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Thursday, April 19, 2012

National Pot Smokers Day 420 Events

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The National Pot Smokers Day is upon us (National Weed Day, 420). Every year on April 20th (420) people get together and celebrate by sparking up and smoking bud all day. This pot smokers day has grown from a few college kids that would smoke cannabis at 420 after/before classes (Its believed that's how it started but there is no proof) to a worldwide event where hundred of thousands of people (if not millions) get together all around the world and smoke while attending events related to cannabis.

This year will be no different and there will be events happening around the world where people get together and have a good time smoking bud. For those of you interested in attending a 420 event I am going to compile a list of events that you can attend to celebrate 420. I will try to gather events from all around the world so those of you not from the U.S. Can also attend celebrations.

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Now for the 420 events

I figure the first event that should be listed is NORML's (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) event. For those of you living under a rock or new to cannabis/medical marijuana NORML is a group dedicated to ending the prohibition of marijuana and the reform of marijuana laws.

Here is the info right from the source:

Friday, April 20th is the big OC NORML 420 Party and we hope you will be joining us and inviting your friends. The party will be at Giovannis Pizza the normal location for our meetings, but we will be taking over the entire inside of the restaurant and tenting off the back parking lot. We have been having many meetings organizing all our events and surprises and know this will be our best party ever.
This event will feature the OC Strain and Edible Canna Cup, Patient Area, Raffles, Vendors, Contests, Food, Music and Surprises!

The party begins at 7 PM and goes all night until 1 AM and is open for anyone 18 years or older. Alcohol is available for purchase for 21+ and patients please bring your recommendations for credentials.

The cost is a $20 donation to OC NORML and includes entertainment and dinner.
We will be enjoying three live bands and holding a Rolling Contest, Bong-a-Thon, Best Booth Contest and announcing the winner of the OC Canna Cup.

Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/events/174266639360046/185451931574850/

Another major events commemorating the day is a daylong rally at Denver's Civic Center Park calling for marijuana legalization, as well as an unauthorized public smoke-out on the campus of the University of Colorado in Boulder that is expected to draw thousands. There is also a large annual gathering at the University of California at Santa Cruz, where thousands get together at 4:20 on 4/20 for a giant smoke-out.

There is also a 420 celebration in Los Angles that will feature a silent plant auction, music from DJ Crash, cultivation lectures, performances, comedy and music from Lunell, Red Spanky Hayes and others. Milton, Washington, will host the Seattle Hempfest 420 Members Social at the Cedarwood Dome & Hookah Lounge, described as a 21+ "member's only evening of music and discussion about the origins of 420, the cultural significance of the number and the future of cannabis in modern society."
There are also screenings of the "Phish 3D" movie in Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, New York and Washington D.C., and a 420 film festival in Calgary, Alberta, which last year honored such cinematic triumphs as "Johnny Appleweed," "Blaze" and "400 Bowls."

This next list I got from celebstoner.com

4/19
Kottonmouth Kings Listening Party - The Roxy, Hollywood, CA
410 Eve - iGrow, Oakland, CA

M
usic
Snoop Dogg - The Fillmore at Irving Plaza, New York, NY
Cypress Hill - The Warfield, San Francisco, CA
Willie Nelson - Topeka Performing Arts Center, Topeka, KS
Slightly Stoopid - Stubb's, Austin, TX
Devin the Dude - Warehouse Live Ballroom, Houston TX
Sublime with Rome - The Palladium, Los Angeles, CA

Comedy
Doug Benson - Acme Comedy Comedy, Minneapolis, MN
Sarah Silverman - Barnes & Noble, New York, NY
Ngaio Bealum - The Punch Line, San Francisco, CA

Movies
'How Weed Won the West' L.A. Premiere - Paramount Studios, Hollywood, CA
'Cheech & Chong's Hey Watch This!' - opening at select theaters
'Phish 3-D' - screenings in Boston, Burlington, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Raleigh-Durham and Washington, DC
420 Film Fest - Calgary, AB

Campus
University of Colorado at Boulder - Norlin Quad (right)
University of California at Santa Cruz - Porter Meadow

Competitions
Oaksterdam University's Spring Cup - Oakland, CA
Oly 420 Cup - Olympia, WA

Activist
Philly NORML Fundraiser - The Blockley Pourhouse, Philadelphia, PA
7th Annual MN NORML 420 Show - Cabooze, Minneapolis, MN
Seattle Hempfest 420 Members' Social - Cedarwood Dome & Hookah Lounge, Milton, WA
AZ4NORML 4/20 March - Tuscon, AZ
420 Rally - New York, NY

Misc
420 Celebration - Los Angeles, CA
'Green Day's American Idiot' - opens on Broadway
Stoned Red Addicts 420 Party - San Diego, CA

