How to Have a Cannabis Thanksgiving with Your Family

Thanksgiving comes with endless food, laughs with good friends and family and relaxing. The only way to make this holiday better is by incorporating marijuana. Below we have put together a few ways to host a cannabis Thanksgiving the whole family will enjoy!

Talk To Your Family First

The first step is to make sure your family is on board with the idea. We want this to be inclusive and enjoyable for everyone- so preparation is key. Start with educating yourself and others. It is important to understand what strains will work best and what you want out of thanksgiving this year. 

A great number of cannabis strains will stimulate the appetite. Some of the well-known strains that are guaranteed to have Thanksgiving guests satisfied include OG Kush, Blue Dream, Candyland, Girl Scout Cookies, Pineapple Express, and Afghani. Usually, indica or indica-dominant strains work the best for building an appetite—but quite a few sativa strains serve well to build appetite, too.

Get Prepared 

Cannabis or not, Thanksgiving requires a great deal of preparation. We suggest you write down a list of what you want to make, corresponding ingredients, and delegate as needed. To understand the basics, check out this guide here. 

Start Small 

You may want to start your cannabis Thanksgiving with an appetizer of edibles that will slowly elevate the guests as you move into the main meal. This can be as creative as you want it to be and can incorporate a variety of edibles. We suggest using an infused honey or olive oil that can easily be added to a cheese plate or for bread. Or simply provide one of our premade edibles for your guests to enjoy! 

Drink Up

Another creative way to incorporate cannabis into Thanksgiving is with drinks! We strongly suggest avoiding alcohol if marijuana is infused to get full benefits. Opt for infusing your dinner with a festive punch or cannabis cocktail! Unlike edibles, infused cannabis beverages hit a little quicker but their effects can last for hours — another perfect option for a long meal! Try our Berry Lemonade, Cherry Limeade, Fruit Punch, or come up with your own mocktail! 

Infuse Your food

If you do decide to infuse actual foods for your cannabis Thanksgiving, remember to label it clearly! Your label should clearly state it is infused, include instructions on dosing and give the total amount and the type of cannabis used so everyone is properly informed. It’s also a good idea to keep this dish separate from the rest to avoid anyone dosing themselves on accident. We suggest this turkey recipe and something sweet for dessert! 

Enjoy responsibly and happy Thanksgiving! 


While you can make your own cannabis, it is always good to check in with a qualified dispensary to get the best products on the market. Mary and Main works hard to provide top products that will serve your needs and help you find the best solution for the challenges you face. Let us help you find what you need. Call us today or click here to learn more about Curbside Pickup!

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