Cypress Hill. Nas. Method Man and Redman. Snoop Dogg. As artists, they helped define a generation of hip-hop. And for one weekend, they’ll all be taking over Denver as part of the biggest celebration of legalized marijuana the world has ever seen.
After a full year of recreational dispensaries, Colorado isn’t slowing down. Instead, more events than ever are planned leading up to 4/20, an annual celebration of all things cannabis. World Cannabis Week brings them all together with Entertainment 420, a combination of exclusive access and hassle-free transportation that gives visitors everything they need to truly enjoy their time in Denver. It’s already being called “the SXSW of weed”.
Friday and Saturday are all about the historic 420 Rally held at Civic Center Park, one of the oldest (and largest) public celebrations of marijuana. VIP access? Covered. Grub at one of the numerous food trucks, check out artists from around the country, and dance your grass off at the main stage. Past performers include B.o.B., Wyclef Jean, and many more, so you know the 420 Rally crew gets the best in entertainment year after year. While smoking is frowned upon at the event, that doesn’t stop a big ‘ol cloud of smoke from going up at 4:20PM every day. And probably 4:20 AM if you’re an early bird.
Getting something to puff on is easy as walking out of your 420 friendly hotel. Don’t worry about driving high, as a smoking-friendly shuttle is ready to get you to and from over 15 dispensaries where you can purchase up to a quarter ounce of marijuana.
Or edibles. Or a new vape pen. The choices are astounding.
These 420 Party Buses run every 10 minutes and are easy to find as the smoke rolls out and sweet smell hits the air. It’s one of the only legal places to consume in the city, and you’re free to hop on as many as you’d like. While everyone else in the city pays surge prices for car services or waits forever for a cab, you’re riding high and networking with other like-minded marijuana enthusiasts.
Got all the smoke you need but looking to kick it closer to home base? They have you covered with the happiest hour you’ve ever been to, starting at 4:20 every day at their private smoke lounge. There’s nothing else like it in the city, and it’s only available for those involved with World Cannabis Week.
Included in Entertainment 420 is access to the High Times Cannabis Cup, the most important annual event in the world of weed. There, the strongest marijuana in the state goes head to head to see who can win an elusive Cannabis Cup. Live glass blowing, industry experts, and just about any business related to pot are all packed into an event that makes Amsterdam jealous.The on site smoking lounge is a bonus, and there’s a reason that lines for the event stretched for over a mile last year.
With the Cannabis Cup under your belt, it’s time for some entertainment. There’s no better place to be than “420 in the Streets” with Method Man and Redman — the most famous marijuana duo since Cheech and Chong — at Colorado’s best block party. Joined by Cypress Hill, Collie Buddz, Flatbush Zombies, Dizzy Wright, and more, this is a line-up that isn’t shy to light up. After the show, hop back on the shuttle for the closing ceremonies of WCW and share a smoke with the friends you’ve made along the way.
Other highlights include Festival 64: A Celebration of Legalization at Denver’s elite “barcade” The 1up (lineup TBA).
2015 is the year you can’t miss.