4/20 Events Guide

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  1. whitem3

    whitem3 New Member

    CelebStoner's 4/20 Events Guide

    420 Freedom Fest 2009
    The Kottonmouth Kings on tour: 4/17 - Phoenix, Marquee Theatre; 4/18 - Las Vegas, House of Blues; 4/19 - San Diego, House of Blues; 4/20 - Anaheim, The Grove [FONT=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]More Info[/FONT]
    420 Weekend 2009
    Holland Coffeeshop Tour [FONT=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]More Info[/FONT]

    2009 Nevada 420 Hemp Fest
    NORML Ranch, Eureka County, NV [FONT=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]More Info[/FONT]
    [​IMG]Sweetwater 420 Fest
    Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Robert Walter's 20th Congress
    4/18 - 12 noon-10 pm; 4/19 - 12:30-8 pm
    Historic Candler Park, 1500 McLendon Ave., NE Atlanta, GA [FONT=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]More Info[/FONT]
    Hwy 420 Anti-Prohibition Rally
    4/18 - 2 pm
    Niagra Falls, Ontario More Info
    National Marijuana Forum + 4/20 Celebration
    Sponsored by NORML@CU, Colorado University - Boulder
    4/18- 7 pm; 4/19 - 11 am - 9 pm
    Speakers (Allen St. Pierre, Steve Bloom, Mason Tvert), Panel Discussions, Screening of Kevin Booth's American Drug War
    4/20 - 3-5 pm, Norlin Quad More Info

    B420 Fest
    4/18, 8 pm
    The Garage, 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL More Info
    4/19 Smoke-Out
    12-6 pm
    Cheba Hut, 115 Harvard St., Albuquerque [FONT=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]More Info[/FONT]

    [​IMG]Family Guy
    4/19 - 9 pm EST on Fox
    Brian is arrested on drug charges [FONT=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]More Info[/FONT]

    Listen to "Bag of Weed"
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    2009 Denver 4/20 Rally
    4/20 - 10 am - 6 pm
    Greek Theater in Civic Center Park, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy. [FONT=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]More Info[/FONT]

    NORML 4/20Freedom Forum
    Sponsored by Philly NORML & NJ NORML
    4/20 - 2-5 pm, $40
    Kirby Auditorium in the National Constitution Center, Independence Mall,
    525 Arch St.
    Emceed by Georgine DiMaria, Miss New Jersey 2006 More Info

    World Wide Marijuana March
    Sponsored by AZ4NORML
    4/20 - 4 pm
    Meet at north end of Safeway parking lot @ Campbell & Broadway in Tuscon, AZ, march to Cheba Hut, 1820 E. 6 St. More Info
    420 Celebration at UC Santa Cruz
    4/20 - 4-6 pm
    Porter Meadow More Info

    Asher Roth CD Release Party
    4/20 - 4:15 pm, free
    The Note, 142 E. Market St., West Chester, PA More Info
    10 pm - 2 am, invitation only
    Hotel on Rivington, 107 Rivington St., New York

    Cypress Hill at the Filllmore
    4/20 - 4:20 pm, $45
    1805 Geary Blvd., San Francisco More Info

    Cheba Hut's 11th Annual 4/20 Party
    4/20 - The 10 Cheba Hut stores in Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico are offering the $4.20 Special: a 4-inch Nug sub, a bag of chips and a drink, served on a 2009 collectible Cheba Hut frisbee More Info

    420 Filmfest
    4/20 - 6-9:45 pm, $8
    Plaza Theatre, 1133 Kensington Road NW, Calgary, AB
    Top four winners will be announced and awarded prizes More Info

    [​IMG]G420 Special
    4/20 - 7 pm - midnight
    Pot-themed programming on cable channel G4 includes Attack of the Show, Half Baked and Super High Me, plus Top CelebStoner Doug Benson and co-host Alison Haislip go to Oaksterdam! More Info

    High Times 420 Celebration + Miss High Times Pageant
    4/20 - 7 pm, $20
    Studio B, 259 Banker St., Brooklyn, NY More Info
    4/20 Fest
    Soja, John Brown's Body
    4/20 - 8 pm, $20
    The Note, 142 E. Market St., West Chester, PA More Info

