How (and Why) to Stay High on Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is a day filled with ‘f’ words — family, friends, and of course, food! It can also be a difficult time of year for some. Whether you are looking forward to Thanksgiving or dreading it entirely, cannabis can give you the boost you need this holiday season. We know that cannabis can help elevate our mood and stimulate our appetite, but it can also help our mind and body this Thanksgiving. We’ve got three reasons you should be getting high on Thanksgiving, plus three tips on how to stay high on the big day! Weed Thanksgiving is here!
3 Reasons You Should Get High on Thanksgiving
1. Stimulate Appetite
You’ve had the munchies before, but do you know why cannabis can stimulate your appetite? The THC in cannabis interacts with receptors in the brain that regulate things like emotions, pain, as well as our sense of smell and taste, according to a published registered dietitian. “It can also promote the release of the hormone ghrelin, which stimulates hunger.” In addition to stimulating appetite, cannabis can also support those with gastrointestinal issues. There is research that suggests that the ECS (Endocannabinoid System) plays a role in overall gut health. Smoking weed on Thanksgiving is a sure-fire way to ensure you can make it through the overwhelming amount of food while providing extra support for your gut.
2. Support Your Mental Health
According to the American Psychological Association, 38% of people surveyed said they experienced increased stress during the holiday season, which can lead to physical illness, depression, anxiety and even substance abuse. The reasons that were given included lack of time, financial pressure, gift-giving and family gatherings. Smoking weed on Thanksgiving won’t remove these pressures, but it can help you manage their effects. Or, perhaps you are like millions who experience anxiety around crowds, even when they are friends and family. If so, make this year a weed thanksgiving to help ease the anxious thoughts and feelings.
3. Support Homeostasis
Like clockwork, your body has various physiological systems that coordinate and cooperate to keep your body and its systems in balance. This state is known as homeostasis, and it turns out that cannabis can play a significant role in maintaining it. Wild, right? We humans function best when our internal systems are working harmoniously, or in homeostasis, and cannabis can help with that! So this Thanksgiving, maybe lean into the weed over booze, and support your body’s ability to find balance with cannabis.
3 Tips on How To Stay High this Thanksgiving
Perhaps you’re enjoying an infused holiday meal and staying high on Thanksgiving won’t be hard, but if you’re not, we’ve got you covered.
If you’re looking for how to stay high on Thanksgiving, you will need to prepare. This begins with the pre-game. A true weed thanksgiving starts before you even get to the gathering. Whether you enjoy a pre-rolled joint, edible, tincture or tonic, being sure to establish a baseline high will help get you through any occasion, but especially on long ones like Thanksgiving.
…Or any ingestible, really, but edibles provide the best ease of use. Be sure to keep a few in your pocket or bag for when the pre-game begins to wear off. You can even purchase Thanksgiving-themed edibles at your local dispensary if you want to really do it well! Edibles are great to stash away in your bag, wallet or pocket and can be a game changer this holiday.
3. Secret Stash
We all had that cousin or uncle who stepped out to “take a walk” on Thanksgiving Day when we were kids. Only now do we understand the premise. We are that cousin or uncle now, and we understand the necessity of a secret stash for smoking weed on Thanksgiving. A secret stash in a reliable container or a pre-rolled joint can provide the pick me up needed at any point during your gathering.
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