The Long Form - Passover, Easter, & 4/20 - Introducing cannabis to family gatherings
Were you as blown away as we were with the brief history of cosmetics from last week’s newsletter? We still have a lot to say about cannabis topicals, but we’re taking a little holiday break this week to look at family traditions and cannabis. Our guess is that everyone reading this week is celebrating at least one holiday, between Easter, Passover, and 4/20.
Whatever your religion - we like to envision a future where everyone can break CBD-bread together. While it may seem like stirring the pot to bring up the subject at a gathering, we’ll hazard a bet that at least one of your family members will have a response that will surprise you - And what makes better conversation than Aunt Sharon’s wild revelation that she’s been growing her own fire since the 70’s?!
In the spirit of gathering the family around the communal pot, here are some subtle ways you can start incorporating cannabis into your holiday. First though, let’s get this out of the way: there’s nothing funny about spiking the holiday dessert with weed. No matter how small the dose may seem, we all have different tolerance levels - and don’t forget about your cousin’s sweet tooth…
If Easter is your thing, it usually involves chocolate, colourful eggs, and scavenger hunts… so not much of a stretch to add a little cannabis! Take it up a notch from the brownies of yore and make a chocolate torte or mousse. For a totally easy solution to the ‘to infuse or not to infuse’ question, you could do a couple of chocolate boards for dessert: one with chocolate from different parts of the world; the other with chocolate that will take you to otherworldly places.
For the eggs, maybe you’ll be inspired by our creative botanical choices below - your Gran / Nonna / Bubbee is guaranteed to be impressed by your crafty ways.