7 suggestions to celebrate April 20th

The cannabis world has changed since 1971, when five students in California coined the term 4/20. They used a treasure map to search for an abandoned marijuana crop, but today there are legal dispensaries in cities big and small in Canada, 24 states, DC and beyond. Since then, the movement and public opinion have taken a 180-degree turn, with 85% of the public believing that marijuana should be legal in some form. Fox covers the cannabis industry in its business news, and even the president mentioned it in his State of the Union address.

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From sneaking around and trying to keep your cool to the new trend of being California sober, cannabis has gotten a makeover worthy of any streaming service. DIY queen Martha Stewart helped bring marijuana into the mainstream. Aside from a few politicians who want nanny states, the public is more curious than concerned. According to BDSA, a leading cannabis analytics company, 49% of people who use cannabis have done so with a gummy bear. Goods purchased at the pharmacy are one thing. Healthier than alcohol, Generation Z has turned away from alcohol and turned to weed. To celebrate the adoption, here are 7 suggestions to celebrate April 20th.

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Wake up coffee and bake

Start the day with something special in your coffee. This combination of the invigorating effects of caffeine and the relaxing effects of cannabis can provide a unique and pleasant experience that will help you start the day in a good mood. Great for the canna newbie or experienced user – start with a low dose of 2.5 mg.

Share the joy

With all of Canada and over 50% of the country having access to legal weed, now is the time to perhaps make a mini treat bag, a simple gift or an edible exchange. You can grab a few cute little bags, throw in an edible or two, and share them with friends who might be curious. Most edibles and gummies come in packs of 10 – why not grab a few more and give them to people who may have asked for them before or who really need to relax?

Do something meaningful

The stigma has faded. So why not embrace the spirit of the stoner and do something for your fellow human beings? Donating blood is a great way to make a difference, get a free cookie and help. Another option is to change your pharmacy choice to see who is available on 4/20. does something for the community.

Learn how to roll the perfect joints

Something interesting and fun you can try is learning how to roll a joint. While there are hundreds of tutorials (and this helpful guide), here's one to help you hone your craft.

Watch some stoner movies

If you want to relax and maybe have some alone time, snacks and me time, then why not snuggle up for a movie night? Here is a list of recommendations.

Have a dance party

A study says there are dance moves that are scientifically sexyPhoto by Brooke Cagle via Unsplash

A dance party can be for 1, 2, 10 or 100 people… the choice is yours! Take time to let your body move – whether it's alone in the kitchen, a tango for two leading into the bedroom (wink wink), or inviting a few friends over or going to a club, socializing or do something where your feet, your body and your mind move something and music merges into movement.

Take advantage of April 20th

Some pharmacies offer great sales, merchandise, music, and more. Maybe do a shopping spree to see what it has to offer for the holiday – you could save a few bucks!

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