From Austin With Love: An Open and Urgent Letter to Anyone Who Loves Tequila and Cannabis

Greetings from Austin, TX. A few months ago, we started a new trip, an adventure called Lucky Stash®. Here, in this town, we like to do things boldly, and we’re always looking for new experiences and products. But we also like to keep it weird. This is our recipe for success -or at least for having fun while doing something. That’s how Lucky Stash was born: an idea hidden at the bottom of a drawer gathered with the crumps in our favorite box -that we didn’t remember that we had, to fulfill these plans and roll it down. 

So, why tequila and cannabis…

We like tequila: that strong and yet delicious Mexican spirit, full of body and flavor, but also we like fun stories, and memories. We also like hemp, a subproduct that comes from the Cannabis Sativa L, with amazing organoleptic attributes and natural characteristics. So why can’t we enjoy both together; yes tequila and cannabis? We know: tequila mixed drinks aren’t such a novelty. Practically, maybe there is one tequila for every flavor known at the moment. But Lucky Stash is different because it is the first herbal liqueur made with hemp and premium tequila in all the world. 

So, we like to share our finding with you and lots of other people. Come, have a seat, and let me tell you a story about a hemp beverage that will change the way you think about tequila and cannabis. 

It all begins with green

Green is the color of progress, the one that tells us to keep going, to look forward. It is also a code for cannabis lovers: when you see a green thing, you might be seeing something related to weed. Well, maybe not all the green things you saw during your day are, but at least one or two might be related, like our bottle. 

Imagine going to your favorite liquor store, the place where you buy your favorite tequila or beverage. Then, you see a skull at the top of a crystal bottle and a forbidden strike hits you; you feel something is prohibited and therefore a sense of curiosity appears. Suddenly, you will take a closer look, and read the name besides that classic weed image: “Lucky Stash”. It will be love at first sight, trust me. 

You might be in Austin at the time. The city will be the perfect stage for this first encounter. You will take without hesitation the bottle of Lucky Stash because this action is going to feel natural: a green bottle with a skull at the top, guarding hemp-infused premium tequila. Everything in its right place. 

And then, its all on enjoying the ride…

The trip will be different for each person (considering the miles from the mall, liquor store, or wherever you bought your Lucky Stash, and the place you will try it for the first time). So, when it’s the right time and place for you -with your friends, family, or your own-, remove the skull and use your nose first. The aroma will be intense, a profile highlighting notes of herbal fennel, citrus apple, and caramel. Hey, don’t worry, THAT AROMA is also part of the experience: a delicate Kush, complex but not overwhelming, that awakens your appetite.

Now is time for the first touch: with a medium alcoholic profile, Granny Smith taste, balanced bittersweet sensation. At first sight, it has a fresh and subtle OG-Kush Type aftertaste, and cooked agave balances the flavors: the first and perfect joint between tequila and cannabis. 

In the end, you will be part of a new club, full of proudly weirdos and bold people, who love to be themselves, enjoy new experiences, color green, and from now on, Lucky Stash. 

Are you in?

A guide to “enjoint” a perfect 4/20

The time has come for you to get around with your friends and praise a secret code. An ancient formula, a mythical language that, as years go by, is giving the right message to the right people. You can see it in a watch, in a bus stop, in a sign while coming back home, in the back of your favorite cereal box, in your computer, in the newspaper, in every place where numbers are telling you that every moment is the perfect moment to “enjoint” life.

But in a calendar, there is also a specific date. A date that has made these secret messages crystal clear for all of us: 4/20. So, in order to make the best of this special day, Lucky Stash has some advice for you. You can call it “steps”, to have a nice trip:

The beginning of 4/20

Every community has its own history, its own narrative, a moment when it all began. 4/20 people is no exception. The official date? 1971. The place? San Rafael, Northern California. The main characters? A group of friends that called themselves “Waldos”, who started a journey together to the first 420 Holy Gray, exactly at 4:20, during a special day. They never found it, of course, but their legends remain, and also the search for it.

Be cautious

We are not giving a lecture or something like that, but a 4/20 warrior knows its own limits. First of all, select the variant -or sword ;)- that fits your strength. Some people like a more peaceful journey, and others a more epic one. Remember: there is a path meant to be yours.

High and dry

You will need lots of water during this day because you will talk, you will laugh and, of course, you’ll trip. Always have a bottle close to you, and watch out for a friend that may seem to have a dry 4/20 experience. You will also need food for the journey’s finale, but, as important as it is, maybe it should have its own time.

