The Top Three 420 Deals  

420 is always one of our favorite days of the year – fun activities, get-togethers with friends, and perhaps best of all, killer deals on all the most popular products. `If you happened to have missed our weekly newsletter, then fear not because you can check out our top three deals of the holiday. Scroll down to access the deals, also to learn a bit more about the origins of this infamous stoner holiday.

Learn more about this infamous stoner holiday, as well as some of our favorite products and activities to celebrate the day with. As always, the best 420 deals are reserved for the subscribers of The THC Weekly newsletter, so make sure to SUBSCRIBE today.


What is 420?

While not officially a holiday, 420 has become one of the most universally celebrated days – in the sense that it is not specific to any region, ethnic group, gender, or religion/spirituality. Anyone who uses, or even just appreciates cannabis, is welcome to join in the festivities! It’s one of the most inclusive ‘holidays’ that exists. The purpose of 420 is pretty cut and dry: to commemorate weed in all its natural, healing, and stoney glory. Its origins, however, remain a bit hazier. There are so many different 420 stories out there and if you’ve been smoking weed for a while you’ve likely heard quite a few… 

Some say it’s the number of active chemicals in pot (this is somewhat factual, as there are roughly 400 compounds in the cannabis plant, but the term ‘420’ predates this information). Others believe it’s a code to denote cannabis possession by law enforcement (completely inaccurate, no such code exists). A handful of people think it has to with an older California senate bill called SB 420 (this does exist, but again, 420 came before the bill). And many others believe it has to do with one or more celebrities, typically named are Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, and Bob Dylan (also incorrect).  

The real story of how 420 came to be is a little more mundane, but actually pretty cool when you consider that it all started as an inside joke between friends from San Rafael, CA, who would meet after school at 4:20pm to smoke weed and hang out. Trends spread around high schools all the time, but how did the term 420 skyrocket to an internationally known phrase? That took some star power, for which we have the Grateful Dead to thank.

The group of teens had close ties to the Dead, and at a concert during Christmas weekend 1990, then High Times reporter Steve Bloom was handed a flyer that read, “We are going to meet at 4:20 on 4/20 for 420-ing in Marin County at the Bolinas Ridge sunset spot on Mt. Tamalpais.” Once High Times printed a story about the event, accompanied by a photo of the flyer, it was game over and 420 spread like wildfire.

TOP 420 DEALS:

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Looking for 420 deals? Get 40% off all your favorite products! Vapes, edibles, concentrates and more, all for almost half off.

This is a perfect opportunity to stock up. And in spirit of being festive, Delta Extrax decided to extend this sale. Originally set for only 4/20, it’s now going to last until 4/24.

A few top sellers to check out include the Euphoria Tropical Punch Delta 10 THC GummiesBlue Raspberry Delta 9 THC RoxGalactic Grimm’s Greens 2g Disposable, and many more interesting choices.

TIP: Get an extra 40% discount with ‘420sale’ coupon code – applicable sitewide from 4/20 to 4/24!

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Premium THCP Vape Cartridges for only $21 each!

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Want to save big on the new THCP vape cartridges? Get 30% discount on the 4 pack and the 8 pack using our special 420ISHERE coupon code!  Both bundles include the following strains:  Aurora (Indica), Fruit Loops (Hybrid),  Trainwreck (Sativa) & God’s Gift (Indica). Choose the 8-pack to get the biggest discount! 
Each THCP vape cartridge contains premium THCP distillate, paired with Delta 8 THC and terpenes.

Using THC-P might give you heavy mental and physical buzz. Using indica carts, you might also experience relaxation & relief.

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The Waldos vs The Bebes, and the True Origins of 420

April 20th, commonly referred to as just ‘420’, is right around the corner and stoners worldwide are prepping. For some that means stocking up on their favorite products while dispensaries and online retailers are offering some of their best deals of the year. For others it may consist of making weed-centric plans with friends. Some might plan on going to a legalization rally or protest. Regardless of how one plans on celebrating, the main takeaway here is that people across the globe will be observing this holiday.  

While not officially a holiday, 420 has become one of the most universally celebrated days – in the sense that it’s not specific to any region, ethnic group, gender, or religion/spirituality. Anyone who uses or even just appreciates cannabis is welcome to join in the festivities! It’s one of the most inclusive ‘holidays’ that exists. The purpose of the holiday is pretty cut and dry: to commemorate weed in all its natural, healing, high-inducing, stonerific glory. It’s origins, however, remain a bit hazier. There are so many different 4/20 stories out there and if you’ve been a cannabis user for a while you’ve likely heard quite a few… 

Some say it’s the number of active chemicals in weed (this is somewhat factual, as there are roughly 400 compounds in the cannabis plant, but the term ‘420’ predates this information). Others believe it’s a code to signify cannabis possession by law enforcement (completely inaccurate, no such code exists). A handful of people think it has to with an older California senate bill called SB 420 (this does exist, but again, 420 came before the bill). And many others believe it has to do with one or more celebrities, typically named are Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, and Bob Dylan (also incorrect).  

The real story of how 420 came to be is a bit more mundane, but actually pretty cool when you consider that it all started as an inside joke between friends. Who is this infamous group of forward-thinking youth, you may be asking? Well, this is where things get a bit confusing. Two rival groups, the Waldos and the Bebes, claim to have coined the term; and this seemingly small disagreement has spawned into a decades-long dispute (one that is still ongoing might I add) over the true history behind 420.  

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The Well-Known Waldos Story  

The most popular 420 origin story is that of the Waldos. The first thing to keep in mind about this story, is that even though we write it as a calendar date, ‘4/20’, and it is now celebrated on that day, it really should be displayed as a time, ‘4:20’.  Now, this particular narrative follows a group of five teens from San Rafael, California, who were appropriately nicknamed “the Waldos” due to their preferred hang out spot – a wall outside of their high school. In the fall of 1971, the Waldos heard about a coast guard member who planted some cannabis but was no longer able to tend to it.  

Every day after school, they would pile into a car, smoke some buds, and search the Point Reyes Forest for this legendary crop (they called this their daily “safari”. Their daily meeting time? 4:20 p.m. They never did find the elusive crop, but they did however start a trend at their high school. The phrase “420” quickly spread around the student body because it allowed teens to talk about cannabis openly while their parents and teachers were none the wiser. 

Trends spread around high schools all the time, but how did the 420 skyrocket to an internationally known phrase? That took some star power, for which we have the Grateful Dead to thank. The Waldos had connections with the Grateful Dead. Mark Gravitch’s father managed the band’s real estate and Dave Reddix’s older brother was good friends with Phil Lesh, the Dead’s bassist.  

The Grateful Dead

At a Dead concert during Christmas weekend 1990, then High Times reporter Steve Bloom was handed a flyer that read, “We are going to meet at 4:20 on 4/20 for 420-ing in Marin County at the Bolinas Ridge sunset spot on Mt. Tamalpais.” Once High Times printed the story, accompanied by a photo of the flyer, it was game over and 420 spread like wildfire. The official story connecting the Waldos to Grateful Dead to 420 came out in 1998. 

