420 Cannabis Celebration at UC Santa Cruz

START DATE: Wednesday April 20
TIME: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Porter Meadow at UC Santa Cruz (map)

As in past years, UCSC police and administration are restricting access to campus by only allowing people with UCSC identification to drive onto campus. The best ways for getting onto campus and over to Porter Meadow are to take the bus or walk. Do not park on Empire Grade. Give yourselves plenty of time to get to Porter Meadow, it's worth it!!

You are all invited.

Party/Street Party
After a long, cold and rainy winter, spring is finally here! It's time for the annual 420 celebration at Porter Meadow, UC Santa Cruz!

April 20, aka 4/20, is the international day to gather and celebrate cannabis (marijuana)! The year is 2011 and more people than ever are stepping out of the "Cannabis Closet" to reduce cultural stigmas around the use of cannabis, and to promote all of its many positive uses for food, fuel, fiber and medicine.

Hang out, meet lots of people who love cannabis, and enjoy a nice day in a gorgeous meadow at a public university.

Please help to ensure that Porter Meadow is free of trash.
Anything that you pack-in must be packed out!

Pack Your Trash. Leave No Trace.

Subject: Message to faculty and staff regarding "4-20"
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2011 13:38:04 -0700
From: Public Affairs
To: undisclosed-recipients:;

April 14, 2011
To: UCSC Faculty and Staff
Fr: UCSC Public Affairs
Re: Message to faculty and staff regarding "4-20"

UCSC anticipates that next week, as in recent years, there will be an unsanctioned "4-20" gathering on campus. It is likely to be disruptive for many on campus and in the surrounding community. This message is sent to help members of the campus community, others with valid reasons for visiting UCSC on the afternoon of April 20, and campus neighbors plan accordingly.

To minimize this anticipated disruption, the following measures will be in place next Wednesday, April 20:

. All inbound traffic at the campus's West entrance will be diverted beginning at 2:15 pm.

. Metro buses will enter campus through the Main Entrance only, travel up Coolidge, and loop back to the Main Entrance via Hagar. Metro buses during this period of time will only make one stop in the campus core, on Hagar between Quarry Plaza and OPERS.

. A reduced number of campus shuttles will be in operation connecting the east and west sides of campus, following the normal "core" route west before turning uphill on Heller, and returning along McLaughlin to the east side of campus. (Disability van service, with the possible exception of delays caused by traffic congestion, will be unaffected by these changes.)

. Campus parking regulations will be strictly enforced.

. Sections of Empire Grade, uphill from the Arboretum, will be designated as a tow-away zone. Extra patrols will be on duty to enforce this restriction, and vehicles will be ticketed and towed at owners' expense.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Past 4/20 @ 4:20



4/20: International Day of Cannabis Freedom
By Jeremiah Vandermeer, Cannabis Culture - Monday, April 18 2011

April 20 is the international day of cannabis freedom: a day of global celebration, a show of appreciation for a truly amazing and versatile plant, and an impressive display of solidarity by an oppressed but resilient culture. The War on Marijuana rages across the planet. Every day brings new stories of abuses of the rights of citizens, expansions of the prisons system, bloody turmoil in Mexico, threats and intimidation against medical marijuana users in the United States and Canada, and even executions of non-violent citizens for involvement with marijuana and other drugs. full story

This year is sure to see larger chronic-smoking crowds than ever, and CC wants to publish photos and videos of the 4/20 gathering in your city. Send links or content to [email protected]

Click here to read CC's coverage of last year's 4/20 events around the globe

Find out more about 4/20 events happening in your area in the Cannabis Culture Forums.

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4-20-2011 Events

We are sorry to say but the Evening for WAMM on 4-20
has been canceled due to a lack of ticket sales.

An Evening for WAMM on 4-20-2011
Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing @ 402 Ingalls St. #27, Santa Cruz, CA
Wednesday, April 20 · 3:30pm - 6:30pm

Come out and show your support

When     Wed Apr 20
Where     Downtown - Clocktower
Time     5:00 pm to 11:00 pm

CannaPro presents a unique benefit dinner and cannabis tasting evening for WAMM, a local collective of patients and caregivers that helped create the laws that today protect our rights. This special evening, taking place on April 20, 2011, will include an exquisite dinner and unique entertainment including entertainer Al Frisby and speaking appearances from Valerie Corral. Also included is a rare opportunity to taste unique certified organic cannabis strains, along with a fully loaded hashbar, specially created medicated snacks, patient information, resources, and support. Come out and show your support, tickets available online at: CannaPro

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Video from the UC Santa Cruz
campus during the annual 4/20 gathering. (Cell phone video from Larissa Mueller/Santa Cruz Sentinel)

The Grateful Dead Movie Event
Today, Wednesday, Apr 20 7:30p
at Regal Cinemas Santa Cruz 9, Santa Cruz, CA
The 1977 film, plus never-before-seen interviews with Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir conducted during the film's production.

UCSC alumnus
by Becky Johnson Saturday Apr 16th, 2011

...is likely to be disruptive????

The ONLY disruption this event has EVER CAUSED
has come from UCSC officials who restrict access to
campus to those who wish to attend business there.

The event itself---a peaceful, public assembly in civil disobedience of a law against cannabis--has never been disruptive of any sanctioned campus activity.

Bring back parking! Bring back bus access!
Stop this pre-emptive attack on peaceable assembly by our best and our brightest!!

Video from two years ago:

4/20 @ 4:20

Drug War

Education & Student Activism


Obama’s Answer To The Failed Drug War (Transcript) stash.norml

Open for Questions stash.norml



Join us on April 20th for complimentary ‘Hop Brownies,’ ‘Hop Crispy Treats,’ and, a blend of Dogfish Head 60 and 90 Minute poured through a ‘Hop Rocket’ (device loaded with hops designed to impart intense hop flavor and aroma), and of course our favorite house band, Jim and Eroc.
15315 Madison Ave - Lakewood, OH 44107


Happy 4/20! We only have two sales a year
— this and Christmas.


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