The four-minute, twenty-second clip is a nonstop symphony of sights, sound, and smoke- so much smoke that you’ll get a contact high if you don’t watch out!
This year, 420 Vancouver was celebrating its 25th anniversary and they needed something big to fit the epic occasion and organizers did not disappoint. The headlining performance was a free concert from Cypress Hill, one of the pioneers of cannabis-inspired rap who helped bring it to the mainstream.
That Cypress Hill performed at all was a surprise for some as there was fierce opposition from the Vancouver Park Board, who seemed to forget that the cannabis movement was built on civil disobedience and pushing the envelope. Besides, the show must go on, and Cypress Hill brought the people out with an estimated 60,000 showing up to catch their career-spanning set that included classics like “Hits from the Bong” and “(Rap) Superstar”.
You couldn’t have asked for a better day, either. The weather was perfect and so were the vibes. The biggest day in cannabis culture attracted a crowd of over 100,000 throughout the day to come together in celebration of cannabis and all that it inspires- everything from community, friendship, creativity, and better living.
The Vancouver-based Snotty Nose Rez Kids rocked a great opening set and it was easy to see why this Juno-nominated hiphop duo is one of the most exciting artists in First Nations and Canadian music right now.
The montage features a who’s who of cannabis activists and entrepreneurs, who often had to be both as they fought cannabisprohibition to get us to this point.