There was a time in most of our young lives when the heady few weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas were spent compiling a list of all the fiendish new toys we wanted Santa to bring us. The idea that some strange man with a pack of flying reindeer was coming in December just to leave a bunch of free stuff was nothing less than mind-blowing.
It was also the perfect opportunity to score all of the gear that our parents forbid us from having outside of the holiday season. After all, what could they possibly say if Santa were to put nunchucks under the tree? Nothing, that’s what.
Then we grew up and started our own holiday traditions. Most of us traded all of that Jeebus, ho-ho-ho nonsense for more adult-oriented festivities. And for good reason: There is no better way to celebrate this time of year than in the company of like-minded folks, getting chiefed out on some quality smoke while keeping an open mind to all other potential debaucheries that might enter the equation. In a certain mindset, there is always something interesting lurching around the corner. Keep that in mind as you venture out to all of those holiday parties this year.
And as adults, no longer do we send lists to the North Pole in pursuit of material possessions. We’re over all that. All we really want for Christmas is for our family to respect our “Do What Thou Wilt,” mover-and-shaker lifestyle and perhaps honor it during the holidays with a gift that says, “Listen, we’re sorry we ruined Christmas for you when you were a kid, please accept this fat sack of weed and our sincerest apologies.”
Hell yeah, we accept!
Christmas weed is the best kind. It’s green, free and, well, it’s a lot more fun than socks, an ugly sweater or a gift card to Applebee’s.
If there is one country that understands this concept, it’s Canada. Now that marijuana is legal for recreational use nationwide, more people have apparently recognized the opportunity to get their loved ones high for the holidays. It’s the least they can do after botching so many of these family gatherings in the past.
A recent poll from Lift & Co finds that 10 percent of the adult population will purchase marijuana for someone this Christmas. This means roughly 3 million gifts containing weed will be put in stockings all over the Great White North. So, Canadian readers, make sure you put marijuana on your wish list this year. You just might get it.
Cynics might blow this data off as nothing unusual, but it is almost unfathomable to think that these green nugget gestures of goodwill, which were illegal just last year, are set to be doled out by the millions. That’s likely enough weed to prevent Santa and his elves from delivering presents on Christmas for the next 6,000 years, give or take. It’s almost certainly enough to bring about a cookie and milk shortage unlike anything the world has ever seen.
Cannabis during Christmas is changing in the United States, as well. Ten states and the District of Columbia have legalized the leaf for recreational use, providing people with opportunities to give the gift of green. In some cases, companies like MedMen have taken the concept of cannabis presents to the next level by offering holiday gift cards.
Considering that marijuana is still illegal at the federal level in the U.S., we’d say this is as close to a Christmas canna-miracle as we’re going to see in 2018.
TELL US, how do you plan on spicing up your Christmas celebration with cannabis?