5 Ideas for a Hellaweed Halloween
It’s the spookiest time of the year. Too bad most of us are still in lockdown. But we’re nuts about Halloween here at Emjay, so we can’t just let the holiday pass un-celebrated because of a global pandemic. On the other hand, we’ve never been more scared and anxious during any other Halloween. Sounds like we could all use a little cannabis relief this holiday season. Below is a list of fun (and socially distant) Halloween activities to do while high:
1. Make a pumpkin bong
Just like apples, pumpkins make great bongs. All you need for this adult craft is a knife, a bong stem, a lighter and your weed. Cut a circle around the pumpkin stem to make a lid. Scoop out all those goopy insides (maybe save them for some pumpkin-flavored edibles down the line?) and put the lid back on. Then, poke a small hole in the side of the pumpkin, near the edge of the lid. This is where you’ll put the bong stem, so make sure it fits tightly in the hole. Move a couple inches to the right or left of the bong stem hole and make a hole for the carb. Finally, on the opposite side from the stem hole, make your mouth hole. Now you’re ready to load your weed into the bong stem and light up. It’s the Great Pumpkin Bong, Charlie Brown!
2. Make a witch’s brew edible
Channel your inner witch by making an edible tincture. Tinctures are basically magic potions, where weed is soaked in high-proof alcohol (50-120 proof) to extract the THC and terpenes, holding them in a liquid concentrate that can be taken orally on it’s own, or dropped into drinks and foods. This is a great way to use up old shake and stems. Begin by de-carbing your weed material. Make sure the weed is as finely ground as possible. Get out a glass jar and your cauldron (a saucepan will also work). Pour your decarbed weed into the jar, followed by 2 ounces of alcohol per 1/8th of weed. Put the jar in the pan, then fill the pan with a shallow layer of water. Now simmer on the stove for 20 minutes, slowly stirring the weed-alcohol mixture. Chanting is welcome at this stage. Use a thermometer to make sure the water doesn’t get above 170 F, or you’ll boil off all the THC. It’s hot steamy work, but at least there’s no Professor Snape leering over your shoulder to critique your methods. After 20 minutes, remove the jar from the stove, let cool and strain the mixture through a cheesecloth or coffee filter, removing all the plant material. You’ll be left with a greenish-brownish, strong-smelling liquid. We recommend storing in a glass vial with a dropper.
3. DIY costume party
We’re betting you probably didn’t buy a costume this year, what with…everything. But that shouldn’t mean you can’t dress up this Halloween. Get your friends on zoom, toke up together, then show off your DIY, homemade costumes in a virtual fashion show. Dress up as your roommate! Do a classic bedsheet ghost! Roman toga party, anyone? Your closet is your oyster. Blaze together and fully lean into the silliness of it all.
4. Tell ghost stories over Zoom
Who says you need a campfire to tell ghost stories? The light of your computer screen can be spooky enough. Take turns sharing your favorite scary stories and smoking together (while apart). My favorite is the story of the girl who could have sworn she bought an eighth for this, only for it to disappear when it was time for everyone to throw in. There’s nothing more paranoia-inducing than the question: “where did my weed go?”
5. Watch scary movies while high
This one is only for the daring. Blazing up during a horror film can heighten your sense of paranoia or dread as you watch that young woman go into the clearly haunted house…and it can calm you down enough to realize the zombie makeup in this flick is kind of hilarious. But don’t leave that stuff up to chance. Use our list here to find the perfect weed to pair with a great horror movie.