help if needed. And if you notice someone else showing concerning symptoms like a racing heart or confusion, don’t hesitate to call emergency services right away to make sure they get the care they need.

With these tips in mind, your Cinco de Mayo celebration is sure to be a hit, enjoyed responsibly with your loved ones and community. Who says you can’t have it all? From all of us at Mavuno, we wish you a celebration filled with joy, laughter, and good vibes!

The Solar Eclipse Everyone’sTalking About

It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you don’t want to miss! On April 8, 2024, get ready to be dazzled as a total solar eclipse paints the skies of North America. This rare and awe-inspiring phenomenon makes Ohio the place to be to witness the moon’s shadow cast across the country.

Even with all this excitement, it’s important to be well-prepared and informed about the best viewing spots and safety measures to ensure your eclipse experience is a total hit. Check out our rundown below with safety measures, information for the eclipse near you, and cool facts about the eclipse!

Safety Measures:

  • Use certified eye protection at all times. 
  • Expect heavy traffic; we advise stocking up on snacks and food before the event.
  • State troopers will be highly visible on roads before and after the eclipse.
  • Do not attempt to view or capture the eclipse while driving.


  • Weather: 69 degrees, partly sunny, with a 45% cloud cover. Shade feels like 66 degrees.
  • Timeline: Partial eclipse begins at 1:55 PM, totality starts at 3:07 PM, peak viewing at 3:12 PM, and ends at 4:27 PM.

Viewing Events: COSI Viewing Party, Columbus Zoo & Aquarium Solarbration, National Veterans Memorial and Museum.



Details: Approximately 2 minutes and 5.2 seconds of totality; animation link provided.


  • Resources for 2024 Cleveland Eclipse
  • Weather: 55 degrees, partly sunny, with a 28% cloud cover. Shade feels like 53 degrees.
  • Timeline: Totality lasts for 3 minutes and 48 seconds; partial starts at 1:59 PM, total starts at 3:13 PM, and ends at 3:17 PM, partial eclipse ends at 4:29 PM.

Details: Animation link provided.

Fun Facts:

  • Fun Facts:
    • The moon moves 1.5 inches away from Earth annually. In billions of years, solar eclipses will no longer be viewable on Earth. 
    • Total vs. Partial Solar Eclipse:
      • Total Solar Eclipse: Occurs when the sun, moon, and Earth are in perfect alignment, and the moon completely obscures the sun’s disc, leading to a temporary darkness known as totality.
      • Partial Solar Eclipse: Occurs when the sun, moon, and Earth are not perfectly aligned, and the moon only partially covers the sun’s disc, resulting in a crescent-shaped sun.
    • Everyone in the continental U.S. will at least see a partial eclipse on April 8th, 2024.
    • The next solar eclipse with a U.S. viewing will be on August 23, 2044.

To learn more about the upcoming eclipse, visit NASA’s website!

Top 5 Unique Valentine’s Day Gifts Your Partner Won’t Expect

Valentine’s Day is here, and while it’s a time of love, it can be a bit stressful to figure out what to get your special someone. Look no further, we’ve created a list with the best gift ideas for you! From personalized fragrances to custom cannabis accessories, here are the top 5 Valentine’s gifts that will make your celebration a hit.

Customized Cannabis Accessories (#5):

You can elevate your partner’s cannabis experience by including that special personalized touch. Customize rolling papers with unique designs or their name, place a picture you both love on a high-quality grinder, or give them a cool reminder of their favorite character on a new lighter. This gift combines thoughtfulness and functionality into one amazing product, creating a unique and memorable addition to their cannabis repertoire. 

Etsy is an amazing place to get these items made and shipped to you, here are some options to get you started: 

  1. Personalized Grinder

  2. Custom Rolling Tray Set

  3. Custom Lighters

Memory-Making Time(#4):

As they say, “experience gives us memories that last a lifetime.” Whether it’s a cooking class, a uniquely-themed restaurant you’ve always wanted to try followed by a visit to a museum exhibition, or a weekend getaway, an experience that you both can enjoy together is sure to make a memory that you’ll be able to look back on. These shared adventures not only deepen your connection but also write stories that will become cherished chapters in the book of your relationship, making every moment truly unforgettable.

