The gear you really need for 420

Published Apr 13, 2023 01:00 p.m. ET
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4/20 aka 420, or April 20th, has become a global cultural phenomenon that is celebrated by cannabis enthusiasts everywhere. Whether you're going to have a blast at a cannabis party or event, or simply spending the day with some good friends, having all of the right gear on hand can truly make all the difference.

In this article, we'll highlight some of the things you should get, pack, and have ready for 420 to ensure that you and your friends can make the most of this fantastic holiday.

Tickets to your favorite cannabis party or event

Going to a live and in-person cannabis party, festival or some other event is a great way to celebrate with fellow enthusiasts. Enjoying the many offerings like food, music and of course pot products is an experience like none other. But if you’ve got your heart set on a specific event or live in an area where there aren’t many taking place then it’s best to buy those tickets well in advance of the big day!

Bong carrying case

There’s something about a good bong rip that thoroughly satisfies certain consumers but these devices are a pain to take with you if you’re not prepared. So if you want to bring one along and prefer not to see it broken then now is the time to invest in a high-quality carrying case. One with ample padding and several compartments for accessories is ideal.

Rolling kit

Rolling joints is somewhat of a time-honored tradition within the cannabis community which is why it’s so common to see competitions and monster rolls being passed around so you should come to the table as prepared as possible to take on this challenge with a fully stocked rolling kit. The bare minimum standards for a good rolling kit should include all of the essentials like filters, papers, a grinder, a rolling tray, and some dank herb.

Pack a bag to mask the effects, stay hydrated, and fed

A well-stocked rolling kit is a good place to start but you’re going to need more than some sweet sweet cannabis to survive these festivities, and have the most enjoyable experience. What is essential may be different from one person to the next. It’s also dependent on the journey you have planned. But this list is a great place to start!

·         Eye drops – To soothe irritated eyes

·         Mints – To freshen your breath

·         Gum – Another bad breath fix and a solution for cottonmouth

·         Snacks – Preferably high in protein

·         Water – A lot of it to stay hydrated

·         Cologna or perfume – To mask the smell in case you need to go into an establishment or home that isn’t cannabis friendly

Blunt tubes

You may like the idea of bringing pre-rolls or a few fat blunts because there isn’t always enough time to spin one up when you want it and the weather doesn’t always cooperate either. A blunt tube will help to keep those perfect rolls from getting damaged in transit and ensure they stay dry and smokable too.

Energizing strains

With so many different cannabis strains to choose from it may be hard to decide which one is best to take to this special event, but it’s a good idea to think about more than just your preferred taste, smell or effects. Instead, consider the fact that you’ll be out and about, and possibly in need of an energy boost along the way. This doesn’t mean you have to leave those heavy hitters at home, we just suggest steering clear of those that are most likely to make you tired and sedated.

Disposable vaporizer

Disposable vaporizers might not be a necessity but they sure are handy to have at these gatherings, as they’re convenient, require no preparation whatsoever, and can be easily tossed out once they’re empty. They are also perfect for sharing, so even if they aren’t your preferred choice, it might be worth packing one just in case.

Lunch pail (to keep things cool)

If you’re planning on spending this exciting day outside a lunch pain or cooler is an excellent way to keep all of your snacks and drinks cool, but that’s not all. For those who enjoy edibles or concentrates, it may be the only way to keep them intact.

Cleaning wipes

It’s hard to clean your hands, face, or gear at a cannabis event, and if you want a convenient way to solve this problem then we highly recommend bringing a pack of disposable cleaning wipes along for the ride. Some brands are even designed specifically for cannabis gear, but any brand will work in a pinch.

Thinking ahead, and packing the right gear for 420 can make all the difference by ensuring you a fun and safe experience. From a bong-carrying case to energizing strains, healthy snacks, and water, be sure to take everything you might need to make the most of this 420. Remember to consume responsibly and stay safe. Happy 420!

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