Coronavirus: San Francisco cancels 4/20 celebration, violators will be cited

After public officials around California spent last week urging residents to continue adhering to the statewide shelter-in-place order over Easter weekend, San Francisco Mayor London Breed is concerned about another popular day of gathering.

Every year on April 20, people flock to San Francisco to consume cannabis in celebration of “4/20,” the most well-known unofficial holiday for marijuana enthusiasts.

“I want to be clear with people who come to San Francisco on 4/20 to Robin Williams Meadow to celebrate 4/20,” Mayor Breed said Monday. “Do not come to San Francisco on 4/20. We will not allow this unsanctioned event to occur this year, especially at the height of a pandemic.”

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