Today’s date will be marked in any weed smoker’s calendar: 4/20 is marijuana’s holiday. April 20 is an opportunity to get together with friends and smoke—but if you’re looking to mix things up a bit, why not try a new cannabis-infused recipe instead?
From classics like gummies and brownies, sweet treats like popcorn and milkshakes, to savory dishes like pizza and gnocchi, there’s no limit to the number of 4/20 dishes you can come up with.
Before heading to the kitchen to whip up some cannabis-infused treats, check out Newsweek’s guide on how to get high on 4/20, with insider tips on dosage, method, and the effects of different strains, plus a glossary.
Guide to Cannabutter
Most of the recipes below involve using cannabis-infused butter, or cannabutter. This cannabutter guide from Bon Appetit, excerpted from The Art of Weed Butter by Mennlay Golokeh Aggrey, explains the entire process, from decarboxylation, also known as “decarbing” i.e. baking the weed, to infusing the butter with it.
Cannabis-Infused Gummies from Stoners Cookbook
This cannabis-infused weed gummies recipe from the Stoners Cookbook involves using cannabis-infused coconut oil and is described as being “great for micro-dosing or if you like to eat a lot of gummies.”
420 Party Pizza from Lux Pot Shop
Lux Pot Shop says that its 420 Party Pizzas are “quick and easy to make, and can be tailored to your desired potency, with whichever toppings you choose.” The recipe involves spreading olive oil infused with cannabis on the dough before adding your sauce, cheese, toppings, and baking.
Gnocchi in Ganja Butter Recipe from VICE
VICE describes its gnocchi in ganja butter recipe as “an excellent savory use” for cannabutter which combines “two things you’ll really want to eat while buzzed: potatoes and cheese.”
Cannabis Brownies from Emily Kyle Nutrition
Emily Kyle Nutrition’s weed brownies recipe provides options including using cannabis oil or butter, cannabis-infused sugar, cannabis concentrates, decarbed cannabis flower, and leftover cannabis pulp. This brownie recipe has been awarded a 4.61-star rating, based on more than 600 reviews.
Cannabis Milkshake from Green Flower
Green Flower’s cannabis milkshake recipe can be customized to make any kind of milkshake you want, by switching out the ice cream flavor. Simply add cannabis-infused milk, sugar, and vanilla extract, and you’re good to go.
Cannabis-Infused Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn from Cannabis Cheri
This popcorn recipe from Cheri Sicard, the author of The Easy Cannabis Cookbook, involves using cannabutter, cinnamon, and sugar, to create churros-inspired popcorn.
Plus, popcorn is the perfect snack to enjoy while watching a stoner movie like Pineapple Express or Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle.
Remember that marijuana is legal for adults in 16 states and Washington D.C., and medical marijuana is legal in 36 states. Recreational marijuana is legal in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington.