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Here is the true story of why we celebrate the 4 / 20

Every year the 20 April cannabis users and activists unite to celebrate and claim the legalization of the plant. There are several theories about the origin of "420".

420 is a well-known slang term that refers to cannabis use, especially to 16h20. The date of 4 / 20 (20 April) is known today as cannabis-related celebrations and events around the world.

We do not really know what has led to the current 420 culture and craze over the past few years but one certainty: a magazine flyer is apparently the first proof of the origin of this phenomenon.

The concept was born in May 1991 in high time

The editor of High Times, Steve Bloom, heard about the concept for the first time a little earlier, during the performance of Grateful Dead, when young people gave him a little flyer called "Cannabis". smoke at 4: 20 ".

The leaflet outlines tips for smoking cannabis at 16h20 and guides you to the destination where the official date of plant lovers will be celebrated.

Shortly after publishing the transcript of this pamphlet in 1991, the concept began to appear everywhere: baseball caps, shirts and stickers.

The first mass cannabis events, the 20 April, were held in San Francisco in the mid-90 years and were organized by the Cannabis Action Network legalization group. These events spread to the rest of the United States in the coming years and then to other major cities around the world.

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In most countries of the world, the police are patient and arrests are considered a rare sight at such events.

So why the 20 April?

The most widely accepted claim, which was officially adopted by the famous High Times cannabis magazine, is that 420 was born in 1971 by a group of students from San Rafael University in California, who met every day at 4 h 20 for smoking. Over time, the phrase "420" has become a code name for the daily seal.

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Another interesting argument is that the term was born 5 years ago and originates from Bob Dylan's song "Everybody Must Get Stoned" in 1966 (actually called "Rainy Day Women 12 & 35"). If you multiply 12 by 35, you will get 420.

What does 420 not mean

As with any taboo subject, there are a number of urban legends about what 420 means. Here are a few:

  • Rumor has it that the Colorado police used to raid the traffickers just at 4h20, thinking they might catch them in the act, of course not.
  • Some claim that 420 is the number of cannabinoids present in the cannabis plant (and this is not true)
  • Others will tell you that 420 is a code number of US police officers used to report drug-related events, and no, it is not.
  • This is the date Bob Marley died. The legend of reggae has actually succumbed to melanoma the 11 May 1981. Eighty does not refer to Marley's birthday either; he was born on February 6 1945.
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Like many other days of celebration, the 420 has become an opportunity for chronic capitalists to try to make money. As a result, many companies offer all kinds of marketing promotions.

In honor of the 420 NETFLIX publishes a documentary on the weed, strains, music and social justice of the plant.

Netflix offers something a little different with the release of a new documentary on 4 / 20 entitled Grass Is Greener.

Directed and narrated by hip-hop legend Fab 5 Freddy, Grass is Greener explores the connection between grass, music, social justice and injustice throughout history in America. Focus on the drug war steeped in racial injustice. Experts explore the complex relationship between America and the weed. Hip-Hop legend Fab 5 Freddy directs and tells this documentary starring Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill's B-Real, DMC, Killer Mike, Chuck D and Damian Marley being among the must-see influencers of the cannabis world.

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