Major Cannabis Events Announce Online 4/20 Festivities

With social distancing and stay-at-home orders still in effect, cannabis events and enthusiasts are turning to an online format for celebrating the 4/20 cannabis holiday later this month.

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In light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, major cannabis events and festivals have announced online 4/20 celebrations where cannabis enthusiasts can come together from all over to celebrate the cannabis holiday while still honoring social distance and active stay-at-home orders.

The Seattle Hempfest, which is held every summer and billed as the world’s largest cannabis festival, has made the decision to take their annual Spring fundraiser online. Starting at 11am PST on April 20, 2020, the 4/20 Toke-a-Thon Multicast will be open to the public worldwide and will feature live games and “interactions with Hempfest Members” throughout the day until 6pm PST.  

“Throughout this virtual event Seattle Hempfest will present six hours of Hempfest content from our group and our affiliated partners. The public is encouraged to join us as we plan to keep our widespread cannabis community happy and safe in these trying times.” — Seattle Hempfest Executive Director Vivian McPeak, in a press release

The Hempfest Toke-a-Thon schedule will be announced soon but a performance by The Raelyn Nelson Band has already been teased on the Hempfest website. The event will also include 420 celebrations in all timezones, a bong hit championship, group Pictionary, and stoner trivia. Florida, Idaho, Alaska and Oregon Hempfest locations will be checking in with news and commentary throughout the multi-cast. The first 100 Hempfest “members” will be able to log in via Zoom and the stream will be available to the public on the Hempfest website and Facebook page.

Meanwhile, at least two other major cannabis cultural events — the National Cannabis Festival and the Emerald Cup — are also partnering to host a collaborative virtual event called the “Highstream 420 Festival.”

The event will feature important figures and performers from the cannabis community as part of a “coast-to-coast benefit supporting those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Forbes reports.

The free broadcast is set to air from 4pm EDT on April 20 through 10pm EDT.

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