A Gem Of Knowledge About St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. The time to get out your green is here once again. This year many people will be enjoying top shelf green two different ways. With cannabis now legal in several states, many people will be blazin’ on some good green to accompany their favorite green accessory for the day.

Shamrocks and shenanigans will fill the streets and a festive party will sweep the U.S. on March 17th. What once started as a religious holiday long ago has become a celebration of Irish heritage, oh yeah… and drinking. The first official parade celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in America took place in 1762 in New York. When you celebrate this festive green holiday this year, there’s a few things you may want to know.

– The day is often called St. Patty’s Day but this is incorrect. The proper term is St. Paddy’s Day. Paddy is the abbreviated name for Patrick, whereas Patty means Patricia.

– Drinking Is allowed on this day as it is a day of feast.

– The four-leaf clover has nothing to do with St. Paddy’s day.

– “Slainte” pronounced “SLAN-cha” is the word used in a traditional Irish toast meaning “health.”

– Green beer is actually black and it’s called Guinness (Guinness is an Irish dry stout produced by Diageo that originated in the brewery of Arthur Guinness at St. James’s Gate, Dublin.)

– “Erin Go Bragh” means “Ireland Forever.”

While this holiday is usually reserved for drinking, this year a new green is on the scene. Instead of a shamrock, try a cannabis leaf instead. Show your support for the leaf and the unity it represents. If you’re looking to celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day with some green, here are a few strains that seem to be popular this time of year.

Green Crack AKA Green Cush is a spunky sativa that many will enjoy to keep them feeling right as rain throughout this festive day.

– Pot of Gold is a strong indica that will help you stay relaxed while all the drinking goes on. This is also a great strain to end the day’s festivities and fall into a restful slumber.

Shamrock OG is another strong indica that may be the good luck strain you need this St. Patrick’s Day.

Four Leaf Clover is a hybrid that you may enjoy this holiday as long as you know it’s not actually part of the Irish holiday.

  I used Leafly.com to locate Green Crack in a few major cities at these dispensaries: Medicine Man in Denver, Colorado, Golden Dispensary in Goldendale, Washington, Nectar Cannabis in Eugene, Oregon, and City Compassionate Care in L.A. WeedMaps and Allbud are also valuable resources that can help you find what you‘re looking to score this St. Patrick’s Day, or any other day of the year. With deals, locations, and reviews, these peeps are like your lucky charms!

Did You Know?

Ireland, sometimes called The Emerald Isle, can be found in Western Europe and contains a population of 6.378 million citizens, according to 2011 U.S. census reports. Historians say the earliest evidence supporting the presence of people in Ireland was 10,500 BC.

Emerald contributor since September 2015


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