    Comedy at The Creek
    Hosted by CelebStoner Blogger Rob Cantrell
    4/20 - 8 pm
    10-93 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, NY More Info
    Cannabis Comedy Festival
    4/20 - 8:30-10:30 pm, $10 (proceeds go to NORML)
    Hosted by Ngaio Belum & Top CelebStoner Ed Rosenthal
    Club Deluxe, 1511 Haight St, San Francisco More Info
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  2. MattyBlunts117

    MattyBlunts117 Sr. Member

    thanks dude, some great info here
  3. whitem3

    whitem3 New Member

    Pot advocates nationwide inhale, celebrate 4/20

    BY Associated Press
    PUBLISHED: 04/21/2009

    OAKLAND, California (AP) — Cannabis advocates weren't just using their high holiday of April 20 to light up — they were throwing fundraisers for medical marijuana clubs and planning their next steps to legalize the herb for medicinal use.
    Events marking Monday's International Cannabis Day ranged from concerts to private parties and informal get-togethers at city parks. In New York, High Times magazine threw a bash that included the crowning of "Miss High Times," while in Oakland medical marijuana clubs held a fundraiser for City Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan.
    "I think it's a really important moment in time right now for the medical marijuana movement," said Rebecca Kaplan, citing recent developments such as the Obama administration's recent announcement that the federal government would no longer target medical marijuana distributors that comply with state laws.
    Cannabis advocates were seeking to capitalize on recent gains that include Massachusetts voters decriminalizing the drug last November. In Illinois, medical marijuana supporters planned to announce Tuesday a TV ad campaign in support of a bill by Sen. William Haine that would legalize marijuana use by patients with debilitating conditions. In New York, Sen. Thomas Duane and Assemblyman Richard Gottfried planned to introduce similar medical marijuana bills Tuesday.
    But getting high was also a big part of the annual counterculture holiday, which falls each year on April 20.
    "It's a time for us to celebrate our pastime, I guess you could call it, or adult substance of choice," said Richard Lee, president of Oaksterdam University, a trade school for cannabis club workers. "It's like St. Patrick's Day is for drinkers."
    In Boulder, Colorado, roughly 8,000 to 10,000 people came together Monday for a rally at the University of Colorado's Norlin Quad. Participants let out a loud cheer, and a large cloud of smoke, at 4:20 p.m.
    In Denver, about 3,000 or more people gathered at Civic Center Park. Attendees chanted "freedom," shared joints, tossed flying discs and took in live music and speeches from activist groups seeking reformed marijuana laws.
    Stories on the origin of 4/20 vary. But according to Steven Hager, creative director of New York-based High Times magazine, the term originated in Northern California with a group of friends at San Rafael High School in 1971. The friends got a tip about an abandoned marijuana patch and began meeting at 4:20 p.m. to go foraging. The patch proved elusive; the term stuck.
    By the late '70s, people were spontaneously gathering at Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County on 4/20; High Times printed a flier advertising one of the events in 1991. "We recognized right away that this was a ritual encoding of the cannabis culture," Hager said.
    For years, the term was a kind of code — roommate listings might specify "420 friendly," for example.
    But the term, and the holiday, have become more mainstream as more attention has been focused on marijuana issues.
    "I knew something had changed culturally three to four years ago when major corporations, like film and music companies began tailoring their marketing of certain products on 4/20," said Paul Armentano, deputy director of NORML (The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.)
    The medical marijuana movement was buoyed last month when U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said federal agents will now target marijuana distributors only when they violate both federal and state laws, a departure from the policy of the Bush administration. Over the past 2 1/2 years the federal Drug Enforcement Administration had raided at least 80 medical marijuana dispensaries in California, where a 1996 ballot initiative made it legal to sell pot to people with a prescription.
    Not everyone is a fan of 4/20, however. At the University of California Santa Cruz, impromptu gatherings on campus have become such a problem that administrators closed some campus entrances Monday afternoon, hoping to discourage visitors and reduce the risk of people driving around impaired pedestrians.
    They also sent a letter to parents of freshmen.
    "Marijuana use is illegal and the presence of so many unwelcome visitors severely impacts the mobility and safety of students, faculty and staff," said campus spokesman Jim Burns.

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