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Leafly’s Guide to 420

(Updated April 1, 2021 from a 2020 version)

Got questions about 420? Leafly’s got answers. Learn about the history of 420, get tips on how to smoke, celebrate, and find the best 420 deals on cannabis and accessories, and more.

What to know for 420

What is 420?


420 has a storied place in marijuana history. Learn all about the background and origins of 420 and how this date (and time) became ingrained as a calling card, a code word, and a cause for celebration in cannabis culture.

420 deals


As 420 approaches, retailers across the country are offering great deals on cannabis and accessories. Whether you’re a seasoned smoker or dipping your toe in for the first time, you’ll find deep discounts on all sorts of products. And it’s not just cannabis that’s on sale—manufacturers of pipes, papers, vaporizers and other accessories are offering deals as well.

What to do on 420


420 usually finds people around the world celebrating cannabis and consuming together. Due to public health considerations around the spread of coronavirus this year, many of the large, public events that have previously been so popular on and around April 20 will be canceled, postponed, go digital, or experience other changes.

How to host your own 420 sesh online

We’ll have suggestions on how to have a safe 420 and what we can all do to embrace the rest of the cannabis community this year, even if you can’t leave the house to do it.

Find the perfect strain for your 420


Looking for a cannabis strain to make your 420 memorable? Want to know more about the different types of weed highs? Whether you’re aiming to enjoy a classic strain or get a taste of the latest and greatest new strains, we’re here to help you find the perfect marijuana strain for your 420.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this iconic holiday, we’ll be digging into the most iconic families of weed all month long: The Hazes, The Tangies, The Purples, OG Kush strains, and last (but also first)—Cookies & Cakes!

420 essentials


420 is a time for everyone who appreciates cannabis to celebrate and enjoy this special plant in all its forms. Whether you’re rolling a joint to enjoy on the porch or baking enough pot brownies to distribute to a group of friends, whether you’re an old head or a fresh face to the cannabis community, and whatever your chosen method of cannabis consumption during this month-long 420, Leafly is here to help get the most out of it.

420 cannabis basics

What do the indica, sativa, and hybrid signs mean in your local dispensary? What does a gram of marijuana look like? How long does it take cannabis to leave your system? Get grounded with the foundational facts about cannabis by clicking one of these articles that break down the basics.

How to smoke, vape, and eat cannabis on 420

Smoke it. Vape it, as either a flower or an oil. Eat it in a brownie, a cookie, or gummies. Put a little bit of a tincture under your tongue. There have never been more ways available to consume cannabis than there are right now. Having so many options, many of which are pretty new, can make it hard to decide how to consume cannabis this 420.

Learn about the many ways you can enjoy marijuana this 420, which one is right for you, and how to get the most out of it.

420 recipes

No matter what you’re making, cannabis and cooking are two great tastes that taste great together. Check out some of our favorite base recipes—cannabis infused butter and cooking oils, for instance—that can add a little touch of 420 to any dish, as well as recipes for classic marijuana infused recipes like pot brownies, a staple of any self-respecting 420 celebration.

Celebrate 420 responsibly

420 celebrations can be a blast, but it’s important to keep in mind that you can get too much of a good thing. If you or a friend have overindulged in marijuana goodies, there are plenty of ways to bring an intense high back to the ground or shake off the cobwebs that can accompany the morning after taking things a hit or two over the line.

Learn how to stay safe and comfortable while celebrating 420:

420 entertainment


April is a heavenly month for noobs and seasoned stoners alike to revel in the luxury of cannabis. Need some things to keep you busy? Give these a try!

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