It’s April 20…aka 420.
The first pot website we clicked on …didn’t load…go figure. So here are some interesting 420 facts from Elite Daily like..
Weed Day, aka 4/20, was started in 1971 by five high school stoners.
The history of April 20, the official holiday for stoners all over the country (and even some of the world), is much contested. But, it seems we finally have our answer.
A group of five stoner friends, known as “The Waldos,” got wind back in 1971 that a Coast Guard service member could no longer harvest his plot of marijuana plants in Point Reyes, CA. The group made a plan to meet up every day after sports practice at 4:20 to start the hunt for this plot. After weeks of failed attempts, the crew never did stumble upon the fantasy field, but they discovered the perfect code word for their activities: 420.
Any time they passed one another in the hall and wanted to discuss hunting plans or pre-hunt smoking festivities, the Waldos would just say “420.” It became a shortened way to say, “Let’s smoke,” or “Do you have some?” Later, the friends hung around Grateful Dead rehearsals and shows due to some family connections, and they used the term at a wide array of shows. The term “420” spread like wildfire, and when “High Times” (our NSFW filters wouldn’t allow a link to ‘High Times’) picked it up, the rest was history. So, as you (and your stash) take part in this year’s 4/20 celebration, I hope you look at those green nuggs a little differently after learning these surprising facts.
Click on the ‘pot’ to go to Canadian pot activist Jody Emery’s site