This Thanksgiving promises to be unlike any other.
A confluence of events makes it the perfect storm for all kinds of strange holiday happenings. What topics might be held around the table? We’ve got a global pandemic, newly approved weed laws all over, and it’s an election year!
In 2020, anything seems like a possibility! Thank goodness for cannabis, at a time when we can all appreciate taking the edge off! In 2020, weed-wise, there’s a lot to give thanks for, too. legalization of course, as mentioned, but so much more has happened. There’s a vote to federally decriminalize pot fast approaching the House of Representatives, and with a new administration looming, it appears it may finally have some chance of passing.
As most have heard by now, the advice is that this year, if families are gathering, they should opt to do it virtually, or as spaced as possible in the smallest of groups.
In the midst of a severe COVID outbreak and a hard winter ahead, it’s best to not congregate breathing each other’s air. It’s also not a great idea to travel, not only for the higher risk of exposure but also to keep outbreaks from spreading.
Unfortunately, many of the major Thanksgiving traditions are prime circumstances for infection and spread.
Time around family and friends is also often when we turn to sharing cannabis the most, whether to soothe or celebrate, which can create even more risk of transmission. Joints and bongs are shared. Edibles are nibbled and passed. Whatever normal barriers of personal space we enjoy are likely to be softened or ignored around relatives and close friends. At a time when social distancing is crucial, Thanksgiving is a holiday designed around doing the exact opposite.
How does one best maneuver this crazy landscape? Stay smart, stay safe, and get creative. Just as we’ve done for birthdays, graduations, weddings, baby showers, and everything else celebratory this year, with some ingenuity, you can always pull off a party. It may not be an exact substitute for normal festivities, but that doesn’t mean distanced holidays need to be any less meaningful or genuine.
For most, Zoom will be the new norm for Thanksgiving this year; you can send everyone a link and get even the most distant relatives gathered
A few easy recipes shared among the group via email and it’s almost like all the closeness of the holidays with a lot more convenience. You might have to cook your own turkey, but you’ll also get to keep all the leftovers!
Or treat yourself! You can order a meal for two from a local restaurant. It’s been a rough year for a lot of eating establishments, and a little support goes a long way during the holiday season.
While everyone can find something to be upset about this year, there’s been a lot to be thankful for as well. Be it your friends, or family, your hobbies, your health, your job, your pets, a happy thought, a good day of sunshine, or just a really nice joint.
Southwest Wellness has a sale for Thanksgiving – all surplus flowers are only $7.00 a gram! Now that’s something to be thankful for!
With COVID measures in effect, only one person at a time is allowed in the dispensary, and with longer wait lines, don’t forget to bundle up. It gets cold standing outside.
Also winter hours are in effect 10-7pm, so do keep that in mind as well!
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