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  • Alec Chenkus

What is Danksgiving?

Updated: Aug 26, 2021

What is Danksgiving?
Danksgiving - Thanksgiving for Cannabis Enthusiasts!

Who doesn't love Thanksgiving? Spending time with friends, family and loved ones, eating some delicious food (often a little bit too much), and reflecting on the things that make us thankful in life. It is a tradition that has existed since the inception of our country, generally looking the same across generations. That is until cannabis enthusiasts got involved and created their own tradition for this holiday - Danksgiving!

We have discussed in the past the origins of cannabis use in the Western World, however, none of our ancestors could have foreseen an entire Thanksgiving meal that had been infused with cannabis!

While for many the term Danksgiving may simply mean medicating prior to the meal, due to the developments in cannabis science, we now live in a world in which nearly any food-item you can think of can now be infused with everybody's favorite plant - cannabis. While edibles are currently available in Ohio dispensaries, the idea behind Danksgiving often involves infusing many of the toppings such as butter and gravy that are used to make any Thanksgiving food item cannabis-infused!

According to Marijuana Moment, the idea of Danksgiving has spread to the point that a federal agency is now cautioning people who use cannabis on Thanksgiving against driving. The trend is relatively new according to Google search interest; starting in 2006, searches for "Danksgiving" have spiked every year, and the popularity continues to grow.

Danksgiving Search Result Trends
Google search result trends for Danksgiving from January 2004 through November 2019

Don't be surprised to see messages from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) this year on social media with the promotion #DitchDanksgiving. While the idea behind "ditching" your medicine for an entire day is an over-exaggeration, the message of not driving after getting overly medicated is certainly a message that we can all get behind. In that vein, we please ask that everybody be cautious with regards to traveling while medicated.


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