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It’s summer, there are fireworks, and it’s time to break out the grill. Independence Day might just be one of the best American holidays. But, there’s something that can make this tradition just a little more fun: Cannabis. What better way to enjoy the 4th of July than with a little herb? These 10 infused recipes and buds will turn your holiday into the ultimate weed-fest. 

The eats

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The 4th of July might just become a cannabis-lovers favorite holiday. There’s nothing quite like a day full of sun, great food, and colorful explosions to elevate your mood. Why not spice up your holiday with some mouth-watering infused eats? These recipes show just how awesome your celebrations can be.

1. Spice pot-ribs

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The pork from these ribs falls right off the bone. Seasoned overnight with a spicy marinade containing allspice, garlic, brown sugar, and apple cider vinegar,  you’ll practically want to lick the plate once you’re through. This is the perfect recipe for an adults-only summer barbecue. For a true, all-American experience, serve up some Cannabis Deviled Eggs for a snack before the main course.

Infused ingredient: Cannabutter.

Find the recipe here.

2. BHO barbecue sauce

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If you’re hoping for some truly potent supper, this BHO barbecue sauce is for you. This recipe uses a gram of BHO and packs a punch with 10.7mg of THC per serving. Add it to your pot-pork sandwich, or pair it with some spice pot-ribs for a mind-melting meal.

Infused ingredient: BHO.

Find the recipe here.

3. Black pepper drop biscuits

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These delicate little biscuits have a flavor surprise: black pepper. The hint of spice makes them a super delicious post-barbeque dessert. Top with blueberries, strawberries, and a little cream for a little all-American flair. The best part about this recipe? These biscuits freeze well. They’re great to make ahead and pull out on BBQ day.

Infused ingredient: Cannabutter.

Find the recipe here.

4. Peaches and cannabis popsicles

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This is an amazing treat for a hot 4th of July afternoon. Coupled with some Spice Pot Ribs, these popsicles give new meaning to peaches and pork. After a day of smoking in the sun, you can bet that your throat will want something soothing. These make-ahead popsicles are sure to do the trick.

Infused ingredient: CannaMilk.

Find the recipe here.

5. Ginger-pom-pot sparkling punch

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No 4th is complete without an ice-cold beverage. This infused alcoholic punch will definitely take things to the next level. Ginger liqueur, vodka, and Spanish cava make for a perfectly refreshing, sweet and spicy blend. A bit of cannabis tincture provides a smooth high along with the tang. Be warned, though. This is one potent beverage.

Infused ingredient: Tincture.

Find the recipe here.

The smokes

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Whether you’re rolling some classic joints are popping some good bud into a vape, here are the must-try strains for this Independence Day.

6. Vortex

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This is one happy sativa. Energizing, euphoric, and all around uplifting, this cheerful herb is sure to liven up the celebration. Vortex is the child of an Apollo 13 and Space Queen cross. The spacey heritage makes it one of the best strains for sitting back and watching fireworks light up the sky.

7. Laughing Buddha

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Featured in our Best Strains to Party With list, Laughing Buddha is always a big hit at social gatherings. Expect a cheesy smile plastered on your face and plenty of giggle fits. This strain is happy and mellow, a perfect choice for those who are looking forward to a little rest and relaxation over the holiday.

8. Blackberry

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Blackberry is truly a well-balanced hybrid. Happiness is it’s most striking trait, followed by a chill and easy body high. If your plan for the day is to just lounge around and enjoy the day off, this strain is for you. Its sweet yet earthy aroma nicely compliments pleasant summertime flavors.

9. New York City Diesel

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NYC Diesel is yet another happy and relaxed strain. This hybrid is a cross between pure sativa Sour Diesel and an Afghani indica. An NYC Diesel high is pretty cerebral, inspiring stimulating conversations and giving you a new appreciation of the beautiful, colorful explosions before you. Pick this one up when you’re ready to kick back with a nice popsicle and watch the show.

10. Strawberry Cough

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If you plan on diving into some strawberry shortcake this 4th, you might want to have some Strawberry Cough on hand as well. Featuring a unique herbal, strawberry aroma, you’ll be surprised with how well the two go together.

While this strain may have a fruity name, don’t let its sweetness fool you. Strawberry Cough is one potent sativa. You’ll be struck with euphoria and crave adventure. You’ll feel energized and ready to take on the day.

These 10 ways to celebrate will definitely make your 4th of July much more interesting. Expect lots of laughter, general shenanigans, and a greater appreciation for tasty food. Of course, with all these potent foods and buds, take care to consume responsibly.

What is your favorite canna-tastic way to celebrate? Share your story with us on social media or in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you!

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Delilah Butterfield is a Pacific Northwest native with a passion for cannabis and natural health. Contact her on Twitter @delilahbfield.
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