420 Guide: What is 420 and what to do on April 20


Thousands of people around the world will be celebrating 420 on April 20th.  For cannabis enthusiasts around the world, 420 is a holiday. Some even will take the day off to celebrate this day.


Where did the term 420 come from?  

Perhaps an urban myth, 420 originated in 1971.   Five high school students in San Rafael California, called “The Waldos” used 420 as a code word where they would meet at 4:20 every day after school to search for an abandoned cannabis crop they had learned about from a treasure map made by the grower.

All 420 puns and celebrations aside, historically April 20th was when protesters and pro-cannabis activists would gather to advocate for the legalization of cannabis.   Since the 90’s, protests would happen around the world on this day.


So what are some things to do on 420?


Eat Edibles

Budderweeds has some amazing edibles ranging from the micro-dosed to the 100mg.  This is a great way to monitor dosing, but also a great way to have fun with cannabis.  


Gather some of your fave stoner buds

420 should be celebrated as Canada has come a long way to reach legalization.  Celebrate with your friends (or your stoner-friendly family).


Make reservations at a dope place

Have you ever been stoned and just have the munchies?  If you are celebrating 420 this year, try making a reservation at your fave local eatery.  Decide on a place to go before you start consuming, however, because many tend to get indecisive when lifted.


Take a road trip to a 420 friendly city

For those who are living in provinces where cannabis is hard to find, head over to a weed-friendly city like Toronto, Montreal or Vancouver.   Check out the 420 events in these cities, as they are sure to be large celebrations. Please, however, do not ingest and drive.


Do Some Art, Make Some Music!   

If you are into jamming with friends at the beach or just want to spend some time working on something creative, use this day to get into a creative flow.  


Watch Stoner Movies

Did you know that nearly all the clocks in the pawn shop scene of Pulp Fiction are set to 4:20?  Mind:Blown! Or maybe check out the Stoner classic “The Big Lebowski“.


Go to a 420 Event

Music, munchies, and a bunch of 420 besties hanging out in the same place?  At these events, you will often find great prices on different products that you have never tried before or even get to sample some products. Please however if you are getting to a 420 event, consume within your limit and don’t mix different substances. Read more about the best events around the world below!

Don’t forget to check out which Budderweeds cannabis products each province is offering throug Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) Alberta Cannabis, BC Cannabis Store or Societe Quebec de Cannabis websites.

April 20 Ultimate Guide

Marijuana smokers and non-smokers perceive April 20, or 4/20 to be associated with cannabis culture, and there’s a lot of people who have no idea how the date was picked. Some state “420” is code among cops for “cannabis smoking in advancement.” Some note 4/20 is likewise Adolf Hitler’s birthday. What’s more, some venture to refer to Bob Dylan’s melody “Stormy Day Women #12 and 35” in light of the fact that 12 increased by 35 breaks even with 420. Be that as it may, to say it gruffly, those gossipy tidbits about the history behind how April 20, and 4/20, got related with pot are false.

The most valid story follows 4/20 to Marin County, Calif. In 1971, five students at San Rafael High School would meet at 4:20 p.m. by the grounds’ statue of physicist Louis Pasteur to share. They picked that particular time in light of the fact that extracurricular exercises had generally finished by at that point. This gathering — Steve Capper, Dave Reddix, Jeffrey Noel, Larry Schwartz, and Mark Gravich — ended up known as the “Waldos” in light of the fact that they met at a divider. They would state “420” to one another as code for cannabis.

Now, around the world 4/20 is seen as weed day, and in locations all over the world 4/20 is seen as a festival to smoke cannabis. Here, you will find out about all of the events that are taking place in cities around the world!

4/20 Cannabis Events in 2019

Here, we list out the best 4/20 events from around the world! From the USA, to Canada, the UK and Germany check out some of the best events

California, USA

California officially commenced recreational cannabis sales in 2018. Sales might have fallen short of initial expectations, but the celebrations will certainly not. Check out everything that California has planned for weed day 2019!

  • Going Green in the Golden Years: Cannabis for Seniors with Patrica Smith
  • Wednesday, April 17, 2019

    2:00 PM

    Elevation 2477 Community Room
    569 Searls Ave Ste D
    Nevada City, CA 95959

    Seniors want the same thing that most people want from marijuana- to ease pain and relax. A new study about elderly people and cannabis reveal that nearly 100 percent of seniors benefit from medical marijuana.

  • Sex and Cannabis: Beginners Workshop with Cannabis Educator Sara Payan
  • Wednesday, April 17, 2019

    6:00 PM

    Good Vibrations
    189 Kearny St
    San Francisco, CA

    This workshop will tell you how sex and weed go together. Ran by Sara Payan, she will talk about how cannabis works with out bodies, how to choose the right product, how to use Cannabis Lube (speaking of weed lube, you can check out ours here).

  • Magic Bus Experience 2019
  • This is L.A’s ONLY multi-Sensory Weed holiday party! The whole event is magic.