The Alternative Bebes’ 420 Tale  

As far as 420 stories go, the Waldos one is the most well-known and widely accepted. But over the years, another group of friends has come out to oppose the Waldos’ account and offer up their own version of events. According to members of the group, the Bebes, who were led by Brad Bann (AKA the Bebe), are the ones who invented the term.  

Their explanation is quite simple: One day after school, they got together to smoke bongs and record music, the time was exactly 4:20pm. During the session, Bann began to “channel his inner Abraham Lincoln” by singing “four score and twenty years ago”, referencing the time they had met to smoke and because he was known for his deep, booming, Lincoln-like voice. As per the Bebes, this occurred in 1970, which is before the Waldos’ story.  

Interestingly, the Bebes and Waldos knew each other rather well. Bebe Brad Bann and Waldo Steve Capper were friends for many years before drifting apart in their teens. Additionally, there were a handful of ‘neutral party’ floater friends who hung out with both groups, so terminology could have easily spread between cliques. “We had what we called charter Waldos — sort of alternate Waldos, so if one Waldo was gone they could fill in,” said Capper. “They had the same sense of humor; they knew all our gags, all our impersonations, all our little catchphrases.” 

Evidence to the contrary  

Over the last couple of decades there has been an ongoing feud between these two groups going on in the press. Granted, it’s not something that’s grabbing headlines all year, but every 4/20, it comes up. In the early 2000s, the Bebes first came out with their counter to the Waldos’ story. But, anyone can say whatever they want about anything, that doesn’t necessarily make it true, so the fact that Bebes publicly disputed the Waldos’ story is not enough to confirm validity.  

However, Bebes members are adamant that they are the ones who devised ‘420’ as a catchphrase, and adding insult to injury, Brad Bann also claims to be the first one to give the Waldos their infamous nickname (ouch). Obviously, the Waldos have not been happy about this, and the debate rages on. Either way, the term gained momentum throughout the 80s and 90s.  

Remember that High Times flyer from 1990 that I mentioned earlier? Well, the following year, High Times published a follow up article that included an image of that flyer and some information about how ‘420’ came to be… but they got the story wrong. The High Times story claims that the Waldos got it from a police code for smoking pot, but we know that nothing like that ever existed. 

This actually makes a point for the Bebes, assuming they actually started it and the Waldos never really knew the real story behind it, then just gave a fake story about the police code before realizing that could be factchecked and changing their story to something more casual. Either that, or the High Times writer/editor who worked on the story got their information mixed up. 

Conversely, the Waldos claim to have “multiple pieces of physical evidence / proof” that they were the first to use the ‘420’ in relation to cannabis. On their website, the report having documents and 420-embellished items that are “preserved in a high-security bank safety deposit vault, they have been and will continue to be available for inspection/documentation by Official Press.” 

Final thoughts  

While everyone credits the Waldo’s connections with the Grateful Dead for popularizing 420, the stories diverge from there. The Waldos did come out with a story first, and they also have more physical, documented evidence of their use of the word dating back to the early 1970s, but again, none of that is concrete evidence that they invented the word, only that they were quick to utilize it conversationally and adorn all their gear with the term. There are some solid considerations that make the Bebes’ story plausible as well.  

If you’re dying to learn more about this topic, each group has a documentary in the works. Release dates TBA, but it will be interesting to see if the full truth behind the origins of 420 ever comes to light. In the meantime, click here to learn more about 4/20 and check out some great product deals! 

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The 4/20 Holiday: Who’s It Actually For?

Cannabis’ journey toward legalization in the US is helpful in understanding the shift taking place around the 4/20 holiday. Although legal marijuana in the US owes an unpayable debt to San Francisco—to the struggles and the activists living in the city, those affected by AIDS and the counterculture warriors who laid the groundwork for the first legal cannabis in the nation—the historic relationship between cannabis and the “official” San Francisco, the civic leaders and the electeds, is at best uneasy and erratic. 

Here’s a data point. Back in 2010, when California had the chance to be the first state in the country to legalize adult-use cannabis, it was San Francisco elected officials—then-Mayor Gavin Newsom, then-District Attorney Kamala Harris and Senator Dianne Feinstein—who led the charge against legalization. Voters listened, and Prop. 19 lost that fall by seven percentage points. 

Here’s another: Now, in 2022, in California’s fifth year of adult-use legalization, with the local tourism economy in the toilet post-COVID-19 pandemic and civic leaders desperate for a boost, San Francisco City Hall and local business boosters have launched a 4/20-themed “cannabis festival.” Official weed-themed scavenger hunts, historic walking tours and dispensary visits, all predicated on the hope that cannabis can help bail the ailing city out. 

When the city is in need, weed is there, a handier ATM than casinos or parking tickets, and 4/20 is the shill. But how about the flip side? Every legal cannabis business says they desperately need tax relief to stay alive, to ensure legalization doesn’t fail and box out the much more affordable illicit market. All that’s up to someone else, say Newsom, Harris or Feinstein. So far, nobody’s pledged to reciprocate.

This history is relevant because it illuminates something, about cannabis broadly, and 4/20 in particular. 

The Slow Capture of 4/20

After decades of shunning and scorn, weed’s sudden embrace as a point of civic pride is part of the slow but unmistakable tectonic shift we’ve witnessed in our lifetimes—from when a nub of a burnt-out joint, a scale or more than two baggies was casus belli for millions of people to become victims of the War on Drugs. Fast forward to present day, and there are almost enough billion-dollar cannabis companies to field a baseball team. 

There’s progress and that’s good. But something else is happening. 4/20 itself, instead of a renegade act of mass defiance—shamed in the media for being too messy—is now an official permitted event, complete with vendors, on-site sales…and rules. Officially at least, you can’t bring your own stash into Golden Gate Park this year. You can smoke all you want, provided you buy from the right people who paid for the privilege.

The slow capture of the 4/20 holiday begs a question: Just who’s all of this for? 

Caryn York smokes weed. She smokes even after she was arrested for petty possession in 2003, the summer after her freshman year in college, and spent the night in jail for three grams of cannabis. She got probation but, as the judge warned her, her life was very nearly derailed—for three grams of weed

Today, a professional and the executive director of the Women’s Prison Association, which advocates for women formerly and currently incarcerated, she still smokes. But for York, a Black woman from Baltimore, 4/20 hits different than it does for some of the rest of us.

“4/20 was never really a holiday in the Black community,” she said in an April 15 interview. With the episodes like the night when a city police officer swooped on York and her friends smoking in a park, bringing them to jail, “We’d celebrate 4/20 in secret,” she said. “I didn’t really learn about 4/20 until I was in college.” 

While at university, she discovered her white friends engaging in what looked a little like a goofy sorority ritual: speaking in code words, arranging a rendezvous on a special day, at a specific time. And for what, exactly? They weren’t at the same risk. This was just a game. And what if you smoked every day—for pain or for pleasure, physical or mental?

