People have different takes on St. Patrick’s Day; for some folks, it’s a Christian holiday and the symbol of luck, while others see it as an opportunity to learn about the beautiful Irish culture. And then, there’s the third group, namely people for whom St. Patty’s Day is just another perfect excuse to get wasted with no remorse.
During St. Patrick’s Day, people take it to the streets in cities around the world to cherish their Irish heritage. People go all green, Guinness flows abundantly and thus, just like I said, some guys get inevitably very drunk.
The boozy vibe accompanying the green holiday is something people got accustomed to long time ago. However, as a recent study by the National of Health concluded, the social risk associated with alcohol use is far more dangerous than other recreational drugs or cannabis. I mean, people are becoming more aware of dangers posed by alcohol, but the vast majority still stick to their pint glass instead of trying something safer, or even better, something that comes with plenty of health benefits.
So this St. Patrick’s Day may be the perfect occasion to go really green for the first time and celebrate the holiday with weed.
Why Weed Is The New Green For St. Patrick’s Day?
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With the legalization of cannabis gaining pace in the US, Canada and other weed-friendly countries, people have finally learned that there is a safer alternative to alcohol when it comes to celebrating special days.
As recent research suggests, more and more people are turning to weed to enjoy their recreational piece of green luck, especially women, who are less keen on drinking alcohol in general.
Nonetheless, it doesn’t mean that you must abandon the idea of getting a bit tipsy with your favorite beverages on St. Patrick’s Day. In fact, as some stoners say, a well-crafted beer and a matching weed strain can do wonders for you.
I mean, if you’re a true connoisseur, you’re going to have a great time trying your beer with different cannabis varieties and match the perfume bouquet of each other to indulge yourself in a sensual experience.
Finally, every day is a good day to smoke weed, so why not celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your friends and a tightly packed bong?
Speaking of which, I’d like you to meet some of the best strains to go green on the Irish holiday.
Best Weed Strains For St. Patrick’s Day
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This sativa-dominant hybrid is a perfect weed strain to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. Few strains compare to Green Crack in terms of inducing such an invigorating mental high that will provide you with a sharp focus throughout the day. If you want to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day actively, Green Crack has got you covered. Plus, its tangy, fruity flavor similar to mango makes this strain an adorable addition to your mug of beer.
Let’s be honest, for the vast majority of people, Saint Patrick’s Day is more about partying than cherishing the Irish heritage. That being said, if you want to go all-green on this special date, you should definitely try Green Candy. It’s a sativa-dominant hybrid between Candy Kush and Green Crack. Green Candy provides a cerebral tranquility and relaxing body effects. The strain is characterized by sweet, earthy and pine flavors, something after which a sip of pale ale will take you on cloud nine.
A little bit of Spiderman, a pinch of Warcraft, and there you have it! Okay, now seriously, this cross of Northern Lights with Skunk#1 will live you happy, dreamy, and extra creative. The uplifting head buzz is combined with calming body effects that are still here even after the mind clears. Green Goblin will please your nostrils with its pungent, musky and skunky aroma with hints of diesel fuel. Oh, and don’t forget to spend some time to admire its forest green buds with frosty orange hairs; it’s a true feast for the eyes.
Pot of Gold
Can you imagine a better name for a Saint Patrick’s Day weed strain? Yeah, neither can I. If you want to feel way up high over the rainbow, this flagship strain from a well known company, the Flying Dutchmen, will certainly meet your standards. Pot of Gold has the sophisticated sweet hashish flavor that is accompanied by the extremely strong physical effect that will leave you happily dazed for hours after the high leaves your brain.
Pairing Weed Strains with Beer for Saint Patrick’s Day
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Pairing weed with beer can be much entertaining given that you know the terpene and flavonoid profile of both your strains and booze. If you enjoy an occasional brew or two for your blunt, let me bring some badass beer and cannabis pairings to the table.
Stouts were brewed to bring out the flavors in food, so it goes without saying that they will enhance the flavors in cannabis. With their chocolaty-coffee flavors and nutty undertones, stouts are a perfect fit for creamy, sweet weed strains that have earthy and pine notes – like Northern Lights or Blue Cream.
This blend between IPAs and pilsners provides a wide range of citrus, pine and lemon flavors with a clean and smooth touch. Because pale ale is quite bitter, it requires a delicate accent of sweet, cheesy notes that can be found in strains in Cheesel or Blue Cheese.
If you’re the one with thrills for the pills, you’re going to enjoy your weed and beer pairing. Pilsners are invaluable for drawing the best out of sweet and fruity strains. It’s like a touch of salt on a steak, bringing the cannabeer experience to another dimension and bringing out the crispness of the beer. Look for such weed strains as Lemon Kush, Super Lemon Haze, or Orange Bud.
Porters come with a slightly chocolaty flavor accompanied by a bold yet creamy finish. Such flavor profile with dark complexion and velvety notes makes porters the perfect match for strains like Sour Grape or Pineapple Kush.
IPAs are characterized by high levels of hops and a stiff booze content when compared to lighter types of beer. Their deep flavor and bitter, earthy undertones pair particularly well with sweet and spicy strains that have a mild finish. Got some IPAs in your fridge? You’d better go for some Girl Scout Cookies, Jack Flash or Green Candy.
How do you celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day? Is it Team Booze or Team Weed?