top of page

A High Feast: Unpacking the 5 Surprising Perks of Adding Cannabis to Your Thanksgiving Celebration

By Stone Slade - High at 9 News

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! As we prepare for a day of feasting and family, let's talk about a unique ingredient that might just make this holiday even more memorable. Yes, of course we're talking about cannabis. And hey, don't we all have that one cool uncle or cousin, or maybe you are that cool uncle or cousin who, without fail, shows up with beautiful Mary Jane? They are the unsung heroes of the holiday.

Benefit 1: Appetite Stimulation

First up, let's talk munchies. It's scientifically proven that cannabis stimulates your appetite. Researchers from the University of Liverpool discovered that cannabis intensifies the sensory and hedonic properties of food. So, if you're struggling to get excited about your fifth plate of turkey and stuffing, a little cannabis might just do the trick.

Benefit 2: Digestive Aid

Next, cannabis aids digestion. A study from the University of Michigan found that cannabis protects the stomach lining and helps with gastrointestinal disorders. After indulging in Aunt Linda's infamous green bean casserole, a small dose of cannabis will definitely be your best friend.

Benefit 3: Anxiety Reduction

Feeling stressed about family debates over the dinner table? Cannabis can help. Northwestern University researchers say that cannabis activates the same brain receptors as your body's natural stress-relievers. A bit of weed might be the peacekeeper you need this Thanksgiving.

Benefit 4: Social Bonding

And here's a fun one – cannabis might enhance your love for family! The University of California, Irvine found that cannabis stimulates the production of oxytocin, known as the 'love hormone'. This will either make tolerating Uncle Bob's long stories that you’ve heard a million time a million times easier… or get you and your Mr or Mrs out the door faster for some more intimate lovin’.

Benefit 5: Safe Driving

Finally, driving. While it's never recommended to drive under the influence, studies, including one from the U.S. Dept of Transportation, suggest that cannabis users are generally as safe as sober drivers. Just remember, moderation and safety first! More than 55 million American will be on the roads this holiday weekend, which AAA says is expected to be the busiest travel period in several years.

So there you have it, folks. This Thanksgiving, a little toke might not just be about unwinding, but it could actually bring some surprising benefits to your holiday experience. From stimulating your appetite to making family time more bearable, cannabis could be your secret ingredient. But remember, always consume responsibly and know your limits. Happy Thanksgiving, and may your holiday be filled with joy, peace, and, of course, great people, great food and great smoke!


#1 Daily
Cannabis News Show

"High at 9

broadcast was 🤩."


Rama Mayo
President of Green Street's Mom

bottom of page