CANNABIS CULTURE – Vancouver 4/20, the massive pot protest rally held downtown every April 20, will return to the Vancouver Art Gallery in 2015.
Organizers of the event met with city officials this morning to discuss details of the annual protest and were informed that construction on the Art Gallery grounds previously scheduled for April – which would have forced a venue change – has been postponed. This will allow protestors to use the space in the same way they have in previous years.
The news comes as a relief to 4/20 organizers, who were beginning to get nervous about finding a suitable replacement venue.
Creative stoners working for Vancouver’s Prince of Pot Marc Emery came up with the concept of an all-day 4/20 celebration based on the concept of international marijuana-smoking time 4:20.
The celebration has grown to include a stage with live musical acts and activist speakers, and a open-to-all marijuana farmers market with more than 200 vendors selling a rainbow of cannabis strains and products.
Activists meet every year with city staff, police and emergency services to coordinate efforts to maximize safety during the event, which is attended by an estimated 30,000 people.
See coverage of past 4/20 events on Cannabis Culture and Pot TV.