What the world did to celebrate 420
Come rain or shine, puff but no pass, cannabis enthusiasts will find a way to celebrate 420.
Cannabis has come a long way in the past few years, becoming accepted and in some cases legalized throughout the world. We are at the dawn of a new day for marijuana, which makes this month of 420 even more special. Yes, it’s 420 all April long, with yesterday marking 420 of 420.
Check this out for the meaning and origin of 420.
Although 420 (as time) comes around every day and 4/20 ( 20th of the 4th month) comes around once a year, having a whole month of 420 (April 2020) will only be possible in a hundred years from now, making yesterday’s 20/04/2020 one for the books.
Unfortunately celebrating together was not possible due to the coronavirus pandemic, however, that didn’t stop cannabis enthusiasts from getting high and celebrating this hallowed stoner tradition.
Around the world in 420
With social gatherings and festivals celebrating 420 prohibited, 420 simply went where all lockdown celebrations go- online.
Here are a few of the live streams offered by some of pots most prominent:
Snoop Dogg’s Smoke-In, which saw the legend perform a DJ set and smoke-in with media company Merry Jane on Instagram. If you missed it, you missed it- it’s unavailable, some might say it’s up in smoke.
Willie Nelson’s Come and Toke It, an event put on by his Luck Reunion anti-festival. It featured musicians like Kacey Musgraves, Billy Ray Cyrus, Angel Olsen, and Ziggy Marley, along with other guests such as Matthew McConaughey, Jeff Bridges, and Beto O’Rourke. Relive the stream via Twitch.
Cypress Hill’s Smoke Out, which sees the group performance from their homes in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Antonio, and Amsterdam, fittingly enough, on LiveXLive.
There was also Higher Together: Sessions From Home, which features live streams on Weedmaps from Wiz Khalifa, Erykah Badu, Billy Ray Cyrus, Stephen Marley, and others celebrating 420.
If you search “420” on Instagram, you can see what the rest of the stoners were up to in celebrating the day. Basically smoking, dabbing, edible-ing marijuana and getting high, as was intended.
As always, the internet was ready to present its 420 LOLboys:
4/20 in the time of quarantine pic.twitter.com/fWVVy9aTeM
— chloe in the house (@ballofchlo) April 20, 2020
— Baked Smart (@Baked_Smart) April 18, 2020
It’s not the 420 we hoped for, but will be 420 nonetheless, and the cannabis community is taking the festivities online. What digital events are you eyeing this year?#420daily #420memes pic.twitter.com/jdRIKyaC9h
— BudsFeed (@budsfeed_) April 18, 2020
Even though yesterday’s 420 is over, we still have the whole month to celebrate the great Mary-Jane in all her glory.