Welcome to Leafly Canada’s live 4/20 coverage for 2019! We’ll be updating this post throughout the day with rolling coverage of news, events, and other things to keep you informed and entertained no matter how you’re spending Canada’s first legal 4/20 holiday.

Where to Celebrate 4/20

How will you be commemorating Canada’s first 4/20 post-prohibition? From block parties and concerts to comedy festivals and green yoga, there’s no shortage of festivities taking place today. We’ve compiled some of the biggest events happening across the country.


Where to Celebrate Canada’s First Legal 4/20

4/20 Deals

Whether picking up supplies or looking to score a sweet deal on a new bong, Canada’s new crop of retailers are marking the day with sales on strains, prerolls, accessories, and more! Leafly’s put together a list of online retailers offering special sales in honour of the holiday.


The 2019 Leafly Buyer’s Guide to 4/20 Deals in Canada

More Stores!

4/20 has proved a popular day for cannabis store openings across the country.

Triple J’s Canna Space, the first private cannabis retailer in the Yukon opened on Thursday, and Toronto gained yet another bud boutique with the timely launch of Nova Cannabis on Queen West.

Elsewhere in Ontario, outlets of Canna Cabana in Hamilton and Sudbury make their debut today.

And, a few provinces over, Prairie Records launches two new outposts (on Broadway and in Stonebridge) and, Vancouver-based cannabis brand and purveyor of streetwear apparel, Burb launches it’s first flagship location in Port Coquitlam.

Find Cannabis Stores Near You

The True Origin of 4/20 (and Other Good Stuff)

No, “420” is not police code for cannabis consumption. And unless you know about the treasure map, there’s more to that origin story you’ve likely heard than “let’s meet at 4:20 to blaze it.” The truth is that it all started with a Coast Guard sailor, a secret map, and some students in California known as the Waldos. Explore the epic tale as reported by Leafly contributor David Bienenstock, one of California’s most seasoned cannabis reporters.


The Long, Strange History of 4/20, the Global Cannabis Holiday

But wait, there’s more! Act now, or whenever, and we’ll throw in a chronic chronology of great moments in 4/20 history. It includes winners like this guy, who probably deserves a toast today.

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How to Be a True Pal to Your Too-High Friend

Whether someone’s new to cannabis or just couldn’t resist another infused chocolate, it’s certainly possible to cross the line from high into too high. There’s no shame in that. But if you or a friend aren’t enjoying your 4/20 experience, that’s a problem. We’re here to help.

(Gillian Levine for Leafly)

Looking for more tips and tricks? Head over to the full article.


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