7 Things To Do To Prep For 4/20

Prep For 420

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for stoners! The official countdown to 4/20 has begun,  and this particular holiday is going to be nothing short of incredible when it comes to savings from Melee Dose. We’re putting together the biggest and baddest sale you’ve ever seen featuring our best-sellers like Mutant Rope, Heavyweight Gummies, and so many more. But, you might be wondering what to do in the meantime to prep for 420…we have some suggestions. But first, a brief history of the global phenomenon we celebrate today.

In the early 1970s, a group of high school students in San Rafael, California, known as the “Waldos,” regularly met at 4:20 p.m. after school. They convened to search for an alleged abandoned cannabis crop. Employing “420” as a discreet code, they referred to their gatherings. Over time, this term became completely synonymous with cannabis culture. April 20th (4/20 or 420) subsequently evolved into an unofficial holiday for cannabis enthusiasts worldwide.

Getting ready for the momentous holiday of 4/20 can be a tedious and thankless task, but, it comes with such a sweet reward. If you’re trying to prep for 420 there are surprisingly a lot of preliminary tactics, but we’ve decided to narrow it down to seven. If you want to be the most ready you’ve ever been for this worldwide holiday, follow along, your lungs and friends will thank you later. These are the 7 best things to do to prep for 420 this year according to our team of “highly” skilled experts.

1. Clean All Your Pieces

We know how annoying it can be to consistently clean all of your smoking pieces. So we’re not going to place an ounce of judgment if any (or all) of them have gotten a little dirty. If you’re trying to prep for 420, cleaning all of your pieces can not only be fun, but exciting. You might have pipes, bongs, bubblers, vaporizers, dab rigs, one-hitters, chillums, and/or steamrollers you’ve completely forgotten about. 4/20 is the perfect occasion to bust out the entire collection and smoke a bowl out of each piece. We called this “the gauntlet” back in our day. 👴🏻

2. Scope The Local Sales & Gameplan

In the United States, cannabis is legal in 38 of 50 states for medical use and 24 states for recreational use. If you have dispensaries in your area, you can play off of their sales to get the best deals. Though it might feel disloyal to some hardened regulars, this is a great way to get the most bang for your buck. Look on Google Maps, Weedmaps, or Leafly to find the closest dispensaries near you. Then, visit each website and make note of the juiciest offerings either mentally or on your phone. You might love the flower promo at your go-to spot, while the shop down the street has the super crazy deal on live rosin dabs. Plan ahead and hit each place right when they open to secure not only the freshest product but also the shortest wait times!

3. Check Online Events Nearby

Cannabis events are on the rise in both medical and recreational markets for both industry and non-industry members. There might be early or free signup for a cannabis event nearby if you live in a legal city like Los Angeles, New York, Portland, Seattle, or Las Vegas. Check event listing websites like Eventbrite, Instagram, Twitter (X), Facebook, LinkedIn, cannabis-specific directories, dispensary websites, online forums, and local news sources for announcements and listings. 

In our lord’s year of 2024, there’s bound to be something going on if you live in an (at least) medically-legal state. If you’re a real stoner trying to prep for 420, you’d be a fool not to lock down at least one dope event to pull up on and blow serious tree. These are some of the greatest networking opportunities as well if you’re trying to find an entry point into the cannabis industry.

4. Select The Entertainment For The Evening

Some people like to spend 4/20 inside getting stoned to the bone with their closest friends, perusing various streaming services or playing their favorite tunes. If you have a movie marathon or mind-melting playlist planned, sorry to break it to you, but you actually have to plan it! What vibe are you trying to set? Take a moment to consider the crowd you’re trying to cater to. We recommend looking up old YouTube classics like Trogdor the Burninator, Drinking Out Of Cups, or Crab Battle to kick off any night of premium entertainment.

5. Work Ahead So You Can F*ck Off All Day

This sounds like something your mom would tell you before going to a concert on the weekend, but we live in a society. We all have work to get done, and with 4/20 landing on a Saturday this year, you want to feel as free to enjoy the weekend as possible. Considering the placement of this year’s 4/20, it’s safe to assume there will be parties going on all three days of the weekend. As lame as it may be to try and get all your major work done before the holiday hits, this is seriously a good idea. There’s nothing better than being able to clock out early on Friday and begin your 4/20 festivities immediately.

6. Lockdown The Snacks

No matter what you’re doing this upcoming 4/20, one of the best ways to prepare yourself is to have snacks on deck. One of the most utterly vital tools in a stoner’s arsenal is their assortment of snacks. Don’t let the days get away from you, and start loading up now. We’re talking chips, cookies, candy bars, Oreos, Sunchips, maybe even limited edition soda pop—the works! You never know what you might need as the day progresses on such a munchy-ridden day. But, if you want to secure the best snacks in the game, you should take heed of #7 on our list.

7. Take Advantage Of Melee Dose’s 420 Sale!

Who wants to wait all the way until 4/20 to secure all of the best cannabis products? Melee Dose has the biggest and best ways to save this 420 season when it comes to the most potent rare cannabinoid products. Why chow down on old fashioned gummy rope when you could get royally blitzed off of our 500mg Mutant Rope featuring D9 THC & HHC? Not everyone has access to dispensary weed on 4/20, and that’s where we come in. With our new line of potent THCa flower products including infused THCa pre-rolls, you can legally toke up this year in nearly every U.S. state. Visit our official 4/20 sale page to learn more about how you can save big this month.


No matter where you are this year for the global sensation that is 4/20, we hope you do your due diligence to prepare. Any sane stoner knows that there’s some proper planning that goes into making this holiday especially potent and memorable. We hope our list of 7 things to do to prep for 420 has lent some insight into helping you craft the best holiday experience. If you want to secure the best 420 goodies ahead of time, feel free to visit Melee Dose’s online store. We have the safest, strongest, and most flavorful gummies, disposables, and more that you’ll find anywhere online. Have a safe & insane 4/20 this year from all of us at the Melee!