York lives in New York City now, as I do. In NYC, where Rudy Giuliani’s lasting legacy is ramping up marijuana arrests from a few thousand a year in the early 1990s, to more than 50,000 by the year 2000, legalization is still fresh and new. It doesn’t hurt you can smoke cannabis wherever you can smoke tobacco without the risk of copping a ticket, a right still denied to cannabis users in California, Colorado, Oregon and every other state that legalized cannabis a decade ago. 

In New York, in only the second 4/20 of the state’s adult-use legalization, it’s a massive party, a free-for-all. Rooftop parties, VIP smoke-outs, an enormous crowd in Washington Square Park, where plugs set up card tables and trap all day without fear of police who can only write a $250 violation for petty sales. 

This is all great. In New York, the 4/20 holiday is not corporatized, monetized or captured yet by the same establishment that spent decades trying to quash, discourage or shame it. But something’s still missing.

“When I think of 4/20 today, I actually don’t connect it to any of the current efforts to legalize marijuana,” York told me. “We have to go deeper.”

For example: New legalization laws automatically expunge old criminal records of marijuana offenses that are now legal. That’s nice—but marijuana arrests weren’t designed to simply snare someone for smoking weed. The smell of marijuana was probable cause to search your pockets or your car, to check your probation status. Legalization doesn’t clear other charges racked up after the smell of pot drew in police like moths to a lightbulb.

“It’s personal for me,” York said. “It’s triggering a bit, where it’s like, I went to jail for this shit. I had a criminal record that I had to actively have expunged.” 

One may say 4/20 is a holiday and not the time to think about the work. That might land if it weren’t for the fact that most of us don’t think about it much on the other 364 days, either.

Is 4/20 The Next Hallmark Holiday?

It was somewhere between the billboards making dusty stoner puns in order to pimp pizza rolls; the ads featuring red-eyed, droopy-lidded anthropomorphic food containers—whether it was Buffalo Wild Wings or someone else, I can’t remember and I don’t care. It was somewhere between the smarmy best junk-food to eat on 4/20 listicles and Carl’s Jr stuffing CBD in its hamburgers for whatever reason, when the 20th day of April started to feel a little old, a little played-out. 

All this was inevitable. Complaining about America doing an America is 21st-century tilting at windmills. In the same way the cannabis legalization movement gave way to a capitalized industry, “tax and regulate” means 4/20 completes its long and predictable journey from teen-aged inside joke, to counterculture milestone, to crass marketing opportunity. A Hallmark card can’t be far behind, when what we really could use is a federal holiday for the millions and millions of drug-war victims.

Because that’s the thing. The War on Drugs isn’t over. Weed was the easiest catch—everyone uses it, it stinks up the room—but cannabis prohibition was just the most obvious symptom of an overall malady that’s still plaguing us. We’re still sick, but here we are, releasing ourselves from the hospital, shaking society’s hand—a hand that, until just a little while ago, held a knife stuck into our backs. Let’s wipe the blood off before we have a party.

It’s nice that the 4/20 holiday is bigger than ever and people are having fun. I genuinely hope more people smoke weed. But 4/20 should also have at least some acknowledgment of the unfinished business at hand. Instead, it’s business as usual. 

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Fun 4/20 Deals – Let’s Talk About Edibles  

Edibles have been growing wildly in popularity, going from an every-now-and-then item, to a primary way of getting high. Whether using them medically or recreationally, there’s something pretty awesome about eating your way to feeling better. And now with new methods, even better edibles can be made.  

When looking at both THC-infused food products AND beverages, this sector makes up just under 17% of the overall market. Food product transactions stand at 13.1% and beverage sales account for about 3.7% – totaling 16.8% of a standard dispensary’s sales. Although dosing isn’t particularly accurate with edible products, they offer many other benefits including discretion and potency. Not to mention the sheer variety of products you can find these days.  

One of the primary reasons that edible products are so popular is because they offer more intense, and longer-lasting effects than smoking or vaping flower. When THC is processed via the digestive system, the body breaks it down and metabolizes it in the liver, producing the cannabinoid metabolite 11-hydroxy-THC (11-OH), which is regarded as being much more potent than regular delta 9 THC. It takes longer for 11-OH to reach the brain, but once it does, the high will be much more intense and can last for a few hours, whereas smoking hits almost immediately but the effects fade after about 1 hour at the most. 

Learn more about this infamous stoner holiday, as well as some of our favorite products and activities to celebrate the day with. As always, the best 420 deals are reserved for the subscribers of The THC Weekly newsletter, so make sure to SUBSCRIBE today.


A bit more about 11-hydroxy-THC

11-hydroxy-THC is one of our naturally occurring endocannabinoids; meaning it’s made in the body. When you eat plant-based THCs, such as delta-8 or delta-9 THC, the body breaks it down and metabolizes it via the liver. 11-hydroxy-THC is a metabolite of the other tetrahydrocannabinols, and it’s much more potent. This is why delta-8 THC edibles are just as strong as delta-9 edibles, but the same can’t be said for flowers or vape products.

This process is known as first pass metabolism, and it’s the reason why ingesting cannabis products orally has much more intense and long-lasting effects compared to smoking. So if you’ve been wondering why edibles get you beyond baked, this why. If you’re anything like me and many other cannabis users I’ve spoken to, edibles hit different than smoking. Even though it takes a while to feel anything, once they kick in, I’m laid out on the couch almost every time. I feel more stoned, I’m laughing at everything, and eventually, I get super tired. This seems to be commonplace when it comes to edibles; but why exactly do they differ so much from smoking, from a scientific standpoint?

It comes down to two factors: the drug-metabolizing enzymes in your GI tract, and blood flow to the liver. When you first eat a cannabis edible, various enzymes in the GI tract begin digesting the food. From that point, blood flow from the GI tract goes through the liver where all these enzymes are metabolized, then the blood continues to general circulation. When the metabolites are formed, that’s when you get the effects of 11-hydroxy-THC.

However, when you smoke cannabis, THC is absorbed through the lungs and distributed directly into the bloodstream. The active compounds make their way to the brain where they interact with the CB receptors that are part of the endocannabinoid system. In this scenario, you are feeling the effects of the phytocannabinoids (plant-cannabinoids) themselves, rather than the compound formed during metabolism.

4/20 edibles deals

High Potency THC-O Gummies Bundle – Only $25 each!

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Want to save big on THC-O gummies? Get 25% discount on the list price for one of the bundles using the special Binoid420 coupon code! Three flavors to choose from: Blueberry Pie, Sour Cherry Lime, Pina Colada and each piece contains 25mg of THC-O distillate.

Possible effects: THC-O gummies may give you an strong uplifting and happy feeling with a calming body sensation.

TIP: As this is a high-potency product, you better start low and grow slow. These new gummies are strong!

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6-pack bundle of high-potency Delta 8 Gummies for only $14.99 each – 50mg of THC each!

