This Year, in California at Least, 4/20 Is for Everyone, Pot Proponents Say
"There's no way to be safe from federal prosecution," cautions attorney Laura Bianchi, head of Rose Law Group's cannabis practice. Nonetheless, she adds, states with more robust cannabis regulatory programs may be more immune than those with less regulation — when there are local rules to follow, it's easier to show you're following the rules.
"As it becomes more sophisticated and regulated, 4/20 to me is a little less rowdy," Bianchi says. More and more, it will become a more mainstream holiday for everyday people to acknowledge as they see fit.