Below are some cool and unique things to do near you!

  1. Columbus
    1. Otherworld | Immersive Art Experience 
    2. Game Show Battle Rooms
    3. The Escape Game Columbus 
  2. Athens
    1. Athena Cinema
    2. Kennedy Museum of Art 
    3. Vacation Cabin Getaway
  3. Beavercreek
    1. Two Social | Gaming Center & Bar
    2. Wild Axe Throwing
    3. The Learning Kitchen 

Cannabis Themed Apparel (#3):

Does your partner have a passion for fashion? Make a bold statement with cannabis-themed apparel that reflects your partner’s tastes. From stylish T-shirts and hoodies to cool accessories and jewelry, there are endless options to showcase their love for cannabis culture. Choosing pieces that align with their style makes this a thoughtful gift that they will absolutely appreciate. Not only does this gift  allow them to express their interests, but it also adds a touch of individuality to their wardrobe, ensuring they stand out with a unique and fashionable edge.

Here’s a list of some amazing options we found: 

  1. Blaze It Hoodie
  2. Unisex Stoner Girl Sweatshirt 
  3. Unisex Plant Some Trees Shirt
  4. Nugget Plushie
  5. Resin Ring


Custom Fragrance (#2):

Did you know that attraction is often linked to scent? Harnessing this intriguing connection, we’re recommending a custom fragrance as the perfect gift.  You can work with a perfumer to create a scent that embodies the essence of your relationship or find a custom candle shop near you. Whether it’s a blend of floral notes, warm spices, or citrus undertones, a custom fragrance is a personal and romantic gift that will be cherished.

The list below has a few custom perfume and scent companies that ship to your house!

  1. Me Fragrance Custom Perfume
  2. Maison 21G
  3. Scent Crafters 

Mavuno of OH Valentine’s Day Love Bundle (#1):

We’ve saved the best for last! Kick off the celebration with our curated Valentine’s Day Love Bundle, featuring the romantic essentials:  topicals, chocolates, and cannabis flower. Available on Valentine’s Day at a 30% discount, this bundle can be paired perfectly with a gift basket or given as a stand-alone gift. Complete the gesture with a personalized card, scented candles, and a heartfelt message, tailoring it to your partner’s tastes for a one-of-a-kind expression of your love.

This Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to step outside the ordinary to express your love with gifts that mirror the uniqueness of your relationship. Each of these presents is bound to make your celebration truly memorable. Demonstrate your appreciation for your partner’s individuality and celebrate the bond you share with gifts that resonate with their heart. Let us know all about how your Valentine’s Day went by tagging us @mavuno2u on Instagram!

The list below has a few custom perfume and scent companies that ship to your house!

  1. Me Fragrance Custom Perfume
  2. Maison 21G
  3. Scent Crafters 

5 Outstanding Ways to Celebrate MLK Day in Your Community

This year, Mavuno of OH is celebrating MLK Day and as we commemorate the enduring legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., we realize there’s no better way to honor his life than by actively contributing to the well-being of our communities to create a meaningful impact. Here are five inspiring ways to spread joy and create a more vibrant community:

Community Clean-Up:

There’s a unique sense of camaraderie that comes with working together towards a common goal. Organize a community clean-up event where residents come armed with gloves and trash bags to rejuvenate local parks, streets, or communal spaces. This not only enhances the physical environment but also fosters a shared commitment to the well-being of the community.

Kindness Ripple Effect:

Initiate a kindness campaign that encourages residents to perform random acts of kindness throughout the day. Distribute cards or flyers suggesting simple yet impactful acts like offering a friendly smile, helping a neighbor, or leaving positive notes in public spaces. Watch as these small acts create a ripple effect, uplifting the spirits of everyone involved.

Cultural Potluck Celebration:

Break down barriers and celebrate diversity by organizing a community potluck that showcases the rich tapestry of cultures within your neighborhood. Encourage residents to bring dishes that represent their heritage, fostering understanding and appreciation for the vibrant backgrounds that make up your community.

Community Storytelling Gathering:

Embrace the power of storytelling to strengthen the bonds within your community. Host a gathering where residents can share personal stories that highlight unity, resilience, and overcoming challenges. Whether through spoken word, written narratives, or visual presentations, storytelling fosters empathy and connection.