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6-pack bundle of super-strength delta 8 THC gummies. Each gummy contains 50mg of THC and you 15 gummies per bottle. You will get three different flavors in your bundle: cherry pie, lemon drop, and green apple. These gummies are vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO, using only cruelty-free ingredients.

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Get your 5-pack bundle of premium, high-quality, Delta-9 THC gummies. Each gummy contains 15mg of hemp-derived delta 9 THC, and there are 10 gummies per pack. They come in assorted flavors: green apple, cherry pie, blue raspberry, lemon drop, orange mango. They are organicvegangluten-free, and non-GMO – making them compatible with most dietary restrictions. Also, they have no CBD whatsoever to mute the psychoactive effects, just straight THC.

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Each pouch contains 20 gummies, each one infused with 30mg of delta-8 THC. There is a total of 600mg per bag. These gummies are available in 4 different flavors: apple rings, peach rings, sour worms, and watermelon slices. Pick your favorite or mix and match!

From now until 4/20 get your Delta 8 THC gummies for only $9.95/cart.

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Free Samples Of Delta 9 THC Gummies

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Free Samples Of Delta 9 THC Gummies

Want to try hemp-derived delta 9 THC gummies in a variety of flavors? Delivered to your house for free? And did we mention there are vegan options available too? If you’re interested, this is the perfect deal for you!

Each of these gummies contains 10 to 15 mg of delta 9 THC and they come in a total of six flavors: Guavaberry Fruit, Blueberry Citrus Burst, Kiwi Mixer, Green Apple, Tropical Punch, and Wild Cherry. The Chronix Brand contain 10 mg each (100mg total in the bag), and the Urb brand contain 15mg each (150mg total in the package).

Three of the flavors are vegan: blueberry citrus burst, guavaberry fruit, and kiwi mixer. Because they are vegan, they don’t contain gelatin, so the consistency of these gummies is more like a mini jello-shooter rather than an actual candy gummy.

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These chocolate bars are creamy, delicious, and packed with hemp-derived delta 9 THC and live resin terpenes. With 150 total mg, that equals out to 12.5 mg of THC per chocolate square, which allows for proper dosing if you eat it square by square. You also get 3 different flavors to choose from: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and peppermint. These run out fast so get yours while supplies lasts.

TIP: From now until 4/20 get use the coupon code ‘Binoid420’ to get your Delta 9 THC live resin chocolate bars carts for only $10.49/cart.

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More deals on other products can be found here, and these pages will continue to be updated regularly until April 20th, so keep returning here, or SUBSCRIBE to the The THC Weekly newsletter, as more and more THC deals are announced daily.

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Tips on How to Celebrate 420 When It’s Illegal

420 in Canada is quite a massive affair, but in other parts of the world that are less permissive, pot lovers may require some tips on how to celebrate 420 when it’s illegal. Celebrating 420 even when it’s illegal is all about participating in global solidarity for cannabis without putting yourself in a precarious position. […]

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The Ultimate 4/20 Survival Guide: Top 10 Must-Haves

As most everyone knows by now, 4/20 marks the annual unofficial holiday celebrating all things cannabis—from culture and fine herb to the wins that come with expanding legalization. Communities nationwide are showing their love for cannabis with special 4/20-themed events. With medical and adult-use cannabis now legal in so many states, there are numerous options to celebrate the on-going cannabis-related achievements, from mellow house parties to raucous outdoor concerts—it’s all in play on 4/20.  

Regardless of how you choose to celebrate, the team at Cannabis Now has done some of the heavy lifting for you and selected a few of our favorite tools for having a good time this 4/20. Wherever the day may take you—a hike, a visit to the park, a concert or chilling at a friend’s—we recommend packing these items in your bag. 

The Slinger Shoulder Bag from Dime Bags is first on our must-have list. This is a great hands-free option for both the ladies and the gents. It’s smaller and easier to access than a backpack, and it comes in a variety of colors and materials. Once you have your bag picked out for the day, our list below of 4/20 essentials will serve as a guide for helping you with the fun part: deciding what to pack. 

1. The Slinger 

Available in seven different colors, this unisex crossbody/shoulder bag from Dime Bags checks all the boxes. The Slinger is big enough to fit the essentials and then some for a full day of excursions, yet it’s still streamlined enough that it won’t get in your way. The seven compartments in varying sizes make it easy to organize all your 4/20 essentials for the day (see below), plus extra space for snacks, a light sweater or whatever goodies you might pick up. Lastly, the Slinger comes in sustainable Hempster or recycled polyester exteriors, and the inside pockets are smell-proof so you can safely carry around that extra potent herb you’ve been saving to light up on 4/20. $59.99 dimebags.com

2. Flower Mill 

Flower Mill Grinder

This is the next-gen of grinders. Instead of those traditional jagged teeth that can shred through the best parts of your precious weed, the Flower Mill crumbles your flower where it naturally wants to break apart, preserving all the trichomes. In fact, it’s called “milling” rather than “grinding.” You can stick a whole bud inside the Flower Mill, too—no need to break it apart first. The Flower Mill is genuinely an essential tool for getting prepped for a successful 4/20. $74.99 flowermillusa.com

3. Boveda Terpene Shields

Boveda humidity control packs

Now that you have your cannabis milled and ready to go, you’ll want to keep it fresh all day (and night) long. Pack a few Boveda humidity control packs in with your weed to preserve the terpenes and get the most potent and pure smoke possible. The packets come in a variety of different sizes based on how much cannabis you’re storing. Cannabis Now likes the Mini Toker Gift Bundle, which comes with a stainless steel cannabis container and a Boveda Size 8 pack to store inside for long-lasting freshness. It’s the perfect addition while out celebrating this 4/20. From $4.99 bovedainc.com

4. The HooHNu Chillum

HooHNu Chillum

Next is the HooHNu Chillum, the world’s first smell-proof pipe with caps on both ends, so you can pack it on one end and hit it on the other. Made from super thick borosilicate glass, this multi-purpose pre-roll package is easy to bring with you and enjoy discreetly in a crowd. Or, simply keep your pre-rolls fresh until you’re ready to smoke with friends. $9.99 hoohnu.com

5. Blazy Susan Deluxe Rolling Kit

Blazy Susan Rolling Papers

The Deluxe Rolling Kit from Blazy Susan in bubblegum pink is an adorable and functional addition to your 4/20 Survival Kit. You can plan on responding to the question: “Where did you get that?” all day long. Not only are these rolling papers attractive, they’re also ideal for “just because” days. The rolling papers’ packaging opens into a mini rolling tray perfect for transit, and it also comes with a stack of filter tip papers. There’s even a tiny infographic showing you how to achieve that perfectly rolled joint. $4.20 each blazysusan.com

