4/20 celebrations return to San Francisco’s Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park


SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — The city-sanctioned 420 celebrations are set to return to San Francisco this year after being canceled for two years due to the pandemic. Now that they’re coming back, cannabis business owners believe it will be a big boost for all small businesses in San Francisco.

“He works with our communities and our neighborhoods to get things back on track and also get things done,” said Jesse Henry, owner of Pipeline Dispensaries in San Francisco. “We are working with our neighbors, and it is a collective effort.”

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Thousands of people usually come to Hippie Hill and Robin Williams Meadow to participate in 420 events. This year, San Francisco is allowing licensed cannabis sellers to sell at the event. For this reason, San Francisco authorities will only allow people aged 21 or older to attend the event.

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“We ask everyone attending this event to come with enthusiasm and happiness and a desire to have joy during the event,” said Mayor of London Breed. “We want people to enjoy it safely.”

However, Henry thinks it goes beyond the event at Hippie Hill. Its dispensaries organize their own events with promotions with other companies. He thinks the day will benefit many businesses.

“A lot of people come from out of town or other parts of the Bay Area,” Henry said. “The pandemic has been tough. Many of us who were born and raised and now own a business in San Francisco will definitely use it to our advantage if we can.”

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