Artistic Expressions of Unity:

Tap into the creative talents of your community by organizing an art project that reflects the themes of unity, equality, and positive change. Encourage local artists to contribute murals, sculptures, or other visual representations that celebrate the shared values of Martin Luther King Jr. These artistic expressions not only beautify public spaces but also serve as constant reminders of the community’s commitment to a brighter future.

CBD Month: Top 5 CBD Products You Can’t Miss!

We understand that the world of CBD can be overwhelming, with an abundance of products flooding the market. That's why we've taken it upon ourselves to sift through the options, meticulously selecting the crème de la crème to bring you a list of must-try CBD products. Each item on our list has earned its spot through rigorous testing, positive customer feedback, and a commitment to the highest standards of quality.

1.) Wana 100mg Hybrid 2:1 CBD:THC Gummies- Exotic Yuzu Lemon

Immerse yourself in the extraordinary fusion of flavors with Wana’s Exotic Yuzu Sour Gummies, featuring a 2:1 CBD to THC ratio for a well-rounded experience. Inspired by the rare Asian fruit, these handcrafted treats capture the distinct acidity and unique sweetness of Yuzu, creating a taste sensation that sets them apart. Crafted with care using all-natural, vegan, and gluten-free ingredients, these gummies undergo a meticulous infusion process during cooking. The result is a perfect balance of CBD and THC terpene-enhanced distillate, offering the combined benefits of both cannabinoids in a 2:1 ratio.

2.) UBGOOD: 110mg 20:1 CBD:THC Tincture (Relief)

Savor the simplicity of a cannabis experience free from lingering tastes, providing a seamless and effective solution to your wellness needs. UBGood’s commitment to quality shines through in every drop, offering a tincture that not only meets but exceeds the expectations of patients seeking a refined and reliable cannabis experience. This is a favorite among patients for its clean, non-lingering taste, remarkable effectiveness, and cost efficiency.

3.) Certified 100mg Hybrid 1:1 Gummies Black Cherry Rubies

Certified’s Black Cherry Rubies are meticulously formulated with higher doses of CBD, strategically designed to combat inflammation and target various pain mechanisms with the utmost comfort. Each bite is a fusion of effective relief and the indulgent taste of black cherry, offering a palatable solution to your wellness journey.

4.) 2mg : 6mg CBD 'Social' Sparkling Pear

Camino Sparkling Pear Gummies aren’t just a treat for your taste buds; they’re a holistic experience carefully curated with terpenes including Limonene, Beta-Caryophyllene, and Linalool that align with your well-being. Elevate your moment with the perfect blend of taste, relaxation, and therapeutic magic.

5.) Wana 100mg Strawberry Lemonade 1:1 Gummies

Meticulously crafted with all-natural, vegan, and gluten-free ingredients, these delectable treats marry the essence of bright citrus and the richness of strawberry. Beyond their delectable flavor profile, the popular 1:1 ratio within these gummies offers a unique blend of psychoactive effects, promoting a sense of relaxation and tranquility. Elevate your CBD experience with the perfect equilibrium of nature’s flavors and the harmonious balance of cannabinoids..

“Kwanzaa Crash Course: Understanding the Seven Principles and Symbols”

"Kwanzaa Crash Course: Understanding the Seven Principles and Symbols"

As the year draws to a close, we come together to celebrate a wide range of holidays and enjoy festivities. Among these celebrations, Kwanzaa stands out as a meaningful and vibrant observance that honors African American and Pan-African family, community, and culture. Kwanzaa Awareness Week, dedicated to spreading knowledge and understanding of this unique celebration, provides an opportunity for individuals of different backgrounds to come together in the spirit of unity.

Kwanzaa, which means "first fruits" in Swahili, was created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga as a way for African Americans to connect with their roots and celebrate their shared history and values. The week-long celebration, occurring on December 26th through January 1st, focuses on seven core principles known as the Nguzo Saba. These principles serve as a guide for reflection and action throughout the week.

These are the seven principles of Kwanzaa in the order they are followed, along with their representative meanings, according to the official Kwanzaa website.

