How did 420 start? The current consensus suggests five Deadheads from San Rafael High School created “420” in 1971 as code for a cannabis crop abandoned by a Coast Guard member in Point Reyes, a 71,000-acre park 30 miles northwest of San Francisco. The Waldos, as the friends called themselves, made several unsuccessful attempts to find the missing stash, with 420 alluding to their meeting time at an on-campus statue. As the term evolved, 420 came to symbolize cannabis culture and its annual April 20 celebration. We’re guessing a smoke out at San Rafael High is out of the question, but here are 5 other fun ways to celebrate 420 this year.
Hike Point Reyes Park
If you live in the Bay Area, head out to Point Reyes for a day of spectacular hiking with iconic Pacific coast views and statuesque Douglas-fir forests. Park services recommend several hikes that last from one to several hours, though you can safely assume the long-lost stash has since disappeared. California has an actual fire season, so KANHA gummies are a much better bet than lighting up in a forest. Since April happens to be citrus fruit season in the Bay Area, go with a Sativa Ruby Grapefruit featuring 10mg of THC and terpenes like β-caryophyllene, limonene and trans-β-ocimene.
Catch Air at a Skatepark
To quote an article from Merry Jane, “Cannabis and skateboarding are like peanut butter and jelly; they’re both great on their own, but even better together.” April marks the end of winter hibernation and the early weeks of spring, so grab your deck, tighten up your best tricks and enjoy KANHA’s 1:1 Pink Lemonade CBD gummies with equal parts (5mg) THC and CBD and aromatic terpenes like β-caryophyllene and α-humulene.
Yoga and Meditation Retreat
For those focused on self-improvement, spend the day or a long weekend (April 20 falls on a Thursday) at a yoga and meditation retreat. This 2022 study identified yoga and hiking as the activities most commonly paired with cannabis and suggested the plant provides improved focus and a deeper mind-body-spirit connection. For a fully immersive retreat, go with KANHA’s CBG Harmony Restore (20mg CBG x 10mg THC) during the day and our Tranquility CBN gummies (5mg x THC, CBD and CBN) at night. Both feature lots of terpenes like β-caryophyllene and myrcene.
Care for Mother Earth
KANHA encourages everyone to take part in activism and social causes, and with Earth Day arriving two days later on April 22, grab a few friends and get active early with a gummy-inspired 420 focused on the environment and climate change. The Florida Keys are one of many places at risk from rising sea levels, so channel Key West’s favorite citrus with NANO Sublime Key Lime Hybrid. Each bright-green gummy contains 5mg of THC, fruit-forward terpenes like limonene and myrcene, and our exclusive nanotechnology for better absorption and fast-acting effects.
Celebrate a 420 Birthday
You don’t have to be born on April 20 to throw a birthday bash, especially when you have so many 420-born talents to celebrate. Start the party soundtrack with Swedish House Mafia – member Sebastian Ingrosso turns the big 4-0 on April 20 – followed by Stephen Marley (way to go, Bob) and Tito Puente of Bauzá, who recorded the first-ever Latin Jazz song, “Tangá,” and named it after cannabis slang. John Paul Stevens, a late U.S. Supreme Court Justice who advocated for cannabis legalization, could serve as inspiration to register yourself or others to vote. Just as birthday parties share a cake, your crew can share a KANHA Sour Cherry Limeade Sativa Belt, featuring five segments (10mg of THC each) with two belts per package.
Whatever you do this 420, always make sure to elevate safely and responsibly.