With 4/20 just around the corner, more folks than ever before are celebrating this once scandalous holiday. Thanks to the rising number of states promoting marijuana legalization, enthusiasts have more than just smoking to look forward to this year.
In fact, many industries, from the health industry to the restaurant business, have begun manufacturing marijuana-infused products. Millennials are even investing in marijuana stocks at increasingly popular rates, and many have begun to ditch alcohol in favor of weed.
Here’s how you can celebrate this holiday, whether marijuana is legalized in your state or not.
In legal states
In legal states, celebrating 4/20 is easy. Between treating yourself to a new RooR product or purchasing a new marijuana-infused drink, there are numerous pot products to try out.
Why not try one of the new marijuana-infused beverages on the market? In fact, it’s estimated that the sale of low alcohol or non-alcoholic beverages is expected to increase by almost 33 percent in the next three years alone.
This option is also becoming more popular among restaurateurs and start-ups who want to take advantage of this budding market. As such, countless businesses are introducing cannabis-infused foods and beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic).
People in legal states can also donate to these shops and stores to improve their local communities. Whatever you do on this special day, be sure to follow the law. Even though recreational marijuana has been legalized, you’re still limited to how much marijuana you can possess at any given time. On top of that, you should never operate a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, marijuana, or alcohol.
In illegal states
Luckily, you can still celebrate this stoner-friendly holiday where marijuana hasn’t been legalized, as well. Check out your local RooR provider for legal CBD products to relax on your nerves.
Even though CBD products are derived from the hemp plant, a cousin to marijuana, it still promotes feelings of relaxation and calm. CBD is available in a variety of forms, including oils, lotions, plants, pills, gummies, and more. And most importantly, it’s often legal in places where THC isn’t.
You can also celebrate by living vicariously through the protagonists in your favorite stoner films. These raucous hits are fun to watch drunk, high, sober, or otherwise — just be sure to indulge in plenty of snacks before you begin. Here are some of the best stoner films of all time to watch on 4/20:
- Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle (2004): This stoner comedy tracks the adventures of two stoned friends who have a craving for White Castle burgers while getting mixed up in crazy antics along the way.
- Pineapple Express (2008): This buddy stoner film follows two friends who get mixed up in crime, murder, and more. Amidst the action sequences and comedy gold, this is a true story of friendship, love, and more than a little pot.
- Reefer Madness (1936): Go back to your stoner roots and watch the quintessential stoner film that started it all. Initially meant to be a film against the use of marijuana, it’s now watched as a farcical look at the “danger” of the drug.
Or, you can also write a letter to your state representative. When more politicians learn that the populace is in favor of the legalization of marijuana, it can help sway their decision when a bill is being voted upon. You can either rely on a statement mailing and printing service for high-quality envelopes and papers to send a physical letter. Or you can look for an email address on your state representative’s website.
Whether you’re celebrating in a legal state or otherwise, try these tips to make the most of this epic holiday.