6. The Lunar Vaporizer Pen

Dip Devices Lunar Pen

Simply put, this is a wonderful pack-and-go concentrate vaporizer. The patented air flow feature provides circulation for better flavor and added efficiency (in other words, you get the most out of your concentrate). While it may look suspiciously like a typical 510 thread vape pen, the Lunar functions more like a dab straw. To use, slide the mouthpiece out to reveal the pen’s atomizer, and load the dab directly in the heating chamber. The Lunar is a discreet, easy-to-use addition for dabbers on-the-go this 4/20. $29.99 dipdevices.com

7. Flux Water Pipe

Behold, the world’s first portable plasma water pipe has arrived. If you’re hosting a party this 4/20, this plasma water pipe will surely get your guests talking…or moving. When touching the glass housing the plasma, the plasma itself moves along with the vibration of your fingertips—a mesmerizing activity, especially while smoking. $260 fluxsmoke.com

8. Piece Water 

piece water, a 4/20 essential

Piece Water Solution eliminates the hassle of cleaning your water pipe, bong or bubbler, giving you more time to enjoy yourself on 4/20. This all-natural bong water alternative is made up of a unique blend of mineral, vegetable and fruit extracts, which work together to prevent resin from forming while also trapping smoke particulate matter. In other words, you’ll get cleaner and smoother hits. When you’re ready to change your bong’s Piece Water Solution simply rinse your pipe with tap water, and it’ll be clean—just like that. $14 piecewater.com

9. Kasher Lighter Tool

Kasher tool for your weed

Improve your ordinary lighter with this stylish and functional multi-purpose tool. Available in stainless steel or titanium, the Kasher slides onto your lighter with a snug, streamlined fit—surprisingly, it’s not bulky at all. When you’re ready to use it, just slide it down so the pointed tip is exposed. Ready for action, you can use it for a host of things: a cigar punch, pipe cleaner, mini flathead screwdriver, box opener and more. This tool will almost certainly come in handy when it’s time to roll a joint, stir up your weed pre-smoke and clean out that cashed bowl when you’re done. The small but mighty Kasher hardly takes up any space at all and is an easy way to enjoy a smooth, care-free smoke sesh on 4/20. (Bonus tip: The Kasher makes it easy to identify your lighter, too.) $9.99 mykasher.com

10. Nine Mile Botanicals Cigars

Throw these HHC hemp-wrapped cigars dusted with CBG kief into your 4/20 pack. Available in Bubba Kush and Goliath strains, these premium hemp cigars contain 50mg HHC, plus CBD and CBG so you can get that euphoric, relaxed feeling that’s less intense than a traditional THC high. $14.99 ninemilebotanicals.com

Feeling Like a Pro 24/7

The top 10 must-haves above will set you up for success on 4/20. We have a feeling these tools will become a part of your daily arsenal, as most of them are undeniably essential for having the smoothest smoking experience, either when out and about or at home. However you decide to celebrate, this list of tools will have you feeling like a cannabis professional on 4/20—or any day of the year.

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4/20 Events Planned Coast to Coast

With the highest of weed holidays upon us once again, it’s time to get serious about plans to celebrate the occasion. As legalization continues to spread across the country, more and more cannabis consumers are coming out of the shadows on 4/20 every year, and the events keep getting bigger and better. To get an idea of what’s out there, Cannabis Now has compiled a rundown of some of the events coming to larger metropolitan areas in the US.

Hippie Hill: San Francisco

PHOTO Gracie Malley

The 4/20 holiday traces its roots to the San Francisco Bay Area, so you can bet the folks in NorCal do the day right. The biggest celebration can be found in SF itself at Hippie Hill in world-famous Golden Gate Park. The party returns in 2022 after two years of cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so it’s a sure bet people are ready to get loose. For the first time, this year’s 4/20 celebration on Hippie Hill will feature legal cannabis sales from licensed retailers. Headlining this year’s entertainment is local legend Berner, with scheduled appearances from Mike Tyson and comedian Jeff Ross. 

A free event for adults 21 and older, at Robin Williams Meadow in Golden Gate Park, Wednesday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More info available on Instagram.

Coachella Music and Arts Festival: Indio, CA

PHOTO Arthur Edelmans

Although weed is technically not allowed at Coachella’s massive annual party in the desert, you can bet revelers will find a way to get their buzz on for the festivities. Plus, this year’s two-weekend event straddles the 4/20 holiday, starting today with top name acts including Harry Styles, Billie Eilish and Swedish House Mafia x The Weekend headlining the main stage. Other notables on the bill include Megan Thee Stallion, Run the Jewels, Phoebe Bridgers, Lil Baby, Doja Cat and Arcade Fire. The same lineup returns the following weekend. 

At the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA Friday, April 15 through Saturday, April 17 and Friday, April 22 through Sunday April 24. More info online.

Unity Day: New York City

PHOTO EDM Tunes

Celebrating the first 4/20 in the Big Apple since the legalization of cannabis in New York state last year is going to be lit, with more than a dozen events scheduled during the week-long celebrations. Topping the list is the Unity Day party produced by Cannademix. The night out will feature performances by Inspectah Deck and Cappadonna of Wu-Tang Clan, plus Sensi All-Stars, Big Nate All Star, PBS Skinz and Puffington.

At Manhattan’s historic Webster Hall. Wednesday, April 20 at 6 p.m. Info and tickets available online.

National Cannabis Festival: Washington, DC

Although Congress continues to thwart efforts to allow regulated adult-use marijuana sales in the nation’s capital, cannabis enthusiasts in Washington, DC still have plenty to celebrate this 4/20, namely the sixth annual National Cannabis Festival on April 23. Featured experiences include a Culinary Pavilion, Culture Pavilion and Policy Pavilion. Musical performances include headliner Wiz Khalifa, plus Lettuce, Ghostface Killah, Backyard Band, Dupont Brass and more. 

For adults 21 and up at the RFK Festival Grounds, Saturday, April 23 at noon. More information and tickets are available online.

Waldos Forever Fest: Chicago

Billed as the “highest celebration in Chicago,” the Waldos Forever Fest borrows its name from the originators of the group of teens that started the 4/20 phenomenon. Presented by Dispensary 33, the weekend event promises cannabis, culture and community for the North Side neighborhood of Andersonville. With food, live music and drag performances featuring entertainment by Junglepussy, Sudan Archives, Shea Couleè, Jessy Lanza, Glitter Moneyyy, Trqpiteca and more. 

At Clark and Argyle Streets, Saturday, April 23, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Details available online.

Mile High 420 Festival: Denver

Denver 4/20 events
PHOTO Gracie Malley

As the first state to legalize cannabis for recreational use, Colorado has serious street cred in the 4/20 celebrations department. This year’s party in downtown Denver is expected to draw a crowd of 50,000, with food, vendors and entertainment by Big Boi, Lil Jon and Talib Kweli. 

Wednesday, April 20, doors open at 12 p.m. Info plus free and VIP tickets are available online.

