4/20 is upon us. It is nigh!
And in the holiday spirit, I wanted to (finally) share a fully compiled list of the things that I use in my kitchen, my garden and in my stash box. These are things that make using cannabis easy, fun and affordable and have made medicating (and recreating) with cannabis an absolute joy for me.
You been asking for it all in one place for months and I decided to make a big she-bang out of it. So instead of just a regular post, we’re doing our biggest giveaway ever.
The 4/20 Survival Pack Giveaway
I pleaded and whined until my favorite cannabis gear and potion makers contributed to this little contest and we’ve got a lot to celebrate about this 4/20. Check out these prizes guys…
1 Grand Prize Winner : The Cannabis Cooking Survival Pack
1 Nova Decarboxylator from Ardent Cannabis
1 Magical Butter Prize Pack
2 First Prize Winners: The Magical Cannabis Survival Pack
1 Magical Butter Machine (MB2e)
Magical Butter Prize Pack
1 Second Prize Winner: The CBD Survival Pack
1 Third Prize Winner: Wake + Bake Survival Pack
There are three ways to win…
- Show us your 4/20 Survival Pack: Go to Instagram and take a picture of your “4/20 survival pack”… your edibles, stash box, favorite pipe(s) or bong(s), or whatever you’re going to bring with you on your epic 4/20 adventure. Post it to instagram, use the hashtag #420surivivalpack and tag @cannablisswellness @ardentcannabis @magicalbutter. In addition to your entry, the #420survivalpack photo with the most likes wins a Magical Butter Machine (MB2e)!
- Pin it to win it: Follow us and share this Pin on Pinterest.
- Entry Form Actions: Use this entry form to get as many entries in as you can before 4/20/2017.
You can enter as many ways as you’d like! Pin it, IG it, or enter it… The more ways you enter, the better your chances are of winning.
Okay! Now that we’re all caught up on the giveaway shenanegans… I’ll share what’s in my 4/20 survival pack. And then you can show me yours.
A Vaporizor (In my pack: The Firefly II)
This cannabis holiday is all about the smoke sesh. Ammiright? When I was in my 20’s, I hosted a revolving door session from dawn until dusk. We would smoke out my first (and favorite) bong, Edna and pass around joint after joint. It was an epic cannabis social experience that I will remember forever even though I barely remember it at all. Ammiright?
But these days, the “smoke” sesh is dead to me… Vaporizers exist. Things have evolved. You can get the same social experience and quick effects as smoking with waaay better flavor, no nasty cough and (if you use the Firefly II) a full spectrum cannabinoid experience. This little device is incredible. You can read more about the Firefly II here and receive FREE SHIPPING on your purchase.
CBD Oil + Tinctures (In my pack: NuLeaf and Green Dragon Tincture mixed with Honey)
For the past two months I’ve been taking CBD oil every day. I’m working up a post on CBD oil, but for now, just know that it’s one of the best additions to my medicine cabinet in years. YEARS… I use this NuLeaf CBD oil and have been recommending it to clients.
A few weeks ago, a client told me that after taking NuLeaf’s full spectrum CBD oil for less than a month, she was able to get off of the pain pills and sleeping pills she’d been using for over a year due to surgeries and fibromyalgia. Other clients have reported success using the oil for IBS, Migraines and undiagnosed chronic pain. This ain’t no snake oil.
I highly highly highly recommend trying it if you aren’t already incorporating CBD into your wellness or healing plan.
You can get 15% off your order with the code wakeandbake.
Combining CBD with my cannabis tinctures has allowed me to balance out my cannabinoid spectrum and is incredible for my pain relief and inflammation. I LOVE taking a blend of this before my morning yoga practice because the effects come on in less than 15 minutes and it just feels so so good. Blissful 4/20 down dogs? Yeah. Get some.
Cannabis Cooking (In my pack: Nova + MB2 + tCheck)
In order to make the highest quality edibles, I have a few gadgets that help me quickly and easily get ready for 4/20 or really… any time of year (it’s always 4/20 at my house). When making edibles, I use the following method:
- Decarb with a Nova Decarboxylator to make sure the THC is fully activated and that I’m not losing money and material from over or under decarboxylating my cannabis.
- Infuse oil in an MB2 – the “set it and forget it” gadget for cannabis cooking.
- Test potency with the tCheck so I can make accurately dosed edibles, every time.
I’ve posted other ways for you to make cannabis oil (mason jar, crockpot) and will have tons more in my new book, Dazed + Infused (small batch, stovetop, sunfused). But this is what I use.
Homemade Edibles (In my pack: Brownies + Gummies + Lollipops + Crispy Treats)
I’m cursed guys… Somehow I always get talked into doing a spring cleanse right before April 20th. Fucking wtf is wrong with me? This year I’ll still be on my no sugar, no booze, no coffee, no wheat, no egg, no bullshit cleanse. So thank goddess that I have some super healthy vegan and paleo edibles in my arsenal.
This year, I’m whipping up:
- Healthy Pot Brownies
- Vegan and Paleo Cannabis Gummies
- A Paleo version of my Super Simple Cannabis Chocolates Recipe
- And for everyone who isn’t trying to repent from wintertime foibles, I’m giving the gift of Cannabis Lollipops and Cannabis Infused Rice Crispie Treats
Everything will be extremely microdosed of course, because it’s going to be a nomnomnom kind of day. Pro tip: make an un-infused batch in case the munchies hit and you want more of that thing.
It is so so important that on this sacred day of freely celebrating the herb that we take care of our bodies. I personally don’t think there’s anything fun, exciting or liberating about getting way too high, locking myself to a couch and eatin all of the Natural Cheetos. It’s just not my jam at the moment.
So one of the things I’ll do to avoid the munchies and to keep feeling good on all of my 4/20 adventures is to stay extra hydrated. I’ll drink about a gallon of water on 4/20, which will help me balance my blood sugar, keep from overeating and will leave me feeling like a million bucks the next day. #unsolicitedhealthcoachadvice
Yeah, I said it… Protein is part of my #420survivalpack. Nerd ALERT. I just feel so much better when my blood sugar is balanced and eating protein is a great way to do that. It can be tough to get in enough of the P to the R to the OTEIN on holidays like 4/20, so I’ll have some of this Raw Greens Powder and a scoop of Vital Proteins Collagen in a smoothie to accompany my morning Wake + Bake and kick off the day.
Ugggh. I just love Matcha. I’m drinking it right. Now.
It’s a great coffee replacement (for those of us who tend to get anxious and paranoid when taking cannabis, skipping coffee is the best idea you’ll have on April 20th). PLUS, it’s full of antioxidants and minerals. And it’s sooo freaking green. Matcha is like the hippie 4/20 equivilant of green beer of St. Patricks day, so I’ll be packing it in my survival pack to keep me going all day long.
Yay! I’m sooo ready for 4/20! I want to know what you’ll be packing so comment below and let me know 🙂