The Lower Mainland’s biggest pot festival will be back at Sunset Beach this year despite legalization.
Organizers said the 4/20 event, billed as a “protest and farmers’ market,” will take place from noon to 8 p.m. on April 20, 2020.
Dana Larsen, a longtime cannabis advocate, said on social media the event will attempt to get proper permits as it does each year.
A statement on the 4/20 website states that even though cannabis was legalized in October 2018, that move created 45 new criminal offences.
“People are still being arrested and sent to jail – ten months locked in a cell, for 86 grams of a flowers from a plant! – and losing their housing, children, job opportunities, travel rights, and more,” the statement reads.
Organizers said the “ongoing discrimination and intolerance of cannabis” is why events like 4/20 continue.