Glass House Fest: Los Angeles

Glass House Brands’ second annual Glass House Fest is slated to bring a celebration of music, comedy, art and culture hosted to the immersive dome experience at Wisdome LA in the downtown arts district. A music stage will be headlined by Reggie Watts, bandleader on CBS’s The Late Late Show with James Corden, plus DCKWRTH, Guapdad 4000 and Blackillac. A comedy stage will feature performances by Trevor Wallace and Friends. 

Wednesday, April 20 from 4:20 p.m. until 11 p.m. For adults 21 and up, the first 100 attendees will receive a swag bag. RSVP and more info online.

Daybreak Cannabis Launch Party: St. Louis, MO

Bigger cities with larger cannabis markets naturally have bigger 4/20 events. But bigger isn’t always better. Many 4/20 events are also taking place in smaller markets nationwide, especially in states where adult-use isn’t yet legal. Consider looking up 4/20 happenings in your local community to support local businesses and make new connections. Daybreak Cannabis is an example of one brand using the 4/20 holiday to celebrate the launch of their new customer facing cannabis flower line. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, Daybreak Cannabis is throwing a free party featuring two DJs, live painting, glass blowing, yard games, terpene infused foods and cocktails and more. Events like these are happening all over and could be a great option for those who prefer smaller crowds. Wednesday, April 20 at START Bar STL, from 5-10 p.m. More details available online.

Whatever you decide to do, we hope you enjoy the high holiday this year. And if you need guidance on how to get the most out of the occasion, check out this Survival Guide, which includes the top ten essentials for having a good time at all these 4/20 events.

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The Ultimate 4/20 Survival Guide: Top 10 Must-Haves

As most everyone knows by now, 4/20 marks the annual unofficial holiday celebrating all things cannabis—from culture and fine herb to the wins that come with expanding legalization. Communities nationwide are showing their love for cannabis with special 4/20-themed events. With medical and adult-use cannabis now legal in so many states, there are numerous options to celebrate the on-going cannabis-related achievements, from mellow house parties to raucous outdoor concerts—it’s all in play on 4/20.  

Regardless of how you choose to celebrate, the team at Cannabis Now has done some of the heavy lifting for you and selected a few of our favorite tools for having a good time this 4/20. Wherever the day may take you—a hike, a visit to the park, a concert or chilling at a friend’s—we recommend packing these items in your bag. 

The Slinger Shoulder Bag from Dime Bags is first on our must-have list. This is a great hands-free option for both the ladies and the gents. It’s smaller and easier to access than a backpack, and it comes in a variety of colors and materials. Once you have your bag picked out for the day, our list below of 4/20 essentials will serve as a guide for helping you with the fun part: deciding what to pack. 

1. The Slinger 

Available in seven different colors, this unisex crossbody/shoulder bag from Dime Bags checks all the boxes. The Slinger is big enough to fit the essentials and then some for a full day of excursions, yet it’s still streamlined enough that it won’t get in your way. The seven compartments in varying sizes make it easy to organize all your 4/20 essentials for the day (see below), plus extra space for snacks, a light sweater or whatever goodies you might pick up. Lastly, the Slinger comes in sustainable Hempster or recycled polyester exteriors, and the inside pockets are smell-proof so you can safely carry around that extra potent herb you’ve been saving to light up on 4/20. $59.99 dimebags.com

2. Flower Mill 

Flower Mill Grinder

This is the next-gen of grinders. Instead of those traditional jagged teeth that can shred through the best parts of your precious weed, the Flower Mill crumbles your flower where it naturally wants to break apart, preserving all the trichomes. In fact, it’s called “milling” rather than “grinding.” You can stick a whole bud inside the Flower Mill, too—no need to break it apart first. The Flower Mill is genuinely an essential tool for getting prepped for a successful 4/20. $74.99 flowermillusa.com

3. Boveda Terpene Shields

Boveda humidity control packs

Now that you have your cannabis milled and ready to go, you’ll want to keep it fresh all day (and night) long. Pack a few Boveda humidity control packs in with your weed to preserve the terpenes and get the most potent and pure smoke possible. The packets come in a variety of different sizes based on how much cannabis you’re storing. Cannabis Now likes the Mini Toker Gift Bundle, which comes with a stainless steel cannabis container and a Boveda Size 8 pack to store inside for long-lasting freshness. It’s the perfect addition while out celebrating this 4/20. From $4.99 bovedainc.com

4. The HooHNu Chillum

HooHNu Chillum

Next is the HooHNu Chillum, the world’s first smell-proof pipe with caps on both ends, so you can pack it on one end and hit it on the other. Made from super thick borosilicate glass, this multi-purpose pre-roll package is easy to bring with you and enjoy discreetly in a crowd. Or, simply keep your pre-rolls fresh until you’re ready to smoke with friends. $9.99 hoohnu.com

5. Blazy Susan Deluxe Rolling Kit

Blazy Susan Rolling Papers

The Deluxe Rolling Kit from Blazy Susan in bubblegum pink is an adorable and functional addition to your 4/20 Survival Kit. You can plan on responding to the question: “Where did you get that?” all day long. Not only are these rolling papers attractive, they’re also ideal for “just because” days. The rolling papers’ packaging opens into a mini rolling tray perfect for transit, and it also comes with a stack of filter tip papers. There’s even a tiny infographic showing you how to achieve that perfectly rolled joint. $4.20 each blazysusan.com

6. The Lunar Vaporizer Pen

Dip Devices Lunar Pen

Simply put, this is a wonderful pack-and-go concentrate vaporizer. The patented air flow feature provides circulation for better flavor and added efficiency (in other words, you get the most out of your concentrate). While it may look suspiciously like a typical 510 thread vape pen, the Lunar functions more like a dab straw. To use, slide the mouthpiece out to reveal the pen’s atomizer, and load the dab directly in the heating chamber. The Lunar is a discreet, easy-to-use addition for dabbers on-the-go this 4/20. $29.99 dipdevices.com

7. Flux Water Pipe

Behold, the world’s first portable plasma water pipe has arrived. If you’re hosting a party this 4/20, this plasma water pipe will surely get your guests talking…or moving. When touching the glass housing the plasma, the plasma itself moves along with the vibration of your fingertips—a mesmerizing activity, especially while smoking. $260 fluxsmoke.com

8. Piece Water 

piece water, a 4/20 essential

Piece Water Solution eliminates the hassle of cleaning your water pipe, bong or bubbler, giving you more time to enjoy yourself on 4/20. This all-natural bong water alternative is made up of a unique blend of mineral, vegetable and fruit extracts, which work together to prevent resin from forming while also trapping smoke particulate matter. In other words, you’ll get cleaner and smoother hits. When you’re ready to change your bong’s Piece Water Solution simply rinse your pipe with tap water, and it’ll be clean—just like that. $14 piecewater.com

