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A ‘Higher’ Calling: Inside Denver’s International Church of Cannabis

Tucked away on 400 Logan St. in the Mile High City of Denver, Colorado, rests a 113-year old red brick building with a story to tell. Under the April sun, this antiquated church may not seem out of the ordinary…until you take a closer look. This is the new home to Elevation Ministries of the International Church of Cannabis (ICOC), a Colorado religious non-profit organization that seeks to educate and enlighten those who believe the use of cannabis as a sacrament can simulate ascension to a higher state of being.

William Berke, father of owner Steve Berke, instructs guests they can enter for a private viewing of opening day at the International Church of Cannabis Thursday, April 20, 2017 on Logan Street in Denver, CO. (Daniel Brenner for Leafly)William Berke, father of owner Steve Berke, instructs guests they can enter for a private viewing of opening day at the International Church of Cannabis Thursday, April 20, 2017 on Logan Street in Denver, CO. (Daniel Brenner for Leafly)

Though it would seem April 20th would be the perfect day for a massive grand opening celebration, spirits weren’t as high as expected due to some last-minute legal hurdles that prevented the group from allowing the “public” consumption they had hoped to provide.

Co-founder Zach Gardner wipes down tables outside on opening day of the International Church of Cannabis (Daniel Brenner for Leafly)Co-founder Zach Gardner wipes down tables outside on opening day of the International Church of Cannabis. (Daniel Brenner for Leafly)

Those who made their way out to the grand opening on April 20th were met with a warm and enthusiastic team of Elevation Ministries staff members eager to introduce Denver to their renovated space and culture. No formal theology or dogmas come attached with the practice of Elevationism, as outlined by members of the church. Instead, the organization is proud to promote total inclusivity of all walks of life.

Owner Steve Berke, center, and Michael Malone, right, check age and identification of visitors like Arvada resident Joel Allen, left, on opening day of the International Church of Cannabis Thursday, April 20, 2017 on Logan Street in Denver, CO. (Daniel Brenner for Leafly)

Behind the astral-themed entrance doors, the interior decor inside is welcoming and modern, a stark contrast to the building’s anachronistic interior design. Spanish artist Okuda San Miguel and American Artist Kenny Scharf are largely responsible for the elaborate and extensive array of wall paintings, murals, and scattered art installations. Various visual art pieces can be seen throughout the facility, including several waist-high, hand-carved Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles statues, digitized tile art, and a hollowed out television flush with South Park figurines, some of which can be purchased at their retail counter.

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The church believes cannabis is their sacrament and calls themselves “Elevationists.”

For a city that welcomes tens of thousands of annual travelers every year to visit and experience legal cannabis, Denver has some pretty draconian social consumption bylaws. Currently, those seeking to consume their legal cannabis must do so only on private property with permission by the owner and out of public sight. However, with Initiative 300, a bill passed by the city of Denver last November, city residents and lawmakers sought to change these rules to allow safe access points for social consumption with the implementation of a 4-year pilot program.

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These provisions would eventually grant organizations (namely businesses) the ability to seek approval by neighborhood and city business groups to allow for consumption areas (with caveats) onsite for those who wish to use cannabis in a public atmosphere.

Tay Lomax smokes at a private viewing on opening day of the International Church of Cannabis. (Daniel Brenner for Leafly)

Steve Burke, founder of ICOC and Elevation Ministries, was confident that he would be able to allow for “open and public consumption” on the premises after his legal team, Vicente Sederberg LLC, advised him on the ambiguous language pertaining to what “open” and “public” could be defined as. However, he was informed prior to the church’s grand opening that the ministry would have to restrict consumption to a private listed event at 3 p.m. Although public access to the church was allowed between 12-2 p.m., which saw a healthy turnout of several dozen visitors, many more were present later that afternoon, eager to spark up under the electric neon wall art.

Visitors were in awe of the International Church of Cannabis on its opening day.

Burke and his team at the Ministry plan to utilize their new space to the fullest extent over the upcoming months, with daily 420 sacraments where members who sign up will be allowed access to onsite private consumption. Both members and the general public will also be able to visit the space for lectures, industry events, workshops, and even cannabis-themed weddings.

Guests greet each other at a private viewing on opening day of the International Church of Cannabis. (Daniel Brenner for Leafly)

As for the rest of the busy 4/20 weekend, the church hosted a handful of gatherings which included live music, comedy performances, and even food trucks to welcome in new members and neighborhood locals to the newly renovated space.

