Happy ‘Weed’ Day!
420 is a code-term that refers to the consumption of cannabis, especially smoking cannabis around the time 4:20 p.m./a.m. & smoking & celebrating cannabis on the date April 20.
According to Leafly, “Between the years of 1910 and 1920, over 890,000 Mexicans legally immigrated into the United States seeking refuge from the wreckage of civil war. Though cannabis had been a part of U.S. history since the country’s beginnings, the idea of smoking the plant recreationally was not as common as other forms of consumption. The idea of smoking cannabis entered mainstream American consciousness after the arrival of immigrants who brought the smoking habit with them.”
In The News:
Volunteers working for the DCMJ, a Washington group calling for cannabis to be removed from the Controlled Substances Act, roll hundreds and hundreds of marijuana joints on April 13, 2017 in preparation for their April 20th (420) protest, that gathered at “High Noon” at the U.S. Capitol calling on legislators to relax marijuana laws.The group, fully expected arrests and large crowds, They have been firing up and giving away free marijuana. Many Arrests have been made.
Colorado 4/20 Prize:
The Colorado Department of Transportation has hidden 420 road signs at some of the big 4/20 events around the state. If you find one, CDOT says, you’ll get $42 worth of Lyft credit. The program is designed, of course, to help everyone get home safe.
Where The Term 420 Came From:
Despite its prohibition, the newly renamed “marijuana” stayed part of American culture, particularly in the 60s and 70s. It was during this time that group of students in San Rafael, California, first used the term “420.” The term referred to a fall 1971 plan to search for an abandoned marijuana crop that they had learned about based on a treasure map made by the grower, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The group planned to meet every day at 4:20 p.m. to search for the crop.