It’s hardly novel to sneak a spliff on a night out.
But as cannabis consumption shifts from the alley around the corner to the center of the dancefloor it’s fostering new kinds of grown-up fun – where alcohol which can drag on a high is relegated to a supporting role if it’s present at all.
(Instead many cannabis users prefer caffeine – which keeps you alert and produces a tingling in the hindbrain.)
Alcohol and nightlife are practically synonymous and have been in much of the world forever.
Booze is versatile.
It settles nerves on a first date – instills confidence and relieves the tedium at gala dinners.
Marijuana is a more finicky psychoactive.
It can amplify awkwardness and foster paranoia.
Pot parties are most likely to fall short when organizers assume any activity which compliments alcohol will work as well with cannabis.
Alcohol dulls the senses while cannabis enhances them says Jane West – a cannabis lifestyle maven in Denver.
Many of the best cannabis events are sensory-rich experiences.
One of west’s early successes was ‘Classically Cannabis’ a 420-friendly concert by the Colorado Symphony.
Similarly Grassfed the events company has been successful with a virtual reality night and with a listening party to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ Sgt Pepper.