4:20 might happen every day (twice, really) but 4/20 comes but once a year!
What was once a day for public displays of pot-smoking and protests is, and will probably always be, that day. What’s different this year, is that cannabis is finally legal across Canada which means the celebrations have moved from the fringes to the mainstream.
For those set on celebrating all day long, here are some curated selections for maximizing your enjoyment of all the festivities from morning to night.
Want to get a headstart on the festivities? Cannabis products that are higher in CBD than THC can start the day off on a high note, without the high.
It’s a widely available and versatile strain available in flower, oil, and softgel form. Relatively balanced in its CBD to THC content, this strain is also rich in pinene and caryophyllene, terpenes that studies suggest can combat inflammation and short-term memory impairment that can go along with THC use.
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As the day progresses and 4:20 p.m. approaches, it’s easy to get caught up in the festivities. While it can be difficult to be discerning when all the puff, puff, passing peaks, introducing a strong CBD product could the right call if you’re feeling overwhelmed.
Anecdotal evidence has long suggested that CBD can counter the anxious side effects of THC, and new research seems to support that theory. In a recent study, scientists found that a high dose of CBD dampened the effects of a THC high—though participants reported a stronger high when combined with low doses of CBD.
CBD oil taken sublingually can offer almost instant effects. Meanwhile, strains like Cannatonic and North Star CBD contain little to no THC, and at the very least, won’t contribute to feelings of over-intoxication.
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Whether you’re looking to keep the good vibes going or just muster enough energy to procure snacks, an uplifting strain like Broken Coast’s Galiano (AKA Northern Lights Haze) will hit the spot. The sativa-dominant bud boasts “powerful calming and uplifting effects,” and is a chatty, goodwill-inducing kind of strain that can help you to feel relaxed and focused at the same time.
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The time for high-THC strains to shine is night time! Smoking Blueberry Kush, for instance, is enough to make a grown person feel like a child at the end of a bedtime story. This strain can be found with up to 24% THC content, and is sleepy, body-heavy, and pain-combating thanks to terpenes like caryophyllene, pinene, and myrcene, which may have sedative effects.