Featured comedian Kyle Grooms takes pictures of the interior of the International Church of Cannabis. Artwork in the chapel was completed by Spanish artist Okuda San Miguel. (Daniel Brenner for Leafly)

If you are interested in learning more about Elevation Ministries and the International Church of cannabis, stop by the next time you are in the area and spark up a conversation, or even a joint. Both are encouraged!

Chicago resident Andrea Camp, from left, gets a light from Lakewood resident Kimm Miller, as Mia Jane smokes at a private viewing on opening day of the International Church of Cannabis. (Daniel Brenner for Leafly)Chicago resident Andrea Camp, from left, gets a light from Lakewood resident Kimm Miller, as Mia Jane smokes at a private viewing on opening day of the International Church of Cannabis. (Daniel Brenner for Leafly)


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Watch This: Conan O’Brien Pokes Fun at Colorado’s Drive-Thru Dispensaries

Conan O’Brien celebrated the opening of Colorado’s drive-thru dispensaries by envisioning how most customers will adjust to the convenient new service:

To be fair, a one-stop-shop drive-thru that would let you do your banking, pick up an eighth, and dish out cheeseburgers sounds pretty heavenly. (Although what’s up with the pre-ground cannabis? SMH. Conan, come talk to us about how to accurately portray some lovely product in your sketches. We’re clearly fans, if you haven’t noticed by now.)


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Watch This: 2 Chainz Gets High in the Most Expensive Fashion for GQ

Here’s a video of 2 Chainz getting high in the most expensive ways possible. And by expensive, I mean there’s $500,000 of glassware and goodies on the table. Why? Because GQ has a bunch of money, and if they’re willing to spend it on a video of you smoking Level 10 shit, then why wouldn’t you? 2 Chainz even starts the video by saying “Damn bruh, that’s a blessing; I’m getting paid for this.” He ain’t lying. Talk about life goals.


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Hemp Seed Oil for Your Skin: 10 THC-Free Topicals to Explore

Explore 10 THC-free hemp seed oil topicals, recommended by a beauty editor to replace everyday beauty products and become part of your skin care regimen.

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5 THC Topicals Putting Cannabis Skin Care on the Map

Discover five quality topicals pioneering the beauty industry with THC formulas. Recommended by a beauty editor, they’re perfect for your skin care regimen.

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10 Albums to Get High to on 4/20

When it comes to “HighTunes,” I look for a certain feel. I like to listen to music that my soul can hear. I want the music to grab me and take me a place in my mind/heart that I wasn’t even aware existed.

To help capture that feeling today, I’ve created a list of albums that perfectly illustrate what I mean, and since we’re family, I’m going to share it with you because I want your 4/20 to be musically perfect. So load a bow (or five), throw on one of these albums, and enjoy the day/night to the best of your abilities.

Drake – More Life

Off top, I’ve GOT to put my man Drizzy Drake Rogers on this list for the masterpiece that is More Life. Yes, I said masterpiece, because it’s the exact project I’ve been waiting for Drake to give us since So Far Gone. To be honest, I think it’s his best work ever. At the risk of sounding Yes Julz-ish, that shit is a serious vibe. Just let the “Passionfruit” roll into “Get It Together” and tell me you don’t feel that warmth in your heart.

Strain Pairing: Blue Dream

Blue Dream’s my favorite strain; Drake’s my favorite artist; More Life’s my favorite project. It just feels right. Blue Dream mellows me out without putting me on my ass, which is exactly the type of strain I’ll need when I’m two-stepping with your mother on a Caribbean Island to “Madiba Riddim.”

Smino – blkswn

A Twitter friend of mine has been raving about Smino Brown for quite some time. However, because I’m stubborn and wack, I hadn’t given him a real chance until now, and I must say: I SHOULD NOT HAVE SLEPT ON THAT BOY SMINO AKA SMEETY PABLO (listen to the “blkswn” song and you’ll catch this). You shouldn’t, either. Learn from my mistakes. Get you a nice heavily-THC’d strain and fall deep into blkswn. Your ears and lungs will thank you.

Strain Pairing: Girl Scout Cookies

Due to blkswn having a sort of dark, nighttime chill vibe to it, I’d suggest Girl Scout Cookies for the occasion. It’s a hybrid that’ll take you to the promised land of relaxation. Look it up on Leafly and it says GSC “launches you to euphoria’s top floor where full-body relaxation meets a time-bending cerebral space.” That’s the exact zone you want to be in for blkswn.

