The war between 4/20 and the Park Board continues…

The Park Board passed a motion last night for city staff to send a letter to mayor, council, and 4/20 organizers asking for an alternative place to hold 4/20 in 2019, away from Sunset Beach.

The motion is intended to address resident and public complaints and concerns about the disruption caused by 4/20 and a growing frustration from residents.

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The board also voted to explore options into how to sell cannabis at the event, now that it is legalized.

The legalization of cannabis on October 17, 2018 by the Federal Government introduced a legal framework which prohibits the sale of cannabis and cannabis-related products at events such as 4/20.

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Smoking or vaping cannabis in parks and on beaches is prohibited under the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act and the Park Board Smoking Regulation Bylaw, and cannabis products can only be purchased legally through government-licensed outlets.

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During the 2018 event, the Vancouver Police Department counted 482 vendor tents, from which 4/20 organizers generate revenue.

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Vancouver Park Board passes motion to explore alternative site for 4/20 event


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