Countdown to 420: Make Cannacinos and Firecrackers, queue up the best stoner movies
As a cannabis lover you will have heard of it or will have read about it somewhere. 420, a term associated with cannabis. The day of April 20 (in America 4-20) has been declared International Day of Cannabis and its Culture. All over the world, there is a "hempfest" or "smokeout" somewhere. These are parties and events with and about cannabis. Twenty past four is also a good time of day to light up one.
This year there will be many online 420 festivities. Sirius will also be joining of course!
Inside every stoner lurks a Waldo
In the early 1970s, at a high school in the small town of San Rafael, California, a group of blowing young people formed. These five stoners called themselves the Waldos and made regular appointments to enjoy blowing with each other and puffing away one stick after another. The group had heard of a guerrilla grow site (a hidden grow site in public) on a peninsula in nearby San Reyes. They went looking, but ended up finding nothing. What they did always do was blow with each other. Within this group, the term 420 was born to describe cannabis. The rest is history.
It started not only with the Waldos, but also with me and many other cannabis consumers, with a group of friends who were attracted by the mystique of the herb. My friends and I all turned out well, the herb never harmed us. And now, like a Waldo, I advocate the normalization and decriminalization of cannabis. 420 Free cannabis! The world is on its way, now we are.
Recipe for Cannacinos
It's 4:20 a.m. every hour somewhere in the world, but for me, April 20 is the day I soak in lots of THC and other cannabinoids. I take the day off and start it off with a good spliff. I deliberately don't say joint. No, a smoke without tobacco! Together with a tasty cannacino.
How to make 2 Cannacinos:
- Take one gram of cannabis, or an amount to your liking, and grind it like you do for a joint.
- Place it on a piece of aluminum foil and fold it closed.
- Put the package in a preheated oven at 120 degrees for 10 minutes. The heat makes the THC active, this is called decarboxylation.
- Once this is done bring 250ml of whole milk gently to the boil. Make sure it is whole milk, because the more fat there is in the milk, the more cannabinoid the milk will absorb.
- Sprinkle the ground herb into the milk and stir well.
- Let it simmer for about 15 minutes. Stir well a few times in between!
- Meanwhile, brew a strong pot of Cannabis coffee.
- When the 15 minutes are up and the coffee is ready, pour the mixture through a kitchen sieve and filter out the plant material.
- Divide the milk between 2 mugs and pour 1/3 of cannabis coffee with it.
- Add a little sugar to taste, and voila two delicious Cannacinos.
Don't forget to eat your real breakfast, this is not entirely unimportant. After this breakfast, you'll be Wake 'n Bake for a while. You won’t? Well, I can take a bit more too. Come on, let's bake some more.
Recipe for Firecrackers
A firecracker is a very easy and quick to make edible. This is something edible with cannabis in it. With the big advantage that it does not have to be smoked. When you decarboxylate cannabis and eat or drink it, the effect does not come immediately. It can sometimes take up to an hour, so don't think too quickly "I don't feel anything, I'll take another one". Because the next one can then fall very wrong. Don't worry, nothing serious will happen. If it gets too heavy, eat or drink something sweet and wait. It's about.
How to make 2 Firecrackers:
- As with the milk, grind and decarboxylate one gram of weed.
- After 15 minutes, take it out of the oven and increase the temperature to 150 degrees.
- Spread four crackers or pieces of crispbread with a generous layer of chocolate spread or peanut butter.
- Divide the cannabis in half and sprinkle over two crackers.
- Place the other two crackers on top.
- Wrap them in a piece of aluminum foil.
- Put the whole thing in the oven for 15 minutes. Then let them cool a bit and you have two Firecrackers!
My stoner movie top 10
What could be more fun than having a good laugh. Lazing around on the couch, because today I can. After all, I had planned the day off. And then a good stoner movie to stay in the mood. These are the ones you must have seen.
1. Cheech & Chong
Cheech and Chong, the ultimate stoners. They could be two Waldos. The two are often associated with weed. These three films are a must see:
- Up in smoke
- Cheech & Chong's next movie
- Still smokin’
2. The Big Lebowski
Jeffrey "the Dude" Lebowski is mistaken for another Jeffrey "the Big" Lebowski. From that moment on, the lives of the Dude and his bowling buddies become just a little bit different than they imagined.
3. How high
A real stoner movie. Directed by Jesse Dylan, the son of uber-stoner Bob Dylan. Starring the rappers Method Man and Redman, who also don't mind a big joint.
A look into the life of Craig and Smokey who, while smoking, undertake crazy things to enjoy themselves. Starring Ice-cube and Chris Tucker.
5. Pineapple Express
Seth Rogan and James Franco, two real-time stoner friends who play the lead roles in this ultimate stoner movie. The name refers to the cannabis strain from the film.
6. Harold and Kumar go to White Castle
This movie is about two friends named Harold and Kumar. They share a room and passion for blowing. One night they decide to go in search of the hamburger restaurant White Castle.
7. Half Baked
A stoner movie without much intelligence. But with a good amount of silliness to build a good laugh out of it.
8. Super high me
What happens to your body and health when consuming cannabis daily for thirty days? Stand-up comedian Doug Benson finds out. You'll be amazed.
What if your teddy bear grows up with you. This happens to John. As grown men, they like to drink a beer, look at beautiful women and blow aimlessly on the couch.
A classic! And over eighty years old. At the time it was an anti-marijuana propaganda film. It heavily exaggerates how the youth becomes addicted and insane from the "reefer". Fortunately, we know better now.
Outdoor weed season
April 20 is also the start of my outdoor growing season. I find it the ideal date to germinate the seeds. It is, after all, the day of cannabis. The days are now long enough for the seedlings to come up undisturbed. You do this inside behind a sunny window. Preferably not on the south because the sun can sometimes be too bright there. On a nice day they can go outside for a while. A little wind does them good and makes the stems stronger. This will make them strong enough to stay outside undisturbed in mid-May, after the Ice Saints.
Are you wondering if cannabis could mean something for you and your well-being? Or do you sometimes buy a bag of weed in the coffee shop? Then it is certainly not a bad idea to grow your own plant this year. Keep it small and do not bother anyone. Do you have children? Then keep in mind that other parents sometimes think differently. It is best to take an autoflower. These will flower automatically after a while and the total life cycle from seed to harvest is about three months. This depends on which strain it is. So if you start now you can already harvest in June. A tip: germinate one seed at a time. If something goes wrong, you can learn from this.
Happy 420, keep it green!
Blog photo: Salvador Dalí - The Persistence of Memory
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