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420 in Toronto: A New Level of Celebration for 2017

There was something different in the cold and rainy air during this year’s myriad of 420 celebrations in Toronto.

Canada’s largest city was overrun by an ever-present fog of pot smoke and the fresh feeling of public confidence that had been lacking in previous years. It was a confidence in knowing that the country, just over a week ago, tabled legislation that will spell the end of over nine decades of cannabis prohibition.

The excitement was almost tactile as dispensary owners, joint rollers, and thousands of adults joining in the celebrations openly shared free cannabis products as one community. Although the Toronto Police presence were plentiful at these events, the cops were merely bystanders and sightseers on the the cannabis community’s day of celebration.

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The first of the events I was fortunate enough to attend was Green Market Toronto. Lisa Campbell and her crew did a fantastic job, as usual. A DJ pumped out rock and electronica music while adults of all ages roamed the booths and enjoyed a plethora of infused samples. Vaporizers ready for a toke, oils, shatter, edibles and hash products were openly displayed and enjoyed.

The event took place in Toronto’s Kensington Market, which is a small village comprised of narrow, crisscrossing streets. In it, lay some of the most creative stores one can think of including artisan pie shops, small art galleries, decades-old pizzerias, and of course, dispensaries and vapour lounges. The aroma of a melange of marijuana strains trickled its way through several blocks, making it evident what day of the year it was.

Shortly after consuming a brownie and a gummy bear, which were both destined to make my afternoon epic, I set off to the 420 celebrations at Dundas Square.

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For anyone who has not had the good fortune of visiting Toronto, the Square is essentially a piazza of party in the heart of the city. It was there that a massive 420 event took place, with Weedmaps as a major sponsor educating the attendees and sending folks home with free gear.

A crowd of thousands packed into this normally spacious venue that included a stage where activists, poets, and anyone else who simply loved pot cheered on the crowd. Booths selling T-shirts, paraphernalia, and munchies like donuts and chips lined the outer perimeter. There were also many daring individuals walking around selling infused cheesecake and joints, despite the strong police presence. The event was something to be seen.

Once the sun faded from the Toronto skyline, I was able to attend a swanky party thrown by the awesomely stylish people at Tokyo Smoke. If there was a more high-class 420 event in Toronto yesterday, I certainly didn’t hear about it.

Music pumped through the venue as guests drank top-shelf alcohol and enjoyed a table full of candy at the back. The packed house was very much an industry-style event, where conversations could be heard about many different products, stocks, investments, and the future of the cannabis market as one meandered through the crowd.

After hopping the subway and heading home, there was time to reflect on the significance of this  particular 420.

In the past, there was always a groundswell of excitement when this holiday came around — knowing we’d be able to enjoy marijuana openly without prohibition’s harsh consequences. However, this positive energy always became a tad melancholy by the evening, once we inevitably realized that it would be back to business as usual the following day. But this year, a lingering satisfaction remained knowing that Canada is the furthest it’s ever been in ending prohibition once and for all.

One can only imagine what next year’s 420 will be like.

 

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Weedmaps Oasis Steals the Show During Coachella Weekend

Every year, the music world seems to come to a halt for two consecutive weekends as the industry elite flock to the dry and dusty desert of Indio, California for Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The massive event draws fans, artists, and brands from around the world to participate in what has become a […]

 

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Go All in This 420, Las Vegas Style

As the legions of cannabis enthusiasts enjoy our high holiday of 420 in any of the eight states that have officially legalized adult-use marijuana, the rest of the country is either hiding their celebration in a secluded spot or headed to Las Vegas where medical marijuana reciprocity rules the land.

If you happen to have taken the Sin City route this year, you’d be wise to visit the following spots:

(Caveat: While anyone hoping to shop for their favorite strain will still need their medical marijuana card (it’s a bummer, we know), in just a few short months it will be time for everyone over the age of 21 to celebrate in Nevada.)

the_apothecarium_marijuana_dispensary_las-vegasThe Apothecarium

Handing out sweet freebies with qualifying purchases, Apothecranium is also offering a smoking hot buy one get one (BOGO) deals on State Flower Cannabis Superglue and Blackjack for purchases over an eight. Sweetening the pot further, Apothecranium is offering a BOGO special on both KIVA bars and Valhalla gummies.

thrive_cannabis_marketplaceThe Apothecary Shoppe  

Just before the strike of 4:20 p.m., Apothecary will fire up their 420 event. Planned to roll all night long, the MMJ dispensary will have some intriguing specials on several of their high-end strains. Weed often delivers the munchies, so Apothecary will have a food truck on-site while a DJ energizes the crowd. True to its “Sin City” moniker, Apothecary will be releasing their new Top Hat Chocolates line, creating a scantily clad collaboration between a Strip culinary talent and some tasty high-octane edibles.

euphoria_dispensary_las_vegasEuphoria Wellness

Meanwhile, over at Euphoria Wellness, bud tenders will be offering special deals for as little as $4.20 throughout the entire day. The dispensary is also offering some smoking hot deals on select edibles and Cannavative items. For those who would like to test their luck and embrace their inner gambler, customers can spin a prize wheel to potentially win various items.

the_grove_lass_vegas_marijuana_dispensaryThe Grove Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Celebrating its one-year anniversary on April 20, The Grove Medical Marijuana Dispensary will fire up their fun-filled festivities with a food truck, raffle drawings, music, and more. Specials deals will be made available all day long.

reef_marijuana_dispensary_las_vegasReef Dispensaries

Also celebrating their one-year anniversary tomorrow, the 420-event at Reef Dispensary will also include a culinary treat from Soul Food Cafe Express, product specials, contests, giveaways, and more.

thrive_cannabis_marketplace_las_vegas_marijuana_dispensaryThrive Cannabis Marketplace

A 420 special, Thrive will be offering ounces of Lemon Skunk or Sour Banana Sherbet for just $99. Cultivated by Green and Gold Supply Company, eight special jars of the sub-$100-Oz will contain eight golden eggs printed on the inside of the jar’s lid. Any individuals lucky enough to find one of these golden egg jars will win an additional ounce of Green and Gold Supply Company for just $1. Like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the recipients of the eight golden eggs will be invited to an exclusive tour of Green and Gold’s cultivation facility.

F.Y.I. – Currently, the general public is not allowed to purchase recreational marijuana from the existing medical marijuana dispensaries. Additionally, smokers can only consume their stash at a private residence. “Parks, campgrounds and national forests” are also strictly “off-limits.” In addition to banning smoking in all public places, marijuana consumption will not be allowed in bars, casinos/hotels, nor the dispensary selling medical marijuana.

 

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