What can you buy at Vancouver's annual 420 marijuana gathering? A better question might be, what can't you get?
At least 200 boothed vendors set up shop at the Vancouver Art Gallery on April 20 to deal treats and trinkets to the over 25,000 attendees who showed up during the course of the day.
After 12 hours on site, I'm pretty sure I saw it all: small and large bags of dozens of strains of weed, pre-rolled joints, shatter, oil, wax, butter, hash, lollipops, popcorn, brownies, cupcakes, cookies, and candy.
A quick note on the economics of weed: in previous years, the general price of a pre-rolled joint was $5, three for $10, and an ounce for around $200. This year, the lowest prices I saw were five joints for $10 and $140 for an ounce of kush. This is indicative of an excess of product in the region, which means consumers can get a heck of a deal if they talk to the right people.
On site, you could also purchase pipes, bongs, oil rigs, shatter containers, grinders, lighters, torches, artwork, toques, jewellery, T-shirts, buttons, stickers, and even a board game featuring those loveable rascals from the Trailer Park Boys.
Here's a small sample of photos I grabbed the day of the event.