VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130)– Vancouver City Councillor Pete Fry says he’s concerned about COVID-19 spreading at this year’s annual 4/20 celebration.
As more people are being told to stay away from large gatherings of people, 4/20 may be a hot spot for transmission of the coronavirus. Last year, around 65,000 people showed up on Sunset Beach for the festival celebrating all things cannabis.
“If we’ve got a lot of people who are sharing joints and bongs and what-have-you, are they sharing communicable viruses as well at the same time?” Fry asked, in an interview with CityNews Vancouver.
City of Vancouver officials have not met with 4/20 organizers yet, so at this point in time, the event is still going on.
“4/20 are intent upon holding their celebration at Sunset Beach again, and we’d like to have a more wholesome conversation with them around how we can manage that,” Fry said.
Fry said that calling the event off is pointless since people would just gather elsewhere anyways.