Going Home for the Holidays? How to Be with Family and Still Get High


The holidays are upon us, and if you’re planning on going home for the holidays this means you’re most likely spending time with the family. If you’re someone who is accustomed to lighting up with fam, you’ve definitely got something to be thankful for. Not everyone’s family is exactly cool with the legalization of cannabis, however.

If you’re going home for the holidays, and you’re worried about getting high (or how you’re family will react to your cannabis consumption), we’ve got a few tips to make this holiday season a bit more chill if you’re planning on bringing Mary Jane home with you.

Be Discreet

If you’re family isn’t exactly pro-pot, the last thing you want to do is be in the middle of some crazy family drama over it. Feel the need to take a toke? Be discreet about it. Take a walk outside, whether it’s down the suburban block you grew up on or into the woods at Grandpa’s family cabin.

Be Open

Maybe your family is on the fence about marijuana. There are some extremely open-minded people who don’t necessarily smoke weed. If your family happens to fall in this category, be open with them about your cannabis use. Talk to them about its benefits, and how much things have changed over the past ten years. While Mom might not want you smoking while stirring the gravy, she could be okay with you stepping outside to do the deed.

Find Yourself a Family Friend

Chances are, you aren’t the only one in the family who likes to dabble in a bit of cannabis. Whether it’s that crazy uncle everyone warned you about or one of the cousins you never see, there’s likely to be someone in the family you can find to be your pot buddy over the holiday weekend. If they don’t let the cat out of the bag early on, just wait until they’re a glass of wine or two in. Someone’s likely to slip that they’re pro-pot. Maybe they’ll even have some to share.


The holidays are a wonderful time to get together with family. And Thanksgiving could very well be one of the best holidays for getting high. There is after all, the food.