1971... Five friends at San Rafael High School in California ("The Waldos") coin the term "4:20" as a euphemism for smoking pot. April 20th becomes a popular day to spark one up, as does 4:20 pm. Note that the Boston song "Smokin'" clocks in at 4 minutes, 20 seconds, and if you multiply the title numbers in Bob Dylan's "Rainy Day Women #12 And #35," you get 420. Dude!
Now more than ever, weed is in the social conscious, and the punny headlines everywhere reflect it:
Marijuana's big day is here: '420' celebrations ready to roll
Marijuana has truly gone mainstream, survey finds
The Etymology of 420 by Fred Gardner
|My Stan Smiths are a shirt!|
4/20 is Black Friday for marijuana merchants
The origins of 4/20, marijuana's high holiday
How to Have the Perfect 4/20
Cypress Hill - Insane In The Membrane
Weed-to-know facts on how to legally celebrate "4-20"
4/20 poll: Support to legalize marijuana at all-time high
DC activists to hand out joints near US Capitol
|"Rock the vote, motherfuckers..."|
The chances of Ween launching their spring tour on 4/20 being a coincidence? About 1 in 420.
Enjoy the day.