Cannabis holidays celebrated all year round
We all know 420 as the epitome of the stoner vacation. Even a lot of people who don’t smoke much have heard of the day; it is recognized worldwide. But did you know that there are some other cannabis holidays that are quirkier, less commercialized, and well worth celebrating?
So, mark your calendars, call your friends, and make sure you have all of your favorite products in stock when those cannabis holidays run around.
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420 – April 20
First on the list, not because it is the most famous but because it is first in chronological order, is none other than 420. The origin of the term 420 can refer to a group of five teenagers from San Rafael, California, the birthplace of , many industry trends and what is currently the largest cannabis market in the world are traced back. The teenagers were appropriately referred to as “Waldos” because of their preferred meeting place – a wall outside their high school. In the fall of 1971, the Waldos got a rumor that a coast guard had planted some cannabis seeds there and could no longer take care of their field.
Every day after school they piled into one of their cars, drank a little smoke, and searched the Point Reyes National Forest for that legendary crop. Your daily meeting time? 4:20 pm They never found the elusive harvest (which probably didn’t even exist), but they managed to start a trend that would take over their high school first and soon reach global status.
The term “420” spread quickly, especially among teenagers and young adults, because it allowed teenagers to speak openly about cannabis while their parents, teachers, and supervisors weren’t the smarter. Thanks to the attention of the Grateful Dead and a simple flyer that reads, “We’ll meet on April 20 at 4:20 am for the 420-ing in Marin County at the sunset location of Bolinas Ridge on the mountain. Tamalpais. “After the High Times printed the story along with a photo of the flyer, it was game over … 420 was officially a thing.
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Jack Herer’s birthday – June 18th
If you live in a legal or medicinal market, it is not uncommon to find numerous strains named “Jack”. Jack Diesel, Critical Jack, and Super Jack are variants of the infamous sativa strain Jack Herer. Many people, both consumers and the industry, are aware of the powerful effects and robust taste of this strain, but many do not know the man behind the strain.
After serving in the U.S. Army and moving to Los Angeles, California, Jack first tried marijuana at the age of 30. After falling in love with the plant and its effects, he quit his job and opened a head shop in Venice Beach, a mecca for art and hippie culture.
In the 1970s, Jack Herer became a strong presence in the cannabis legalization movement. Herer spent much time at the Library of Congress reviewing decades of government-sponsored research into marijuana benefits and hemp fiber. He used this information for his 1985 book The Emperor Wears No Clothes, which marked a turning point in his career as an activist in the cannabis industry.
His book quickly became known as the “Holy Grail” or “Bible” of cannabis knowledge. To this day, it is considered a classic and a must for anyone dealing with cannabis. To commemorate his many advances in the cannabis industry, many celebrate his birthday on June 18th by lighting a joint, bowl or stump in one of his legendary strains.
710 – July 10
For most people, July 10th is just another day. But in the cannabis industry, it’s a new holiday to celebrate blobs. While most people consider this a very relaxing form of cannabis or hemp bud use, many medical patients take advantage of it for its powerful and fast-acting effects. Concentrates have a cannabinoid content of 50 to 90 percent.
The exact origins of this holiday are still a bit vague, but the date was chosen for one simple reason: if you take the number 710 and turn it over, it looks exactly like the word “OIL”. The first documented 710 celebrations came in 2012 when Washington and Colorado became the first states to legalize recreational cannabis, creating the 7/10 Cup to showcase newly approved concentrate products.
Current 7/10 celebrations consist of the consumption of concentrate, usually via a popular method called “dabbing.” Concentrates come in many forms like wax, sliver, and bubble hash, and you can get both THC and CBD varieties. A small amount of concentrate is loaded into a swab device and then heated with a blowtorch.
CBD Day – August 8th
August 8th is a special celebration for cannabidiol. Although it technically started as a marketing campaign, it has been recognized nationwide as a day to raise awareness of the numerous health benefits of using CBD, arguably one of the premier cannabis holidays. Unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive, so it’s primarily used in the wellness sector, and there are even FDA-approved drugs, Epidiolex, that use CBD as a main ingredient.
Although Epidiolex is only prescribed to patients with a few rare forms of epilepsy, CBD is used to treat a laundry list of various diseases, including anxiety, depression, insomnia, pain, nausea, and other neurological disorders.
CBD is legal in all 50 states, and according to a recent Gallup survey, 64 percent of Americans have tried or are familiar with it at least once, and 14 percent of people use it regularly. It is the preferred treatment for mental disorders for adults under the age of 35.
Cannabis Holidays – Final Thoughts
What other cannabis holidays are you celebrating this year other than 420? And how do you want to celebrate? Let us know in the comments section below and subscribe to the weekly CBD Flowers newsletter for exclusive deals on flowers and other products.
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