1.) Umoja (unity): "To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race."

2.) Kujichagulia (self-determination): "To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak for ourselves."

3.) Ujima (collective work and responsibility): "To build and maintain our community together and make our brother's and sister's problems our problems and to solve them together."

4.) Ujamaa (cooperative economics): "To build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and to profit from them together."

5.) Nia (purpose): "To make our collective vocation the building and development of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness."

6.) Kuumba (creativity): "To always do as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it."

7.) Imani (faith): "To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle."

Kwanzaa Awareness Week plays a crucial role in fostering a deeper understanding of this cultural celebration. It encourages individuals from diverse backgrounds to engage in discussions, attend events, and explore the traditions associated with Kwanzaa. By promoting awareness, we not only honor the African American heritage but also build bridges between communities, fostering a sense of respect and appreciation for the rich cultural mosaic that makes our world so beautifully diverse. So, let's come together during Kwanzaa Awareness Week, light the Kinara, and embrace the values that unite us all in the spirit of love, community, and cultural pride.

35 Years of World AIDS Day

35 Years of World AIDS Day

In 1988, World AIDS Day marked a historic moment as the first-ever international day dedicated to global health. Since then, December 1st has become a day when individuals worldwide unite to honor those affected by HIV/AIDS. This annual observance not only honors the lives impacted by the virus but also serves as a crucial platform for raising awareness, sharing information, testimonials, and exploring innovative treatment options.

In Ohio, a positive HIV or AIDS status qualifies as a medical condition under the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program (OMMCP). According to the Ohio Department of Health, there were 25,419 individuals living with HIV in Ohio in 2022. Notably, half of this population had received a diagnosis of AIDS as well. With the advancements of medicine, individuals diagnosed with HIV/AIDS are able to live long and healthy lives, which is why it is important to continue to inform the world about preventative measures such as medications that prevent transmission. It’s our hope that through raising awareness on dedicated global and local health days such as World AIDS Day, that those affected by these conditions have a community support system filled with crucial resources.

Under the message of "Let Communities Lead," this year's theme emphasizes the huge impact of community engagement. As demonstrated by the successful passing of Issue 2 in Ohio, the collective strength of communities is a force to be reckoned with. When communities actively seek AIDS funding, advocate for educational programs, and promote prevention initiatives, they contribute significantly to the fight against HIV/AIDS.

As we observe World AIDS Day, let us recognize the power that communities hold in shaping the narrative and response to HIV/AIDS. By fostering community-driven initiatives, we can make meaningful strides in education, prevention, and support for those affected by this global health challenge. Together, we can contribute to a future where HIV/AIDS is better understood, effectively managed, and, ultimately, eradicated.

To learn more about how you can raise awareness for HIV/AIDS, visit the World AIDS Day website! While advancements in treatments have drastically lowered the fatality risks of breast cancer, there are still side effects that come with the disease. Breast cancer, along with many other cancers, may often result in pain for the patient, which can include joint and muscle aches, overall discomfort, and stiffness. Pain management is one of the most common reasons for breast cancer patients to use medical marijuana. According to “A Coala-T-Cannabis Survey Study of Breast Cancer Patients’ Use of Cannabis Before, During, and After Treatment”, 75% of surveyed breast cancer patients reported that it was extremely or very helpful in relieving their symptoms.

Research for medical cannabis and its effects on breast cancer is still ongoing, so speak to a doctor if you’d like to learn more about medical marijuana as a treatment option for you. As we discover more and more, we hope to create a future without breast cancer.

To learn more about breast cancer and how to spread awareness, visit the World AIDs Day website!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Embrace the power of pink during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! It's an amazing time to emphasize the importance of preventative measures like regular screenings, being physically active, and maintaining a healthy diet. In uniting to raise awareness about breast cancer, we hope to create a world where early detection and effective treatments become the norm for the 242,100 people diagnosed each year.

While advancements in treatments have drastically lowered the fatality risks of breast cancer, there are still side effects that come with the disease. Breast cancer, along with many other cancers, may often result in pain for the patient, which can include joint and muscle aches, overall discomfort, and stiffness. Pain management is one of the most common reasons for breast cancer patients to use medical marijuana. According to “A Coala-T-Cannabis Survey Study of Breast Cancer Patients’ Use of Cannabis Before, During, and After Treatment”, 75% of surveyed breast cancer patients reported that it was extremely or very helpful in relieving their symptoms.

