Kontrol Magazine was in Denver for their newly traditional 4/20 festival this past Monday and lets just say it was a stoner’s paradise.
Throughout the weekend, people came from all over to celebrate the liberty of legal marijuana use in Colorado. Plenty of festivals like the Cannabis Cup and tons of concerts from artist like Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, and Snoop Dogg, amongst others, took place during the 4-day weekend for avid weed-supporters.
Kontrol’s Brandon J. was at one of the 4/20 rallies where thousands of people filled up Civic Center Park to celebrate the medication that puts your world in a cool and calm whirl-wind. Mary Jane fanatics from all over gathered to share their favorite brand of marijuana with the ecosystem and relax in some pretty good weather. There was live music, locals making a buck from selling chips and waters for the lingering munchies-monsters who morphed periodically throughout the day, and tons of doobies of course.
The style amongst the supporters was what you expected: typical hipster steez. Fitted chinos, rock band t-shirts, floral/colorful head bands, John Lennon shades, vans sneakers, and tons of bolts, ink and gauges accessorized their bodies. We even saw a few lady 4/20 supporters go topless with body paint.
As 4:20 P.M drew near, the park began to fill up even more as the count down began. As soon as the clock hit 20 minutes after 4, the view I had of the buildings in the background and the crowd were drowned out by thick, white smoke, and a ton of coughing as people took their marijuana smoke and blew it in the air to form a huge, thick cloud of smoke. At this point, you don’t even need your own joint as you could instantly catch a lethal contact high from just standing within the 5-mile radius of the park.
Another psychedelic 4/20 day in America’s history book for the stoners. As the marijuana movement picks up steam in the U.S.A, this experience seems like one of the many to come. Whether you like it or not, marijuana has made its mark in America.
(All photos taken by: Brandon J.)