Canada 420

Bob Marley's Family Selling High-End Marijuana Brand

AFP | Posted 11.19.2014 | Canada Music

Thirty-three years after his untimely death, ganja-loving reggae icon Bob Marley is being remembered with an eponymous brand of top-end marijuana, his...

Celebrate 4/20 With The 25 Best Songs About Weed

HuffPost Canada Music | Posted 04.17.2014 | Canada Music

It's no secret that marijuana and music have always gone together like a pot and its lid. Weed smoking has acted as both an inspiration and subject ma...

Free 4/20 Pizza Should Cure Those Munchies

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Talk about a brilliant marketing event: free pizza will be handed out to thousands of people attending 4/20 rallies in three Canadian cities this week...

Of Course Someone Wants A Weed Hotel In Colorado

AFP | Relaxnews | Posted 04.17.2014 | Canada Travel

(Relaxnews) - You've heard of bed and breakfasts, but have you ever stayed in a "bud and breakfast"? Following the legalization of marijuana in Col...

Parliament Hill 4/20 Rally One Of Many Held Across Canada

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.20.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Canadians gathered in cities across the country Saturday to mark April 20, an unofficial annual holiday celebrating cannabis culture.A larg...

Where The Pot Party At?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.20.2013 | Canada British Columbia

This is one celebration you're likely to smell before you see it. Yes, it's 4/20 - April 20 - the day when stoners everywhere unite to hold the pot p...

Thousands At Parliament Hill 4/20 Rally

CBC | Posted 06.20.2013 | Canada

Thousands of Canadians are assembling today on Parliament Hill and many others will gather in cities across North America to mark the event known as 4...

The Origins of 420 as a Day of Celebrating Marijuana

Marc Emery | Posted 06.19.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Marc Emery

The biggest celebration day in cannabis culture is April 20. The April 20 (4/20) celebration originally started in the mid-1970s as the time of day after school, 4:20 p.m., for high school students in San Rafael, California to meet and smoke pot. The phrase "I'll see at you at 4:20" became code for, "I'll be there to smoke a joint with you after classes are over". Its origins in Canada happened in 1995 when two of my HEMP BC employees came to me at my desk and asked, "Marc, we'd like to have a 'Four-Twenty' celebration on April 20. We'd like your permission and approval to put on a Four-Twenty concert and rally and fun time in Victory Square next door." I responded, "No, we can't do that."

Vancouver 420 To Be Bigger, Cloudier

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.16.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Thousands of 420 enthusiasts are expected to smoke pot with strangers in the heart of Vancouver's financial district for a hazy celebration of marijua...