For marijuana smokers and non-smokers alike, the 420 holiday is a perfect time to push for marijuana reforms or celebrate its legalization in some parts of the world. In fact, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML)—a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC—is hosting a series of online virtual 4/20 celebrations throughout the day wherein participants can listen to live musical performances and learn more about reform plans from lawmakers.
Meanwhile, in the Philippines, Twitter users decided to legalize a different type of drug that most Pinoys love to munch on during merienda (snack time). The #LegalizeMaruya became a trending topic today on Twitter with 7,157 tweets—and seriously though, we had to do a double-take to check whether there was some sort of a typo here.
But yes, Pinoy online users are actually talking about the famed sliced, deep-fried banana we often see in the streets, along with its siblings, turon and banana cue. Now, the question is why on earth #LegalizeMaruya became today’s hot topic?
Although the answer remains undefined, #LegalizeMaruya has spawned hilarious tweets—and here are some of our favorites.
Happy 420 👊😤✨ mga ulol 💨🍁✨ glaze it 😋🤙 dont 😡🙅♂️ blaze it 🥺👉👈⚡️ #LegalizeMaruya pic.twitter.com/0F5GkZiC40
— god (@itspanginoon) April 20, 2020
Despite what's happening around, let us not forget to fight for our rights!#LegalizeMaruya
Maruya = sugar coated banana cue
Pinaypay or shall I say "combo" in ilonggo = deep fried and sprinkled with washed sugar. pic.twitter.com/KpFUrdIPaP
— couchpotato (@hajeddame) April 20, 2020
eat maruya we get so high
like birds in the sky we fly#LegalizeMaruya pic.twitter.com/ebHKNztIKp
— code: 016 (@SkepticalWakwak) April 20, 2020
We have so many questions
#LegalizeMaruya is trending and im— pic.twitter.com/HLVqysUhKg
— 🤧 (@LEEEEEH17) April 20, 2020
No matter how hard you try to explain what a maruya is, we still don’t get WHY IT’S A TRENDING TOPIC ON TWITTER JUST WHYYYY
Happy 420 (Weed Day)! #LegalizeMaruya
Maruya is a type of fritter from the Philippines. It is usually made from saba bananas. The most common variant is prepared by coating thinly sliced and "fanned" bananas in batter and deep frying them. They are then sprinkled with sugar. pic.twitter.com/CYGR1duajj
— SouHitUnited (@SouHitUnited) April 20, 2020
Now some people are thinking it’s some sort of drugs
just found out that this #LegalizeMaruya is about dr*gs pic.twitter.com/kqhbDAU5Lt
— 𝓭𝓮𝓷𝓲𝓬𝓮 (@corncliaswft) April 20, 2020
First of all I thought it was #LegalizeMarijuana but bijj when I look again it was #LegalizeMaruya hahaha y'all clowning me!🤣 And also what's with this trend #LegalizeMaruya ? pic.twitter.com/PAYReHEVnG
— 데이리💜 (@_ljm04) April 20, 2020
damn I thought this trend is for cannabis, but I was wrong 😂#LegalizeMaruya pic.twitter.com/ADhxRsDEsr
— kyle (@anotsodev) April 20, 2020
But if it’s a call to support our local desserts, then count us in!
Please legalize this all!!
Support Local Dessert!!😍 pic.twitter.com/zTmZydsCIN
— Max (@Max38589270) April 20, 2020
Whatever the reason behind this, this only makes us crave maruya more!
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