    Friday, April 19, 2019 –
    Saturday, April 20, 2019
    2:00 PM – 11:55 PM

    The Globe Theatre
    740 S Broadway
    Los Angeles, CA 90014

  • Up in Smoke Burlesque 4/20
  • Saturday, April 20, 2019

    9:00 PM

    Cafe Club Fais Do-Do
    5257 West Adams Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90016

    Celebrating a little 4/20 with a burlesque tribute featuring artists, themes, and of course our cannabis cuties rocking the stage! A fully marijuana themed show that will keep you grooving all night! Bring your friends and come celebrate!

    Cannabis Events in Colorado

    In recent years Colorado has been the epicenter of weed celebrations. 2019 will be no different! There’s a lot of cannabis related fun to have, check out our guide created for Colorado!

  • Graphic Design Principles
  • Monday, April 15, 2019

    2:00 PM

    The Coffee Joint
    1130 Yuma Court
    Denver, CO 80204

    Get to know Adobe quickly and casually as we create graphics, discuss Intellectual Property protections, and expand on each other’s experiences! Come toke up with us and salute to vectors! BYOLaptop | Donation based course 420 Friendly BYOWax & Glass & we will set you up with an e-nail! Vaporization only; Dry herb vaporization welcome.

  • Stir It Up: Bob Marley Day
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019

    8:00 AM

    The Coffee Joint – Denver, CO
    1130 Yuma Court
    Denver, CO 8020

    Could you be loved? Of course, it’s Bob Marley Day at The Coffee Joint! Listen to the Bob Marley albums in the shop and watch Bob Marley films on the projector in the back. Buy from the dispensary next door and consume for free! Wear your Bob Marley gear in to get 10% off all glass in the shop!

  • Mile High 420 Festival 2019
  • Saturday, April 20, 2019

    10:00 AM

    Civic Center Park
    101 West 14th Ave
    Denver, CO 80202

    As the first state to legalize cannabis, Colorado has a unique history with the marijuana movement. As a result, The Mile High 420 Festival draws advocates from around the world. Re-imagining what the holiday has represented in the past, our goal in 2019 is to continue to fight the stigma while celebrating the booming cannabis industry here in the Mile High city.
    Join us with over 50,000 people as we celebrate the cannabis culture and the future of what continues to be is a flourishing industry for our nation.

    4/20 Events Arizona

    Arizona’s legalization efforts in recent years might have come up short, but people love cannabis in the state! The week of 4/20 will host some great events in Arizona.

  • Understanding Medical marijuana for Higher Health
  • Wednesday, April 17, 2019

    12:00 PM

    Cocos Restaurant
    9801 W Bell Rd
    Sun City, AZ 85351

    Visit this event to see the presentation that has been called the “best and most meaningful class taken” by students of Lifelong Learning. Learn the history, uses, laws, and medicinal applications of cannabis (also known as medical marijuana). Meet your neighbors and hear what is working for them, find local resources, understand how to get your medical card, and much more!

  • Days on the Green Music Festival 2019
  • Friday, April 19, 2019 –
    Saturday, April 20, 2019
    10:00 AM – 11:00 PM

    Fear Farm
    2208 N 99th Ave
    Phoenix, AZ 85037

    Item 9 Labs presents Days on the Green Festival April 19th & 20th. Slightly Stoopid Sublime with Rome, Dirty Heads, Iration, Pepper, Tribal Seeds, Katastro, Common Kings, Fortunate Youth, Hirie, Pacific Dub, Bikini Trill, The Supervillains, Law, Tyrone’s Jacket & Barefoot

  • Smily Green’s 420 Fest in Phoenix
  • Friday, April 19, 2019 –
    Saturday, April 20, 2019
    10:00 AM – 11:00 PM

    Fear Farm
    2208 N 99th Ave
    Phoenix, AZ 85037

    Smily Green’s 420 Fest Live in Tucson @ Wild Willy’s Cantina.

    4/20 Events in New York

  • CuraCares – Caring for patient sLiving with Parkinson’s
  • Thursday, April 18, 2019

    6:00 PM

    Curaleaf Newburgh
    8 North Plank Rd
    Newburgh, NY 12550

    Nearly one million people in the US will be living with Parkinson’s Disease by 2020, according to The Parkinson’s Foundation. If you are living with Parkinson’s or know someone who is, Curaleaf is here to care for you. Parkinson’s is a qualifying condition for the New York Medical Marijuana Program.

  • Papadosio: Content Coma Spring Tour 2019
  • Friday, April 19, 2019

    7:00 PM

    Town Ballroom
    681 Main St
    Buffalo, NY 14203

    Papadosio is an exploratory progressive rock band striving to create music that is strangely familiar, and calls all walks of humanity to bask in a unique experience celebrating the one constant in an ever-changing world: Music.

  • Adventure Club
  • Saturday, April 20, 2019

    10:00 PM

    Great Hall – Avant Gardner
    140 Stewart Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11237

    Adventure Club is a Canadian electronic dance music duo composed of Christian Srigley and Leighton James, based out of Montreal, Quebec. The duo began as a hardcore pop-punk band before venturing into electronic dance music in 2011. They are best known for their remixes of “Lullabies” by Yuna and “Crave You” from Flight Facilities. The duo’s debut album Red // Blue was released on 2 December 2016.

