Imagine a plant that has inspired songs, poems and great bodies of research. Now, imagine that the same plant is used for recreation and relaxation all around the world.
You don’t have to imagine because it’s real. Cannabis, the plant with as many names as uses, has inspired love songs, stories, and even a world-renowned holiday. Today (April 20th), millions of smokers celebrate Marijuana.
While some of us are still sad about the missed Easter festivities, 4/20 is one holiday that can be celebrated inside. While Marijuana is linked to several medicinal uses such as to treat glaucoma, muscle atrophy, and pain; this is a day celebrating its recreational uses.
The plant has already been decriminalized in several Caribbean countries, such as Jamaica, Antigua, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Belize. As support for marijuana legalization grows, 4/20 festivities are becoming more mainstream and commercialized.
Artistes like Damian Marley, Popcaan and Chronixx have dedicated entire songs to ganja. While there may not be any large gatherings or physical concerts this year, we have prepared a 4/20 playlist for you to enjoy in the comfort of your homes.
P.S Much thanks to Rasta Fou for mixing the playlist! Listen below.