The Most Popular Weed Events in DC 2023

If you are a cannabis enthusiast looking to meet other like minded individuals there are plenty of weed events in DC. From 420 painting classes to stoner brunches, we compiled the list of the most popular cannabis friendly events in our Nation's Capital. 

While these events are 420 friendly, most of them do not sell cannabis so you are going to want to BOB (bring your own bud). If you don’t have a DC medical marijuana card you can purchase recreational weed in DC without a medical card from any of the I71 gifting stores same day.

Here are the most popular DC weed events in 2023:

420 Painting: Puff, Pass, and Paint

Featured in CNN and Time Magazine, Puff, Pass, and Paint is the first ever cannabis-friendly 420 art classes in Washington DC. You can expect a friendly and relaxed environment where you can smoke or take edibles while learning to paint with acrylics. The focus is less on making art and more on having an amazing and intimate time with cannabis and art.


Located on 1000 Park Road Northwest, the class is 1.5 hours and the only requirement is that you are 21 years old to consume cannabis. Tickets sell for $39 and this includes your very own instructor who will teach you step-by-step, paints, brushes, and an 11” X 14” canvas panel. Best part of all, you get to take your beautiful art home with you, along with all the amazing memories.

Monday Night Cannabis Comedy Show

Who doesn’t love a good laugh? The “We Rolling Comedy Show” is located at the Wasted lounge in North East DC where you can enjoy DC’s best comedians with a cannabis friendly crowd. This event is hosted every Monday with $6 cocktails and 50 cent chicken wings. Doors open at 8 pm with live music and the comedy show starts at 9 pm.


As a resident of the North East area, this is by far my favorite event to go to on a Monday night. That’s because this is 100% a 420 friendly environment where you can light up a joint in house while watching stand up comedy. 

HIGH-class Brunch in DC

The Elevated Brunch is located on 3328 Georgia Avenue where you can smoke weed and drink bottomless mimosas. The Jane365 cafe is open daily from 8 am to 8 pm and there are smoking or smoke-free seating options so edible enthusiasts are welcome! 

You can expect a penthouse with an airy-open concept adjacent to the kitchen with plenty of relaxed seating. Attendees will receive a complimentary gift box with cups, plates, utensils, and a lovely pre-roll. Their menu includes some delectable sweet snacks and some savory food options as well. Best of all, if you don’t have cannabis on you they offer THC infused drinks and complimentary I71 cannabis gifts.

The Flower Olympics Game Night

If you’re a fan of game night, the Flower Olympics takes all your favorite board games and puts a 420 twist to them. From stoned scrabble to twisted twister this event is all about having fun with the cannabis community in Washington DC.

Tickets are only $15 and there will be live performances and even a competition to see who has the best edibles in DC. Located at The Village Cafe in Northeast, there will be infused drinks and foods, a munchie bar, and tons of merch and booths open.


Cannabis and Guided Meditation

If you are looking to take your cannabis experience to the next level, the Conscious Cannabis Circle is a community who strives to use cannabis for its true healing potential. Hosted by Shervon who is a Licensed Clinical Professional Psychotherapist, Private Yoga therapist, and Cannabis assisted Psychotherapist, who helps guide you through the metaphysical realm through THC. 

This 4 hour workshop focuses on the psychedelic experience cannabis offers by using guided meditation, music, and cannabis to grow, heal, and awaken your inner self. You must be 21 years old and the workshop starts at 3:45 pm. This class is not held in DC and is located in  Maryland.

Cannabis Cultivators Club

Initiative 71 allows DC residents to grow marijuana but who said growing weed was easy? The Cannabis Grow Club is a network of DC, Maryland, and Virginia horticulturists who meet daily to share tips and tricks on growing marijuana. It’s an open and inviting class where questions are encouraged, but the focus is primarily networking and learning.

The class is free and there will be expert growers who share their insider knowledge on clones, vegging, flowering, curing, and so much more. The class is held outside of DC in Leesburg Virginia, and the only requirement is that you are 21 years old. 

Cannabis Event for Federal Reform

Not a fan of the strict Federal cannabis laws? The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) is hosting their annual event in May of 2024 where hundreds of delegates unite to speak for Cannabis reform on Capitol Hill. This event is less of a 420 friendly environment and more of a conference to help push for Federal reform surrounding cannabis laws.


Small cannabis businesses are welcome to share their personal stories with national lawmakers, get their voice heard, and ultimately help shape and influence cannabis laws in DC. 

Dubstep Cannabis Performance

Bringing the best of DC nightclub, electronics, and the cannabis community, Soundcheck nightclub in DC is hosting a performance by Cannabliss on July 26th 2023. Samantha Infusini (Cannabliss) is a self taught musician and you can expect nothing but heavy drum beats, slow motion interludes, with a projector screen full of insane color bombs. While it’s not recommended to smoke at Soundcheck, you can show up high and enjoy the symphony of sounds and colors.


Requirements For Cannabis Events in DC

The only requirement for all of these events is that you are at least 21 years of age. You don’t need to be a DC resident and you also aren’t required to have a medical marijuana card in order to be high or partake in THC at these events. However, consuming THC in DC is another story, so this depends on the event and what the establishment is willing to risk. Learn more about smoking weed in DC publicly as the laws are still a bit strict there. 

Final Thoughts

I’ve been attending cannabis events from the DC National Cannabis Festival to the first pop up events in 2017. As the cannabis community continues to grow over the years, we can expect more and more amazing events to flourish. From weekly cannabis painting, brunches, and comedy shows, to conferences and meditation workshops, DC has it all now. Make sure to check back with us next year as I explore all the latest DC weed events.