Right, it’s a play on words — “dank” being slang for excellent or high-quality. In this instance, applied to commercial cannabis products. Danksgiving refers to the day before the holiday, also known as “Green Wednesday, ” now one of the very biggest days of the year for commercial pot sales.
Warning: the following article is essentially a promo for the cannabis industry. They appear determined to convince the public that pot is an indispensable part of America’s Thanksgiving tradition.
The idea is that holiday stress is a great reason to get baked on their cannabis products. As if that’s not motivation enough, they remind us that pot actually stimulates the appetite.
Even better, they want us to know that marijuana can be an alternative to drinking. “Cannabis,” someone insists, “doesn’t come with the wicked hangover or, in most cases, the extra calories alcohol does.”
There you go, dieters. Although if you then proceed to stuff yourself as a result of your pot-stimulated appetite…
How about the social benefits? “Smoking a little pot can help you to feel happier and more chatty, which is great for being in a social situation.” Unless you get the giggles, of course.
As for travel stress, here’s pot to the rescue. A recent hip surgery patient ensures her comfort during the long trip by making her daughter do the driving, while she kicks back with an edible.
Let’s hope the kid hasn’t gotten into the stash herself.
And don’t miss a chance to stock up on extra cannabis for friends and family. One booster insists “…this can be a great bonding experience if the family is open to trying cannabis together.”
A downside: you’re not likely to save money. Substituting a primo joint or edible for wine and beer “can cost as much as a nice bottle of liquor or a fine cigar.”
No, commercial pot isn’t cheap. Vendors blame that on taxes. But without revenue from those same taxes, state legislators wouldn’t have been nearly as eager to legalize pot in the first place.
Meanwhile, the black market for cannabis continues to grow — often more rapidly than when it was illegal.
Articles such as this remind me of the early days of tobacco marketing, when cigarettes were promoted as good for your health. Complete with testimonials from the star athletes of the era.
That was all BS, of course, as we found out later.
Here, the ‘experts’ cited in the article are mainly people from within the ranks of the commercial cannabis industry. In fact, the piece sounds like it was written by a paid spokesperson.
Who knows? Maybe it was. Or what about AI?