Friday, July 6, 2012

Trending: 420 and What it Means

April the 20th is National Marijuana Appreciation Day, but that isn't why stoners use the numbers 420 as a code between marijuana users. I can imagine hippies and hip hoppers all firing up their blunts at this time in the evening. 420 is trending all over the web this week and for what reasons I could only guess.
Anyway, its not the month and date, it is not the chemical composition of cannabis,it is not the number of the bill in Congress to pass the legalization of marijuana. Nor is it the date that The Grateful Dead released the song 'Trucking'. and it is not the the penal code for marijuana possession in California.

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The ironic thing is that 420 IS related to marijuana and the true story is this:
It is the story of the Waldos, a group of students in San Rafael, Calif., who reportedly used the term “420” in the early 1970s as a reference to the time they would meet at a statue of Louis Pasteur on the campus of San Rafael High School to smoke pot. The Waldos, who got their name because they used to hang out at a particular wall on campus, claim that the 420 term was used as a secret code in the presence of parents and teachers.
Steve told Boulder Weekly that when he was a senior in high school, a friend’s brother who was serving at the Coast Guard station at Point Reyes was worried his commanding officer was going to find out about the patch of marijuana he was growing on the peninsula, and he offered to turn its care over to the Waldos. He gave them a “treasure map” depicting the location of the pot field, Steve says, and the Waldos began meeting at 4:20 p.m. every day at the Louis Pasteur statue, where they’d pile into Steve’s ’66 Impala, spark up some weed and drive out to the peninsula to look for the cannabis cache.

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