LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 25: A budtender pours marijuana from a jar at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center medical marijuana dispensary, which opened in 2006, on July 25, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The Los Angeles City Council has unanimously voted to ban storefront medical marijuana dispensaries and to order them to close or face legal action. The council also voted to instruct staff to draw up a separate ordinance for consideration in about three months that might allow dispensaries that existed before a 2007 moratorium on new dispensaries to continue to operate. It is estimated that Los Angeles has about one thousand such facilities. The ban does not prevent patients or cooperatives of two or three people to grow their own in small amounts. Californians voted to legalize medical cannabis use in 1996, clashing with federal drug laws. The state Supreme Court is expected to consider ruling on whether cities can regulate and ban dispensaries.

Forget BYOB, it’s now BYOW. In New Jersey marijuana has been legalized for recreational use for persons aged 21 and up. To celebrate, New Jersey will now have its own convention dedicated to the bud.

Activist and comedian Tommy Chong is hosting an event called the 420 Expo which is the first ever bring-your-own-cannabis consumer event in New Jersey. The happening will take place at the New Jersey Convention & Expo Center in Edison, this weekend from September 16 through 18.

Just like you need to be 21 years old to purchase and/or consume marijuana in New Jersey, you must also meet that requirement to enter the expo. Guests must bring their own products and adhere to the state’s legal limits. The vendors at the expo will not be selling THC products, however, with the products that you bring you are welcome to smoke them in a designated smoking area on the premise. Additionally, if you choose to smoke during the event, food trucks will be located outside so your “munchies” will be taken care of.

Over 75 vendors will be on the premise and 25 panels will take place over the course of the weekend. Per TimeOut, topics that will be explored include medical marijuana, cannabis 101, and a seminar about “Combatting the Social, Racial & Economic Injustices of Cannabis.” There will also be an after-party every night after the expo.

“Even though more Americans now smoke marijuana more than tobacco, there is still a lot of misperception and confusion to overcome before legalization becomes normalization,” said J. Handy, an event co-founder, in an official statement per the outlet. “At 420 Expo, cannabis will be the star.”

Non-weed smokers can also have a grand time at the event. According to the outlet, some non-cannabis-related games include, axe throwing and glass blowing (so basically activities that you would not want partake in when you’re high.)

The organizers are expecting over 15,000 people to show up, so get your tickets for 420 Expo right here.

13 Unique Bar Glasses You Definitely Want For Your Home

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At-home bars are such a great way to entertain your friends and family. And especially in a post-pandemic world, many homes definitely have outfitted themselves with a home bar. But one thing that we enjoy the most about our at-home bars is the cool glassware that is available. We’ve put together a list of 13 unique bar glasses that you definitely will love having behind your bar.

  • 1) Vintage MLB Ballpark Glasses

    I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love sports ware. And nothing goes better together than drinks and sports. These vintage MLB ballpark glasses are incredible. Featuring ballparks like Dodgers Stadium, Shea Stadium, Wrigley Field and many others.

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  • 2) National Parks Glassware

    How cool is this one?! If you’re a fan of our National Parks these glasses are so beautiful and would look like such a unique addition to any at-home bar.

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  • 3) Guitar Pint Glasses

    Music lovers, we know this one is perfect for you. This set of 4 guitar pint glasses would be the perfect way to enjoy a cold beer or cocktail while listening to some incredible vinyl right?

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  • 4) Science Themed Bar Glasses

    There is a science to these bar glasses! This set is awesome as it comes with a fun frameable “bar chemistry” décor info card, a 16oz Periodic Table “BeEr” glass, an 11oz Whiskey/Bourbon molecule glass, an 11oz stemless wine molecule glass, and a 100ml beaker shot glass. Can’t any more unique than that folks!

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  • 5) Mushroom Cocktail Glasses

    I’m already imagining all of the cool cocktails you could make in these glasses. The one featured with the purple liquor is automatically super inspiring.

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  • 6) MLB Park Glasses

    If you loved the MLB Vintage park glasses you are sure to love these too! This features more of the current ballparks. So if you have a favorite team and a favorite park you can grab a set of them. Make the whole bar more like a “sports” bar.

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  • 7) Prohibition Whiskey Glasses

    It feels very on brand, right? It is really cool though because it does feature the 18th amendment which was what pushed the US into the prohibition era. You can “cheers” to progress with these whiskey glasses.

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  • 8) Skeleton Wine Glass

    Time for some Boo-ze… I really hope you enjoyed that joke, but even if you didn’t these are very cool for Halloween or if you’re just someone who likes “spooky” décor/items why not have some fun with these skeleton wine glasses?

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  • 9) Sugar Skull Glasses

    And speaking of spooky and skeletons, how about some sugar skulls? Thes sugar skull tumbler glasses are awesome looking. If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary these are definitely the hot ticket item.

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  • 10) City Skyline Beer Glasses

    From East Coast to West Coast these beer glasses are cool. You can select the city of your choice from places like Boston, L.A., Atlanta, and more, and turn your bar into a celebration for your favorite city.

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  • 11) Golf Shot Glass Game

    For all of you golf lovers, this brings the “19th hole” into your home. It’s a fun little shot game that allows you to play a very mini, mini putt-putt course. 

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  • 12) Personalized Retro Gamer Glasses

    How cool are these? The 8-bit retro-style gaming graphics are great for folks who love gaming. You can choose your personalization and the number of glasses you get as well.

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  • 13) Playing Card Rocks Glasses

    While you’re gathered around the card table for poker or whatever other card game you are playing, these rock glasses would be fun. The glasses feature all of the standard suits.

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