4/20, the momentous weed holiday, is fast approaching for 2021, and delta-8 products are trendier than ever! Like with CBD, delta-8 THC is derived from hemp, so even though it’s a THC derivative, it’s still fully legal. If you’re trying to figure out how to celebrate 4/20 this year, we may have the solution for you.
The fun, new, legal way to get high, we wanted to look at just how many ways we can celebrate April 20th with delta-8 THC! Let’s dive into our 2021 guide on ways to celebrate 4/20 with delta-8.
4/20’s Origin: A Brief History
From a police code that meant “marijuana smoking in progress” to a coded message hidden in one of Bob Dylan’s famous songs, there’s been quite an array of conspiracy stories as to 4/20’s origin. While some are clear myths, April 20th as a holiday for stoners dates back to the 1970s to a group of high schoolers known as the Waldos.
Termed the Waldos themselves, the group would meet outside of school on the wall every day at 4:20 pm after their extracurricular activities so they could all smoke pot together. The number 420 eventually became a code, evolving to mean any time marijuana was involved. When someone said the number “420”, sometimes that’s all you’d need for groups to disperse and meet back up in a specified spot to toke up.
The Grateful Dead are responsible for helping the holiday spread from there. Over the next few decades, one of the Waldos went as a roadie with the Grateful Dead across the nation and the world. They helped spread the code word far and wide. This eventually evolved into April 20th, or 4/20, which is commemorated as a fine cannabis holiday.
What is Delta-8 THC?
We’ve been through this one before, so if you’re new or need a refresher on what delta-8 THC is and what it might be able to do for you, be sure to check out the rest of our blogs. In summary, though, d8 is a less-potent version of delta-9 THC, a THC found abundant in marijuana.
Found in both hemp and marijuana plants, delta-8 is only found in small quantities in both. It also provides a less-intense high with a variety of positive properties for most people who have tried it.
How to Celebrate 4/20 in the Illegal States – with Delta-8 THC
Now that delta-8 THC derived from industrial hemp is legal across the nation on a federal level, you can, fortunately, get high this holiday season in virtually any state (except where delta-8 THC has specifically been banned).
Check your local and state laws before trying out d8, but it is acceptable in almost every part of the country. We’ve made a lot of progress on cannabis legalization, and delta-8 products benefit because of it. As a result, they’re an easy, safe option to be able to enjoy your 4/20 holiday without worry or stress.
6 Ways for How to Celebrate 4/20 with Delta-8 THC
Get active and help push cannabis legalization further
Even though delta-8 THC is technically legal, marijuana as a whole remains federally outlawed. We see progress towards legalization every day, though, so it comes down to the people on the frontlines that help push the process along. You could be one of those people! Get out there today, start a movement, get active, or join a community to propel the legalization of cannabis forward.
Host a cooking party and make some new delta 8-infused snacks
Just like old-school marijuana’s THC, you can turn delta-8 THC into oil that goes great in different foods. Our CBD and Delta-8 Tincture combo is a great example. Use it to infuse snacks with your friends on the day to commemorate 4/20! When you host a cooking party for the holiday, you’re sure to have a fun time with friends that you can reminisce on for years to come.
Participate in a Delta-8 event
Is there a delta-8 convention, seminar, or other event going on around you? As the cannabinoid grows more popular, we see more and more events around the subject to bring light to what delta-8 can do! Be sure to browse through what’s happening in your area on the day of 4/20. You can attend something exciting if the opportunity strikes.
Splurge on your delta-8 favorites!
Have you tried all the delta-8 products Ounce of Hope has to offer? Our delta-8 THC brownie bites, for example, are a big fan favorite. If you wish to indulge further, there are also the delta-8 milk chocolate and dark chocolate bars. For the more straightforward type of people, our CBD and Delta-8 tincture combo does a great job of providing all the benefits they’re looking for. Meanwhile, the delta-8 THC gummies we’ve been offering since the start are still a go-to for many.
Try a delta-8 product you’ve never tried before
Not only can you splurge on your favorites, but you can branch out and try something you’ve never tried before. Have you sampled all the delta-8 and even CBD products we have to offer? You may stumble upon one that feels better than the rest or uniquely resonates with you. We frequently recommend our shoppers try out new delta-8 products. In fact, it’s just one of the many reasons we’re always excited to release new and improved products onto our line.
Take a hike – and by that, we mean go for a nice walk
St. Paddy’s Day is a green holiday, but 4/20 is greener. Enjoy the great outdoors and surround yourself with what nature has to offer while you celebrate this momentous holiday. Not only do you get to observe this occasion in a fun, fresh way, but you also get to welcome in the springtime weather! Hike after you’ve eaten your delta-8. It’s a great way to take the scenic route for the festivities in question truly.