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When you think of a cannabis holiday, you probably automatically think of 4/20. But did you know there are other holidays you can celebrate? We want to share these special occasions with you so you can celebrate by using our products! Here are 6 cannabis holidays you can celebrate:
1. April 20 - 4/20
You have to be living under a rock not to know about this cannabis holiday.
It’s so huge that even non-enthusiasts are aware of this miraculous day—4/20.
Landing on April 20th, cannabis connoisseurs gather around the country to celebrate with their favorite plant in the world.
People hold concerts, local events, and even have discounts on hemp flower and other items to ensure everyone gets a piece of the action.
How did it start, though?
Rumor has it that the term “420” started as a secret code among a group of high schoolers in California during the 1970s.
The term was used to meet at 4:20 p.m. after school so that the group could go search for a local man’s stash crop.
Ultimately, they failed to find the hidden farm. But they still used the code word for when it was time to smoke.
This time of day became a ritual for that group of friends. And year later, this secret has spread like wildfire.
Over time, enthusiasts from all over the world gather on this day in groups, to celebrate their love for cannabis.
2. June 18 - Jack Herer’s Birthday
June 18th may seem like a typical day, but for cannabis connoisseurs, this date is a day for celebration.
It was illegal for many years before we all could openly share our enjoyment of hemp.
But over time, cannabis activists began to rise.
One is particular—Jack Herer.
Known as the “Emperor of Hemp,” Jack was a cannabis advocate who had a large impact in the 1980s.
He traveled across the country to meet with other cannabis activists.
The activists would come together and organize efforts to fight America’s cannabis policy.
In an attempt to further promote the legalization of cannabis, Herer conducted two presidential campaigns.
Although he never reached presidential success, he promoted the versatility and advantages of this plant.
After a long life, Herer passed away in 2010 at the age of 70.
Even though he is gone, his legacy remains as enthusiasts gather together on June 18th to celebrate his drive to legalize cannabis.
3. July 10 - Oils and Concentrates Day
Gather around and come close because this holiday may be the gold of all cannabis holidays—7/10 or, in other words, “Dab Day.”
Before we move any further, grab your calculator.
Enter “710” in the calculator, and turn it upside down.
See, it says, “OIL!”
This holiday is relatively young compared to others because the first celebration occurred in 2012.
But don’t be fooled. This day has grown to become a popular day in the cannabis community.
What is the purpose of 7/10?
7/10 is a day for all lovers of wax, oil, and crumble to celebrate these highly concentrated products.
Years before the legalization of hemp, consumers had difficulty finding guaranteed clean oils.
Except now, people can gather and enjoy concentrates they know are lab-tested.
4. August 8 - National CBD Day
The hemp plant has stood the test of time.
For thousands of years, hemp has been useful in various ways.
With the historical perspective plus the advantages of CBD today, National CBD Day became a national holiday.
This holiday started after a CBD manufacturer based in North Carolina applied for a national holiday to commemorate CBD.
This day was celebrated for the first time on August 8. 2018.
Though, why do we need a CBD day?
Over the last few years, the popularity of CBD has risen at astounding levels, but so has the misinformation surrounding this type of product.
National CBD Days seeks to spread awareness on the advantages of CBD and the importance of buying it from trusted brands.
5. October 5 - Commemorating the Victims of Prohibition
Not all cannabis holidays are joyous. Some of them are more of a solemn observance to spread awareness of those impacted by the prohibition on cannabis.
For context, we’ll first need to talk about October 3rd, 1937.
Years prior to this date, hemp was one of the leading crops used.
But after the Mexican Revolution in 1910, immigrants and refugees migrated from Mexico to the U.S.
Once they arrived, they started introducing Americans to their culture and practices, including enjoying cannabis recreationally.
This introduction of smoking cannabis resulted in campaigners spreading propaganda and fear, which caused many states to prohibit the plant.
It was common for farmers to grow hemp for industrial use until October 3rd, 1937.
That very day, the Marijuana Tax Stamp Act passed, which federally prohibited the possession of cannabis.
Except we don’t observe October 3rd—instead, we commemorate October 5th.
On October 5, 1937, Denver police arrested Samuel R. Caldwell and Moses Baca for possessing and distributing cannabis.
These two individuals were the first of many to be impacted by America’s long, and devastating prohibition of cannabis.
6. November 6 - Legalization Day
Saving the best for last, November 6th.
On November 6h, 2012, Colorado and Washington were the first two states to legalize recreational marijuana.
By passing this law, these states opened the conversation for all other states, leaving a rippling effect.
As of this writing, 19 states have legalized recreational marijuana for those 21 years or older.
11/6 marks a day of victory for the cannabis community. After years of fighting, we were finally heard.
You and your friends will have a great time celebrating these cannabis holidays. If you want to join in the celebrations, look through our CBD products, and stock up on your favorites before these holidays roll around!