4/20 pot celebrations to join online amid coronavirus lockdown

The world has moved online due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Everything from Easter mass in the Vatican to fitness classes is being live-streamed as the virus outbreak has forced more than half of the world’s population into lockdown. 

Due to the dramatic circumstances, most of this year’s 4/20 celebrations have been cancelled or postponed. But there’s no reason you can’t mark the informal stoner holiday from the comfort and safety of your home as cannabis-oriented celebrations have also moved online. 

We bring you a selection of some of the best events pot-lovers can enjoy this April 20, including virtual parties, cooking sessions and new shows in order to honor the holiday and come together during these trying times.   

Waldos Forever Fest

Marijuana-lovers in the most recent U.S. state to legalize recreational pot will be able to attend Waldos Forever Fest in person this September. 

The annual street festival organized by Chicago’s Dispensary 33 has been rescheduled for the fall amid the pandemic. However, the event’s organizers announced a special celebration in its place that will be streamed via Twitch this Saturday, April 18th at 4:20 pm CDT. 

Under the slogan #420InPlace, Waldos Forever Fest will gather performers, chefs, DJs, and other artists for a load of fun content including glass blowing, drag performances, and cooking classes. 

RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Shea Couleé, Chicago drag queen Lucy Stoole, sibling rock’n’roll duo White Mystery, glass artist Acacia Way and many others will take part in the virtual 4/20 get-together. 

Cooked with Cannabis 

For those of you running out of shows to watch on Netflix during the lockdown, this Monday, April 20, a new cannabis-themed show hosted by singer Kelis will premiere. 

Cooked with Cannabis is a cooking competition show where all the meals are prepared with weed, naturally. During the six-episode series we’ll see professional chefs go head-to-head in a three-meal cook-off, while Kelis, Portland chef Leather Storrs and other guests will judge the cannabis-infused courses.  

Urbana 420 House Party 

The 420 festival at Hippie Hill in San Francisco, a staple among marijuana events, has been postponed due to COVID-19, but Urbana dispensaries are hosting a four-day marijuana celebration that will be available for live streaming starting this Friday. 

Urbana’s 4/20 agenda will feature “ganja yoga,” blunt rolling and meditation classes, DJ performances, live music, and cannabis-centered discussions. 

Smoking for a good cause 

If you’re feeling in the mood to fight for a good cause this 4/20, and set a world record at the same time, you can join cannabis advocate Tony Diepenbrock of the California-based Flower Company on Zoom next Monday for a massive smoke session. 

Diepenbrock and 1,000 other marijuana-enthusiasts will attempt to break the record for “most people consuming cannabis on video chat.” 

All of the profits will be donated to the Last Prisoner Project, a nonprofit organization fighting to help the over 40,000 people in the U.S. that have been convicted of non-violent marijuana crimes. 

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