A step-by-step guide to celebrating 420 when you’re stuck working
If your boss doesn’t care how “sick” you are this 420, there are still ways to bring the party to the workplace.
Will you be working the usual 9 to 5 this 420, or worse, 3 to 11? If so, then rest assured that you are just one of millions of people who won’t be getting the holiday off this year. If the classic “I’m sick” or “my car broke down” excuse isn’t cutting it, that doesn’t mean you can’t still honor 420, ganja and all. Of course, depending on your profession, you might have a harder time multi-tasking, between your favorite herb and your on-the-job duties. But being that this is 420 we are talking about, which happens to fall on a Friday this year, there’s not one, but two reasons to at least try to celebrate.
Before getting into all the sneaky ways to get your 420 on and work all in one day, it’s worth noting that if you are new to smoking herb or cannot properly function when you’re stoned, then you probably shouldn’t face your boss after a joint. The last thing you want to do is lose your job or get into legal trouble, especially on 420 of all days. But if you confidently feel as though you “got this,” then here is a step-by-step guide to celebrating 420 when you’re stuck working.
Step 1: 420 wake and bake
To kick off 420, it’s only appropriate that you roll over and spark a bowl first thing in the morning. The best part about waking and baking is that you can smoke in peace without co-workers or customers getting in the way. Also, a toke in the AM prepares you both mentally and physically for the work day ahead. A few hits of herb will surely get you out of your “I can’t believe I’m working on 420” mood.
As far as consumption methods go, it’s probably not a good idea to pop an edible before work as you never know when it’ll hit you or how hard. A blunt, joint, pipe, or bong, however, will help you pace yourself and still catch a buzz. Dabs are okay too, just don’t go dropping 31-gram slabs or anything.
Step 2: Take advantage of the ride to work
If your morning sesh has worn off, or you merely want to celebrate 420 like an authentic stoner by partaking in some extra hits before clocking in, then you might as well bring along some herb for the ride so that you can sneak in a few more puffs on the way to work. Be sure to be on the lookout for the boys in blue, though. Around every corner is a cop waiting to bust you and steal your weed. You aren’t the only one that knows what time it is.
The most fool-proof way to smoke and ride is with a joint, blunt or vaporizer. Joints and blunts can be burned and put out as easily as a cigarette, while a vape is, for the most part, portable and unleashes hardly any odor. To be extra safe, also bring along something to eliminate that skunky smell, like Blunt Effects or Ozium.
Step 3: Use breaks to your benefit
Some employers will provide employees with two 10 to 15-minute breaks. While that might not seem like a lot, that’s actually the perfect amount of time to step away and honor 420 the proper way. In 10 to 15 minutes, you can easily smoke a bowl or enjoy a sesh with your favorite vape behind the outside dumpster. Who knows, you might even make a friend while you’re out there. Someone besides you could be trying to make the best out of this holiday in the same fashion, and if they are, the two of you can complain about it over some smoke.
If you’re not fortunate enough to get two small breaks, then there’s always lunch. Lunch lasts anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, so that gives you even more time to toke. You can set aside enough minutes for eating and still smoke a blunt in the car before you go back inside. Remember not to forget the eye drops and spray. Otherwise, you’ll smell like a walking weed plant.
Step 4: Occasionally excuse yourself to “go to the restroom.”
Aside from your morning wake and bake sesh, the ride to work, and breaks, there’s not a lot of opportunities to celebrate 420 when you’re stuck working. But trust and believe you do have another chance to not only lift your spirits but also to relieve yourself, both of which can be done in one place: the bathroom. That’s right; everyone needs a potty break, or ten. While it’s not wise to hotbox the same restroom your boss and co-workers use, there are other methods for ingesting your desired dose of THC, such as edibles.
Edibles are smoke-free and convenient for consuming at work. Of course, if you’re performing open heart surgery, then it’s obviously best to leave the edibles alone. But if you know your tolerance, can do your job with your eyes closed and have tried infused baked goods before, then edibles are a fantastic way to celebrate 420 when you’re stuck working. We recommend starting small and, if you’re in a legal state, trying something like Kiva’s mints, which are a mere 2.5 mg of THC. They’re just strong enough to get you through the end of that work day until you get home and start celebrating 420 for real.