Stoners, get ready! Marijuana Legalization Day is just around the corner — a day that marks the beginning of the legalization of marijuana and cannabis products in the United States. While many cannabis users celebrate 4/20, there are plenty of reasons to get excited about this day, too. So, what exactly is Legalization Day? Here, we’ll give you a little background and history, as well as some ideas for ways to enjoy this day.
What Is Weed Legalization Day?
In the 1970s, the U.S. government passed the Controlled Substances Act, making marijuana a Schedule I drug. It still holds this label, meaning it has a high likelihood of being abused. This, along with the War on Drugs, helped to promote the idea that marijuana didn’t have any benefits and was as dangerous as substances like cocaine and heroin.
The public perception of cannabis began to change in the 1990s. In 1996, California passed Proposition 215, which recognized the medicinal benefits of marijuana and made medical cannabis legal at the recommendation of a doctor. Not long after that, other states also began to legalize medical marijuana.
So when was weed legalized? Fast forward to November 6, 2012, an important date in the world of cannabis news. The state of California decided to take the leap and make recreational cannabis legal, setting a precedent that other states would then follow. Today, 23 states allow the sale of recreational cannabis, which shows how much new understanding there is about marijuana compared to decades past.
Ways to Celebrate Weed Legalization Day
So now that you know a little bit about the history and significance of November 6th, it’s time to celebrate! There are plenty of ways to mark this special occasion, and they can be as exciting or laid-back as you want them to be. Here are some of the best activities to pair with your favorite cannabis product to enjoy this landmark moment in marijuana history.
Throw a Weed Celebration Party With Friends
Want to really celebrate this special day? Gather a group of your best stoner pals and throw an 11/6 party to celebrate all things cannabis. The great thing about this option is that it can be as chill or amped up as you and your friends want it to be.
All you need is a playlist full of hits, your favorite cannabis products, and some tasty munchies for your guests to nibble on throughout the evening. There are several ways that you can go with it — you can ask your guests to wear costumes, choose a theme for the evening, or throw a potluck so that everyone can share something delicious with the group. Finish off the night with a THC-infused dessert for a sweet touch.
Have a Weed-Themed Movie Night
Having a cannabis-enhanced movie session is another fun way to get together with friends. The great thing about it is it’s easily customizable to your tastes. If it’s warm enough, you can set up a projector outside, make a fire, pull up some chairs, and enjoy the crisp evening and good company. Another option is to have a cozy night inside, complete with pillows, blankets, and snacks.
Instead of opting for Harold & Kumar, you could watch a doc that focuses on the topic of cannabis or legalization or a movie with incredible cinematography and soundtrack that could be enjoyed much more with a bit of weed.
There is something so soothing about being in nature. If you’re looking for something relaxing, grab your favorite cannabis product and settle in for some stargazing or cloud-watching. If you’re feeling more active, a hike through the forest, a walk on the beach, or even a light workout in the park can ground and invigorate you.
You should be careful if you are planning to do some exercise while using marijuana. But light activities like yoga, tai chi, or even earthing can do a lot for the mind, body, and spirit without risk of injury.
Do Something Creative
Many artists and musicians use cannabis products to stimulate their creativity. If you’re feeling crafty, you could try a new project, either by yourself or with friends, and make it more exciting with a little cannabis.
Wine and painting parties are already quite popular, so you could try something similar with a group of friends and swap out the wine for a little green. All you have to do is choose a still-life object or a picture to copy, puff, and paint. Seeing everyone’s interpretations of the same object at the end of the painting session is sure to get a laugh, all the while participating in something creative and stimulating for the brain.
Enjoy a Premium Strain
Just like you might break out the expensive champagne on a holiday or special occasion, Marijuana Legalization Day is the perfect opportunity to test out a premium strain of cannabis. Maybe you have a favorite that you’ve been saving for special occasions, or you want to try a new strain that you’ve never used before. Either way, this is the perfect day to indulge by yourself or with a group of friends.
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DDM Cannabis’ budtenders are educated on all of our products, so they’re ready to help you find just the right thing for you. We really care about connecting our customers with top-notch cannabis products and providing them with an easy and enjoyable shopping experience. Our knowledgeable staff will guide you in finding all the best items for Marijuana Legalization Day — or any other day. Stop by and stock up!