Can you believe it’s already that time again? Today marks 4/20 in the year 2021, almost twelve months since the majority of the United States went into a COVID-induced lockdown. Needless to say, things are different this year even as many of us get vaccinated. Is it still possible to celebrate 4/20? Probably not like we used to…but now’s the time to get creative while staying safe.
Free Joints for Vaccinations
Attention, New Yorkers! Marijuana activists in the Big Apple are handing out free joints around Union Square to adults who can prove that they’ve been vaccinated. It doesn’t matter if you opted for Phizer, Moderna, or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson. Be sure to bring your COVID vaccination card as proof, and in return, you’ll be handed a free joint now that recreational marijuana is legal in New York. Thanks, Cuomo!
Speaking of free stuff, one Michigan cannabis retailer will give away “giant joints” at its dispensaries on April 20. And by giant, they really mean giant! Skymint Brands says each joint is 10 times larger than a standard one. One joint of theirs might be enough to get you and a friend high for free.
Fill Up on These Food Deals
With good weed, comes food good. You can’t celebrate 4/20 without one of these delicious food deals—and even better, you can get some delivered straight to your door if you haven’t been vaccinated yet. Postmates, for example, posted that “all customers who place an order for the 4/20 Double SMOKEShack with get $4 off orders of $20 or more by using the code ACTION through April 22.”
But there’s more! You can also cruise by the Jack in the Box drive-thru for 20% off when you order through their app. At participating locations, Taco Del Mar offers “buy one get one free burritos” when you order online. The following restaurants also have 4/20 deals:
- Insomnia Cookies
- Ike’s Love & Sandwiches
- Sweet’N Low
- Blaze Pizza
Don’t Count on Any Massive Festivals
We hate to be the bearers of bad news but if you were looking forward to San Francisco’s annual 4/20 festival at Golden Gate Park, you might want to come up with other plans. The festival was once again canceled this year due to COVID restrictions.
“Although we’re in a better place in our fight against COVID-19 than we were last year, we are still not at the point where we can allow large, crowded events,” San Francisco Mayor London Breed said in a statement. “Please do your part to keep our community safe and celebrate from home. Anyone traveling to Golden Gate Park or Hippie Hill looking for a party will be disappointed.”
Invest in Stocks From Your Couch
While it may sound unconventional for a 4/20 celebration, it certainly may benefit your wallet in the long run. Marijuana stocks are soaring through the roof right now for a number of reasons. Yes, partly due to 4/20, but also because a handful of states have legalized marijuana in recent months. New York recently passed recreational laws in addition to Virginia—the first southern state to do so on April 7, 2021.
If Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has anything to say about the matter, marijuana could become federally legalized this year to help with the economic COVID crisis. House Democrats are pushing harder than ever before to get this signed into law. Many believe federalized marijuana will boost the American economy, which took a massive dip during the pandemic.
Are You Celebrating 4/20 This Year?
Okay, that’s enough blabbing from us. What about you? How are you celebrating 4/20 this year? Does it look different from last year’s festivities? The best thing we can do for a semi-normal 2022 celebration is to keep on pace with vaccinations, social distancing, and wearing our masks.