SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (APRIL 20, 2019) (NBC) – Crowds in California and Colorado gathered en masse Saturday (April 20) to celebrate marijuana’s unofficial holiday, 4/20 (four-twenty).
In San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, more than 19,000 people assembled, according to local media, marking the second year since California legalized the drug for recreational use. And even though consuming marijuana in public is still illegal there, city officials made an exception for attendees.
In Denver, thousands of people came out for the The Mile High 420 festival. Performers like T.I. and Jermaine Dupri joined local music acts to celebrate in the first U.S. state that legalized marijuana, back in 2014. Organizers were expecting as many as 50,000 people to participate.