This year, Tax Day and everyone’s favorite stoner holiday, 4/20, will fall just two days apart on the calendar – a coincidence that is sure to see plenty of people engulfing their IRS sorrows (or celebrating their fat refunds) in a cloud of weed smoke. Their closeness on the calendar is fitting for more reasons than one – after all, as marijuana use becomes increasingly legal in the United States, it’s hard to talk about weed without also talking about taxes.
With this in mind, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Latino USA for Weed Week, a cross-platform collaboration that will dive into the many ways cannabis culture and policy intersect with Latino communities – all leading up to LUSA’s marijuana-themed episode, airing on Friday. Together, we’ve talked to artists about how weed informs their creative process, examined how legalizing marijuana in Puerto Rico might help solve the island’s debt crisis, explored the new frontier of dispensary edibles in heavily Latino regions (weed tamales are now a thing!), and looked at how Latino communities continue to be impacted by drug policy. We’ve also come up with some useful guides for you – from ganja-themed streams on Netflix, to pacheco products by Latinos, and a Spanish weed slang glossary, so you know how to score no matter where you may be.
These are just some of the stories we’ll be rolling up out all week – so be sure to check back here for daily features and updates!
💨Feliz weed week mijos 💨