Paramedics, police, park board prepare for massive 4/20 event
With legalized marijuana on the horizon, this year's massive 4/20 event in Vancouver is expected to be more party than protest, and officials are doing their best to be prepared.
Thursday's event will be the second in a row held at scenic Sunset Beach, and thousands of pot users, advocates, sellers, merchandise vendors and curious passersby are expected to flood the area.
As always, police will be on hand to ensure public safety, and the emergency department at St. Paul's Hospital is readying extra coverage of nurses and doctors over the course of the day and night.
Ken, cardiac patient