Vancouver’s annual 4/20 festival cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak

It appears that nothing is safe from the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a week that’s seen pretty much everything under the sun cancelled, re-scheduled or suspended, organizers of Vancouver’s annual 4/20 pot festival announced Friday that this year’s event is cancelled.

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On Thursday, B.C.’s provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry asked that all events with more than 250 people be cancelled.

 “Though 4/20 is a protest, it is not a protest against health officials, and it makes sense to help them protect the public from the outbreak of an infectious virus,” organizers said in a press release.

Vancouver’s 4/20 event, which celebrated its 25th anniversary last year, typically attracts thousands of participants every year.

“We’re sad there won’t be a 4/20 celebration at Sunset Beach this year, but we will be back to celebrate Cannabis Day on July 1 at Thornton Park in Vancouver,” the press release reads.

Organizers say vendors that booked a booth will receive a refund in the coming days.

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