20 Apr

420 dude

Hap­py 420 dudes!!  Today ston­ers across the Unit­ed States will unite by fir­ing up a joint in sup­port for mar­i­jua­na.  Flocks will gath­er at large meet ups in cities where mar­i­jua­na is legal­ized.  Med­i­c­i­nal mar­i­jua­na stores will sell out of their spe­cial baked goods.  Fast food loca­tions will be crowd­ed with hun­gry, enthu­si­as­tic cit­i­zens.  Cel­e­bra­tion for this crop will be seen every­where!


Let’s take a peek about the orig­in of 4/20.  Dur­ing the 1970s, a group of young-ins in Cal­i­for­ni­awant­ed to estab­lish a way to score cannabis crops.  This group, also known as the Wal­dos, meet at 4:20PM in front of the Louis Pas­teur stat­ue to dis­cuss the where­abouts of this rumored aban­doned crop.  After many failed attempts to find the crop, 4:20 stuck as a code word for mar­i­jua­na.  The spread of the code word has been attrib­ut­ed to Dead­heads that attend­ed neigh­bor­ing schools.

Nowa­days, more and more peo­ple are embrac­ing the mar­i­jua­na cul­ture.  In Col­orado, the mar­i­jua­na mar­ket gen­er­at­ed over $63 mil­lion in tax rev­enue with an addi­tion­al $13 mil­lion in licens­es and fees.  As states con­tin­ue to fight for mar­i­jua­na legal­iza­tion, the future is look­ing green.

Inter­est­ing­ly enough, the traf­fic sign “420” is rou­tine­ly stolen across the Unit­ed States.  The Col­orado Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion was so fed up with the thiev­ery that they replaced the sign with one read­ing “419.99.”  You will find this trend in oth­er states too!


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