The pot party at Sunset Beach was peaceful.
This evening, Vancouver police said they were busy managing a large crowd at 4/20, but also revealed that there were no major incidents.
According to a VPD news release, officers assisted B.C. Emergency Health Services with 14 medical emergencies.
The VPD also issued more than 30 tickets and three people were investigated for impaired driving.
‘Today was a good example of remarkable teamwork between the Vancouver Police, fellow first responders, the Vancouver park board, and the City of Vancouver, allowing for a safe environment during a large-scale event,’ Sgt. Jason Robillard, a VPD spokesperson, said.
Over Twitter, Chief Adam Palmer also praised other city departments and B.C. Emergency Health Services.
According to the VPD, the crowd peaked at around 60,000 just before 4:30 p.m., when the band Cypress Hill took the stage.
A 4/20 organizer, Dana Larsen, pegged the peak at 65,000 and claimed that the event drew 150,000 through the day.
He also declared over Twitter that the VPD has praised the private security at 4/20.
Meanwhile, NPA councillor Melissa De Genova has said she will introduce an urgent motion to fellow councillors calling upon 4/20 organizers to cover all the city’s costs.
The organizers, on the other hand, are highlighting their donations to various charities.
And tomorrow, the public can expect to hear the park board’s reaction after it has examined the turf at Sunset Beach Park.