Since last October, cannabis has officially been legal in Canada. It’s certainly been an interesting five months of legalization with a few bumps along the way…

With the notorious 420 festival (sorry, protest) fast approaching on April 20, 2019 – the world’s unofficial “day to celebrate weed” – it seemed like a good opportunity to highlight a few fun and legal ways to celebrate the day in Vancouver.

If you do plan on attending the 420 festival, it will be taking place on Sunset Beach this Saturday. Note: it has been facing extensive criticism lately, but it is still the biggest celebration in the city if you like massive crowds and even bigger smoke clouds.

If you plan on celebrating the national holiday for cannabis culture this 4/20 in Vancouver, here are a few more subdued ways to celebrate:

1. Visit a legal pot shop or buy some weed online

The list of legal recreational cannabis shops is slowly (…slowly) growing, but for now, there are quite a few stores open for business. (Check out the City of Vancouver website for full details).

If you’ve never tried weed or want to try something new, drop by the Evergreen Cannabis Store (2868 West 4th Ave) or City Cannabis Co. (610 Robson Street), to get some recommendations from the experts.

If you’re too lazy to visit a store – buy some weed on the World Wide Web at

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2. Satisfy your munchies with this one-day-only menu item

Before you light up on April 20, grab the special secret menu limited release of a 4/20-friendly sandwich at Vancouver’s Little Juke restaurant.

The fried chicken joint will have “The Derek” available for dine-in and take-out at their West End location only. “The Derek” is made with fried chicken, cheese sauce, pickled cabbage and jalapeños sandwiched between two liège-style waffles, and is served with a side of rolling papers, all for $10.

3. Get high and watch cat videos

In a happy coincidence, the Vancouver Cat Video Festival is playing all day on April 20, 2019. Take a toke or two of some legal bud and head to the festival that is raising funds in support of VOKRA!

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4. Buy a beautiful bong or handcrafted pipe

The Village Bloomery on Granville Island is a funky store that fits perfectly into the creative, crafty aesthetic of the area.

Even for those apprehensive of the whole business of weed, this store is a treat to visit. Especially for the beautiful items for purchase. Specifically, a Frida Kahlo themed handcrafted, ceramic chillum… Or, how about a Cat themed handcrafted, ceramic standing pipe?

How do you plan on celebrating 420 in Vancouver? Let us know in the comment section below!

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