With New York recently legalizing recreational cannabis use, this is looking to be an enjoyable 4/20 for many, but for those who want to make the day a little more magical, I suggest looking to the stars for inspiration!
While the origins of 4/20 remain hazy (pun intended), it is generally accepted as a day celebrating cannabis use and pushing for broad legalization and decriminalization. April 20th is also the first day of Taurus season, and while you may still be feeling the firey energy of Aries lingering, I suggest fully leaning into those Taurus vibes!
Represented by the bull, Taurus is an earth sign all about enjoying earthly delights— delicious foods, beautiful art, stirring music, good smells, Taurus is all about slowing dowing and savoring the moment. And so, to make the most of your 4/20 experience, take a cue from the Taurus bull and savor the day. While the old wisdom held that Cannabis sativa is stimulating and Cannabis indica is relaxing, the botanical classifications actually have less of an impact than the terpenes and cannabinoids (THC and CBD levels). Whatever you choose, I definitely think Taurus season calls for edibles.
Planning to make your own? Check out Leafly’s Cannabutter recipe (which includes decarboxylating the cannabis flowers, a necessary step for 1st timers who might be unaware), and substitute in recipes to add a bit of herbal magic to your favorite baked goods! I’m a big fan of a classic brownie, but feel free to mix things up a bit— lavender shortbread, anyone?
And as always, enjoy responsibly, friends! Remember that it may take a bit longer to feel the effects of edibles (as opposed to smoking, tinctures, etc.), so it’s better to eat a smaller amount and wait to see how you feel, instead of gobbling down half a tray and sinking into the couch (trust me on this one).
Stay safe & stay magic!