It’s Universal ‘Get Stoned’ Day
It wouldn’t be April 20th (420) without at least one type of stoner post. But first: why is 420 a weed day? It has nothing to do with a police code for weed which is the longest standing rumor. And the Bob Dylan song reference is also just a rumor. It actually has to do with some high school kids in the 70s.
According to CNN:
According to Chris Conrad, curator of the Oaksterdam Cannabis Museum in Oakland, California, 420 started as a secret code among high schoolers in the early 1970s.
A group of friends at San Rafael High School in Marin County, California, who called themselves “the Waldos,” would often meet at 4:20 p.m. to get high.
For them, it was an ideal time: They were out of school but their parents still weren’t home, giving them a window of unsupervised freedom. They met at that time every day near a statue of Louis Pasteur, the scientist who pioneered pasteurization.
Anyway, here’s a compilation of people stoned on live television during news segments.