St. Patrick's Day: A four leaf clover is seen with a cannabis / hemp leaf and a jar of Rare Cannabinoid Company THC + CBG Relief Gummies.

St. Patrick’s Day and Cannabis: A Green Celebration

It’s almost time for parades, corned beef and cabbage, shamrocks and leprechauns. Let’s get ready for some St. Patrick’s Day fun, pairing the most-popular traditions with our favorite green plant!

Here are some of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day ideas that bring cannabis / hemp into your festivities:

  1. Green-Themed Edibles: Prepare hemp-infused snacks or desserts with a green theme. This could include our green-colored THC + CBC Mood Gummies and /or our green CBG Relief Gummies (with or without THC). You could also infuse any of our flavorless, pure rare cannabinoid oils into traditional Irish recipes like green pancakes or soda bread.

  2. Cannabinoid Pairings: Pair different rare cannabinoids with traditional St. Patrick’s Day foods or beverages. For example, you could enjoy uplifting CBDV or THCV oils or gummies with a hearty Irish stew or relaxing CBD with a pint of Guinness.

  3. Cannabis Cocktails and Mocktails: Create cannabinoid-infused cocktails or mocktails to enjoy during your celebration. You could make a green-themed drink using flavorless, pure rare cannabinoid oil tinctures. Since our tinctures are oil based and also contain certified organic MCT coconut oil, we would recommend using them in blended drinks, such as Shamrock Shakes or Irish Mudslides.

  4. Outdoor Activities: If the weather permits, consider these St. Patrick’s Day activities. Spend time outdoors enjoying nature with some energetic THCV, euphoric THC, or calming CBD. You could go for a hike, have a picnic in the park, or simply relax in your backyard with friends.

  5. DIY Crafts: We’ve seen a million St. Patrick’s Day kids’ crafts, but adults can get creative too! You could create cannabinoid-infused candles or bath bombs – just add your favorite cannabinoid oils to a simple bath bomb recipe like this one, or even make your own hemp-themed decorations for the holiday.

  6. Virtual Celebrations: If you prefer to celebrate at home or with friends remotely, consider hosting a virtual St. Patrick’s Day cannabis party. You could organize online games, trivia contests, or cooking demonstrations featuring cannabinoid and CBD-infused recipes.

  7. Cannabis-Friendly Events: Check to see if there are any cannabis-friendly things to do on St. Patrick’s Day. These could be events or gatherings or St. Patrick’s Day activities in your area. Some dispensaries or cannabis clubs may host special events or promotions for the holiday. Check out our latest sales this St. Patrick’s Day!

We hope we’ve inspired you to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with CBD, THC, or your favorite rare cannabinoids!

If you’d like to learn more about the history of St. Patrick’s Day, we put together a fun and simple history of why we celebrate this holiday. It includes everything from, when is St. Patrick’s Day to why we wear green.

When Is St. Patrick’s Day? Why Do We Celebrate It?

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17th every year in honor of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. While it is now associated with parades, wearing green, and enjoying Irish culture, its origins are rooted in religious and cultural traditions.

Saint Patrick was actually born in Britain in the late 4th century. At the age of 16, he was captured by Irish raiders and taken to Ireland as a slave. During his captivity, he worked as a shepherd and turned to religion for solace.

Legend has it that Patrick had a vision from God, urging him to escape captivity. He managed to flee Ireland and return to Britain, where he became a Christian priest. Later, Patrick claimed to have received another divine vision, instructing him to return to Ireland as a missionary.

What’s special about the shamrock?

Patrick returned to Ireland to spread Christianity and convert the pagan Irish to Christianity. He used the shamrock, a three-leaf clover, to explain the concept of the Holy Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) to the Irish people.

Over time, Patrick became known as the Apostle of Ireland for his efforts in spreading Christianity throughout the island. After his death on March 17th, 461 AD, he was commemorated as a saint, and March 17th became known as St. Patrick’s Day.

The holiday was initially celebrated as a religious feast day in Ireland, with church services and feasting. However, over the centuries, it evolved into a more secular holiday celebrated by people of all backgrounds, not just those of Irish descent.

In the 18th century, Irish immigrants brought the tradition of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day to other parts of the world, particularly the United States. Today, the holiday is celebrated with parades, parties, wearing green attire, and enjoying Irish food and drink, such as corned beef and cabbage, Irish soda bread, and Guinness beer.

So, while St. Patrick’s Day began as a religious observance honoring Ireland’s patron saint, it has since transformed into a global celebration of Irish culture and heritage, marked by festivities and good cheer.