Seven Ways to Celebrate 420
With the trifecta of Ramadan, Passover, and Easter overlapping on the calendar this year, April
2023 is quite the month for holiday celebrations. However, there is another big holiday coming
up this month that will be recognized worldwide on April 20th to honor the coveted cannabis plant.
But- Why 420?
Thanks to a wise-cracking group of high school kids in the 1970s, April 20th has evolved into a
worldwide festival of cannabis-smoking revelry. There are many ways to celebrate the dopest day
of the year, from planned public smoke-outs to local events at dispensaries and solo smoke
sessions. Here are a few ways you can take a toke and celebrate 420 this year.
Have your friends over for a marijuana movie marathon.
Over the last few decades, there has been an influx of movies and TV shows focusing on firing up the ganja and all of the silly things that come with it. Old-school comedians like Cheech and Chong paved the way for stoner representation in movies back in the seventies and have inspired many others, including hip-hop stars and contemporary comedians, to expand the genre.
Here are some cannabis-infused classic comedies to inspire your 420 movie marathon:
● Up in Smoke
● Dazed and Confused
● Half Baked
● How High
● Pineapple Express
Check out our complete list of favorite stoner flicks that will keep you couch-locked (in a pleasant
Get baked and bake a batch of cannabis-infused edibles.
Have you ever created your own cannabis-infused concoction at home? There’s nothing more satisfying than baking a fresh batch of your grandmother’s chocolate chip cookies with a twist! Infusing your own cannabis butter or oil has never been easier, thanks to popular appliances like The Magical Butter Machine or at-home DIY recipes you can make yourself in a crockpot or on the stove..
Many free cannabis recipes are available online, and you can find some excellent cookbooks dedicated to infused treats. From beginner baker to stealthy stoner and snack creator, here are a couple of our favorite cannabis cookbooks that we recommend:
● Bong Appétit: Mastering the Art of Cooking with Weed – For newbies and nerds alike.
● The Vegan Cannabis Cookbook – If you’re craving vegan ganja goodness!
● Cannabis Drinks: Secrets to Crafting CBD and THC Beverages – For all thirsty folks.
Learn how to roll a fancy joint.
Humans can get pretty creative when rolling a joint. And if you’ve ever watched any of the movies referenced in this article, you’ve seen the run-of-the-mill. That said, you can make your own smoke session on 4/20 extra special by mastering a new way to roll a joint.
There are several types of joints, from a simple roll with a single paper, to adding a crutch, and even using elaborate origami-like paper-rolling methods worthy of an art museum or, at the least, the dankest of smokers. Herb.co has a great list of eight ways to roll a joint that will keep you occupied all day. From the Dutch Tulip to the Braided Twist, practice makes perfect, and this list will help you master the marijuana cigarette.
Let the record play! Put on your favorite smoking music.
Marijuana and music are two peas in a pod. There’s nothing like wearing headphones or blasting the speakers with your homies to a killer beat, an album that defines your day, or the psychedelic tunes that have rocked generations.
Whether you prefer to jam out by yourself or spin a record while sparking up a fat blunt with your buddies, be sure to let the record play this 4/20. Need some suggestions? Here are a few albums you can listen to from start to finish with a blunt or bong in hand:
● Jimi Hendrix – Axis (Bold as Love)
● Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon
● Tool – Lateralus
● Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion
● Dr. Dre – The Chronic
● The Pharcyde _ Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde
● The Beatles – Rubber Soul
● Bob Marley – African Herbsman
● Black Sabbath – Paranoid
● Meat Puppets – Up on the Sun
Smoke some green and get outside.
Spring is here, and there’s nothing better than getting high and relaxing in the sunshine. No matter where you live, there’s bound to be a spot you can go for a stroll or experience the great outdoors with ease and convenience. Here are a few ideas to peel you off that couch before you get too locked in.
● Take your pup to the dog park.
● Put on your earbuds and go for a solo stroll in your neighborhood.
● Grab a friend and go to the zoo!
● Explore the nearest nature preserve, botanical garden, or state park.
Find a local 420 event to attend.
With cannabis legalization across the US, you’ll likely find a local 420 event celebrating the big day not too far away. If you’re in a legal state, check out the calendar for upcoming events at your nearby dispensary or local smoke shop. Many dispensaries, smoke shops, and other venues host 420 popups with live music, food, and other entertainment.
Visit your local smoke shop.
Why not treat yourself or your closest cannabis connoisseur to a new vaporizer, glass pipe, or bong? At the least, you can pop in and replenish your supply of rolling papers, butane, blunt wraps, and other necessities for the big day. Be sure to visit your local smoke shops like World of Smoke and Vape to find great 4/20 deals and the finest accessories to complement your hazy holiday. We have smoke shop locations across Florida, Texas, and Oklahoma.