420 has always been an event to unite the cannabis community for a day of celebration. However, this year will be different as many places are still subject to public health orders banning events, concerts, and mass gatherings of any kind.
Fortunately, West Coast Gifts has you covered with the Top 9 Ways To Celebrate 420 In 2021.
1. Watch A Livestream Concert
Enjoy a livestream performance from the comfort of your living room. There are several 420 events to choose from, with each one offering its own mix of music and entertainment.
The Detour Drive
Celebrate 420 with the world’s largest smoke sesh and performance streaming live from The Roxy on the Sunset Strip.
Tickets and VIP packages are on sale now with more info here.
Weedmaps 420 Livestream
Tune in for “Higher Together: Sessions from Home”. It’s a live-streamed event with exclusive concerts, comedic stand-up sets, artist interviews and smoke sessions to celebrate 420. Featuring guests such as Wiz Khalifa, Mike Tyson, and Stephen Marley.
The Great American Sesh In
Support a good cause while enjoying music from DJ Shortkut, Rob Garza, Chris Riggins, and more!
2. Explore Your Creative Side
The creative benefits of cannabis are talked about in everything from medical studies to popular music. Part of that is because of how THC chemically alters our thought processes via alteration of dopamine levels.
Take the opportunity this year to push your creative limits and try something new. This could be painting, photography, writing, or even music. Observe how different strains and quantities affect your creative flow, and fine tune it to maximize your artistic potential.
3. Learn A New Recipe
There’s no better time to cook than on 420! Not only is the food going to taste delicious, but there are so many different cannabis cuisines to explore. Some are traditional dishes with a cannabis infused twist, while others are classic stoner foods that you’ve come to know and love. Pot brownies anyone?
If you want to try something really different, consider investing in a DIY Gummy Making Kit. These come with everything you need to start making gummies from home (except the cannabis of course), and gives you even more control over what goes into your edibles.
Each gummy kit includes:
– 2 x Gummy Bags (Strawberry & Peach)
– 2 x Moulds (Makes 48 x 6.5g Gummies)
– 1 x Instructions/Recipes
– 1 x Child-Proof Storage Bag
4. Watch A Stoner Movie
Since there are too many to include in one list, we’ve picked three of our favorites that we recommend you watch on 420.
This classic stoner film features Seth Rogen, James Franco, and a superpowered strain called “Pineapple Express”. The film was a huge hit in 2008, grossing over $100 million dollars worldwide. Think Superbad… on drugs.
The Culture High
The Culture High is a documentary that dives deep into the political underbelly of cannabis legislation in North America. This includes interviews with doctors, law enforcement, and several high profile celebrities including Joe Rogan, Snoop Dogg, Sir Richard Branson, Wiz Khalifa, and more.
Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie
Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie personifies the counterculture revolution that took place in the late 70’s and early 80’s. Starring Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong, this stoner masterpiece recently celebrated its 40th birthday by being named one of Rolling Stone’s Top 10 Stoner Movies of All Time.
Honourable Mention: Dazed and Confused
It would be a crime to leave this film off any list of stoner movies. Dazed and Confused perfectly captures the coming of age stoner experience, and features standout performances from a young Ben Affleck and Matthew McConaughey. Even though it was filmed in 1993, this cult classic will flash you right back to 1976. After all, that’s what I love about these stoner movies, man. I get older, they stay the same age.
5. Learn About Cannabis History
While marijuana usage in popular culture started in the 60’s and 70’s, the history of cannabis goes back thousands of years. Hemp was a popular material used for clothing, paper, sails and rope, and its seeds were used as food.
There is also evidence of cannabis being used in healing rituals and religious ceremonies hundreds of years ago!
It’s also an opportunity to learn more about the complicated political history of marijuana. Many of the liberties we enjoy today are the result of sacrifices made by cannabis advocates, and the suffering of people who were unfairly persecuted in the past. In particular, communities of colour and racial minorities were disproportionately affected and continue to be targeted to this day.
6. Take A Walk In Nature
Bonding with nature through cannabis has always been considered an integral part of hippy stoner culture. It’s also a great way to get the most out of your next camping trip! Fortunately, portable smoking technology has evolved at a rapid pace in recent years.
Silicone bongs are a great choice for the on-the-go smoker who wants to avoid damaging their precious glass.
Vaporizers for both flower and concentrate are another option that makes portable smoking a great idea in 2021.
7. Listen To Music
Where to begin! Cannabis and music have always gone hand in hand, but we’ve selected three of our favorites for 420.
I Want to Take You Higher – Sly & The Family Stone
I Just Want to Celebrate – Rare Earth
Marijuana – Cheech & Chong
8. Have A Virtual Smoke Sesh
Just because we have to stay home on 420 doesn’t mean we have to smoke alone! Get some friends together and arrange a time for all of you to video call together. Zoom, Google Hangouts, FaceTime, or Discord will all do the trick.
Choose between buying the same strain (if you all live close to the same dispensary) or having each person picking out their own local favorite. Try picking some activities that you can all do together, like watching a movie, a live concert, or playing an online game like Jackbox.tv.
9. Watch The Food Network
There’s not much to say about this one. Settle in with your favorite snacks, turn on the Food Network, and light up a bowl to get your munchies started.
We look forward to the day when we can gather in person and see you all once again. In the meantime, our product development team is hard at work creating new and exciting products to take your smoking experience to the next level.
In the meantime, Happy 420 from your team at West Coast Gifts!