Ravyn Lanae – Moon Shoes EP

I heard Ravyn on Smino’s album and said, “Oh hell yeah, I have to check her out ASAP.” So I did, and boy…this woman’s voice is something special. It really touches my soul and makes me feel some type of way. If I had to describe her voice, “audio freedom” is a phrase that comes to mind.

The EP is very appropriately titled, as it really makes me feel like I’m walking on the moon. When I first listened to Moon Shoes EP, I had to step outside and just stare at the sky as airplanes soared by. That’s how I felt, and if you live in a place that affords you that opportunity, you should do the very same.

Strain Pairing: Full Moon

Did you really think I wasn’t going to suggest a moon-related strain? Come on, now. Full Moon is the strain you want here. Read up on it and you’ll see that it’s a strong-ass sativa that produces a trippy, visually stimulating high, which is perfect for standing outside and staring at airplanes in the sky.

Post Malone – Stoney

Judging by my Twitter timeline when this album first dropped, the reviews were pretty mixed. But I thought it was a good album and an especially great stoner album (hence the name). For some reason, I really like Post Malone. Maybe it’s the instrumentation in the songs, maybe it’s his voice, or maybe it’s a mix of both, but either way, this album (specifically, songs like “Too Young,” “Congratulations,” and “Patient”) gives me this sort of “Man…life’s kind of fun, huh?” feeling that I can’t escape.

Strain Pairing: OG Cheese

I’ve only smoked OG Cheese a couple of times, but I remember it giving me a very comfortable feeling without putting me out of commission. I could smoke and do stuff, but I was still high enough to be like “Ay…yo…I’m stoned.” Find it, buy it, smoke it, get Stoney.

(Sidebar: It really does kind of smell like cheese. It’s kind of wild.)

Xavier Omär & Sango – The Hours Spent Loving You

Formerly known as SPZRKT, Xavier Omär’s voice mixed with Sango’s beats are a match made in heaven. Love can be a tough thing to chase, but listen to this album and it’ll have you writing love letters to strangers on some Joaquin Phoenix in Her shit. This album is the epitome of the “get high and listen to feel-good, good energy, singy-type tunes” sort of mood.

Next to Drake’s More Life, this is 100% my favorite thing to listen to right now. You can just press play and let Xavier Omär and Sango take you on a musical expedition. I have no clue how I found The Hours Spent Loving You, nor do I know why I haven’t heard of these guys until now, but just know I’ve spent the past four days in a cloud of Green Crack with this shit on repeat.

Strain Pairing: Green Crack

Green Crack is a good strain for this album because you can smoke it and keep moving around. The album has a little bounce to it, so it’s good to jam to when you’re running errands or just being active in general. The other day I took a couple hits of Green Crack from the one-hitter, then ran a mile (running is hard; 1 mile is my limit) to The Hours Spent Loving You, and it was a very rewarding experience. Green Crack had me feeling so good that I might even up it to 1.5 miles next time I run to this album. WHO KNOWS?! ANYTHING’S POSSIBLE.

Syd – Fin

If you’re familiar with The Internet (the band, not the thing that’s allowing you to read this article right now), you already know how busy Syd gets in the realm of vocal talent. If you don’t about Syd, I suggest you visit The Internet’s Ego Death immediately. She absolutely floats on that album, much like she does on Fin. It’s her solo debut, and if this is the type of music we have to look forward to, I’m all in.

Fin is one of my favorite projects of the year. It jams, yo. Especially at night. Get you a nighttime bud, sink into the couch, and let Fin play through the nearest speaker at maximum volume.

Strain Pairing: Northern Lights

Every single time I’ve smoked this strain, it has put me in the sleeper hold. I’m unable to move, speak, or do anything other than basic human functions. That’s what you want for this album. You want to smoke something that’ll have you sitting there thinking, “Wow, this album is incredible. Can’t wait until I can feel my face again so I can sing along to it.” Northern Lights’ll do the trick.

Josh Sallee – Hush Hush

Chances are you haven’t heard of Josh Sallee, as he’s currently a local artist out of Oklahoma City. But don’t let the unfair negative connotation of “local” fool you; this man makes great music. I’ve been listening to him for a while, and Hush Hush is definitely his best project thus far. It’s deep; it’s personal; it’s honest; it’s introspective; it’s everything that you feel when you’re super high and thinking about your goals in life.

