As 420 fast approches, many of us are probably thinking the same thing: Where will I observe this sacred holiday (Quarantine 4/20) during the COVID-19 lockdown?
As I am sure most people will have guessed, the location most of us will be is at home during Quarantine 4/20. That kinda sucks but I thought if it’s an inevitibility then why not do our best to REALLY celebrate the holiest plant. Besides this is the big one it’s not just any old 420, it’s 420 2020. Like wow right. Anyway, if you do all the things in this list, you will be a 420 Olympian.
So here is a list of things to do on this very special day of days:
Get Absolutely Smashed on Your Fave Shatter/Extracts
1. Check out videos of MASSIVE DABS. For those of you who aren’t into dabbing shatter, you might not be aware of the herculean lung feats going on on Youtube. When I watch these, I get very excited to grab my dab rig and see how much I can toke at once. It’s fun to do with friends as well but a solo venture is still a worthy pursuit.
Here’s a video of a mellow dude gettin er done.
This guy coughs only once! Want more of these vids? Just Google “massive dabs” or “HUGE dabs”. :-)
Impress Your Friends (and Yourself) With a Cross Joint
2. Next up is cross joint rolling. I have never attempted this until I started writing this article but I am glad I did. It is a great way to get VERY high. It can take a few times to get this right if you aren’t careful so just go slow and follow along with the video.
Make Your Own Tincture/Weed Butter/Edibles
3. What’s better than getting stoned on your fave cannabis product? Nothing really, lol.
But what goes great with getting stoned? Eating. What better way to get stoned than to eat your weed. Not literally though. I mean you could eat your weed but it probably wouldn’t do much except waste a bunch of weed.
I am sure if you haven’t made weed baking before, you are intimidated by the process or words like decarboxylate. Makes sense, that’s a scary word. But it’s actually, stupid easy to make weed edibles. If you are a crap baker, it could be more of a challenge but you can still make a simplified version that will get the job done.
Do you vape flower? If so, don’t throw out the vaped weed. Even if it’s brown, save that stuff. Weed, when it’s been gently heated, is decarboxylated and that’s what you need your weed to be to be able to make weed butter/oil. So if you are a flower vaper, you already have half of the ingredients needed. Have a vape in the closet that you haven’t used in a while? Pull it out and get busy!
Next, take the vaped weed and put it in a pot with some kind of fat. Examples: MCT oil, butter, avocado oil, canola oil, etc. Put enough of that oil in for whatever it is you want to make. For example, if you want to make 2 dozen brownies, put enough butter in for your favourite brownie recipe (don’t have one? Try Google).
Next, cook on low temp: 2-3 out of 10 on your stove top for 20 mins. If you want to go buck, try slow cooking that mixture in a slow cooker for 24 hours. Anyway, once that is done, put a nice large, clean bowl out and pour your mixture into the bowl WHILE using a metal strainer. If you don’t strain it, you will get tons of vaped weed in your baking. NAWT GUD!
That’s it, you’re done. If you don’t know how to bake, you can just drink that mixture and it will work just like a tincture. Make sure you refrigerate it so it doesn’t get rancid.
Self isolation 420 isn’t so bad. In fact, if you do all the things in this list, you are going to be higher than you have probably ever been. So get cracking and enjoy!