Nothing fires up the imagination like 420.
The unofficial stoner holiday on Thursday has sparked political rallies, dope dispensary drive-thrus – even cannabis church services! – not to mention marijuana-inspired merch from hops to high-tops.
Moneyish weeded through the stash to pick the most interesting of the pot lot. And there’s something for everyone, regardless of whether or not you inhale.
- The International Church of Cannabis, whose members call themselves Elevationists, holds open house services in Denver on 4/20 and over the weekend to introduce itself as “a spiritual home to adults who seek to become the best version of themselves by way of the cannabis flower,” according to a statement.
- America’s first legal drive-thru marijuana dispensary opens in Parachute, Colorado, on Thursday and will run from 4 p.m. through midnight on weekends. The Tumbleweed Express Drive-Thru is subject to state laws, however, which means no one under 21 can roll up and pick up – and that includes anyone underage in the car or parking lot.
- If you do toke up or consume edibles (legally, of course) don’t get behind the wheel. Lyft and Uber are offering 420 discounts in Denver to make sure no one drives high. Uber offers a $4.20 discount on rides two and from downtown Denver on 4/20 with the code SAFE420, while Lyft has teamed up with the Colorado Department of Transportation to offer free and discounted rides to and from official 420 events – including a scavenger hunt where riders who find hidden 420 mile marker signs get a code for $42 in Lyft credits.
- If you can’t use recreational marijuana in your state, but wish you could, NORML (the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws), is sponsoring a Day of Action for cannabis advocates to demand their government representatives end marijuana prohibition by taking to Twitter, Facebook – and even by picking up the phone and calling. And the Washington, D.C.-area pro-marijuana activists DCMJ will be handing out two free joints to members of Congress (and congressional staffers, interns and even credentialed D.C. journalists) from noon until 4:20 p.m. on Thursday for the group’s first “joint session” to urge lawmakers to pass cannabis reform. This is actually legal on non-federal land because the city of D.C. allows possession of a small amount of marijuana.
- Thirsty for a different buzz? Sip a weed-themed brew such as the Lagunitas Waldos’ Special Ale, named after the group of California high schoolers (the Waldos) who originated the term 420 in the 70s. Lagunitas describes it as “herbaceous” and “resinous”…