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Over $12,000 Was Donated To Local Charities By 4/20 Vancouver This Year

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Photo: @JodieEmery / Twitter

Last Saturday, the annual 4/20 Vancouver event took place at Sunset Beach despite plenty of criticism.

However, there are three local charities that are probably very glad that the event went on as scheduled.

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On Friday morning, cannabis and civil liberties advocate Jodie Emery tweeted that 4/20 Vancouver donated $12,600 to local charities.

An equal amount of $4,200 was donated to each of the following local organizations:

  • CKNW Kids’ Fund
  • Variety, The Children’s Charity
  • Overdose Prevention Society

An estimated 150,000 people made their way to Sunset Beach throughout the day for the pro-marijuana protest that featured a free concert by hip-hop group Cypress Hill.

According to Vancouver Police, the crowd peaked to approximately 60,000 people just before 4:30 p.m. and there were over 400 vendor tents set up at Sunset Beach.

Not to mention, organizers did an amazing job of making sure no garbage was left behind. Take a look for yourself:

As of right now, the final costs for this year’s event have not been totalled up yet.

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