It's been more than 50 years since five high school stoners in California coined the term "420" — a reference to the time when they'd meet after football practice to get high — and the once low-key celebration of weed culture has transformed the date, April 20, into something of a hallmark hemp holiday.
While most potheads celebrate 4/20 the same way they celebrate 4/19 and 4/21 (by smoking weed!), others use the date as a reason to hang out with like-minded stoners, blaze up, and finally have the perfect occasion to wear that pair of marijuana leaf socks from the office Secret Santa.
Unlike states like Colorado and California, where marijuana is legal recreationally, Florida residents must be prescribed a medical marijuana card from a licensed doctor and fill their prescription at one of the dispensaries, or "medical marijuana treatment centers," licensed by the Florida Department of Health's Office of Medical Marijuana Use.
Still, for those with medical marijuana cards, another benefit of 4/20 is that it's the de facto Black Friday of weed, making it one of the most opportune times of the year to procure medical marijuana products and goods for a fraction of the price. So ahead of the high holy day, New Times reached out to the 13 companies that operate 57 medical marijuana dispensaries in Miami-Dade and Broward counties and rounded up some of the best deals, listed below in alphabetical order by dispensary name.
Cannabist's only dispensary in South Florida is located at 12083 SW 117th Ave., in West Kendall. They're open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on both days this week. Call 305-692-0317 or visit gocannabist.com for more information.
Ahead of the holiday, Curaleaf is offering 40 percent off all products (with the exception of select concentrates and devices) until stores close at 8:30 p.m. on April 19.
only family-owned medical marijuana dispensary is based right here in Miami. To celebrate the holiday and commemorate the three-year anniversary since the Florida Department of Health approved the Flowery's medical marijuana license, they'll be selling four grams of kief for $100, five prerolled joints for $60, and an eighth (3.5 grams) of flower for $45 until April 22 at 4:20 p.m.
All of the Flowery's marijuana is cultivated indoors at its facility in Homestead. For now, orders can be placed at theflowery.co for delivery only. The Flowery recently told New Times of plans to open its first brick-and-mortar dispensary on North Miami's Green Mile in June.
As part of its "B4-20 Sale," the company is offering 40 percent off all one-gram preroll joints, 60 percent off all pre-filled pipes, and 30 percent off everything else before stores close at 8:30 p.m. on April 19.
As part of "420 Frenzy," GrowHealthy's two South Florida outposts — at 144 N. Federal Hwy. in Deerfield Beach, and 13400 Biscayne Blvd. in North Miami — are offering 35 percent off eighths of flower, vape cartridges, dystillate syringes, RSO resin, tinctures, and topicals until 9 p.m. on April 20. Patients will also receive a complimentary "stash bag" on all orders of more than $125. Offers can be redeemed via pick-up, delivery, in stores, and on phone orders. Call 754-222-3199 (Deerfield Beach) and 786-629-7956 (North Miami) or visit growhealthy.com for more information.
Stores will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. both days. Call 833-880-5420 or visit muvfl.com for more information.
The company is offering 50 percent off leftovers (shake weed) and up to 40 percent off all eighths of flower until Sunday, April 24. On April 20, patients get $50 off when they spend $200 or more in-store. Call 854-500-9600 or visit sunnyside.shop for more information.
On April 20, VidaCann will offer a 40 percent discount storewide and give away a free joint holder/lighter to the first 50 customers at each store. Stores will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday. Call 954-708-2114 (Deerfield Beach) or 786-275-4564 (North Miami) or visit vidacann.com for more information.