And that’s exactly why it’s on the list. It’s the perfect album to face an L to at 1:43 a.m. as you ponder if it’s time for you to quit your day job and become a full-time writer. (Or, ya know, whatever dream/goal is relative to you.) This is one of those albums that makes you sink within yourself, which is why I suggest a strong indica for the occasion.

Strain Pairing: Chemdawg

For a heavy album, you need a heavy strain, and I can tell you from experience that Chemdawg is exactly that. It’s so potent that you have no choice but to melt into your brain and get lost within your thoughts. Light that up, play this album, and I guarantee you’ll be locked into deep thought about life for its entirety.

Russ – Pink Elephant

I’ve been on Russ for a cool minute, just waiting for him to gain some traction behind his music. Turns out it’s finally happening. With hits like “What They Want” and “Losing Control,” he’s really starting to climb into the light.

If you aren’t familiar with the boy, Pink Elephant is a great introduction to him. His rap and singing talents, combined with his real life relatable content and a unique sound, make his music like a breath of fresh air. I love Russ, man. The way I feel when listening to him is the same way I felt listening to Drake for the first time in 2007. (Yes, I did just hit you with a “Man, I was on Drake before everybody!”)

Strain Pairing: Maui Wowie

Listening to Russ always puts me in a good mood, so I need a strain that matches that emotion. Maui Wowie does the trick. It’s such a feel-good strain that’ll actually give you a boost of energy as well. I don’t know, man, I smoke MW and I’m all smiles and happiness. The same happens when I listen to Pink Elephant (“Goodbye” and “Problem Child” = JAMS).

Khalid – American Teen

Boy oh boy, if this shit ain’t a sunroof open/windows down/just hop in the car and ride out type of album then I don’t know what it is. I listened to this for the first time on the drive back from Houston to Dallas a few weeks ago and after a while, I didn’t even realize I was driving anymore. My brain had gone full autopilot to this album. I just hit that cruise control and zoned out for a cool three hours until I was finally in my driveway. It’s good, man.

Khalid is extremely talented and American Teen is the proof. I suggest getting high, tossing on some headphones, and going on a walk of relaxation to this album.

Strain Pairing: Island Sweet Skunk

It’s a tropical-flavored sativa that makes you feel good. That’s pretty much all I can say about Island Sweet Skunk. I’ve had the pleasure of smoking it a few times and it’s a great strain for someone looking for a lift in energy and mood. Pair this strain with the album to maximize the effects of the entire experience. Island Sweet Skunk will not let you down.

Sango – North

How do you feel about instrumental albums? They go hard, right? Isn’t it dope how you can cue one up, get high, and just let your brain melt into the music until you feel like you’ve been listening to one long-ass song for 38 straight minutes? If you answered “yes” to any of that, Sango’s North album is the treat you’ve been craving.

I mentioned Sango earlier, but I’d consider The Hours Spent Loving You to be more of Xavier Omär’s album than his. It’s a voice vs. beat king of thing. But North is all Sango and his production genius. It took me three songs to realize that I hadn’t really heard any words, and that’s how I knew North was doing its job.

Strain: Death Star

Have you ever had Death Star? I had it ONE time and I still think about it every single day. That shit was strooooong. Like, extremely strong. I took two hits off a blunt of Death Star and I was like “Yo, I might be good on the rest of that.” That’s why it goes so well with North, because you won’t be able to focus on a damn thing when smoking this strain. The good news is with an instrumental album, you don’t need focus. You just need to close your eyes and open your mind. Death Star is the vehicle to get you there.


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10 Events in History That Prove 4/20 Is the Best Day Ever

Admittedly, some of the biggest tragedies in human history have occurred on April 20th. Things like Columbine, Deepwater Horizon, and the birth of Adolf Hitler always cast a black cloud above our holiest day. But don’t let that deter you from acknowledging all of the good things that have happened throughout history on 4/20. Life’s all about balance, so for every rainy day, there’s 79 degrees of sunshine right around the corner, and if it’s all the same with you, I’d like to focus on the positive.

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Below you’ll find, in no particular order, a list of 10 significant things that have happened throughout history on April 20th that prove 4/20 is indeed a good day.

