There are many myths surrounding the origin of 420. Some say it started as the police code for "Marijuana Smoking in Progress," others at a California high school in San Rafael. Despite its hazy beginnings, 420 has become an international cannabis holiday.
Here are the top 420 celebrations happening throughout the U.S.
1. Hippie Hill – San Francisco, California
This year is expected to be the largest gathering yet as California celebrates its first year of legalization. The Hippie Hill 420 event takes place at Robin Williams Meadow in Golden Gate Park.
2. Mile High 4/20 Festival – Denver, Colorado
For those in the mile high city, Lil Wayne and Lil Jon will take the stage at Civic Center Park in downtown Denver. The free event is an all day affair, other headliners include: Inner Circle, The Wailers and Whitewater Ramble.
3. Two Flowers CBD Beer Fest – Portland, Oregon
Coalition Brewing is bringing CBD into the 420 spotlight. The free 420 beer fest will feature a selection of CBD-infused beers for a green buzz.
4. High Standards Agency’s 420 Holiday Experience – Los Angeles, California
High Standards Agency is creating a total 420 Holiday Experience with live entertainment and interactive festivities. The event includes CBD massages, joint rolling classes, hash press demos, live painting, pop up shops, skateboarding demos, acroyoga, and more.
5. Merry Jane and Postmates’ 4/20 Raffle - Online
Snoop Dogg is raffling six pairs of tickets to his 5th Annual 420 Wellness Retreat. His cannabis-focused site MERRY JANE is teaming up with delivery app Postmates for the raffle.
6. Sons of Hemp – Detroit, Michigan
This event is a decadent treat with infused foods, happy hour product discounts and an after party. Part of the proceeds will go to Women’s Healing Journey From Cancer.
7. Baked Bros "Pass the Love" – Phoenix, Arizona / Online
Baked Bros invites patients to share their story of how Baked Bros changed their world. Those who enter have a chance to win a commemorative 420 print. To share visit here.