“It’s an unsanctioned event and an unpermitted event,” said Kirby-Yung. “We do not feel that Sunset Beach is an appropriate venue for 4/20.”
Emery said 4/20 organizers don’t think they would receive a permit for the event if they tried to go through the city.
“We’re doing everything required of a permitted event to make sure it’s safe and secure,” she said. “Every year, we’re professional by hiring first aid, security, getting port-a-potties and this year we’re getting insurance. Every year, we work with the city, fire and police department and ambulance service to make sure it’s as safe and comfortable as possible.”