The West Coast has been the capital for the majority of the cannabis movement, but the East Coast’s passion for the plant shouldn’t be slept on. Now that things are settling down out West as most states enjoy legal recreational cannabis laws, the renaissance rages on in the East in areas, like New York, that have only recently decriminalized the plant.
The city isn’t holding its breath until legalization gets passed to get the ball rolling. Unfortunately, there are still no places to purchase recreational marijuana. But more and more events groups aiming to change that fact are throwing events to celebrate cannabis use in New York City.
In fact, they happen more often than most people would assume because they aren’t open to the general public. Most happen in pop-up locations and invites only go out to trusted members in the cannabis community.
After attending a number of these cannabis-friendly events in New York City, I’ve compiled a list of my favorites.
Twenty Past Four
Dinner guests at Smoke. Eat. Elevate. receive a bowl, lighter and four strains to sample. (Photo by @michaelyeshion/Instagram)“Welcome to the fucking Bronx,” is a statement I’ve grown fond of hearing at the beginning of every Twenty Past Four dinner.
Their infused dinners, brunches, and barbecues have been helping New Yorkers elevate their minds and palates. These speakeasy dinners are different than most infused dinners I’ve attended for a number of reasons.
First and foremost, they do not decarboxylate their flowers prior to cooking. Chef Chris, the founder of Twenty Past Four, said the reason is to use the cannabis flowers for flavor like any other herb.
Another thing that sets Twenty Past Four apart from the rest is their all-star line up for chefs including …
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