420 is right around the corner and we’re here to give you the tips and tricks you need to make it your best celebration to date. It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned pothead or dipping your toes into the wonderful world of cannabis for the first time — this article has something for everyone. Read on to find out the best ways to celebrate this special day without burning yourself out.
1. Slow and Steady Wins the 420 Race
We’ve all been there. Smoking too much weed too quickly can severely mess with your good time vibes. This is especially easy to do when you’re lighting up in celebration of a day devoted to marijuana.
Take it easy, there. The best way to ensure an all-day 420 celebration is to limit your intake. You don’t need to light up every time the guy next to you does. Pace yourself so that you can actually remember the good times you’ll have with people you care about (even if those good times only include chilling on your couch).
2. Surround Yourself with Friends and Like-Minded People
420 should be a day of celebrating this herb and the fastest way to a bad time is smoking in the company of people who aren’t on the same wavelength. Make sure you’re feeling all the good vibes and situating your high self among fun and like-minded people. There’s nothing like the energy of lighting up with your best buds when it comes to 420 celebrations.
3. Come Prepared
If you’re heading out to celebrate 420, make sure you pack your bag with some healthy snacks like nuts or fruit. This way, you can curb your munchies with treats that will give you tons of energy and help keep your 420 celebrations going even into the next day.
Start 420 off right with a filling breakfast and don’t forget to stay extra hydrated and well-fed throughout the day. Celebrating 420 can get exhausting if you’re not fueling your body with necessary nutrients!
4. Go Outside
If the weather permits, 420 is the perfect time to get some sunshine. Springtime can be temperamental depending on where you live, but if you’re lucky, it’ll be the perfect atmosphere to celebrate outside! In some cities, this particular day of the year is treated as a holiday, and you can find free outdoor concerts or festivals to wander around in while you smoke or enjoy an edible.
Though the pandemic has made some of these events obsolete, there’s still plenty of ways to enjoy 420 outdoors. You can go on a socially-distanced hike or picnic with some friends, or have a small get-together in your backyard. If you’re heading out into the world, make sure you’re prepared with plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated, plus all the goods you need to continue on with your high adventures on this glorious day!
5. Keep an Open Mind
This is a good rule for any day of the year, but especially for 420. Don’t get bent out of shape if plans change and you end up somewhere entirely different than you expected. These things happen and are actually quite fun if you think about it!
Be willing to stay flexible in all areas of your life and watch how this slight attitude adjustment makes everything a whole lot easier and more enjoyable for you and the people around you.
6. Spread the Love
This day is about expressing all the good cannabis has to offer. Remember the community aspect of weed and never leave a fellow smoker out! This is a great opportunity to reach out and make new friends while you rejoice in common ground, especially if you’re attending virtual 420 celebrations that allow you to connect with people from all over the world.
Remember, not everyone can partake in cannabis-related celebrations. If you are one of the lucky ones, keep in mind that activism is still incredibly important when it comes to the legalization and decriminalization of marijuana. Find out how you can help spread the love in your community, whether virtually or in-person.
7. Know Yourself and Trust Your Instincts
If you think being stoned around a bunch of people at an outdoor music festival or in a heavily-packed environment sounds like the opposite of how you’d ever want to spend your 420 (especially during a pandemic), trust yourself and figure out a more low-key gathering! No one knows you better than you know yourself and your celebration of 420 should cater to your individual preferences.
As you can imagine, there’s no right or wrong way to celebrate 420. It’s a day to enjoy yourself with the people you love, engaging in an activity that brings you joy. Relax, have fun, and happy smoking!
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