Oh boy. Prop 64 really did a number on 420 this year, hasn’t it? According to our states new measure, it is now very much illegal for you to smoke cannabis outside. Do so and you’ll get hit with a $500 ticket–no bueno. You also can’t sell, distribute, vend or even give away weed, as that is now technically illegal as well. Additionally, you have to be 21 or over to even participate in a 420 fest this year, as it’s now illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to buy or consume cannabis. But like most things in the Bay Area, illegal doesn’t always equate to this is not going to happen.
So, with that being said, what the hell is up with 420 this year? Is it even going to happen?
The short answer is yes. While huge events like the 420 celebration on Hippie Hill are now completely outlawed, the sheer number of folks who converge on the space will ultimately decide whether or not the fest proceeds. Regardless, expect this particular 420 celebration to be a bit more restrained. As for other 420 celebrations, it will really depend on the scope of enforcement regarding these new laws that will determine if they happen or not.
One silver lining is that we’ve historically been a state that bucks traditions and defies the status quo. If there is one group that can beat back the phony legalization Prop 64 has given us, it’s the potheads of the Bay Area.
I’ve done a little digging and want to pass along some 420 celebrations that will be happening in the Bay Area this year. If you know of any send them our way. Our 420’s will have to become a lot more “grassroots” moving forward!
The First Annual Cannabis Festival San Francisco
No longer the 420 Fest, SF has gone and “legitimatized” its annual 420 celebration into something a bit more cohesive. That’s the expectation anyways. A quick look at their Facebook page and you will immediately notice not much is being said about the event, unlike previous years. Is the 420 Fest happening this year in Golden Gate Park? Of course it is. Click here or here here for more information.
Picture Me Rollin’: FOUR Twenty Celebration
Join Community Gardens for our first annual FOUR TWENTY CELEBRATION.
Listen to some music, chill with some cool people. DJ AnD will be spinning 90s hip hop and trap rap while guests enjoy complimentary munchies and beverages.
Witness a first of it’s kind rolling competition.
Rolling the perfect spliff is an art, witness art come to life as we host a three round rolling completion. Artist will display their expertise in crafting the perfect joint. Special Guest Judge will parse through entries and over the span of three rounds crown the Master of Blunts (M.O.B.).
In addition to a plaque and bragging rights, the winner will receive two passes to Blurry Vision Fest to see MIGOS (in addition to artist like DVSN, ANDERSON.PAAK, KAMAIYAH).
Want to win those tickets? Think you have what it takes to be the M.O.B.? Register for the competition. Space is limited.
Want to observe but not participate? That’s cool too. Pass the time while munching on gourmet popcorn from Peter’s Kettle Corn and non-alcoholic KICKIN IT COOLERS. (if you’re not sure what that is it’s ok, think a slushie in a mason jar topped with gummy bears and sour belts. I know right)
Want to partake in a little puff puff pass? order for delivery on site. Special event pricing and products will be available.
Want to capture the moment? take full advantage of our polaroid photo booth and TWO selfies stations.
Do you hella love the 90s? Come dressed with a CLASSIC look from the decade. If you need some inspiration think In Living Color, Saved by The Bell, or check out our insta @community.gardens. Those with the best looks will receive a special prize.
ABOUT THE SPACE
The Oakland Cannabis Creative is a welcoming event space, unlike any others. The OCC proudly hosts a suite of 420 – friendly art events – allowing cannabis for occasions slated for those 21 and older.
MUST BE 21+ W/ VALID ID
QUESTIONS? EMAIL HELLO@COMMUNITYGARDENSDELI
420 Day of Service
What: The Hood Incubator 420 Day of Service
When : Friday 4/20 at 10am to 2pm
Meeting Place: City Slicker Farms, west oakland
Address: 2847 Peralta St, Oakland, CA 94608
Join the Hood Incubator on 4/20 as they provide food and hygiene kits to at least 420 of our Oakland neighbors living in West Oakland’s street encampments.
Use this 420 holiday to give back to the Oakland community!
Questions? Can’t make it but want to donate to the cause? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is 100% community funded and organized in partnership with: Magnolia Wellness, Eaze, Harborside, and City Slicker Farms
**Event is family friendly (kids of all ages welcome to attend with adult)
Harborside Presents: 4/20
Are you looking to learn more about cannabis, often referred to as marijuana? This is one of the busiest days in our stores if you want more time to learn we recommend reaching out to schedule a consultation or attending a cannabis 101 workshop.
We always have wellness consultants onsite who can provide you with a free consultation, however, you may have to wait on 4/20 as it is going to be very busy. Come experience modern cannabis and learn more! New to cannabis – want to attend a workshop to learn more? Email Harborsidecontact@gmail.comif you are interested and sign up for our emails to find out about events!
**Restrictions apply – while supplies last – see store sales associate for full details. Must be 21+ with a valid ID to enter. Promotions only available during the demo.
When: Friday, April 20th from 10am to 8pm
Where: Harborside /1840 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94606
420 Sample & Share
You’ve been cordially invited to the Synchronicity Sample & Share Cannabis Product Party, a way for women to sample, experiment with, and purchase different cannabis products and services in a safe and supportive environment!
Or, as Allison P. Davis put it in New York Magazine: Hey, Want to Come to My Pot Tupperware Party?
Like the Tupperware® parties of the 1950’s, this event is designed to teach you about new products and allow you to ask questions in a friendly, supportive, women-only space.
Unlike the Tupperware® parties of the 1950’s, this event is also designed to allow you to try a range of cannabis products with a group of awesome women in a beautiful space while learning more about the current state of the medical marijuana industry.
This week, we’ll be sampling edibles and CBD tinctures. And as always our experienced vendors will be there to provide much-needed guidance on medical uses of cannabis and answer all your pressing questions.
All that, AND wine and snacks will be provided! Each participant will receive a gift bag with exciting samples and useful product information from our sponsoring vendors.
Approved sponsored products only. We LOVE featuring new products — especially products from women! Because we take your medical cannabis needs seriously, we only feature products that have been verified and tested at high-quality labs.
Know of any women or companies who would like to showcase their products? Email email@example.com and we’ll get it going!
Stories from the Underground: A Cannabis Exhibition
The East Bay Cannabis Community is proud to announce, “Stories from the Underground” a juried photographic exhibition and series of storytelling events highlighting California cannabis prohibition era activists, P.O.W’s, patients, prohibition fighters, and more to be displayed at the EVB Gallery 1738 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, California.
Opening reception and celebration April 20th , 2018. The show will run until July 31st, 2018.
This is a fundraising event for the Cannabis Community Foundation (CCF), a national 501(c)3 public charity that supports local communities affected by the Drug War, through education, community service programs, and grant and scholarship support.
Deadline for entry: March 1th, 2018 5pm (PST) (EXTENDED TO APRIL 1)
Selection Annoucements: March 15 th , 2018
Entry Fee: $25. up to 5 images, $10. each image thereafter
Please submit via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
BERNER PRESENTS HIPPIE HILL at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Our Beloved BERNER PRESENTS HIPPIE HILL at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on Friday, April 20th.
Tickets are on sale NOWthrough the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium’s official website, BillGrahamCivic.com.
Listen to BERNER:
Stoners unite! This 4/20 Berner is bringing the legendary Hippie Hill celebration back to the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.
My name is Petey Wheatstraw, also known as Charles Stevens. I’m an avid marijuana smoker, writer, devoted father and non-profit minion– not necessarily in that order. A Chicago native I’ve lived off and on in the Bay Area since 1996. Seven years ago I finally settled here to capture the changing face of our communities.