When the cannabis lover’s 420 holiday rolls around Tuesday, two Pueblo dispensaries are celebrating with free food from Big Lou’s Amazing Sandwiches and Tacos food truck.
Big Lou’s, affectionately dubbed BLAST, launched in summer 2019 when Louis Torres decided he wanted to do something he is good at and be his own boss. The last year has been particularly tough for Torres, “not just because of the COVID pandemic, but I also had a couple of deaths in the family,” he said.
He wasn’t able to roll out the food truck as much as he wanted. The pandemic also put a halt to 420 celebrations last year, so Colorado-based marijuana cultivators Veritas Fine Cannabis wanted to do something special this year.
Veritas staff opted to organize a celebration that would be a win-win, giving Puebloans a safe way to observe the cannabis holiday and help a local food truck at the same time, knowing food truck owners also have experienced declines in revenue due to the pandemic.