Happy 420! We’ll have live rolling coverage of the world’s cannabis festival throughout the day from Leafly News staff around the globe. Be sure to check out Leafly’s event calendar for 4/20 celebrations near you.
Beyond ‘Dark Side of the Moon’
6:38am – We just found the day’s best conversation starter: Name your top five stoner albums. Rolling Stone just resurfaced a great feature from 2013, “The 40 Greatest Stoner Albums.” Dr. Dre: Check. Pink Floyd: Check. Portishead: Wait, what?
When Will the Federal Madness End, Earl?
Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenaeur, leader of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, will be celebrating 4/20 by fighting to end federal prohibition. And he’ll take time out to answer your questions. Tune in to his Reddit AMA later today at 1pm Eastern, at reddit.com/r/trees/.
It’s an All-Week Event
Many of us celebrate 4/20. Snoop Dogg celebrates 4/20 Eve.
Wake n Bake, Toronto
5:59am – Good morning Toronto! You’ve got three hours to get to Yonge-Dundas Square for the start of 420 Toronto. On your way, enjoy this profile of festival organizer and longtime activist Chris Goodwin, posted this morning by Leafly contributor Randi Druzin. Did you know he got his start by selling candles?
London Coppers Wary of the 420 Day
5:52am – It’s still early in the United States, but events are well underway in London, where thousands are gathering for the annual Hyde Park cannabis rally. That makes the Metropolitan Police a bit uncomfortable, and they’re warning enthusiasts to temper their enthusiasm. And here, courtesy of the Evening Standard, is our first favorite headline of the “420 day”:
It’s a New Day in West Virginia
5:45am PDT – As morning breaks on 4/20, West Virginia enjoys its first full day as America’s 29th legal medical marijuana state. Yesterday, Gov. Jim Justice signed SB 386 into law, legalizing the use of cannabis (but not cannabis leaf) as medicine. It may be a while before the two million residents of the Mountaineer State enjoy the full benefits of the law–MMJ cards aren’t expected to be issued by the Bureau of Public Health until July 1, 2019–but today’s a day of celebration. Welcome to 420, West Virginians!