Let’s face it, 2020 hasn’t exactly been a great year for most people, although it has at least been a decent 12 months for cannabis, with some major breakthroughs in the fight to end prohibition and legalise medical and recreational marijuana. On top of that, weed has helped many of us make it through the lockdowns, and while we may not have had that much physical contact with our friends and family, social media has provided a much-needed means of communication. With that in mind, here’s a look at some of our favourite cannabis social media posts of the year.
Cannabis Social Media Posts, 2020 (Pre-Lockdown)
It may seem like a lifetime ago, but the start of 2020 was a hopeful time, with many people looking ahead to what they expected to be a great year. Before terms like ‘coronavirus’, ‘lockdown’ and ‘social distancing’ appeared on our radar, people in Illinois brought in the new year by celebrating the state’s first ever day of legal recreational cannabis sales on January 1st – and it’s fair to say demand was pretty high.
It wasn’t just dispensaries that saw an opportunity to cash in on the new legislation. Italian restaurants also did their best to attract cannabis lovers.
In the pre-COVID world, packing a suitcase and heading off on holiday was no big deal. This guy showed us all how it’s done.
Cannabis Social Media Posts, 2020 (Post-Lockdown)
Unfortunately, most holidays were cancelled once the pandemic took hold, although that didn’t stop marijuana lovers from celebrating 4/20. Bernie Sanders, for instance, chose that day to Tweet his support for cannabis reform.
As the lockdown set in, the hypocrisy and injustice of historical marijuana prohibition became all to evident, with the likes of Elon Musk pointing out the irony of America’s uneven cannabis laws.
The sporting calendar was also put on hold thanks to the coronavirus, which apparently gave the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and his Juventus teammates a chance to experiment with various substances.
By this point in the year, many of us were going a little stir crazy. Luckily, some great photographers helped to lift our spirits by providing us with what can only be described as trichome porn.
There’s only one word to describe the following video: satisfying.
And if you thought that was a lot of bud, wait until you see this:
One of the best and cutest stories of the year emerged in September, when a mouse in Canada was caught whiting out after gorging on cannabis plants.
The US elections were held in November, with Joe Biden’s victory being accompanied by huge wins for every cannabis ballot measure. Five states voted to decriminalise or legalise marijuana on election night, leading to huge celebrations across the country.
And so, as 2020 draws to a close, we’re left to reflect upon one of the strangest years in living memory. If ever there were one tweet to sum up an entire year, it would have to be this one: