4/20 Goes Virtual During Coronavirus Pandemic

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Everyone from the mayor of San Francisco to NORML is urging cannabis users to #StayHome this 4/20. So, what can you do to celebrate the highest of high holidays? Join a virtual party, of course.

To be clear: 4/20 will not be tolerated this year. Do not come to San Francisco to celebrate. We will cite people. We will arrest people if necessary,” Mayor.  “Order food. Watch Netflix. Stay home and stay safe.

San Francisco Mayor London Breed, via Twitter.

Tips and ‘best practices’ from NORML for safe seshes on 4/20:

  • Do not share your personal consumption devices with others;
  • Seek alternative delivery devices that mitigate or eliminate one’s exposure to combustive smoke;
  • Plan in advance—Avoid unnecessary trips to either marijuana retailers or dispensaries on 4/20, when these establishments may be more crowded than usual and physical distancing may be more difficult;
  • Avoid obtaining cannabis products, and vape-pens especially, from the unregulated market, as these products are of variable purity and quality and may be tainted with mold or adulterants.

4/20 virtual event listings:

420 for a Cause

Event time: 1 p.m. – 5:20 p.m. MST
Duration: 4 hours and 20 minutes
Join LivWell for a streaming 420 celebration benefiting Colorado performers including musicians, comedians, and restaurant/bar workers. Performances by The Disco Biscuits, Thievery Corporation, Lotus and Motet, as well as comedians like Doug Benson, Beth Stelling, Jonah Ray and more. Proceeds benefit Colorado Comedy Relief Fund, Colorado Restaurant Association, Eddie Roberts Payback Foundation, and the Colorado COVID Relief Fund.

4/20 World Record

Event time: 4 p.m. PST
Duration: 40 minutes
Cannabis entrepreneur Tony Diepenbrock is hosting a virtual conference in hopes of setting the world record for the most people consuming cannabis on video chat. RSVP online to be one of 1,000 people to receive a Zoom invitation. Proceeds benefit the Last Prisoner Project

Chronic Relief

Event time: 1 p.m. PST
Duration: 5 hours
“In the spirit of legendary fundraisers like the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon, Chronic Relief looks to bring many of the same aspects of the time-honored tradition, but in a virtual world where viewers can join a live-stream.” Viewers can expect to see video segments from artists, influencers, and celebrities. Proceeds benefit Feeding America.

Come and Toke It

Event time: 4:20 p.m. CST
Duration: 4 hours and 20 minutes
Willie Nelson is hosting a virtual variety show featuring artists, chefs, comedians, educators and more for a day of cannabis-centric entertainment. Fans are encouraged to post a video of themselves passing (whatever toking material of their choice) to the left with the hashtags #ComeAndTokeIt and #PassLeft. Select videos will be featured during the event broadcast before Willie takes the last hit on air. See event page for more details. Proceeds benefit the Last Prisoner Project

Haus of Jane 420 Gathering with the Women of Weed

Event time: 3 p.m. PST
Duration: 3 hours
Women-centric event hosted by Tokeativity, Women Empower in Cannabis, and White Buffalo Events. Features industry speakers, a yoga session led by Ganja Yoga founder Dee Dussault, and a cannabis flower painting lesson, among other activities. Attendees must preregister with Tokeativity.

Higher Together

Event time: 12 p.m. PST
Duration: 5 hours
Weedmaps is bringing together top talent including Wiz Khalifa, Billy Ray Cyrus, Ari Lennox, Joey “CoCo” Diaz, and Berner to produce “Higher Together: Sessions from Home.” Artists, comedians, and entertainers will make appearances, perform exclusive sets from their homes, and debut new music throughout the livestream.

HighStream 420 Festival

Event time: 2 p.m. PST
Duration: 6 hours
Co-hosted by the National Cannabis Festival and the Emerald Cup and airing on NugsTV, the event will include musical performances, workshops, and interactive panels in the spirit of the holiday. Charity partners include Crew Nation, Drug Policy Alliance, and Americans for Safe Access.

Stay Kushy, Stay Home.

Event time: 4:20 p.m. EST
Duration: 20 minutes
DJ Snoopadelic, aka Snoop Dogg, will perform a live DJ set to celebrate all things kush. Proceeds benefit America’s Food Fund.

The Great American Sesh In

Event time: 11 a.m. PST
Duration: 7 hours
Designed to #FlattenThe420Curve by encouraging patrons to visit dispensaries or order online early to be home and tune in on 4/20/20, this telethon style event raises funds for Direct Relief. All-star lineup includes B-Real, Tommy Chong, and Rob Garza, and other musicians, comedians, industry luminaries, and special surprise and delight moments.

The Green Solution Live 420 Celebration

Event time: 3 p.m. CST
Duration: 2 hours
Colorado chain The Green Solution will host live entertainment on its social media feeds on April 17 and 18. Events will include performances by Riff Raff and Devin the Dude, as well as other musicians, comedians, and influencers.

Virtual 4/20 Party

Event time: 4:20 p.m. CST
Duration: 3 hours
Colorado dispensary chain Lightshade is hosting a virtual concert and fundraiser. Performers include DJs Skeena, Wushu, and Thred Savage, and comedian Sam Clark and chef David Hadley. Donations will benefit Urban Peak, which provides services to homeless youth.

Waldos Forever Fest #420InPlace

Event time: 4:20 p.m. CST
Duration: 3 hours
Illinois-based Dispensary 33 and Do312 will host a pre-4/20 event on Saturday, April 18. Tune in to Twitch for workshops on cooking with cannabis, blowing glass, and bending neon, along with DJ sets, drag performances, and more. Viewers must RSVP at Do312 prior to the event.

4/20 celebrity livestreams and other things of interest: Catch smoke sessions and jam fests with canna-celebrities Al Harrington, B-Real, Berner, DJ Morgan Page, DJ Nightmares on Wax, and Wake and Bake with Cannabis Corpse. Watch previously recorded footage from Hi Day or the new film 4/20 from Bold Soul Studios.

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