Northern California’s Bay Area is the home of the modern medical cannabis movement, and now a hotbed of recreational cannabis activity. Since bud.com, our weed delivery service, was bred and spread in the Bay Area, we took in some local events around the 4/20 holiday in 2018. Here’s some of what we saw:
420 Events Lineup
First off, we attended Designers + Geeks: High X Design on 4/19, a series of presentations on cannabis product design hosted at Yelp headquarters. It felt quite legitimate, and the guests were nice and didn’t vape indoors where they could be seen vaping.
Cannabis Celebrations in the Haight
Early in the afternoon on 4/20 we headed to the annual gathering at “Hippy Hill” in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, appropriately situated at the end of Haight Street.
Hippy Hill was officially emptied by pleading hosts and cold winds. As the crowd dispersed, we caught a bus to a train to West Oakland, to a 4/20 house party.
West Oakland Cannabis Celebration
All around the bay, we saw people loving, sharing, selling, and experimenting with cannabis. Good luck to all of us, in this new legal era!
Justin Hall, an internet pioneer, is CTO of bud.com.