April 20, 2011 by staff
420 Meaning, Today, “420″ turns 40, one day when pot smokers are held worldwide. How cans April 20 of this dubious honor? Some say it is derived from the number of active chemicals in marijuana. Others argue that is teatime in the Netherlands. Could it be the sum of the numbers of a song by Bob Dylan multiplied?
One thing is certain about April 20 marijuana smokers around the world celebrate. According to The Huffington Post, 420 the day started on a patch of cannabis lost in a forest of Point Reyes, California.
The story is as follows: Students at San Rafael High School in 1971, heard a rumor about a secret cultivation of marijuana hidden in his area and hatched a plan to find, according to The Times, 420.
The website reported that the group met daily at 4:20 pm by a statue of Louis Pasteur. Then they got into a car and search for marijuana. Although never found, the search led to the expression “420″ as a code for its meetings. Then it became what it is today – general code of marijuana or marijuana-related activities, according to the420times.com.
The idea gained strength because San Rafael is in Marin County, and several high school students – dubbed “The Waldos” since they met on a wall – had family links with the Grateful Dead. 420 The term spread, as it became part of the dead culture.
If you ever wondered how big of an impact marijuana has had in this country, Rolling Stone has provided an insight into the culture of marijuana in the U.S.:
Marijuana was named in Schedule I substances restricted by federal law and every time you became a felony in 1970.
102 million Americans have smoked marijuana at least once in their life (2008 issue.)
The estimated value of marijuana black market – and $ 18 million.
California would increase and $ 1.4 million annually if taxed and regulated marijuana sales.
From October 46 percent of Americans favored the legalization of marijuana, percent opposed.
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