Happy Marijuanukah! (Yes, we just wrote that.)
Believe it or not, weed and Chanukah are a great fit together. Cannabis sales soar over the holiday season, and reports show an increasing number of Jewish cannabis enthusiasts are lighting up more than just menorahs during their celebrations.
Plus, cannabis is Kosher, and it seems the Jewish forefathers knew it. According to Smithsonian Magazine, archeologists discovered traces of burnt cannabis in an ancient Jewish shrine. They later deduced that it was used for ceremonial purposes in the ancient kingdom of Judah.
Whether you’re looking to honor this ancient… erm… ceremony, or just want to add something different to this years’ festivities, we rounded up a few ways to keep your Chanukah celebrations “lit.”
1. Smoke a Shofar Pipe
If you’re Jewish, you’re likely familiar with the Shofar, the ritual musical instrument made from a ram’s horn used for religious purposes by the Jewish people for centuries.
Combine that with a marijuana pipe, and you have the ultimate party favor for adults. You can buy this on specialty websites or attempt to make it yourself (if you’re feeling brave.)
2. Make Weed Gelt
If you don’t want to smoke your weed, eat your weed instead! Chanukah gelt (chocolate that looks like coins) happens to be a perfect medium for cannabis edibles.
You probably won’t find these in a dispensary unless they have special holiday edibles. But there are some weed-infused gelt recipes out there for you to try.
3. Try Your Hand at Rolling a Menorah Joint
Yup, you read that right.
This party favor is a massive joint in the shape of a menorah, perfect for those who love to smoke weed. And if you’re an experienced joint roller, this is the craft for you. It’s a bit tricky to make, but VICE has a great video explaining it step by step.
4. Whip Up Some Weed Latkes
Latkes are a delicious staple of every Chanukah celebration. But how do you make them lit latkes?
Pull up your favorite potato latke recipe and follow it as you would normally. But when it’s time to fry the latkes, put away your regular oil and use cannabis-infused oil instead.
You can either make the oil yourself at home or buy it from a local dispensary.
5. Experience the Menorah Bong
Yes, this is real.
This masterpiece has eight bowls, so you can be stoned for every day of your Chanukah celebration. You won’t be able to make this one, but you can buy it online fairly painlessly.
Whether you light up a menorah joint or eat a few weed-infused latkes, your Marijuanukah is sure to be a blast. L’Chaim!