April 20 or 4/20 is one of the most anticipated days for stoners around the world. They wait for it for the whole year and gather annually to celebrate their love for marijuana.
They hold parties, have a session with their friends or smoke up special stuff that they had kept aside for this special day. Not only this, while some people just want to get high and have some fun, but others also use the day as an opportunity to educate others about the benefits of marijuana and push their cause of legalization of weed.
Well, this year was supposed to be more special than ever before. You had a full 4/20 month courtesy of 2020 and the celebrations were planned to be lit. The holy grail of all days was supposed to be 20th April. You could smoke up on a 4/20 month at 4/20 pm on a 4/20 day. It doesn’t get better than that. But then came the coronavirus.
Lockdowns were put in place. Everyone was asked to stay at home, including the stoners and the dealers. With the lockdown now extending, many stoners are running out of their stash as well. So the grand celebrations that were once planned are now down the drain as everyone is in their respective homes. But it takes much more than a lockdown to dampen the spirits of stoners and prevent them from celebrating this momentous occasion.
We talked to a few stoners and here’s how their planning to celebrate this time during lockdown!
“Before the lockdown was announced I and my friends had already secured our stash for this period. Each of us has kept aside some for this special day. We’ve decided that we’ll video call each other at 4.20 pm that day, light up our joints and smoke up together virtually. While I would have liked to smoke up OG on that day, we didn’t buy it, so normal will have to do for now.” – Khemika,21
“So we smoked up all our stuff in the first week itself. After that, the lockdown has made it impossible for us to get any more. So my flatmates and I were pretty bummed about this. But then we remembered that before the lockdown was imposed in Maharashtra we had just thrown a big Holi party. We had made bhang for it ourselves and we still have a few bhang goli’s left with us. While it’s not smoking up, bhang still gives you a good high so that’s what we’re gonna do on 20th April. Get some milk, some thandai make ourselves are special 420 drink and cheers to it.”– Vishal, 25
“Don’t ask me about it, I don’t have anything to do. All my plans went out of this drain because of this lockdown. So the only thing that I’m going to be doing the whole day is to tell everyone that it is 4/20 day today. Oh just for the kicks, I’ll pester my friends with all sorts of information on why weed is good for you just because it’s a special day.” – Ritika,20
“ I have saved up the last of my stash for today. But I left my bong at my hostel and there’s no way you can get rolling paper here right now. So I’m going Youtube how to make a homemade bong with a bottle or something. I’ve seen them do it in movies so fingers crossed it’ll work out for me too!” – Manish, 22
So that’s how stoners are celebrating 420 today. Share with us your stories of what you are doing to celebrate this special day!