It’s here. The Covid-19 pandemic is pretty much everywhere
in fact, and it’s just getting started. And, as the number of cases increases,
so will the number of people who are stuck at home, waiting it out. Whether
you’re officially quarantined, working from home temporarily, or just afraid to
poke your head outside, you need something to do to pass the time. What better
way is there to fill those long, lonely hours sequestered from society than
making full use of all the benefits marijuana has to offer?
If you’re able to stock up on weed before you get sealed in
your home, awesome. If not, maybe have a friend pop some through the mail slot,
put some gloves on, and burn the bag to avoid more virus transfer. (Just a
suggestion.) In any case, get your hands on some good bud however you need to,
and try out the weed-related activities below to make your solitary time not
only better, but maybe even fun!
1. Learn How to Make Canna-Butter in a Crockpot
That’s right. You can make cannabutter in a slow cooker, and
then you can use it to make all kinds of delicious cannabis edibles. Here’s
what to do…
- Cannabis flower, rosin chips, or shake
- 1 oz of rosin chips or shake or ¼ oz of flower
(stems and seeds removed)
- 1 oz of rosin chips or shake or ¼ oz of flower
- Some kind of oil – we suggest olive oil, coconut
oil, or butter
- Lecithin from soy or sunflower – order same- or
next-day delivery from Amazon if you don’t have that sitting in your cupboard
- A slow cooker / crockpot
- A fine mesh screen or filter bag
- Grind up your rosin chips or flower, place it
(or your shake) in an oven-proof container, and cover it tightly with foil.
- Bake the dish in the oven at 250ᵒ F
for 35 minutes (this decarboxylates the weed so you get high when you eat the
- While that’s heating in the oven, put the butter
or oil and the lecithin in the crockpot and turn it up to high.
- Once the weed from the oven is done, add it to
the crock pot, stir it, and let it cook on high.
- If you’re using butter, skim the solids that
collect on top off to end up with clarified butter.
- Monitor the temperature carefully, and when it
hits about 220ᵒ F, reduce the temp to low.
- Let it cook on low for 4-6 hours or until the
bubbles on top pretty much go away.
- Pass the concoction through the mesh screen,
filter bag or cheesecloth – or all three if you want it super pure.
- Put your finished cannabutter in an airtight
container, pop it in the fridge until you need it, and use it to make whatever
you’re craving! For example….
2. Make Weed Brownies (or Cookies, or Muffins, or…Shrimp
Weed brownies are almost a cliché in the weed community, but
who cares? They are scrumptious and make you feel good. What could be better
than that? They’re easy too. If you made the recipe above or if you have
cannabis oil or butter on hand, just use that in place of some or all the oil
or butter any recipe calls for. Remember that cannabis oil is usually very
concentrated, so don’t go wild, but during your time locked up from coronavirus
is probably the best time to experiment – ‘cause what else do you have to do?
3. Sesh with Fellow Sickies
Hey, no one’s trying to create a panic here, but all signs
point to a whole lot of people getting this thing. So, if you’re quarantined,
you probably have friends or family who are in the same boat. Why not get your
still-healthy-enough-to-party friends together for an old-fashioned, all-day
weed sesh. The human interaction will do you good, and it’s a great way to keep
your mind off the deadly virus coursing through your veins! (Just kidding. It’s
probably not that bad.)
4. Netflix and Bake
There are a lot of marijuana-themed movies and shows on
Netflix, and there are plenty that aren’t weed-related but just fun to watch
while you’re high! Here are some top picks that are available on Netflix as of
- Cheech and Chong: Up in Smoke –
It’s a classic and just as hilarious today as it was when it came out in
- The Culture High – Want to get
deeper into the culture and politics of weed? This insightful documentary
features Joe Rogan, Snoop Dogg, Richard Branson, and Wiz Khalifa, among others.
- Pineapple Express – A newer
“classic” weed movie with Seth Rogen and James Franco. ‘Nuff said.
Mirror – This future-based series it trippy, even when you’re
not high. And each episode stands on its own, so pick one, sit back, and have
your mind blown!
- That 70s Show – There are about a
bazillion episodes of this knee-slapping show, based in the 1970s, available on
Netflix. It will last you through your entire quarantine period if you want.
– If you’re high, you won’t stop laughing through this comedy take on
the zombie genre. Staring Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg, and a
cameo by Bill Murray.
Bonus: Netflix Movies You’ll Probably Want to Avoid While
- It Comes at Night
- Cabin Fever
- 93 Days
5. Meditate with These Euphoric Cannabis Strains
Being stuck inside with nothing to do sucks. But since you
can’t fight it, try going deeper into it. Meditation is a great way to get in
touch with your inner self, feel calmer and more relaxed, and even work on
internal struggles. Add one of the strains below, and you’ll be as serene as a
- Amnesia Haze – Expect an uplifting high
to kick in almost immediately and keep you there from this feel-good flower. It’s
a great strain for letting your mind explore itself.
- Blue Dream – With its high THC levels
(around 24% typically), potent high, and yummy flavor, this bud delivers a
combination of Sativa and Indica effects but is a whole-body relaxer. A perfect
- Wedding Cake – This cross between Cherry
Pie and Girl Scout Cookies gives you a sense of euphoria and focus while
relaxing your entire body. “Bliss” is a word a lot of people use to describe
how this strain makes you feel.
- Sour Diesel – Euphoric and carefree –
that’s how this popular strain’s effects are often described. Although it’s
sativa-dominant, Sour Diesel will dissolve stress and anxiety away like nothing
else and let you get deep into your meditation.
So, there you go. 5 things to do while you’re high and
locked up. Best of luck during this trying time. Try to keep a positive
attitude. At least you have weed.
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