Next week, Valentine’s Day will be celebrated with flowers, champagne, chocolate, sappy greeting cards, overpriced romantic dinners, cute stuffed animals and the all the other conventional gifts. But what are the top 10 holidays for marijuana lovers?
And some of you might infuse the holiday of love with cannabis. But according to Eaze Insights: 2016 State of Cannabis Data Report, Valentine’s Day does not even crack the top 1o for busiest holiday of the year for the cannabis industry. At least in California.
From the report:
Whether time for celebration or relaxation, holidays are popular events for cannabis consumption. April 20th, affectionately referred to as “4/20”, is still the busiest holiday of the year. “Green Wednesday”, the day before Thanksgiving, is the “Black Friday” of the cannabis industry. It emerged as a top holiday for consumers followed closely by Halloween and 3-day weekends.
Eaze, a three-year-old California company that delivers medical marijuana in under 20 minutes, released its second annual report on Wednesday using data from more than 250,000 cannabis consumers on the Eaze platform and over 5,000 survey respondents.
The Top 5
420 Day (April 20)
No surprise here. April 20th has been the unofficial holiday for marijuana lovers for decades. Festivals, smokeouts and all sorts of events are scheduled each year on this day. If you’re curious how this day became a high holiday for cannabis enthusiasts, check out this one-minute YouTube video.
Green Wednesday (Thanksgiving Eve)
This is kind of like Black Friday, but instead of waiting for the day after Thanksgiving, cannabis lovers kick off Turkey Day with a holiday of their own on the day before. Most marijuana retail outlets have major discounts for the four-day holiday weekend. And it as worked: Thanksgiving Eve has become a huge revenue day for the industry. In fact, the entire weekend has been a weed windfall.
As Halloween becomes more of an adult affair, cannabis has become a part of the holiday. And no, the annual “Watch Out For Weed-Infused Candy” is not part of the holiday, despite the insistence of the Reefer Madness Crowd. Costumes for adults are getting more and more creative and cannabis helps.
War is hell. Returning home from the battlefield without access to adequate healthcare is a different kind of hell altogether.
But that is what is happening to our veterans, a growing demographic that now makes up 18 percent of the American population. Each day, 22 veterans commit suicide — and many of those deaths are attributed to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
This important holiday honors those brave men and women who have served our country. And cannabis’ role in combating PTSD makes gives this day added resonance.
New Year’s Day
New Year’s Eve may still belong to champagne, but New Year’s Day is becoming a marijuana holiday.
The Rest Of The Best
- Labor Day
- Memorial Day
- Cinco De Mayo
- Earth Day
- Mother’s Day