Hippie Hill will be fenced off and inaccessible for the second 4/20 in a row, according to a new announcement from the SF Office of Cannabis.
“Large gatherings remain illegal under the health order—that means the annual 420 celebration in Golden Gate Park has again been cancelled,” said a Friday email announcement from the SF Office of Cannabis. ”Robin Williams Meadow/Hippie Hill will be fenced and inaccessible. Police and rangers will patrol the area, citing people who gather, if necessary.”
SF’s current ‘Orange tier’ guidelines state that “San Francisco is expanding the number of people able to participate in outdoor gatherings to 25.” That’s progress, but far less capacity than the estimated 14,000 who showed up in the park for the last real 4/20 in 2019. There simply cannot be a large 4/20 gathering considering the possible fourth wave of COVID-19 infections the U.S. is currently experiencing.
The SF Office of Cannabis points out that there are a number of star-studded, quality 4/20 virtual livestream events, including Berner’s Couch Locked 420 Comedy Special with Bob Saget and Paul Rodriguez, and the Great American Sesh-Inwhich welcomes Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation. CelebStoner points out that there will also be other 4/20 celebrity livestreams featuring Cypress Hill, Melissa Etheridge, and the Flaming Lips.