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A Pig Roast Celebration

The big 420 in the Old Pueblo is medical marijuana dispensary Desert Bloom Re-Leaf Center, 5851 E. Speedway Blvd., with its first annual 4/20 Pig Roast brought to you by Brush Fire BBQ from noon to 2 a.m. There will be a medicated area for all medical marijuana patient card holder, and besides the pig there will be other food trucks and a full bar.

Anyone interested in starting the application process for MMJ are welcome, there will be certification help available for all new patients and renewals. Live music and entertainments and speakers will be there, and some cannabis swag.

Others involves in the roast include AZ4NORML, Firebrand World Class Infusions, Ultra Health Green Valley, Tumblewoods Health Center, Holi Smokes, Weed Depot and yep, us, the Tucson Weekly. Keep in mind the area for medicating is only open to ticket-holders with valid MMJ cards. Tickets are $24 for Super Medicated VIP, $17.10 for Medicated VIP, $14.20 for non-medicated VIP and $7.10 for non-medicated regular Joe.

Desert Bloom's Aari Ruden told us that MMJ users are often still stigmatized and the goal of the pig roat is to change that. Plus "have a peaceful event with lots of cannabis there. For people to socialize with other like-minded people openly."

For more info on the roast, go to its Facebook event page or visit dbloomtucson.com.

A 420 Fiesta

Dispensary Earth’s Healing, 2075 E. Benson Highway, is having a 420 fiesta on Sunday, April 19 and Monday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. There will be food and beverages, and doctors to answer medical marijuana questions. For more info, call 373-5779 or visit earthshealing.org.

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