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Mon Apr 21 2014 Thousands Attend Annual 420 Celebration at UC Santa Cruz
420 at UCSC: A Public Demonstration in Support of Cannabis Thousands of people, though not as many as in previous years, returned to Porter Meadow at UC Santa Cruz on April 20, 2014 (also Easter Sunday) to celebrate 420, the unorganized annual counterculture holiday. All these people have at least one thing in common; a love for smoking cannabis.

Similar to 420 in 2012 and 2013 at UCSC, many people preferred to be under the forest canopy bordering the meadow. In addition to smoking cannabis and socializing, people enjoyed live marching bands as well as music bumping from speakers under the trees, slacklining, hula hooping, and taking pictures with friends.

As in previous years, UC police officers surveilled the celebration, and men in orange vests documented attendees with video and still cameras.

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Previous coverage of 420 at UC Santa Cruz: 2007: A Portrait: 420 at UC Santa Cruz || 2008: Thousands of Students Celebrate 420 in Porter Meadow at UCSC || 2009: Four Twenty at UC Santa Cruz imc_photo.gif (Photos) || 2010: Gatherings on 4/20, International Day of Marijuana Celebration || 2011: 420 Cannabis Celebration at UC Santa Cruz || 2012: Thousands Celebrate Cannabis at Annual 420 Festival at UCSC || 2013: Four Twenty 2013 in Porter Meadow at UC Santa Cruz

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