9. Kasher Lighter Tool

Kasher tool for your weed

Improve your ordinary lighter with this stylish and functional multi-purpose tool. Available in stainless steel or titanium, the Kasher slides onto your lighter with a snug, streamlined fit—surprisingly, it’s not bulky at all. When you’re ready to use it, just slide it down so the pointed tip is exposed. Ready for action, you can use it for a host of things: a cigar punch, pipe cleaner, mini flathead screwdriver, box opener and more. This tool will almost certainly come in handy when it’s time to roll a joint, stir up your weed pre-smoke and clean out that cashed bowl when you’re done. The small but mighty Kasher hardly takes up any space at all and is an easy way to enjoy a smooth, care-free smoke sesh on 4/20. (Bonus tip: The Kasher makes it easy to identify your lighter, too.) $9.99 mykasher.com

10. Nine Mile Botanicals Cigars

Throw these HHC hemp-wrapped cigars dusted with CBG kief into your 4/20 pack. Available in Bubba Kush and Goliath strains, these premium hemp cigars contain 50mg HHC, plus CBD and CBG so you can get that euphoric, relaxed feeling that’s less intense than a traditional THC high. $14.99 ninemilebotanicals.com

Feeling Like a Pro 24/7

The top 10 must-haves above will set you up for success on 4/20. We have a feeling these tools will become a part of your daily arsenal, as most of them are undeniably essential for having the smoothest smoking experience, either when out and about or at home. However you decide to celebrate, this list of tools will have you feeling like a cannabis professional on 4/20—or any day of the year.

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What’s going on for 4/20 in New York?

I don’t need to explain to you what 4/20 is about. If you’re reading this, you already know the day is for celebrating the plant—anything else is just noise.

While I’ve long advocated that this is NOT the day to try and launch your brand, or drop a new SKU, if there’s one thing I’m sure of, it’s that the first ingredient for a successful celebration is community; so it’s only natural we do something big.

Now, we’ve had a LOT of legal 4/20’s in California already, but New York

The Quick & Dirty

So here’s the rundown: My buddy Doja EK came to me with this idea a few months back of doing a Hippie Hill-style smokeout in Manhattan. Obviously, I was immediately interested—it’s where High Times was born; it’s where I was born, and 4/20 in the Big Apple has ALWAYS been special, so now that legalization has come and COVID is basically over, let’s get after it.

Now Doja had already done an event with Astor Club last year, and had been recruiting. He’d talked to California legends like Alien Labs, Green Dawg, The Fire Society. He’d connected with New York heavies like the Haymaker team, On the Revel & Buddy’s Bodega. Everyone was in alignment, we’re going to do it for the culture—no infrastructure, no tickets, just homies & headstash, all as one.

Somewhere along the line, an announcement was rushed with a ton of logos on it and, understandably, that left a lot of others feeling on the outside of something that was always supposed to involve all of us, so we’ve flipped the script a bit. No more logos, no more brand names—just an open invitation to anyone, local or tourist, transplant or visitor.

Courtesy of High Times

Next Wednesday, to celebrate the highest of holy days, we will descend on a random outdoor location in New York. There will be no (reasonable) capacity. There will be no tickets or fees. Just a whole lot of pot heads lighting up together in celebration of our favorite plant, in one of the greatest cities in the world, on the cusp of its legal cannabis market. We’ll announce the location that morning so as not to give the fuzz too much of a heads up, so if you’d like to be notified of where we’re meeting, RSVP here.

Whether you buy from a guy or grow your own, come pull up and sesh with us. We’re trying to smell ALL the flowers!

But that’s not all! 

Since announcing this intention to return home for this, an enormous outpouring of support has come my way. And with that, a whole itinerary of other events happening around our event started hitting my desk. Now as I said, this day, our party—this was always about the people, so in that spirit, here are a few other things I plan on pulling up to, and I hope to see y’all there as well! Come find me and we’ll burn one together—it’s going to be a week to remember!

Courtesy of High Times

After we wrap up at our sesh, the official afterparty is going to be held at the iconic institution Webster Hall, for an event dubbed Unity Day. Produced by the homies at Cannademix, and officially cosigned by Senator Sanders office, the event will feature performances by Wu-Tang’s Inspectah Deck and Cappadonna. Rocking from 6 p.m. all the way until 2 a.m., this is our late night pull up FOR SURE. I used to throw shows at this venue, so this one is a real full circle moment for me, and I’d love for you all to be there. They invited the weed kid back!!! Grab tickets for this one here and let’s close out the night together.

More To Do!

Courtesy of Certz

Another evening sesh worth attending that night is the release party for Banana Certz, the collab between Jokes Up Certz and Golden State Banana. The event, thrown by Premium Sesh, runs from 7 p.m. until late. I’m not entirely sure the location of the event, but I imagine they don’t want just anyone to pull up, so they probably tell you after you buy your access. Tickets are $40, and available here. In Certz’s own words, this collab is about “closing the gap” between the coasts, and putting the key operators in the same room. That’s definitely a vibe we can get with!

Courtesy of Jim Jones

In case you’re looking to celebrate with live music, either Phish at the Garden or the Cannaval in Jersey seem like the best options. Now, while I certainly align with the Dead, I never really got Phish, so the hip-hop event in NJ would be my pick. Featuring performances by Jim Jones, Dave East, Trav, Maino, Yung LB & more, this one looks like it’s going to have all the energy you’ll need to keep rocking through what tends to be a drowsy day. Tickets here.

In town early?

Courtesy of Cannaclusive

Also, while you’re here let me throw in some extra selfless promotion: If you’re around the City on the 19th, I’ll be speaking on building media relationships for Cannaclusive’s event at Soho Works. I’ve also got my guy Andrew Ward from Benzinga (and here), as well as Alexis Isaacs from Mattio and Keith Nelson Jr. from Men’s Health on the panel, so it should be a great conversation. RSVP here to get our cheat codes.

If California is still in the Building…

Courtesy of High Rise & Green Street Festival

Finally, and as a little bonus for those still in California (if you’re not going to Hippy Hill!), and Los Angeles specifically (if you’ve read this long, you deserve it!), I recommend checking out the event High Rise is having at the Green Street building. That’s where I’d be if I was in town!

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Low-Key Ideas for A Mid-Week 420

This 420, we’ll be halfway though the week, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of ways to celebrate. Maybe it won’t be a weekend blowout, or an all night rager, maybe you’ll have to be up early the next morning to work. There’s plenty of fun to be had with a low-key mid-week 420.

If you’re looking for nothing more than a low-key 420 this year, check out these basic ideas for celebrating, without going all out. We write on tons of topics in the cannabis industry, and you can keep up by subscribing to THC Weekly Newsletter for daily updates and news reports. You’ll also get direct and immediate access to offers on products like vapes, edibles, and other paraphernalia, as well as on cannabinoid compounds, which are highly popular right now. Make sure to check out our 420 deals, which will keep you sky-high, no matter how you choose to celebrate the day!


Mid-week holidays

Let’s be honest, you always hope your birthday falls on a weekend, right? I mean, who doesn’t. It’s way less fun to go out and celebrate, when you know that the alarm clock will ring early the next morning to bring you back to reality. But that is reality. We have five days during the week, and only two on the weekends, so we’re bound to have some weekday holidays.

