Thanks to a group of California teens in 1971, April 20 surpasses Thanksgiving as the biggest stoner holiday of the year—and it's upon us! With weed stores deemed essential businesses in the COVID-19 crisis, and with event organizers taking to online platforms, there are plenty of social distancing-friendly ways to celebrate 4/20. Below, we've rounded up every holiday-specific dispensary deal, food & drink special, and weed-centric event we could find (including ones that we just think would be fun to do while stoned) leading up to the most fun Monday of the year, from a livestreamed pot-baking session with Cupcake Royale's Jody Hall to Little Neon Taco Bell. For more resources, check out our complete weed store directory, which includes lots of places that offer daily and weekly deals (like American Mary), or our list of dispensaries rewarding social distancing with preorder discounts.
FOOD & DRINK SPECIALS
When it comes to stoned noshing, Chef Eric Rivera will kick your pizza Lunchables right out of the park. Addo's gourmet 4/20 snack pack comes with a hot pocket, mac and cheese, Lucky Charms, gummy candy, cookie dough, nachos, wings, fun-size chips, and a cheese quesadilla for $65 altogether.
Breezy Town Pizza
On 4/20 only, treat yourself to a mishmash of excellent snack food on one loaded slice of pizza. The components are: mozzarella and Wisconsin brick cheese, house salsa, red bell pepper, jalapeño, taco-style ground beef, Fritos, green onion, smoky hot sauce, and a side of California-style taco truck carrot escabeche. Twenty percent of sales will benefit the Seattle Hospitality Emergency Fund.
The local purveyors of cakey sweets are introducing their I Can't Believe it's POT buttercream frosting infused with CBD. It's available on cupcakes and, if you prefer to indulge by the spoonful, in pints.
Stop by Raiz for a Crunch Wrap Supreme special from cult-favorite taco joint El Xolo, which packs in smoked beef, cheese, special sauce, cilantro, crema, and Doritos. It's only available on 4/20 from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Full Tilt's COVID Survival Pack: 420 Edition comes with two pints, three sauces, nuts, sprinkles, a pack of rolling papers, a lighter, a bag of skittles, some chips, and an Uncle Ike's t-shirt. What more could you ask for on the stoniest day of the year? The $25 kits will be ready for pickup in White Center on April 20 from 4-7 p.m.
Little Neon Taco
For 4/20 only, Monica Dimas's taqueria will bring you takes on Taco Bell classics for takeout and delivery, including Crunchwrap Supremes, Enchiritos, and Double Decker Supremes, as well as boozy favorites.
Westman's Bagel and Coffee
If your morning bagel doesn't already soothe your anxiety, try CBD-infused lemon poppyseed shmear (and lattes!) from the East Coast-style cafe on 4/20. They're sold out for Monday orders, but check back on Tuesday, April 21 for a restock.
Some of these events have multiple dates, but they're all taking place on April 20.COMEDY
The Magic Hat Presented by Emmett Montgomery and Friends
Five "brilliant humans(?)," ranging from seasoned stand-up comics to sketch performers to audience members, are selected (presumably out of the Magic Hat) throughout the show to perform weekly at this comedy variety show, otherwise described as a "friendship machine that will make the world a better place." Watch the livestream via BlueJeans.
Willie Nelson's big 4/20 celebration is a benefit for a program trying to get a lot of unjustly imprisoned people freed now that cannabis is legal and essential to quarantine living. And yet for decades, selling this essential product came with a prominent risk of arrest and long-term imprisonment. You probably have a pretty decent idea of just how broken America's justice system is, but the particulars of how unjust it is, and how disproportionate an effect it's had on multiple generations of Black Americans, is made crystal clear by Ava DuVernay's award-winning documentary 13th. Yes, 4/20 is normally a day for not having to think too deeply about anything and just having some laid-back fun, but it can (and should) also be a day where you educate yourself on the exorbitant price paid by people who never deserved this treatment, from a country who cares more about criminalizing its people than caring for them. BOBBY ROBERTS
MONDAY APRIL 20FILM
Collide-O-Scope 420 2020 Spectacular!
The Collide-O-Scope team will come through for your stoner brain by piecing together a trippy video compilation to watch together on the internet.
