Thanksgiving is fast approaching and holiday planning is in full swing. Whether it’s your first Thanksgiving as new couple, as newlyweds or just the first Thanksgiving of the rest of your life, if you’re living in a state where marijuana is legal, there’s no time like the present to host your own Danksgiving and try some new traditions! This year, Love and Marij will highlight some Danksgiving Classic traditions and challenge you to exercise some creativity by crafting some new ones. If you post your creations to social media, be sure to use #loveandmarij so that we can re-post and share your creativity!
DECOR: SETTING THE SCENE WITH SOME VISUAL GREEN
The same way you can tastefully add cannabis to your wedding bouquet, adding some greenery to your table-scape is a great way to set the mood and excite your sense of smell. Try a cannabis cornucopia or a joint turkey! Get creative! Add #loveandmarij to your Danksgiving photos and we’ll re-post and write about the top 5 most creative decorations!
HOW TO ENJOY YOUR DANKSGIVING MEAL:
The best part of Thanksgiving is the food! All the best comfort foods ever made, together, on one table. Combining cannabis into your traditional holiday food is also a great way to introduce the cannabis lifestyle to those who aren’t familiar with it. Here are our suggested recommendations:
PAIRING CANNABIS with a NON-INFUSED DANKSGIVING MEAL:
DANKSGIVING MEAL STRAIN PAIRING:
The lemony citrus flavor stimulates the appetite and pairs nicely with buttery goodness of the Thanksgiving meal! The energetic and euphoric properties associated with the strain are great for mood and laughs! One word of warning for the novices, Amnesia Haze does have a fairly high THC count, so a little bit can go a long way!
DANKSGIVING MEAL EDIBLES PAIRING:
If smoking isn’t your thing, edibles are another great way to get your Danksgiving on! To bring out the savory in your Danksgiving meal, you’ll need to start with dessert first! If you’re lucky enough to live in Colorado, snag yourself an Incredibles Pumpkin Pie Delight. Remember to follow the recommended servings; first time users should try a 5mg dosing 1-2 hours before the Danksgiving meal and not follow up with more until it’s time for dessert. The sweet and savory pumpkin spice and graham cracker combination is the perfect bite to kick off the day’s festivities.
CREATING AN INFUSED DANKSGIVING MEAL:
If you live in a state where infusing your own food is legal, we’ve included our favorite recipes below. The most important rule to cooking knowing your ingredients! Most Danksgiving recipes you encounter will begin with creating your own cannabis butter or cannabis oil. Before you embark upon the recipes, MAKE SURE TO KEEP TRACK OF THE AMOUNT OF THC IS IN THE BUTTER OR OIL!
PROPER DOSING FOR INFUSED FOOD:
Unless your an expert infused food chef, try and stick to 10mg per person TOTAL over the course of your meal. Need help figuring out how much THC is in your creation? Download a marijuana cooking calculator from the Apple or Android App Market.
While the web is full of tons of great recipes, we recommend the step by step recipe guide by Angel Teager:
See full recipes here.
Just a few last mindful tips for your Danksgiving dinner:
- If you are having a mixed group of pro and anti-green guests, tell you guests what you’re making.
- If you’re making an infused dinner, make sure to also include cannabis-free options in case you want seconds without losing your mind!
- To high with caution! Beware of the marijuana food induced coma. Take it slow. There will always be leftovers for the next day.
- DO NOT bring infused food into any home with children. CLEARLY LABEL any leftovers to make sure that nobody unsuspectingly steals your high!
- If anyone at your feast is new to edibles, make sure to PRINT THIS GUIDE out and have it at your table!
- USE #LOVEANDMARIJ TO SHARE YOUR DANKSGIVING WITH US! We will be re-posting your ideas and writing about the most creative posts we find!
- Be creative and most importantly, have fun! The holidays are meant to be enjoyed!
Love and Marij is thankful for YOU! Best wishes for a safe and happy DANKSGIVING!
Article By: Katherine Chung @katchung92
Katherine is a freelancer hailing from the great NYC. She graduated from Temple University with a BA in Media Production and her first love is television. Katherine’s other loves include eating, Francis Ford Coppola films, and collecting vinyl records.