Five 420 Events In Los Angeles You Won't Want To Miss In 2018
At long last, April arrives, and with it, the High Holy Day of Stoners the world over: Friday, April 20! If you’re lucky enough to live in California, you might be looking for 420 events in Los Angeles to celebrate the occasion. Perhaps, instead, you are planning a vacation in the Golden State in order to bask in the glory of its recent statewide recreational legalization of cannabis—by indulging in one of Los Angeles 420 events.
Or it could be that you realize that 420 events in LA can happen any day of the year, not just on April 20, and that’s a beautiful thing. We’ll be taking a look at the top five upcoming cannabis-centric occasions in the Los Angeles area in chronological order.
The Great Los Angeles Marijuana Beach Tour
When: Saturday, April 14 in Los Angeles
Get high, ride bikes. Are there any better 420 events in Los Angeles, honestly? Spend a sunny Saturday afternoon cruising through LA area beaches with Green Line Trips Great Los Angeles Marijuana Beach Tour. The trip starts in Santa Monica and takes roughly two hours. Green Line will accommodate your special requests. Looking for the best edibles? Wanna get your hands on some Blue Dream shatter? Green Line has got your back. The company will point you in the direction of not only the best local chill spots but the hottest dispensary deals. They recommend you bring along water, your camera phone, and some eye drops.
Palm Springs Cannabis Film Festival & Summit
When: Thursday, April 19 – Sunday, April 22 in Palm Springs
Head out of the city proper to visit Los Angeles’ desert oasis playground of Palm Springs, a breezy two-hour drive east of downtown, for the Palm Springs Cannabis Film Festival & Summit. The first day of the festival is dedicated to the Palm Springs Cannabis Festival Business Case Industry Series, which allows government officials to interact with business leaders, legal advisors, and cannabis professionals. Over the weekend, documentaries, shorts, and feature films exploring the tagline of “What’s Your Culture?” will be shown. Speakers, educational programs, social events, and panel discussions will bridge the gap between the screen and real-life dialogue around cannabis. For cinephiles, adventure seekers, and pot professionals alike, this is one LA area 420 event not to be missed.
The High Times Cannabis Cup So-Cal
When: Friday, April 20 – Sunday, April 22 in San Bernardino
The crème de la crème of 420 events in Los Angeles takes place just outside the city in San Bernardino: the infamous High Times Cannabis Cup So-Cal! This is the place where the cannabis community comes to network and educate themselves on the smoking edge of technology. California’s newly minted recreational legalization of cannabis comes with a caveat: no free samples can be given. But that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying cannabis competitions, seminars, product showcases, and concerts… especially because smoking is allowed (this event is 21+, even if you are 18 - 20 with a medical recommendation card).
The High Times Cannabis Cup So-Cal is one of the world’s largest cannabis celebrations, and, although the lineup has yet to be officially announced, the concert series is usually stacked (last year’s performers included Wu-Tang Clan, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, 50 Cent, Nas, and A$AP Ferg, just to name a few). Make plans to spend your Los Angeles 420 2018 here and you will not regret it.
When: Saturday, May 12 – Sunday, May 13 in Los Angeles
The CannaBiz Expo will be the largest cannabis business event in California—and the first of its magnitude since recreational weed legalization earlier this year. It seems like everyone is getting into the cannabis industry, and that makes this one of many excellent 420 events in Los Angeles for budding entrepreneurs to put on their radar. From panels and discussions to rooftop parties, mingling areas with expertly catered food to themed vendor rooms, the CannaBiz Expo will make all 6,000+ attendees feel the buzz around the cannabis industry.
Puff, Pass, and Paint Classes
When: Recurring weekly events in Los Angeles
True heads know that 420 happens twice a day, and Puff, Pass, and Paint art classes happen three times a week. The business model is based on the highly successful franchises of alcohol-fueled guided painting classes that your aunt is probably really into… but this time, there’s cannabis involved. One of the 420 events in Los Angeles not bound by April’s day of celebration, Puff, Pass, and Paint allows you to BYOCannabis to enjoy during the class. Your instructor will guide your painting experience but remember: it’s the journey, not the destination, so don’t set your hopes on creating a masterpiece. Make sure you sign up for a class before arriving for these 21+ events.
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