What 420 Means and How Celebrities Are Celebrating The Unofficial Holiday
Happy Kush Kwanzaa and Wax Wednesday.
It’s 4/20: which means it is the unofficial day to get high, celebrated by marijuana activists everywhere to get as high as they can. Hopefully not as high as Flocka did after he ate those nonGMO edibles and smoked about 20 blunts to find himself seeking medical help; but, we even have the casual smokers come together on this day to big chief. For some people, this is just regular.
April 20, or 420, became a pivotal day in the weed culture according to many different myths. No one really knows how it got its significance, but one story stems from it being a code used by police officers for “marijuana smoking in progress.” Some even remembers the day to be Adolf Hitler’s birthday–although, I’m not sure if Hitler was smoking joints back then and why we would even celebrate his birthday. But the most credible story traces back to 1971, where five students at San Rafael High School would reportedly meet after school at 4:20p.m. to smoke some mary jane. These five students called themselves the “Waldos” and would say “420” to each other as a code for their sessions.
Another myth surrounds the idea behind Bob Dylan’s “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35” because 12 multiplied by 35 equals 420.
Wherever it derived from, some of your favorite actors and musicians still share their enthusiasm for the unofficial holiday.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) April 20, 2016