April 20, 1853: Harriet Tubman Starts the Underground Railroad

Right from jump I’m coming at you with a delicious dose of black history. On this day in 1853, Harriet “Nah, Fuck This Shit” Tubman started the Underground Railroad. She woke up one day, said enough is enough, and began her mission of helping 100,000+ slaves escape from the south to the “free” states and Canada. Through a series of safe secret routes and safe houses…look, I really shouldn’t have to tell you who Harriet Tubman is. It’s an important part of history, she’s a hero, and you should celebrate her achievements. Nuff said.

April 20, 1912: Fenway Park Opens

BASEBALL FANS, STAND UP! WE OUT HERE—Lol jk, I’m not one of you. Sorry. In fact, it’s still a couple months away, yet I’m already dreading that period of sports hell where there’s absolutely nothing on Sportscenter but baseball highlights and around-the-clock Tom Brady updates. Regardless, for those who DO love baseball, this is pretty huge, right? When it comes to historically significant fields, Fenway is pretty up there, if not number one. It’s the oldest park in the MLB and to put that into perspective for you, Harry Caray was born two years after it opened. Yeah, it’s that damn old.

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April 20, 1951: Luther Vandross Was Born

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If you don’t know about Luther then don’t even talk to me. Or my future son. Ever again. The man is an icon. His music is not to be disrespected, and if you need to get familiar, I suggest you hit the icon’s Greatest Hits on Apple Music immediately. Sports, too. “One Shining Moment” at the end of the NCAA tournament? Yeah, that’s all Luther.

Bottom line: Luther V’s birth proves that 4/20 is indeed good and if you disagree, my grandma is more than willing to fistfight over it.

Other notable celeb birthdays include: Carmen Electra (1972), Miranda Kerr (1983), Joey Lawrence (1976-WHOA!),Terrence J (1982), Shemar Moore (1970), and George Takei (1937).

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April 20, 2008: Danica Patrick Won the Japan Indy 300

I’ve never watched a single NASCAR race, but I do know this made Danica Patrick the first woman to ever win an Indy race and that’s a big deal for two reasons. One, it’s a breakthrough achievement for women in general. Two, we never would’ve gotten those weird Go Daddy commercials without it. Everyone wins here, ya know? And isn’t that what sports is about? Everyone being happy?

April 20, 1910: Halley’s Comet Reaches Perihelion

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Why is this relevant? Well, you smoke cannabis and this is space shit, which every cannabis enthusiast loves, so nothing else should really matter. Halley’s Comet only comes around every 76 years, and the fact that it reached perihelion (its closest point to the sun, aka the Yo, Look, Is That Halley’s Comet? point) is pretty dope.

But what really makes this dope is the Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) connection to it. According to Wired, Mark Twain was born in 1835 as the comet passed over. In 1909, knowing it was due again in 1910, he predicted that he would die when it returned. It reached perihelion on April 20. He died on April 21. Mind. Blown.

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April 20, 1967: US Surveyor 3 Lands on the Moon

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According to Wikipedia, Surveyor 3 was the third lander of the American un-crewed Surveyor program sent to explore the surface of the Moon. It launched on April 17 and landed on April 20. Apparently it’s famous because in 1969 the crew from Apollo 12 used it as a target landing site. They landed, took pictures by it, and removed some pieces to bring it back to Earth. I guess that’s cool, right? Not as cool as Halley Comet/Mark Twain, but if it’s an intergalactic win for the US, it’s an intergalactic win for 4/20.

April 20, 1611: MacBeth’s Earliest Recorded Performance at The Globe

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When you think of William Shakespeare, or Willy Shakes, as I like to call him, many works come to mind: Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. But one of his most famous works is also the tragedy of MacBeth. It’s the story of a British general who receives a prophecy that he’s supposed to be king, so he kills the actual king to become king, until everything about the king life eventually kills him and his lady.

On this day in 1611, the earliest recorded performance of MacBeth hit the Globe Theater. That might not seem significant to you in this day and age, but consider the way people lived back then. There was no Wi-Fi; no Tinder. All they had was blacksmithing and accusing intelligent women of being witches. MacBeth finally gave the townsfolk something to do with their dirty asses. The townsmen definitely pulled out their best chainmail fits for this one. It was basically the first Hamilton.

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April 20, 1977: Annie Hall Is Released

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I have a confession to make and you might not like it.

