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The Best Things to Do in Los Angeles for 4/20

(Updated for the 2017 4/20 holiday)

California’s cannabis market will be in full bloom this year with every cannabis advocate ready to celebrate the end of prohibition and prepare for legalization with bells on.

Los Angeles will be celebrating in full fashion for more than just the requisite 4/20 shenanigans, with multiple pre-parties to psych you up for the festivities. With three parties spread across three days, you’ll get a chance to stock up on your favorite cannabis goodies for the best deals in town before the big day.

April 14: Evergreen 420 Pre-Party

Leafly has teamed up with Evergreen for a 4/20 Pre-Party on April 14th to whet your appetite for a fun and fabulous prefunkable patient appreciation fest. There will be FREE tacos served up by SOHO Tacos, and deals on your favorite products with multiple vendors onsite.

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April 15: Western Caregivers 420 Pre-Party

If you can’t make it on the 14th, head over to Western Caregivers in West Hollywood on April 15th. The party starts at 3 p.m. and runs until 7 p.m. and will feature free hot dogs courtesy of Dogzilla. Several vendors, such as Bloom and Kiva, will be onsite to provide swag and deals.

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April 16: Airside Wellness 420 Pre-Party

Just can’t get enough? A third 4/20 pre-party is planned for April 16th at Airside Wellness in Van Nuys from 12:00 to 4 p.m. Charlie Wieners will be onsite serving up free hot dogs, complete with vegetarian options. Airside also features a dab lounge for concentrate connoisseurs, and there will also be deals in the mix.

All three events will feature the musical stylings of DJ Francesca, as well as deals, giveaways, and good vibes. Please keep in mind that you’ll need a valid state ID and California Medical Card to visit and participate in the festivities.

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April 20: Leafly Comedy Tour Presents Pete Holmes

When the illustrious day rolls around, don’t make too many plans, because Leafly’s Comedy Tour is back in action! With tickets running just $4.20 and proceeds going to Rise Up and benefitting the Minority Cannabis Business Association, there’s no better time to toke up on a giggly sativa and head on over to the Regent Theatre. Pete Holmes (also known as the E*Trade Baby) will be headlining along with fellow comedians Jade Catta Preta and Brandon Wardell. The show starts at 8:30 p.m. and ends by 11 p.m., leaving you plenty of time to relax and wind down for the evening.

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April 21-23: High Times SoCal Cannabis Cup

During the following weekend, High Times will be hosting their High Times SoCal Cannabis Cup at the National Orange Show in San Bernardino. This is sure to be an exciting event, as it will be the first-ever Cannabis Cup in California since cannabis was legalized! There will be a live grow room, a cannabis career festival, an edibles village, a topical massage spa, and a vape lounge onsite!