A selected 4/20 menu

We all were there, in front of our fridges, without knowing what to do, what to take, what to taste. Sometimes these moments end up as some choices that, in a different date or mind state, might be a little bit nasty. So, the best way to create a 4/20 menu is mixing up two main concepts: simplicity and deliciousness. Basic snacks can be a good start, but you might need a main course: think about  it before 4/20 -maybe the day before, because it might not last for too many days or hours even ;)- , and please, save it for the last moments of the day. It is also important that whatever is on your menu, its not cooked or heated, because playing with fire is not the best idea during 4/20.

Traditions are the best time to try new things

4/20 is the best moment to try new things… and find a Lucky Stash. No, we are not talking about the bottom of your drawer, but it is something similar. At Lucky Stash we always have the 4/20 people in our minds, the ones that are bold and creative and try new adventures. And also, those who always share the best moments with their friends. During this 4/20, we’d like to be part of every circle, of every toast. We’d like to be THE 4/20 TEQUILA, from Austin to the world. Knowing that this community is the best example that taking a trip once in a while is a nice way to enjoy life. 

5 Things You Need to Know About Hemp

We’ve combined two beautiful things and created a hemp infused tequila to bring you an experience like no other. Hemp has been around for too long, but its popularity has been increasing in the past years. The difference between hemp and marijuana its not much, but their worlds could definitely be quite different.

Hemp is one of the most exciting plants at the moment. The seeds and flowers are packed with health benefits, and the crop itself can be used to create many kinds of eco-friendly products. It felt only obvious to infuse tequila with the magic of hemp and other botanicals to create a unique and delicious liqueur.

Interested in learning more? Here’s what you need to know about hemp.

1. Hemp and marijuana are technically the same plant

In terms of botany, hemp and marijuana are literally the same species of plant. Nature doesn’t distinguish between the two, but the law does.

Legally, hemp is cannabis that contains 0.3 percent or less THC content by dry weight.

THC, short for tetrahydrocannabinol, is the chemical in cannabis that makes you feel intoxicated – that is, high. Because hemp contains so little THC, it can’t make you feel intoxicated.

The Agricultural Act of 2018 and other laws draw the line at 0.3 percent – but it’s a fairly arbitrary number. This figure was proposed in The Species Problem in Cannabis: Science & Semantics, a book written by Ernest Small and published in 1979. Small explained that it was difficult to distinguish between hemp and cannabis because there’s no real difference. Small proposed the 0.3 percent rule as a solution.

So, while hemp and marijuana are the same species of plant, marijuana can get you high while hemp cannot.

2. Hemp is legal in more places around the world

Although hemp can’t get you intoxicated, it’s not legal in all countries. That is, however, slowly changing.

For example, hemp is totally legal in the US and in many European countries. The 2018 Farm Bill made it legal to grow hemp throughout the US. It also made hemp-derived CBD products legal to manufacture, sell, and use. So don´t be surprised if in your future journey you find our hemp infused tequila in the liquor store´s shelves.

3. Hemp contains CBD

The hemp flower (also called the bud) is rich in CBD. CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is one of the many chemicals found in hemp and cannabis plants. It’s a popular health product at the moment because it’s associated with numerous health benefits.

CBD is often used for:

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Sleep issues (like insomnia)
  • Pain and inflammation
  • Skin conditions (like acne)
  • Seizure conditions

While there needs to be more research on the benefits of CBD before we fully understand it, the current studies are promising. Many people use CBD daily for health reasons.

4. Hemp seed is associated with numerous health benefits

Hemp seeds are popular health foods. While hemp seeds only contain trace amounts of CBD, they pack a health punch all on their own. Rich in omega fatty acids and vitamins, hemp seeds can be added to a salad or sandwich, or added to a smoothie in oil form. 

5. Hemp is an eco-friendly plant

Hemp isn’t just good for creating health products. It can be used to make eco-friendly products, including:

  • Rope
  • Paper
  • Textiles
  • Animal feed
  • Biofuel
  • Building materials (like “hempcrete”)
  • Biodegradable plastic

Hemp is a great alternative to other crops (like cotton) and trees. This is partly because hemp requires very little water to grow and it naturally repels insects, making it easy to grow without using harmful pesticides. It also grows to maturity fast, which means that more products can be produced in less time and using less space.

What’s more is that multiple parts of the hemp plant can be used, including the flower, stalks, seeds, leaves, and more. No part of the hemp plant needs to be discarded. This means that hemp is a low-waste crop to produce.

For this reason, many environmentally conscious consumers are opting for hemp clothing, paper, and fabrics.