*Takes a deep breath*

Okay, here it is: I have never seen Annie Hall. I’M SORRY, I’M SORRY. I KNOW. “It’s one of the best movies ever!” “How can you call yourself a movie buff if you haven’t seen Annie Hall?!”

Trust me, I’ve heard it all, but me not seeing it doesn’t take anything from its place in film history. Annie Hall dropped and completely shut the movie scene down in an unimaginable way. It won four Oscars: Best Picture, Best Director (Woody Allen), Best Actress (Diane Keaton), and Best Original Screenplay. (And has even been called the funniest screenplay ever by Roger Ebert. That’s a big-ass deal.)

April 20, 1986: Michael Jordan Sets the NBA Playoffs Single Game Scoring Record

On this day in 1986, MJ made NBA Playoffs history by giving the Boston Celtics 63 of them thangs in Game 2 of their first-round series. Sure, they still lost the game and eventually got swept up out of there, but when you consider that this was only his second year in the NBA, it makes you go…wow…MJ was really unfuckwittable from the very beginning.

I mean, seriously, who drops 63 points in a playoff game against Larry Bird and Co. at age 23? (Fun fact: MJ is also #2 on the NBA Playoffs single game scoring list with 56 points. And #4 with 55. And #8 with 54. It must be the last name.)

April 20, 1992: The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert

I don’t even need to say anything. Just watch this:

You can buy the full thing on YouTube for $3. You spend more than that on Swisher Sweets in a day.


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4/20: Leafly’s Live Cannabis Coverage

Happy 420! We’ll have live rolling coverage of the world’s cannabis festival throughout the day from Leafly News staff around the globe. Be sure to check out Leafly’s event calendar for 4/20 celebrations near you.

Beyond ‘Dark Side of the Moon’

6:38am – We just found the day’s best conversation starter: Name your top five stoner albums. Rolling Stone just resurfaced a tasty feature from 2013, “The 40 Greatest Stoner Albums.” Dr. Dre: Check. Pink Floyd: Check. Portishead: Wait, what?

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When Will the Federal Madness End, Earl?

Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenaeur, leader of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, will be celebrating 4/20 by fighting to end federal prohibition. And he’ll take time out to answer your questions. Tune in to his Reddit AMA later today at 1pm Eastern, at reddit.com/r/trees/.

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It’s an All-Week Event

Many of us celebrate 4/20. Snoop Dogg celebrates 4/20 Eve.

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Wake n Bake, Toronto

5:59am – Good morning Toronto! You’ve got three hours to get to Yonge-Dundas Square for the start of 420 Toronto. On your way, enjoy this profile of festival organizer and longtime activist Chris Goodwin, posted this morning by Leafly contributor Randi Druzin. Did you know he got his start by selling candles?

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London Coppers Wary of the 420 Day

5:52am – It’s still early in the United States, but events are well underway in London, where thousands are gathering for the annual Hyde Park cannabis rally. That makes the Metropolitan Police a bit uncomfortable, and they’re warning enthusiasts to temper their enthusiasm. And here, courtesy of the Evening Standard, is our first favorite headline of the “420 day”:

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It’s a New Day in West Virginia

5:45am PDT – As morning breaks on 4/20, West Virginia enjoys its first full day as America’s 29th legal medical marijuana state. Yesterday, Gov. Jim Justice signed SB 386 into law, legalizing the use of cannabis (but not cannabis leaf) as medicine. It may be a while before the two million residents of the Mountaineer State enjoy the full benefits of the law–MMJ cards aren’t expected to be issued by the Bureau of Public Health until July 1, 2019–but today’s a day of celebration. Welcome to 420, West Virginians!

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How to Have the Perfect 4/20

April 20th is here and you need ideas on how to spend this most sacred cannabis holiday. Here’s a suggested schedule to follow in order to maximize your 4/20 celebration.

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15 Movies to Watch Based on Your 4/20 Mood

Want to laugh? Cry? Think? Get your mind blown? Grab your strain of choice, settle in with a snack, and cue up one of these films depending on your 4/20 mood.

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Thank you for visiting MDMMCC.com, the premier Medical Marijuana Certification Center in Maryland. Our Mission at the Maryland Medical Marijuana Certification Clinics (MDMMCC) is to provide the certification necessary for qualified patients to obtain Medical Marijuana in compliance with the Maryland Medical Marijuana Laws in the State of Maryland.  MDMMCC will have offices open throughout Maryland.