It was a 4:20 p.m. ritual started by a group of high school friends in the 1970s. Now, it’s a cannabis celebration that takes place all around the world.
April 20, best known as 4/20, is a high holiday in cannabis culture — just for the fun of it, or to advocate for new drug laws and policies. Vancouver’s 4/20 celebration is the world’s largest, with last year drawing an estimated 60,000 people to Sunset Beach.
But this year — which, because it’s 2020, is being celebrated all month long — the pandemic is preventing the annual smoke-out in the great outdoors. But fear not: There are all still all kinds of ways to celebrate.
Here are some of the best ideas.
Host a virtual sesh
Have a 4/20 party without having to worry about the cleanup!
To get in the zone, spruce up the house with cannabis-inspired décor or dress-up to suit the occasion. Get together with friends, online of course, and be ready to puff without having to pass. For those in the mood for a soulful chat, try a variety of strains to match those effects and keep the conversation away from the doom and gloom related topics.
Play some 4/20 games
Make new friends in the cannabis community, which is already hosting quite a few 4/20 specific games and giveaways in the spirit of the month-long festivities. Prizes include quality bud, books, and even some cash.
If partying with strangers kills your vibe, try your hand at selling or growing weed, thanks to these online games.
Cook up an infused storm
Once the high kicks in, relax and give in to the giggles. And if the experience post-edible high is that memorable, perhaps you might go viral like this YouTuber who makes hilarious videos of applying makeup only when she is stoned.
Binge your fave stoner entertainment
Before people realized cannabis can be used as a motivator to work out, getting high was a great excuse to double-down on snacks and sit in front of the TV.
With so few reasons to step outside, why not take the workout to the TV? From movies and TV shows to watch while high, to these all-time fave cartoon characters that secretly love weed, the options are endless. And so, seemingly, is the time.
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