The next set of events I got from cannabis culture

4/20 Celebrations Around the World
Dates are Friday April 20th 2012, unless otherwise noted..
CANADA
Vancouver, British Columbia
Art Gallery HASHMOB Downtown Vancouver
Celebration starts at 1 p.m., goes to 9.00 p.m.
FREE WEED and extra Prizes for Best Pot Plants and Pot Posters at 4:20 A SMOKE OUT
A 420 CELEBRATION
http://www.facebook.com/events/268517638877/

Victoria, British Columbia
City Hall/Centennial Square
1 Centennial Square
Victoria, BC
Calgary, Alberta
Calgary Smoke Out 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Calgary City Hall:800 Macleod Trail SESecond annual 420 FilmFest
Submissions accepted from around the world! More information http://www.420filmfest.org/

Edmonton, Alberta
420 Edmonton @ the Legislative Grounds Band Shell
9515 107 St., Edmonton Alberta Canada
w/Alberta 420 Network, Doc Reefer & all your cool friends,
4:20 p.m. to 8:20 p.m. Last year almost 10,000 people came!
http://www.facebook.com/events/118795388251354/

Regina, Saskatchewan
2:00pm-4:20pm
Victoria Park (Downtown Regina )
Free Herbal Aire Vaporizer for best sign,with lots more prizes for other signs
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Legislative Building
Broadway and Osbourne
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0V8
Noon - 420?
http://www.facebook.com/events/254889634575985/

Toronto, Ontario
SMOKEOUT www.HASHMOB.ca Yonge & Dundas Square
Protest starts at NOON. Cannabis Cannon Goes Off at 4:20
Yongesterdam, Toronto
http://www.facebook.com/events/185844921513875

Ottawa, Ontario
Ottawa Major's Hill Park 2:00pm - 5:00pm
and…
Parliament Hill, Ottawa 4:20pm
http://www.facebook.com/events/193583730743789/

Hamilton, Ontario
Hamilton Ferguson Station
HASHMOB Free Pot Smoke Out
2:00pm Smoke Out Prizes at 4:20pm
http://www.facebook.com/events/317418101658114/

London, Ontario
Each year on 4/20 thousands gather at Victoria Park downtown to celebrate.
Over 2,000 people joined the festivities in 2011 that included live music.
London police made a presence but announced they were not going to lay any marijuana related charges.
London is also the hometown of Canadian cannabis policy reform advocate Marc Emery.

Peterborough, Ontario
Victoria Park, 470 Water St
1:00pm until 5:00pm
http://www.facebook.com/events/366479390044541/

Niagara Falls, Ontario
1:00pm until 5:00pm
Niagara Falls Hwy 420 & Victoria Ave. Parkette 2 p.m
March on Clifton Hill 3:15 p.m.Smoke Out City Hall, 10th annual 420rally
http://www.facebook.com/events/196457750394518/

Montréal, Québec
Every year on April 20, thousands of people gather at Mount Royal monument to celebrate 4/20.
Police don't make arrests, although they do make their presence known
St. John's, New Foundland
2nd Annual 420 (Leap Year Edition, 111th day of 2012)
Friday April 20th 2012 - Bannerman Park
2:00-5:00pm
http://www.facebook.com/events/307120936021169/

USA
Denver, Colorado
Smokeout - State Capital in Denver.Location: Civic Center Park, (intersection of Colfax and Broadway)
The official "Smoke Out" is to occur at 4:20 in the afternoon.
RIP to Ken Gorman, the original organizer of the 4/20 smoke out event in Denver.

Boulder, Colorado
Boulder's Central Park
Corner Broadway & CanyonStarting at Highnoon we will jam all day to peak at 4:20

Colorado Springs, Colorado
2nd Annual Field Of Dreamz: Freedom Festival
America The Beautiful Cannabis walk will start at 12:00pm @ Monument Valley park and head to the festival.
126 Cimino Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
http://www.facebook.com/events/370313252981004/

Santa Cruz, University of California
A celebration on April 20 takes place every year in the Porter College meadow University of California, Santa Cruz.
The event has grown during recent years after the city of Santa Cruz passed Measure K in 2006,
making marijuana a low-priority crime.
Participants in the event are often confronted by anti-drug activists.

San Diego, California
Seedless Clothing 10th Annual 4/20 Party
Event Site: www.seedlessclothing.com
SeedLess Clothing lines Annual Party.....
C-ya there .... Think Green!!!!

