Saturday, 20 April 2013

Weed Day: What is 4/20 and how did it get its name

Weed Day: What is 4/20 and how did it get its name, Today is Saturday, April 20th and for many marijuana enthusiasts, it's Weed Day, 4/20.

Although many believe so, 420 has nothing to do with police code for a marijuana bust. In fact, the police code for marijuana possession in Michigan is 11359. In California, code 420 is a misdemeanor for the hindrance of use of public lands.

Another myth to 4/20 is that there are 420 active chemicals in marijuana. here are approximately 315 active chemicals in marijuana. This number goes up and down depending on which plant is used, as well as if there are any other added substances.

A less common origin story of 4/20 is that 4:20 is "tea time" in Holland, when people smoke their weed. In reality, there's no specific tea time in Holland, but generally it's in the late afternoon.

According to, Weed Day began on 4/20 in the 1970s at San Rafael High School in California, where about a dozen students gathered each day at 4:20 p.m. to smoke pot.

They eventually started using “4-20″ to describe everything related to marijuana. The term spread when they used it around traveling Grateful Dead fans, who adopted it.

According to The Huffington Post, eventually, “High Times” magazine heard about the “4-20″ term through the Dead fans, and took it to an even wider audience. And since April 20th is 4/20, it became the unofficial holiday for weed smokers.

Dozens of rallies around the country were planned today to call for the legalization of marijuana, ABC News reported. The executive director of the pro-pot organization NORML, Allen St. Pierre, is urging supporters to donate $420 to support a ballot initiative in California that would effectively legalize cannabis.

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