SPLIFF 2020 - Livestreamed!
You're in desperate need of some FUN... and lucky you, we've got just the thing! The beloved and hilarious 2020 SPLIFF film festival—featuring short cannabis-themed films made by stoners just like YOU—is debuting LIVE online! Each of these limited, special online screenings of SPLIFF 2020 will be hosted LIVE by the fantastical, divine talents of Seattle drag queen duo BETTY WETTER and COOKIE COUTURE! If you've never experienced the mind-altering fun of SPLIFF (from the crazy, creative minds behind HUMP!) you are in for such a treat. This year you can expect 22 brand new wildly entertaining weed-inspired shorts (all 4:20 or less... of course) featuring funny psychedelic trip-outs, stoned flying cats, side-splitting animation, aggressive dolphins, sexy shenanigans, wandering potatoes, and... dancing Burger Kings? SURE, WHY NOT? Trust us, you've never experienced anything like SPLIFF before. Tell your friends which screening you'll be watching so all of you can get baked and share the glory of SPLIFF 2020 from the comfort of your individual couches! WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY
Can't wait till these screenings? Need more SPLIFF? Get a ticket to our on-demand screening of last year's SPLIFF here and watch it whenever you have time!FOOD & DRINK
The Cupcake Experience
Cupcake Royale's Jody Hall, Museum of Museum's Greg Lundgren, and Heylo Cannabis's Lo Friesen will pool their powers to teach you how to make special (read: pot-infused) butter to bake into cupcakes and enjoy while watching SPLIFF 2020. For more Cupcake Royale cannabanoid goodness, check out their CBD-infused I Can't Believe it's POT buttercream frosting.
4/20 X 4:20 X 420
Chicago-based sibling punk-rock duo White Mystery will bring you "raw, unmixed, headphone destruction" online for the 4/20 4:20 release of their new album, Sonic Sepulcher.
420 Digital Disco
SassyBlack will soundtrack your 4/20 sesh with an hour-long live set on Heylo Cannabis's Instagram page.
Come and Toke It
Longtime cannabis enthusiast and country music icon Willie Nelson will host this online event bringing together artists, chefs, comedians, educators, and others for four hours and 20 minutes of weed-centric entertainment. Proceeds will benefit the Last Prisoner Project.
The Great American Sesh In
This cannabis, music, and arts festival designed to "flatten the 4/20 curve" invites you to get stoned and dance in your living room to live sets from B-Real, Too Short, Tommy Chon, Citizen Cope, Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation, and others. Donate what you can—proceeds will benefit frontline healthcare workers.
HDY Fest 4/20
Tune in on Twitch for Brooklyn DJ Flosstradamus's stoney-bologna trap extravaganza.
Wiz Khalifa, Berner, Billy Ray Cyrus, Stephen Marley, and many other stoner-friendly stars will go live from their respective abodes for a full day of music, comedy, and live smoke sessions.
Jam in the Van 4/20 Fest
Support MusiCares by tuning into this social distancing- and stoner-friendly music fest hosted by Jam in the Van, who claim to provide "the headiest source of music on the internet." Special guests include the likes of Sarah Shook, the Michigan Rattlers, Mara Conner, and others.
Jet Life 4/20
Jet Life Recordings presents a virtual 4/20 music fest with Curren$y, Killer Mike, and other big-name hip-hop artists.
Monster Planet Presents: A Decade of Sweet Yams
At this 10th anniversary edition of the Synprov Corps' trippy, improvised ambient music night, the morphing electronic music collective will accompany a kaleidoscope of images from B-movies. If you want to continue to "probe the fractaline edges of audio and visual experimentation," tune into Monster Planet's Tuesday livestreams.
Reserve your most peppy sativa for this virtual dance party with tons of electronic artists from all over, like DJ Python, Tony Hawk Pro DJ, Tomad, Bo En, Abbi Press, and tons more.
One Horse Town
On a post-apocalyptic ranch, three queers defend the last horse on Earth—but when some starving fugitives show up, the ranchers, like the runaways, must "struggle to remember what makes them human in a world urging them to forget their compassion and their sanity." You can see it streaming via Patreon.
What are you Smoking? Demystifying Cannabis Regulations & Tests
Nick Mosely and Dr. Tania Sasaki of Washington cannabis laboratory Confidence Analytics will clue you into the historical and current regulatory landscape of cannabis legalization in this region and beyond. They'll also touch on the process of lab testing and what to look for when buying cannabis products.
Hempfest 420 Toke-a-Thon Multicast
The annual membership drive for Seattle Hempfest usually takes place in the form of a BBQ, but this year they'll host speakers, performers (like the Raelyn Nelson Band), and games (like a Bong Hit Championship and stoner trivia) on Zoom, instead.
Highstream 420 Festival
The National Cannabis Festival and the Emerald Cup will join forces for an online event supporting the Global Relief Fund for Live Music Crews, the Drug Policy Alliance, and Advancing Legal Medical Marijuana Therapeutics and Research. Check it out on Nugs.tv for livestreamed music performances by the likes of Portugal. The Man, plus online workshops, demos, and interactive panels.
The 420 Portland Smoke Out
Oregon's Finest is doing their part to share in the cannabis celebrations popping off all over the world today, with "The 420 Portland Smokeout," a livestream event that they promise will be a historical moment: The first-ever livestreamed smoke sesh on 4/20 in Portland, starting at 4pm with Oregon's Finest budtenders helping you with some rolling, prepping, and best of all—prizes!
Canna West Seattle
To prevent a flood of West Seattleites on 4/20, Canna West is offering high holiday deals all month long. Their Culture Shop also has a prefunk sale that lasts through April 20, which includes 50% off PAW CBD Pet Treats and 35% off all CBD products and herbal supplements.
Seattle's first pot shop was revving up for a big party with Seattle Gear on their smoke deck, but, alas, it was canceled. To make up for it, they're offering daily specials leading up to 420, starting on Saturday, April 18. Snag $18 Full Spectrum Wax (normally $25), $30 DNA Flower (usually $36), and other discounts while you can.
This women-owned pot shop is offering "deep 4/20 discounts" on its eclectic inventory starting Saturday, April 18.
Green Lady Marijuana
From Tuesday, April 14 to Monday, April 20, each of Green Lady's locations will offer daily deals like $15 Ceres Dragon Balm (Thurs April 16), $15 Botanimax Starseed 1g Wax (Sat April 18), and 20% off Heavenly Buds products (Sun April 19).
The Bel-Red and Factoria locations of this Eastside shop are counting down to the big day with daily deals from Lifted Cannabis Co., Northwest Concentrates, Phat Panda, and other popular brands.
Henry mural-adorned Hashtag Cannabis has exclusive flower and deals for the holiday, including discounts on products from Pot of Gold (like their popular Girl Scout Cookies hybrid), as well as Dank Czar, Bondi Farms, and Emerald Jane's.
Find 4/20 deals all month long at the welcoming, well-lit North Seattle shop, like marked-down CBD skincare from Northwest Wonderland and fruity prerolls from Mad Mark.
For all of April, enjoy 20% off any category, from flower to extracts to edibles. On the day of, everything in the store will be 30% off. Plus, if you spend more than $150, you'll be entered in a contest to receive 30% off for an entire year.
(Lux) Pot Shop
This local chain is offering up to 25% off on certain flower, prerolls, vapor, concentrates, wellness products, and paraphernalia brands while supplies last.
Novel Tree will have 20% off the entire store through April 20, as well as 30% off daily deals. They'll also match charitable donations through the end of the month to support COVID-19 relief funds.
Pot Shop Seattle
Each week in April, you can shop for sale items from a different highlighted vendor. The week of April 13 features Falcanna.
From April 18-20, Ruckus's Capitol Hill and Ballard locations will shell out deals like select $50 ounces, $10 wax, $10 eighths, $2 edibles, and more.
When you buy something at Satori, you'll get something else for 42% off from 4:20-7:10 p.m. This deal lasts every day in April and applies to everything in the store.
Starting April 17, Uncle Ike's will feature special daily deals like $1 joints, $10 quarters, and more.
From April 16-23, Western Bud will take 25% off the entire store. Check their website for daily deals, too.