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Sunday April 15, 2018

By Erin Hiatt


There’s no better way to show your love of cannabis culture than to celebrate 4/20, and you don’t have to live in a legal state to do it. With over half of the United States enjoying some type of cannabis reform, there are more reasons than ever to celebrate! 4/20 is also a fabulous time to acknowledge cannabis history and the work of all the activists who laid the groundwork for the legality cannabis enjoys today.

2017 was a killer year for both recreational and medicinal markets, and more people than ever have access to the plant. With increased access comes more opportunity to let your cannabis flag fly, so here’s a sampling of some ways you could celebrate cannabis’ big day.

Find a Cannabis Event near You

Cannabis events are a great way to take advantage of a lot of activities in one spot, like music, food, educational seminars, and booths selling 4/20 friendly merchandise.

But the best part of going to a festival is being free to enjoy cannabis culture with others who have as much appreciation for Mary Jane as you do. Law enforcement will likely be nearby, but in many cases they will also likely be looking the other way, too.

There are definitely some big events to attend this year, like 4/20 at “Hippie Hill” in Golden Gate State Park. For a complete list of every 4/20 cannabis event happening across the nation, click here.

While some of the most notable events are happening in Colorado and California, if you’re in any legal state there’s likely a cannabis event happening somewhere.

Cannabis-Inspired Arts and Entertainment

What better way to celebrate 4/20 than to take in some stoner-inspired entertainment and conversations, like a film festival, festival, concert, or play? At The Palm Springs Cannabis Film Festival they’re using the medium of film to inspire conversation around the plants. Events include panel discussions, educational programs, and social gatherings. And in Colorado, it’s all about sharing positive images and messages about cannabis at the Colorado International Cannabis & Hemp Film Festival. Colorado also has tons of music-related cannabis events happening around 4/20, click here here for the whole list!

PotGuide 4/20 Music Guide
There are tons of concerts and music-related events happening in Colorado this year. Check out our guide to find one near you!

There are also comedy shows like California’s Glazed and in Washington, Hot Sandwich: The Toasted Sub Comedy Show. You could even check out marijuana magician Weedini in Washington!

Get Active

There are plenty of ways to celebrate 4/20 in the great outdoors, like the CannaVenture Hike in Colorado and The High Guides: 2nd Annual 420 High’ke in California. And there’s no shortage of studios offering canna-friendly yoga.

Better yet, take a trip to a legal state! With 4/20 weekend in full swing, they’ll be no shortage of fabulous events to attend, and at PotGuide, we’ve got all the info you need to find 4/20 friendly housing, tours, businesses, and much more!

Get Out of Your Cannabis Routine

4/20 is a great time to try new things. Why not check out a new dispensary or head shop and show a cannabis-friendly local business some love? Some businesses may even have deals around the 4/20 holiday, so be sure to visit PotGuide’s Dispensary Deals System!

Dispensary Deals
PotGuide's deal system is your number one destination for savings at the dispensary!

You could also get out of your routine by partaking in a cannabis class. With selections ranging from lectures on cannabis cryptocurrency, CBD, art classes, and everything in between, there’s definitely something for everyone.

As you can see, here at PotGuide, we take our 4/20 celebrations seriously, and our comprehensive 4/20 event guide is easy to use. Using the dropdown, find your home state and get clicking. Happy 4/20!

What are your plans for 4/20? Let us know in the comments below!

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Erin Hiatt Erin Hiatt

Erin Hiatt is a New York City-based writer who has been covering the cannabis industry for more than six years. Her work - which has appeared in Hemp Connoisseur Magazine, PotGuide, Civilized, Vice, Freedom Leaf, MERRY JANE, Alternet, and CannaInvestor - covers a broad range of topics, including cannabis policy and law, CBD, hemp law and applications, science and technology, beauty, and psychedelics.

Erin's work and industry insights have been featured on the podcasts The Let's Go Eat Show, In the Know 420, and she has appeared as a featured panelist on the topic of hemp media. Erin has interviewed top industry experts such as Dr. Carl Hart, Ethan Nadelmann, Amanda Feilding, Mark A.R. Kleiman, Dr. James Fadiman, and culture icons Governor Jesse Ventura, and author Tom Robbins. You can follow her work on LinkedInWordpress, @erinhiatt on Twitter, and @erinisred on Instagram.

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