316 Hastings Street West, Vancouver, BC, V6B 1K6
Leaving the Vapor Lounge with the munchies? Stop by 420 Convenience to quell your cravings.
|Store Type |||Food/Drink|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Getting There |||Bus 10, 16, 20, 135|
|Cross Street |||Carrall Street|
|Mon: 10AM-10PM; Tues-Fri: 8AM-10PM; Sat-Sun: 10AM-10PM|
Profile Last Updated: March 30, 2009
There are no bright fluorescent lights or suspicious staff at this funky convenience store. Across the street from Cannabis Culture Headquarters, 420 Convenience is part of marijuana activist Marc Emery’s “hempire,” which also includes the Vapor Lounge — a place where people are known to hang out and smoke pot with vaporizers. The convenience store is tailored to stoners, with dim lighting, trippy music, cool art on the walls and non-judgmental employees who don’t blink an eye if it takes you 10 minutes to choose a pack of gum. The name “420” comes from the pot culture reference to the universal toking time.
420 Convenience carries a large selection of healthy, organic snacks with more energy bars and rice crackers than chocolate bars and chips filling the shelves. The shop also sells freshly made sandwiches and a small selection of homemade sweet treats along with the usual convenience store inventory: gum, cold drinks, cigarettes, gum, etcetera. If you need to pick up a few things on your way home, 420 has a great selection of household items and pet supplies — from Hemp Bliss milk to catnip.
In the mood for a little shopping after satiating your appetite? 420 Convenience carries an excellent collection of marijuana-inspired merchandise, such as games, magazines, wallets and tins for your stash. 420 boasts a small but diverse clothing section with T-shirts, hoodies, pants and hats for men and women all made from hemp. In glass display cases, you’ll find high-end bongs and pipes, and other paraphernalia like grinders, papers, vaporizers and bubble bags can also be purchased in the shop. If you’re looking for a larger selection, you can also visit Cannabis Culture across the street.