For those of you who are not familiar with 420:
420, 4:20 or 4/20 (pronounced four-twenty) refers to consumption of cannabis and, by extension, a way to identify oneself with cannabis subculture. The notable day for these is April 20. (Not to be confused with J-Day, an international protest held on the first Saturday of May.)
(I love this entry to the Urban Dictionary for 420)
So far the majority of you are incorrect.
420's origin IS known.
the term 420 originated at San Rafael High School, in 1971, among a group of about a dozen pot-smoking wiseacres who called themselves the Waldos, who are now pushing 50. The term was shorthand for the time of day the group would meet, at the campus statue of Louis Pasteur, to smoke pot. Intent on developing their own discreet language, they made 420 code for a time to get high, and its use spread among members of an entire generation.
So there ya go, someone's parents out there invented the term 4/20.
And remember this:
There are NOT 420 chemicals in Weed. It's about 315, the num. goes up or down depending on what you're smoking.
4/20 is NOT police code or Maryjane.
And that whole shit about Holland and 4/20 over there being "tea time" for smokers isn't true either.
I know my shit.
Now I know this may be a touchy subject for some
In Vancouver, B.C. there is a celebration at the downtown Art Gallery. In 2010 there were more than 3000 people smoking dope there. They have to re-route busses due to the heavy pedestrian traffic.
It's pretty effin' insane and a huge part of the West Coast Canadian Culture. I don't partake
I'm not trying to stir up shit with any of my followers just my opinion and I respect others. I just wanted to share a bit of 420 from Canada that some may have not been exposed to.
So if you dig it...blaze it. If you don't, enjoy a nice glass of whatever beverage of your particular choice.
Whatever your choice, have yourself a wonderful April 20th.
And don't forget the munchies.
For some wonderful ideas check out the lovely Mary at One Perfect Bite. The Gnocchi Parisienne is definitely going to be a side dish this Easter.