NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Today is April 20, which means it’s also 4/20 for cannabis advocates.
Several dispensaries across the state will be celebrating today, and other events will also take place.
Below is a list of some events taking place in Connecticut.
At each location, including the Manchester site, there will be 4/20 celebrations. There will be a giveaway for the first 100 customers and donuts given to the first 420 customers. From 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., there will be vendors, an ice cream truck, and Jayy’s Food Truck.
Rally at Hartford State Capitol
The CT CannaWarriors 4/20 Rally is to support the passing of the HB6787 bill. This bill summary states: “To direct the Division of Criminal Justice to cease prosecution of any pending cannabis-related cases, if such activity being prosecuted has since been made legal, and to require review of sentences for cannabis-related offenses for purposes of potential modification.”
Gov. Lamont and Mayor Stewart will be in attendance.
Mayor Erin Stewart will host a “mobile mayor’s office” from 10 a.m. to noon. Other guests include Netflix star Daym Drops, who lives in New Britain and will introduce the restaurant’s newest menu item, “Hood Pies,” which are fried-dough pizzas. Each Hood Pie will be served with a “Daym Drops Crackie” or his special chocolate-chip cookie.
Heaven Skate Park
The skate park will host a “4/20” Cookout from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., with DJs, performances, vendors, and food.
Tejas + Trees: A 4/20 Friendly Yoga Flow Around the Fire
“Gather around the fire for an intimate plant-enhanced yogic experience in honor of 4/20.” This event is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and is B.Y.O.B. You must RSVP two hours ahead. More info here.
4/20 Puff and Paint! 21+ event
This event is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. You can bring your own item to “have fun.” Snacks and crafts are provided, and vendors will be on-site selling merch. This is a 21+ event. More info here.
Zephyr Street Pizza – 4/20 Pizza Eating Contest
On Thursday, Zephyr Street Pizza will hold its annual Pizza Eating Contest for 4/20. Festivities start at 4:20 p.m.
There will be all-you-can-eat pizza for $12 per person. Alvarium Beer will be on site serving brew, and DJ Darth Vader will host the event and provide music.
The pizza-eating contest starts at 5:30 p.m., and interested parties must call the shop to sign up. First place winner of the contest will receive a free pizza from Zephyr for a year.