Sherman Oaks, California
Faded Smoke Shop's Anniversary & 4/20 Extraveganza Huge Raffle
Refreshments and much more
14517 Ventura Blvd.Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Los Angeles, California
Cypress Hill SmokeOut To Protest Marijuana Laws 4:20
Starting location City Hall (meeting at the West Steps)
200 N. Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
Ending Location: Edward R. Roybal Federal Building
255 E. Temple Street (between N. Los Angeles St. and N. Alameda St)

Oakland, California
Solano Patients' Group
Location: Oakland, CA4:20pm-6:20pm
Oakland: Oaksterdam 420 Party! Lakeside Park Garden

Fresno, California
4/20 Fest CSUF NORML is hosting a 4/20 Informational Rally
Concert at the Free Speech Area
on the campus of California State University, Fresno.4:00pm - 11pm.

San Franciso, California
Haight and Ashbury
Let's put together the worlds largest 420 celebration ever.
Every year thousands of people flock from all over California to San Francisco's Hippie Hill,
in Golden Gate Park near the famous Haight-Ashbury district.
http://www.420sanfrancisco.com

Hollywood, California
Craig X's smoke out
5150 Lankershim in No. Hollywood.
4:00pm

Dallas, Texas
The Green Reefer
Event Site: www.thegreenreefer.com
Location: Green Elephant - Dallas, TX
NORML 4/20 event party.
The Green Reefer will have a vendor booth and enjoy music and drinks with the counterculture.

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
OFFICIAL 4/20 PARTY in Sioux Falls
Event Site: www.myspace.com/thequakercitynighthawks
The Lava Lounge.

Atlanta, Georgia
8th Annual SweetWater 420 Fest
April 20-22 in Atlanta's Candler Park
featuring live musical performances, local art, food vendors, environmental workshops, a comedy tent and much more!
http://www.atlantabuzz.com/Events/Festivals_And_Fairs/24724.htm

Tallahassee, Florida
Named the #2 most pot smoking city in the United States,Thousands observe 4/20 in Tallahassee.
Some major places are the Florida State University and Florida A & M University campuses,
numerous Tallahassee greenways, and industrial district (All Saints/Railroad Square).

Miami, Florida
6th Annual 420 Fest @ Tobacco Road4/20/12, 4 P.M. – 4 A.M. Tobacco Road
Its gon’ be a major party!! $50 if u win the blunt rollin’ contest, 4/20 baby!!626 South Miami Ave

Las Vegas, Nevada
Nevada NORML Presents Vegas 420 Music Fest
Event Site: http://nevadanorml.org/The Ice House
Hosted by Puck of MTV's the Real World 4/20 & 21st @ the Ice House

Phoenix, Arizona
Campaign to Educate II
East Court Building101 W.
Jefferson Phoenix, AZ 85003 Rain Baker CAMP420
Meet Up Organizer In front of the courthouse where Advocate Rex was tried and sentenced like a criminal.

Phoenix, Arizona
Steele Indian School Park
Marijuana Peace Rally & Smokeout
http://camp420.net/april-20-rally/
http://www.facebook.com/AZCamp420?ref=nf

Springfield, Missouri
Remmington's Downtown
Doors at 4:00pm,
Show at 8 p.m.NORML weed raffles and joint-rolling contests.

Kansas City, Missouri
Public Event · By Vicki Cantrall
its 420 in KC wow. this is a breakthrough!!
http://www.facebook.com/events/117335008359267/

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Liberty Bell @ Independence Mall
Location: 501 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia , PA 191062 Day march, peace vigil and smoke-in

Miami, Florida
Churchill's 420 Festival 5501 NE
2nd Ave Music and Smoke 4/20 BBQ
Smokeout at PS14 - Miami

Concord, New Hampshire
4:20 PM on April 20, 2010
On the steps of the State House.116-130 U.S. 3
Concord, NH 03301

Keene, New Hampshire
Central Square, right in downtown Keene.
Keene, NH 03431

Manchester, New Hampshire
Manchester: SOKE OUT 2pm
Veterans Park, right in downtown Manchester, or Victory Park,
near the N.H. Institute of Art.

Nashua, New Hampshire
Library Hill, The intersection of Main Street and Amherst Street.
420 Smoke Out

Boston, Massachusetts
The Freedom Rally, Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition (MASS CANN)
Location across the Common on the Carty Parade Field.
http://masscann.org/index.php

Amherst, Massachusetts - I will be attending this event! See you there
Extravaganja is an annual celebration held on the Amherst town common.
On April 20th, the town tolerates the public smoking of cannabis.
Extravaganja is put on by the University of Massachusetts CRC (Cannabis Reform Coalition) club.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
April 20 at 12:00pm
smoke some weed and be high
Get Directions
http://www.facebook.com/events/301407049911134/

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Ghostface Killah - 420 Smoke Out
917 Cedar Ave South Minneapolis
Who The Smoke Out featuring Warren G

Mankato, Minnesota
420 Front Porch Smokeout w/ Useful Jenkins and TUGG
Friday, April 20, 2012
OUTSIDE Red Sky Lounge
Mankato, MN 56001

