April 20, 2018 at 9:06 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
NATIONAL CANNABIS FESTIVAL: Pot parties galore!
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Stoner Fest and Up in Smoke are among parties piggybacking on National Cannabis Festival.

Gifts From Earth hosts D.C’s third annual 420 Stoner Fest on Friday, April 20 from 2-8 p.m. at a secret location. There will be a dessert bar, buffet, non-alcoholic drink bar and live musical performances. Gift certificates are included with tickets to use for souvenirs. Stoner tickets are $28.45 and include general admission and two gift certificates. A Pair of Stoners is $46.39 and gives general admission for two and four gift certificates. 420 VIP is $107.62 and gives unlimited access to the VIP section, unlimited access to the buffet, a VIP gift certificate and a wristband for re-entry all day. For more information, visit facebook.com/giftsfromtheearthdc.

The High Society of D.C. Events hosts its second annual Up in Smoke 420 at an undisclosed location on Friday, April 20 from 5 p.m.-2 a.m. There will be vendors, glass blowing, food, music, live art and performing artists. General admission tickets are $10. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. For more details, visit facebook.com/thehighsocietydc.

Mamajuana Edibles has a weekend filled with events starting with its 420 Day Party at an undisclosed location on Friday, April 20 from 3-8 p.m. There will be gifts, giveaways, music, vendors and more. Admission is a $10 donation. A portion of the donation will benefit a cannabis non-profit organization. Location will be revealed with RSVP.

The 420 After Party follows at the Abigail (1730 M St., N.W.) on Friday, April 20 from 11 p.m.-3 a.m. Drink specials will run all night. Tickets are $23.16. On Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  there will be a Wake and Bake Session. There will be giveaways, vendors, music and more. Location will be released with RSVP. Admission is free. For more information, visit facebook.com/mamajuanaedibles.

CREW D.C. hosts “Marijuana+CRE: A Pipe Dream,” a panel discussion, at the W Hotel (515 15th St., N.W.) on Thursday, April 26 from 10:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The panel will discuss emerging real estate issues within the cannabis industry. Speakers include David Grosso (D.C. councilman at-large); Chanda Macias, owner of the National Holistic Healing Center; and attorney Stanley Jutkowitz. Tina Reed, staff writer for the Washington Business Journal, will moderate. For more information and to register, visit crewdc.org.

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