    4/20 events in Canada

    This is the first legal 4/20 event in Canada! Everyone loves to participate on this day, but there’s a deeper meaning behind 4/20 in Canada. 4/20 actually used to be a day of protest. 4/20 used to be all about demanding the legalization of cannabis. The only reason that the cannabis act passed in Canada was that people fought for it, 4/20 actually used to be a protest. Even though cannabis has been legalized, people still aren’t happy because the use of weed legally isn’t as free as we think it is! Nevertheless, 4/20 is still going to be a party in Canada.

    4/20 in British Columbia

  • 420 Vancouver
  • Saturday, April 20, 2019


    Vancouver Sunset Beach Park,
    1204 Beach Ave

    Now in 25th year, Vancouver’s marquee 4/20 event is set to return to Sunset Beach Park for a unique combination of protest, celebration, and farmers’ market! This is one of the best 4/20 events in the world, and as always, it’s free to attend. Book your flight to vancouver and get down to Sunset beach!

  • Pineapple Express
  • Saturday, April 20, 2019

    8.00 PM

    Rickshaw Theatre, 254 East Hastings St, Vancouver

    The Main Event is throwing its 13th semi-annual dance showcase on 420! Tickets range from $25-$30 for the “amazing show and one hell of a party.”

  • 420 Yoga Vancouver
  • Saturday, April 20, 2019

    4.00 PM

    MakerLabs, 780 East Cordova St

    Ring in Canada’s first legal 420 with your sights set on higher consciousness! Bring your weed but not your papes, because vapes will be available on hand, and there’s no smoking allowed indoors anyways. Admission is $20.

    4/20 in Alberta

  • Buds & Blooms 420 Industry Party
  • Saturday, April 20, 2019

    2:00 PM

    Ranch House at the Calgary Polo Club
    24041 306 Ave. W., Okotoks

    art of a full day of 4/20 events in Calgary, join Mary J. Brides and Ten7teen for a mixer featuring live music, welcome cocktails, food stations, designated consumption areas. Come eat, smoke, and mix it up with industry leaders. Admission is free.

  • YelaWolf 420 Show
  • Saturday, April 20, 2019

    9:00 PM

    AB Union Hall, 6240-99 St
    Edmonton, Alberta

    Hip hop artist and singer YelaWolf performs at Union Hall on 4/20 at this event presented by Blueprint. Tickets are $44.95.

    4/20 events in Saskatchewan

  • Praire Canna Presents K-OS & Friends
  • Saturday, April 20, 2019

    7:00 PM

    SK Coors Event Centre
    241 2nd Ave,

    Groove Pusher hosts legendary Toronto rapper K-OS along with Parab Poet, the Hip Hop Hippies, and Dr. J, to celebrate 4/20 in Saskatoon. Tickets are $20 for the event benefiting CFAMM (Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana).

  • Annual 420 Afterparty w/ K-OS & K+LAb
  • Saturday, April 20, 2019

    11:00 PM

    SK Coors Event Centre
    241 2nd Ave,

    After the K-OS show, break out the glow sticks and bust a move to New Zealand’s K+Lab. Tickets are $30 to watch as SK’s Flatland Funk go head-to-head with STVNK FVCE in a Trap & Dubstep battle.

    4/20 in Ontario

  • 420 Toronto 2019
  • Saturday, April 20, 2019

    Woodbine Park, 1695 Queen St

    Toronto’s long-standing event has been moved to the sprawling Woodbine Park for 2019. While no permit has yet to be secured, organizers relay that the Toronto Police and City Of Toronto have assured them access to a live music stage and permissions for vendors. Fingers crossed!

  • Niagara Falls 420 Expo 2019
  • Saturday, April 20, 2019

    Scotiabank Convention Centre,
    6815 Stanley Ave
    Niagara Falls

    Learn, network and grow! The Niagara Falls Cannabis Expo will feature 20,000 square ft. full of exhibitors, educational seminars, guest speakers, manufacturers, and more. Attendees can also look forward to a guest appearance by Super Troopers star and Broken Lizard crew member Erik “Rabbit” Stolhanske. Tickets are $15.

  • Cannabis Cooking Co – 420 Edition
  • Saturday, April 20, 2019

    477 Richmond St
    W. Toronto

    Featuring breakfast, lunch and dinner sessions, this cooking class celebrates 4/20 with a make-and-take workshop covering two different cannabis-infused edible treats. Each class costs $125 to partake. If you don’t want to learn how to make your own edibles, then why not check out our edibles here?

    4/20 day in London

    Cannabis culture is not limited to North America. Our friends across the pond are just as much into weed as we are. Every year on April 20 thousands of people rally at Hyde Park in London and they have a great time! So if you want to celebrate weed culture in the UK then get to:

    Hyde Park
    London, England
    W2 2UH

    The party starts at 11am, so celebrate in style in the UK!

    Buy Weed Online

    Now you where the party’s at on 4/20. Why not get in the mood for these events by learning how to buy weed online? Learn about different flowers, and see the steps that you need to take celebrate4/20 in style.

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