Flint, Michigan
Genesee County Compassion Club 420 SMOKE OUT
April 20, 2012 the G3C will host their 3rd annual Celebration and Twist-Off event
Legendary Activist John Sinclair Guest Speaker
From 11:00am-8:00pm. G-3094 N. Center Rd Flint, Mi 48506
http://genesee3c.com/

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Protest Federal Marijuana Laws Going (1,103)
http://www.facebook.com/events/133571160059244/

Raleigh, North Carolina
Lincoln Theatre
126 E. Cabarrus St, 27601-1832DJ FM and his electronic fiends got love to give.
Let's celebrate 4/20 together. More info and on sale soon.
http://www.facebook.com/events/362621400424393/

Long Island, New York
420 Party at Creek and the Cave
Location: Long Island City, NY
Event Site: www.thecreekandthecave.com
The party starts @ 4:20. Of course, drink specials.

Brooklyn, New York
Liberty Heights Tap Room
34 Van Dyke St.(corner Dwight St.)
Brooklyn, New York 11231 FREE EVENT!!

New York, NY
Thousands of people all over the tristate area gather together in Manhattan's Central Park
Take part in this day and toke some 420
HASHMOB NY

Washington, DC
BIG Protest in Washington D.C.
Sylvan Theatre March to the Lincoln Memorial..
Stick Man's Overgrow the Government Rally
At the Sylvan Theatre near the Washington Monument.
http://www.facebook.com/events/208639562560255/

WORLDWIDE

Amsterdam, Netherlands
BIG ANTI-WEEDPASS HASHMOB 420-Style Smoke-out!
By Amsterdam loving tourists and herb loving Hollanders !
Taking what may well be THE LAST CHANCE TO 420! all the way
http://www.coffeeshopnieuws.nl/4-20-2012-smokeout
https://www.facebook.com/events/262627450457719/

London, United Kingdom
Hyde Park Speakers Corner, W2 2UH
Peter Reynolds of the newly formed CLEAR (Cannabis law reform) political party
4:30pm until 9:30pm
http://www.facebook.com/events/323861470957716/

Stourbridge, United Kingdom
Lets keep this simple.
1. Bring 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 pre-rolled each. 2. 4:20pm 3. LIGHT IT UP.
This event is organized Mikey Smith and dedicated to The High Score.
4:00pm until 5:00pm
http://www.facebook.com/events/307050269334896/

Plymouth, United Kingdom
Ashleigh Way, 123
smoke until you choke
http://www.facebook.com/events/181964768556629/

Belfast, Northern Ireland
420 Smokeout at Belfast City Hall
Please help spread the news about this event
Friday 20th April 2012
http://www.facebook.com/events/203732843062190/?ref=nf

Dunedin, New Zealand
Members of Otago NORML and some students at Otago University meet every 4:20
under the Walnut tree on the Otago University Union Lawn
to smoke cannabis in defiance of New Zealand's cannabis laws.

Auckland, New Zealand
The 420 group meets regularly at the Daktory
A cannabis dispensary and cannabis connoisseur's club located in the suburb of New Lynn, Waitakere City
(incorporated in the Auckland metropolitan area)
In Auckland, New Zealand a 420 group meets regularly at the Daktory

Auckland, New Zealand
For the fifth time in New Zealand, we will be Rallying at Dominion Road/Balmoral Road Intersection
Meet at 3pm at Potters Park..
330pm: 2 invited guest speakers..
At 420pm we will fire up 1 Big Joint..
Bring your friends, family members and anyone else interested in making an effort towards cannabis law reform..

Earth, Smoke Out The World
First Annual 420 Strike on Friday April 20, 2012
Public Event · By Elvy Musikka, Starlene Breiter and Melanie WasHere
http://www.facebook.com/events/198293580277485/

 That's all the information I have for you now. If I come across more I will add to the list. If you know of a event thats not listed feel free to contact us at CannabisCountry420@gmail.com
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9 comments:

  1. Was looking 4 a 420 patry in the melboure, Florida area. Does anyone know where?

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    1. Thank You. I am glad you enjoyed the blog. I will continue to do my best with it. Just wish I had more time or a copy or two of myself to put to work : )

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    1. Thank you for your compliments. As for your question, I am not sure exactly what your asking. I do know there is a herbal synthetic marijuana (AKA Spice) called Atomic Bomb. That stuff is no good. Stay away from it. I did a few posts about others spice's.

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  4. I can't wait until cannabis is legal fully in the US.

    It is a day that seems to far away even if it were tomorrow! This needs to happen noW!

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  5. Looking for a 4/20 event in chicago il!! anyone!?

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  6. any 420 events north of seattle?

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