This year 4/20 is a special one, but also an unusual one. This year 4/20 is special because, technically, the entire month of April is 4/20 in 2020. So, it’s 4/20 on April 20th and all month long, which is certainly something for cannabis lovers to celebrate. But this year’s 4/20 is also unusual, of course, because of the current situation in the world. The spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has most of us spending our days and nights at home as we self-quarantine or practice social distancing to stop the spread of the virus.
Keeping your distance from others is so important right now, since it helps you, your loved ones, and everyone in your community stay safe. But it does make celebrating 4/20 more challenging, since you can’t do the things you might usually do, like throw a party at your home or head to a concert. However, while it’s more challenging to celebrate 4/20 this year, it’s far from impossible. There are so many ways you can celebrate this year’s momentous 4/20, while also keeping your distance from others. So, to help all the cannabis lovers out there have a great 4/20 in 2020, we’re going to share some of the best ways to celebrate the holiday this year. Read on to see our list of 8 ways to celebrate 4/20 while also social distancing.
Party With Friends– Virtually
You may not be able to hang out in the same room as all your friends on 4/20 this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t hang out with them at all. Video chatting has made it possible for you to spend time with your friends or family no matter where you are in the world. So, take advantage of that this April and have a virtual 4/20 party with all your cannabis-loving friends on Zoom, Google Hangouts, Skype, or Facetime.
When you have a virtual 4/20 party over video chat, you can keep things super casual and just hang out while you all enjoy your favorite cannabis products. Or, you could all go a bit more elaborate and decorate your area with plenty of green, lights, streamers, or whatever festive decorations you have on hand. Whether you go with your normal decor or festive decor, make sure to have fun and keep things light during your 4/20 party. It can be tempting to just talk about the stressful things that are going on in the world when you hop on a video chat with a group. But remember, parties are about having fun and getting to escape for a little while. So keep the conversation light, play some games, and just enjoy partying and letting loose on the holiday.
Make a Cannabis-Infused Dinner or Dessert at Home
Making a cannabis-infused dinner or dessert is always a great way to celebrate 4/20 and this year is no exception. Eating your cannabis instead of smoking it or vaping it is a fun way to mix things up and try something new. It’s easy to add cannabis to any recipe (especially if you have a cannabis tincture), so your menu options are endless. You can infuse cannabis into every dish in your meal or just pick one element (a 4/20 cake is a fun option!) to spice up with a touch of marijuana.
If you’ve never cooked or baked with cannabis before, don’t let that stop you this year. There are so many fantastic cannabis recipes online. So, do some searching, find something that sounds delicious to you, and have a great time making it. Then, enjoy eating your cannabis cuisine on 4/20!
Spend Time in Nature
Taking a serene stroll in nature after using cannabis is a lovely, relaxing activity to partake in on 4/20. And it’s important to remember that social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic does not mean you have to stay inside your house or apartment 24/7. You can still go outside and enjoy nature occasionally, just as long as you keep a broad distance from others while doing so. (The CDC recommends keeping a distance of at least 6 feet– check out their full guidelines on social distancing on CDC.gov.) Even most cities or states with stay-at-home orders allow you to go outside for a bit, as long as you do so safely. So this 4/20, take a walk outside and get some fresh air after using your favorite cannabis product, which will make being out in nature for a little while feels even better.
Watch Movies (By Yourself or With Friends)
Binge, watching movies, stand up specials, or TV shows is a classic way to chill out on 4/20. If you usually like to have a solo movie or TV show marathon on 4/20, you can settle into your couch by yourself and celebrate the holiday like you always do. However, if you’re looking for a more social movie marathon experience, you can do that too by using a Chrome extension called Netflix Party. This extension lets you easily watch Netflix with a group of friends while you’re all in the comfort of your own homes. You can chat with each other during your watch party and you can also easily pause what you’re watching if someone you need to step away for a moment.
Learn More About Cannabis
If you have a lot of downtime at the moment, now’s a great time to learn a bit more about cannabis. Getting more educated about cannabis can help improve your consumption experience and help you find new strains or products that are perfect for you. So during this month of 4/20, consider doing some online research about cannabis or getting a book that can help you up to your cannabis knowledge (we highly recommend The Leafly Guide to Cannabis). Also, if you’re looking to brush up on any of your cannabis-related skills (like joint-rolling), YouTube is a great resource to check out.
If you have any marijuana-themed attire, wear it this 4/20. You may not be going to a party where people can see your outfit in person, but you can still get dressed up for video chatting, for taking pictures to share with the online cannabis community, or even just for hanging out by yourself. Wearing cannabis-themed clothes or accessories on 4/20 is festive and fun. So if you’ve got it, rock it on 4/20 and get into the holiday spirit, even if you’re by yourself.
It’s fun to get creative any time, but it’s even more fun to get creative after you’ve smoked, vaped, or eaten an edible. So this 4/20, enjoy some creative time by playing music, writing, drawing, painting, crafting, or doing whatever creative activity you enjoy. If you’re not normally the creative type, consider looking up an online tutorial that you can follow. There are so many great tutorials online that can guide you through painting, drawing, crafting, doing makeup looks, and much more. So, see what supplies you have at home, look up a tutorial that you can follow, and get into the creative flow this holiday.
Get Your 4/20 Supplies Delivered
A crucial element of celebrating 4/20 is having some cannabis on hand. Since many physical businesses are closed at the moment due to the coronavirus outbreak, including cannabis businesses, you probably haven’t been to a dispensary in a while. But if your cannabis supply is running low, remember that you can still get cannabis delivered in many places where medical or recreational cannabis is legal. So if you’re in Nevada, Colorado, California, or another cannabis-friendly place in the United States, check to see if cannabis delivery is something you can take advantage of.
If you’re in the Las Vegas area, know that Essence is still open for delivery orders. Our physical stores are closed due to COVID-19 (for both in-store shopping and pick up orders). But we’re still delivering our premium quality flower, CBD products, vapes, tinctures, cannabis accessories, and more across Las Vegas– you can click here to learn all the details about our delivery service. At the moment, we’re also regularly updating our Facebook page with information about our delivery service, so check that out here if you’re on Facebook.
Additionally, while our physical stores are closed due to the coronavirus, we are still able to answer customer questions through our website and over the phone. So if you have any questions about our products or if you want a recommendation for an amazing new product to try on 4/20, please feel free to reach out! You can contact us through our website here or call your closest Essence Dispensary location to speak to one of our friendly, knowledgeable staff members on the phone.