LawnStar has complied a list of the best cities in America to smoke weed in
As more and more states in America ease or scrap their weed laws, now’s the time to think about the best places to live if you love to smoke it.
LawnStar has put together an empirical ranking of the best cities in the US to light a joint - so you can be sure you are sparking up in the best possible place this 4/20.
Coming in at number one is none other than the city of Denver, which if you think about it, makes sense as Colorado was the first US state to legalise the sale of cannabis and therefore has had the longest period of time to set up the infrastructure, such as retail outlets selling it.
The list’s next best cities to smoke weed in were all in California; Los Angeles, San Francisco, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Glendale.
The seventh best was back in Centennial State with Colorado Springs, which was then followed by Boston, Portland and Las Vegas.
Of course, these laws didn’t just spring out of nowhere - they were born out of decades of campaigning. A big figure in the movement was Ken Gorman, who used to cause trouble in the 1990s with his rallies about cannabis laws that felt more like parties.
His lawyer Warren Edson, who was constantly getting Gorman out of trouble, was recently profiled in Westword magazine. In the piece, he spoke about how Gorman would rally support without using the internet, like how most movements are started nowadays
“That sucker was getting hundreds of people to come down there every month based on word of mouth and posters. There were punk-rock bands that would come, too. Ken also had this infamous answering machine, where you could call and find out about his next smoke-in protest, who the “asshole of the week” was according to Ken, and what pot he had [for sale], and what the prices were.” Edson told the Burning Questions regular feature.