SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Saturday, a handful of San Diego stops are celebrating "4/20" with their own marijuana-themed events.
The date has become synonymous with marijuana gatherings and a celebration of cannabis culture. In recent years, that celebration has become even more mainstream with the passage of laws making recreational marijuana use legal.
However, in California, smoking marijuana in public remains illegal. The federal government also doesn't not recognize legal marijuana use.
That's not stopping San Diegans though. Here are some spots around town to celebrate 4/20 with munchies and brews.
Legal reminders: Only adults 21-years-old and older can use, carry, buy, and grow marijuana. Users can only legally buy from retail outlets licensed by the state. Marijuana cannot be used within 1,000 feet near schools, daycare centers, and youth centers, or on public property.
Where: Embarcadero Marina Park North
Bayked brings an interactive day of live music from Rick Ross, Gramatik, Brasstracks, and others to the Embarcadero, complete with cocktails, snacks, local boutiques, live art demonstrations, and California's top cannabis vendors on hand to educate guests on the industry.
9th annual Cheba Hut 4/20 Party
Where: 6364 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego
Marijuana-themed sandwich joint Cheba Hut will host a special grand opening of its liquor bar, a challenge for free food for a year, joint rolling contest, butter sculpting contest, raffles, live music, and more. Customers can also grab a 4-inch sandwich (classified as a "Nug") and collectible frisbee for $4.20.
Modern Times 4/20 Tie-Dye Party
Where: 3612 Kurtz St., San Diego
Modern Times' Fortress of Raditude will feature some tasty vibes with a far out tie dye party. Tickets get guests a white tee featuring the brewery's Beer Jesus, tie-dying paraphernalia, and a pint of beer. Helpful tie-dyers will be on hand to help out struggling artists create their design.
8th annual 420 Jam & Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Eating Contest
Where: Mother's Saloon, 2228 Bacon St., San Diego
Ocean Beach's Mother's Saloon hosts its annual celebration with live bands throughout the day, $5 wines, 420-themed beers, plenty of food to satisfy any munchies, and their signature bacon wrapped jalapeño eating contest. Whoever eats 15 of the signature jalapeños the fastest takes home cash and bragging rights.
Duck Foot Brewing 420 Party
Where: 8920 Kenamar Dr., Ste. 210, San Diego
Head over to Duck Foot for a celebration with the brewery's coffee kush red ale and a super dank strain of Duckzilla, food provided by Smokey Jake's BBQ, games, and the party's annual hop rolling contest.
Joe Rogan: 4:20
Where: Viejas Arena
Noted marijuana advocate and comedian Joe Rogan is performing in San Diego on 4/20. While there's no deals associated with the show, the event is sure to be cannabis-geared.