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Stoner Food And Munchies For 4/20

04/17/2014 04:02 EDT | Updated 04/17/2014 04:59 EDT
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As the unofficial day to celebrate marijuana arrives on April 20, it seems only appropriate to take a look at what might be on the shelves in pantries and fridges for those who are indulging.

First off, we should note that while Canada's laws surrounding marijuana are changing seemingly daily, for now, recreational use remains illegal, if largely unenforced. Since March, medicinal use can now be prescribed by doctors for those with conditions that warrant it.

But 4/20 has long been a day that sees large rallies of advocates for the legalization weed across Canada, starting in Vancouver in 1995 and spreading across the country ever since.

One of the many side effects of smoking marijuana is the so-called "munchies," which earlier this year, scientists linked to weed's active ingredient, THC, causing people to smell and taste things more poignantly, reports Smithsonian magazine.

Regardless of the reason, there is a long and storied history of "stoner food," which includes everything from grilled cheese sandwiches with potato chips to THC-infused lollipops. JustEat.ca announced it will be delivering pizza, a stoner's perpetual favourite food, to rallies at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Dundas Square in Toronto and the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Given the coinciding this year of Easter Sunday and 4/20, it seems inevitable that Cadbury Creme Eggs and bunny-shaped gummy candies would play a part in some people's snacks, but here are some favourite ingredients from recipes around the web that stoners might just be combining into tastebud-exploding creations this Sunday. Have some beloved choices we missed out on? Let us know in the comments below:

  • Cheese
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    Because it can melt on top of anything.
  • Kraft Dinner
    It is very hard to screw up Kraft Dinner.
  • Rice Krispies
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    There are so many creations to be made from Rice Krispies... and you can start by eating out of the box.
  • Or For That Matter, Any Cereal
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    Milk + bowl. So easy, so delicious.
  • Fritos
    Crunch, crunch, munch.
  • Munchies
    For a more flavourful Fritos experience. It's name-appropriate, and combines everything you could want.
  • Burrito Wraps
    Burritos are another stoner favourite, and you certainly don't need to adhere to any rules about what goes inside.
  • Pasta
    Basically, anything that you can throw a lot of other stuff from the fridge on will work.
  • Frozen French Fries
    Like we said ....
  • Apples
    Fresh and crunchy, the texture will be perfect. And we've heard in a pinch it might help you smoke ...
  • Oreos
    And other sandwich cookies. You and your buds can compare your preferred eating styles.
  • Popcorn
    Because no occasion is complete without popcorn.
  • Caramel
    Stretchy, gooey, messy goodness.
  • Brownies
    The normal kind.
  • Peanut Butter
    Again, this goes well with so many delicious things, it would be a crime not to have it on hand.
  • Fruit Bowl
    It may run counter to almost everything else here, but something about fruit is always refreshing.
  • Pizza
    Frozen, delivered, veggie or not. Pizza is a necessity.