Such is the case this year with 420, which falls right smack in the middle of the week on a Wednesday. Sure, there will be plenty of official festivities, and maybe you’ll be able to hit a parade, or go to a party, but the truth is, maybe you won’t want to. Maybe you’ll be tired out from work, and way more into low-key chilling, especially if you’re a busy person and you’ve got a lot to do.

Whenever a holiday falls on a weekend, it always receives the most celebration, because the majority of us are off work. And a 420 weekend is undoubtedly the best. This year, here are some low-key ways to spark up your mid-week 420, without making it the celebration of the year. Not every holiday needs to be at excitement level 10, and sometimes its nice to just chill.

Spend your low-key mid-week 420, hazy

There are some jobs where you really shouldn’t be high. Truth is, everyone is different when it comes to their reaction to weed, so what works for one person, might not work for another. I never was able to drive while stoned, but for most people, weed literally enhances the experience. I can sometimes work well when stoned, but sometimes it just makes me want to snack, and get off focus. Some people can get baked, and then teach a class of students, some can’t think straight at all after a few hits. Knowing yourself, and your own limits and reactions, is very important in making this decision.

If you have a job where getting high during your work day isn’t compatible with the work you do, then best to skip this one. But if you have a job you’re perfectly capable of doing stoned, maybe give yourself a stoned working day. I’m not saying take 10 bong rips before grading papers, but if taking a couple joint hits, or a few vape tokes, makes getting through a bunch of student essays that mush faster and brighter…do it!

Give yourself that extra smoke break, bring yourself in a nice nug, find yourself a comfy place for a private toke, or join the smoking members of your office – really..there are sure to be some. This 420, maybe you have to spend it working, whether that’s in an office or from your home, but you can certainly spend it working with a nice buzz. And if your job doesn’t provide for this, just get through the day, and plan yourself some fun 420 activities at night.

I don’t promote anyone do anything that might threaten their job, so if you’re smoking on the down-low at work, make sure its very, very low. 420 is a horrible day to get fired for smoking at work, and while some workplaces are probably more easy-going, some are definitely not. If you choose to make it a hazy 420 at work, and this is not a usual thing, just be careful!

Take a trip to your local dispensary

This one is good for nearly any holiday, but especially so for this one. One of the best ways to celebrate 420, is taking a trip to your local dispensary. Obviously, this doesn’t apply to a lot of the population, but if you happen to be in a legal location, celebrate it! Even if its just medically legal, and you’ve got a card. Use it for 420! Dispensaries are like the churches of cannabis, and going to one is a great way to show support.

I’m not saying that dispensaries offer the best deals, or are fairly priced, and there’s certainly much to be improved in how dispensaries are run, and the black market around them. But they also represent a legal change. An ability that didn’t exist before, and an ending of a certain kind of persecution. In that way, visiting your local dispensary is like showing your support for whatever progress has happened, even if it hasn’t been a perfect job. A lot of kids are at home instead of in prison because of these new laws, and we shouldn’t forget that.

dispensary

Anti-marijuana laws were built on racism and persecution. While the collective opinion about the drug has changed drastically over the last decade or so, plenty of people still lose their time to unnecessary prison sentences. This is not just about being able to buy every kind of edible possible, and get nearly 100% THC extractions. It’s also about social justice, and the ability for political progress, even against an overarching federal governmental enemy that keeps fighting back with smear campaigns, even at this point in the game.

This year, it might be a low-key mid-week 420, but you can still celebrate it by buying some weed products, and being glad you have the ability to use them at will (depending on where you are). And if you’re not in a place where you can go to visit your local dispensary, maybe try to get in on a legalization parade or effort, and show that you want things to change.

You can write to your congressman, sign a petition if one’s available, or check out the local chapters of weed legalization organizations like NORML for your area. And of course, if you don’t have dispensaries, it means you probably have a dealer who can hook you up, and keep things going. And that promotes the industry as well, even if not the legal one.

One thing about holidays, is that there are always good deals! If you get into a dispensary, you can take advantage of all the holiday offers. If you can’t, check out these deals for 420 which ship all over the country. Cannabinoid compounds are big at the moment, and you can take advantage of tons of deals on ‘hemp-derived’ products while they last. These products are not everyone’s first choice, but they do make a nice addition for those who cannot get to legal dispensaries, and don’t have a guy to hook them up.

Do some home-420-cooking

A great way to do a low-key mid-week 420 is with some fun in the kitchen. Whether its for just you, or a small party of people, cooking up some 420 foods is sure to get you feeling in the spirit of things. And unlike a few decades ago, when this would have meant making brownies or chocolate chip cookies only, you actually have a ton of options. The world of edibles has grown extensively, and that means you can make all kinds of weed treats.

Like gummies. You can pretty easily make your own gummies! Check out these DIY gummy recipes to see what you’ll need in order to whip up a batch of home-made gummy goodness. And don’t worry, you don’t need official molds, just some cookie cutters, and you’re good to go. Plus, when you do it yourself, you can control for everything that’s put in. Store bought gummies sometimes have lots of extra chemical ingredients, but your homemade gummies can be extra ingredient-free. Choose your color and flavor, and how strong you want them to be.

Let’s be honest, everyone does like sweets, even if there are other options. Cookies? Cupcakes? Brownies? Check out these recipes for CBD treats, which can easily be made into THC treats as well. Sometimes the old standard is there for a reason, and the best way to make your tummy happy, is with some good, old-fashioned, high-inducing, baked goods. These recipes are delicious for the sweet tooth inside you, and provide an excellent throw-back to the 420’s of several decades ago.

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If you’re thinking ‘but I’m vegan, this is much harder for me’, no worries, there are plenty of recipes for our non-animal-eating friends as well. From the recipes themselves, to how to create vegan cannabutter and oil to put in tons of other recipes, cannabis concoctions now reach the corners of the world. And that means even vegans can have fun in the kitchen on 420. Check out these sumptuous recipes for butternut squash quinoa salad, cannabis chia seed pudding, and cannabis alfredo, and whip up a five star infused vegan meal for this stoner holiday.

If you’re lucky enough to have a slow morning, or a day off, here’s a great way of giving your significant other a fantastic 420 morning surprise. Go ahead and make them the perfect infused breakfast! There’s nothing like waking and baking with your favorite morning foods, like oats to get your started, mouth-watering avocado toast, infused coffee of your choice, home-made weed tea, and fruit smoothies with a special zing. What’s better than a breakfast that leaves you buzzed? Not much! This one is sure to score you some bonus points, no matter who you prepare it for, even if its just for you!

Conclusion

This year it’s a low-key mid-week 420, and that means you might have to work. Still, plenty of ways to enjoy yourself and the holiday, whether in the office, or at home. Whatever you choose to do, if you do it with some nice indoor grown, high-caliber marijuana, it’s sure to be a fantastic holiday, even if you simply pair it with some Netflix…and chill.

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