Pardon our sacrilege, but we have to acknowledge the fact that 4/20 and Easter fall on the same Sunday this year. Remember “Thanksgivukkah?” We have yet to see an official name for this one, so let’s just go with “Weedster.”
It’s not going to happen again until 2025, so why not celebrate this high holiday to the fullest? Only in Colorado can you start the day with a sunrise service and end it with Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa – both at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.
BuzzFeed has already given some helpful ideas on how to celebrate (hello, all-cannabis cream eggs). Our tip? Go all out with an adults-only Easter basket filled with sweets and swag to get you through the epic weekend ahead.
Forgo the traditional and environmentally unfriendly plastic basket for this hemp sling bag from Earth Lover ($36). Hand crafted in Nepal, the tag proudly promotes it’s “pure hemp” and “THC free.” Do opt for plastic eggs filled with the strain of your choice and RAW rolling papers along with:
Mother Hemp Lip Balm ($10)
Our Gone Hemp gal loves this product for its natural ingredients list, which also includes cocoa butter, grape seed, primrose and calendula oil. The hemp seed oil base makes it healthy and emollient. Bonus: The company plants one tree for each product sold on its website.
Sweet Grass Kitchen
High fructose corn syrup — blech, who needs it? Stock up on the ridiculously tasty and homemade cannabis-infused treats from Boulder baker Julie Berliner. Medical patients have been loving her goods since 2009, and Sweet Grass Kitchen has recently gone recreational. You can find the famous Original Chocolate Chip Cookies along with Truffle Brownies, PB&J Cups, Cake Pops and even Mini Key Lime Pies at Boulder’s Green Room and Fresh Baked, among others; in Denver, look for them at Colorado Harvest Company, Mile High Recreational Cannabis, High Level Health, Botanico, Euflora, Evergreen Apothecary, Kindman, Native Roots Apothecary, Natural Remedies and many more pot shops.
Boast USA Club Belt ($36)
The iconic apparel brand of racquet sports has made a big comeback since the ’70s, and nothing says spring like a classic ribbon belt. And nothing says 4/20 like its logo, which so they say, is a Japanese Maple leaf.
HUF Plantlife Snapback ($36, pictured above)
Made for skateboarders by skateboarders, this California company has the perfect lid to rock at any one of the 4/20 shows in town because it glows in the dark.
I discovered LighterMate at Austin City Limits in 2009, where the company is based. Since it’s the “world’s first magnetic lighter,” I have yet to lose it. LighterMate received first place for Best Product at High Times’ Cannabis Cup in 2011 and 2012 for the genius design, which includes a keyring and army chain, available in any combination of colors imaginable. Props also go to their custom grinders and dugouts — each includes a storage spot for your LighterMate.
Ozone “Cannabis in Bloom” Socks (men’s $18, women’s $13)
The New York-based brand has jumped on the weed sock craze with its just released “Cannabis in Bloom” collection. Enlisting surrealist painter Gina Martynova for the bright designs, options are in the form of strains: Amsterdam Flame (green camo), Blue Widow (blue camo) and OG Kush (brown/orange/green camo).
Go here for a hilarious selection of greeting cards that praise and pun Jesus. (3180 Meade St., Denver)
Beet & Yarrow
Throw some spring flora and fauna into the mix from this lush and quirky flower shop located inside the urban marketplace that is The Source. Owner Kimberly Hyde sources 100% of her plants locally to create inspired arrangements. (3350 Brighton Blvd., Denver)
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