PHOTOS: Thousands gather for 4/20 celebration at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">An estimated 15,000 people gathered in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park to celebrate 4/20 on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (KGO-TV)</span></div>
Thousands are gathering in Golden Gate Park to light up in honor of 4/20. Officials say this year's festivities will be more controlled and less chaotic.

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