Research for medical cannabis and its effects on breast cancer is still ongoing, so speak to a doctor if you’d like to learn more about medical marijuana as a treatment option for you. As we discover more and more, we hope to create a future without breast cancer.

To learn more about breast cancer and how to spread awareness, visit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation!

LGBT History Month

Celebrate the rich spectrum of human experience with LGBT History Month! We honor the courageous individuals, pivotal events, and vibrant cultures that have shaped the journey towards equality and understanding for queer communities. From trailblazing activists who stood up against adversity to groundbreaking moments that propelled societal change, this month serves as a reminder of the ongoing struggle for acceptance and the power of love in all its forms. Join us in recognizing the past, celebrating the present, and paving the way for a more inclusive and compassionate future.

Happy LGBT History Month!

Dennis Peron (he/him). Dennis Peron is seen as the leader responsible for medical cannabis legislation passing in California. As an AIDS activist, Dennis understood the importance of gaining awareness and public knowledge and partnered with several others to gain signatures and change the stigma around medical marijuana. Throughout his life, Dennis believed that medical marijuana had a real place in the lives of those affected by various conditions and that it could truly help them. Near the end of this life, Peron opposed California Propositions 19 and 64 in 2010, which would have legalized recreational cannabis, because he did not believe that recreational use exists, as all people who use marijuana are using it medicinally.

Wendy Chapkis (she/they). Dr. Wendy Chapkis is an author and Professor of Sociology and Women & Gender Studies at the University of Southern Maine. Her book Dying to Get High: Marijuana as Medicine dives into qualifying conditions such as AIDS and cancer and how they were utilized to bring about the medical use of marijuana in the United States.

Richard Eastman (he/him). Richard Eastman has been dedicated to advocating for medical cannabis and changing the stigma around it for over 25 years. In 1999, he was the only AIDS patient invited to California Attorney General Lockyear’s task force meetings to advocate for medical marijuana and has helped organize various efforts to protect its use.

Paul Scott (he/him). Paul Scott is the Founder and Director of the Los Angeles Black LGBTQ Pride Movement. His empathy, activism, and determination led him to create the first medical cannabis facility in Inglewood, CA, where patients could find a safe space and have legal access to medical marijuana.

Isamarie Pérez (she/her). Isamarie (Isa) Perez works in the tech space as a cannabis advocate and has worked with over 200 companies to start careers and streamline business processes in the industry. Isa advocates for the abundant potential people of color and those in the LGBTQ+ Community have in the medical cannabis industry and encourages everyone to learn more about what it has to offer.

Amber Senter (she/her). Amber Senter has used her experience of over 20 years in project management and marketing to co-found Supernova Women, an organization dedicated to empowering people of color to become self-sufficient cannabis industry shareholders. Supernova Women worked with the City of Oakland to establish the first social equity program in the nation. Amber works to lower barriers of entry for Black and Brown people, and for communities most impacted by the failed War on Drugs.

Black Business Month – Athens Black Business

The Shack: This convenience store has all you need! Located right in Athens, this one-stop shop offers a wide variety of quick and easy needs, from tasty snacks to flavorful drinks.

● Address: 20 S Court St, Athens, OH 45701

● Website:

Swim Printed: Swimprinted is a garment printing business that serves its patrons with high-quality, custom prints. Dedicated to helping people of all budgets, Swimprinted’s print-on-demand services are perfect for anyone wanting to develop their brand.

● Website:

DJ B-Funk: DJ B-Funk has been serving the Athens area for over 15 years with his unique and creative sets and seamless transitions. Offering his services at a wide variety of events like weddings, festivals, celebrations, and more, every party with DJ B Funk is one to remember!

● Website:

Bam & Bros Barbershop: Bam & Bros Barbershop has a cozy atmosphere and great conversation! You’ll love the results from the wide range of haircut services this barbershop offers.

● Address: 20 South Court Street, Athens, OH 45701

● Website: