CANADA: Organizers are expecting a solid turnout of about 25,000 marijuana smokers and a record number of vendors at Monday’s annual downtown celebration and rally known as 4/20.
“Interest has been very big leading up to the day,” said event coordinator Jeremiah Vandermeer. “Our booths sold out in three days and we had to flex our muscles with the City to get more space.”
Vendors on the grounds of the Vancouver Art Gallery will be hawking all kinds of marijuana strains, hash and infused edibles, including — new this year — said Vandermeer, marijuana-infused slurpees.
The stalls will be set up in the morning and the crowd usually swells at about 3 p.m., said Vandermeer, adding that thousands of rolled joints will be tossed out for the traditional massive smoke session at 4:20 p.m.