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The history of 420

This Monday, April 20th, marijuana enthusiasts around the globe will collectively burn in celebration of the day that has become unofficially recognized the world over as the most important date on the pot smoker's calendar. And though most people think of April 20th as special because of this attributed holiday status, it isn't really the day that's important, it's the numbers making up the date: 420. The number 420 has been associated with the marijuana subculture for years and doesn't just refer to the twentieth day or April, but is used as a general term for all aspects of marijuana usage. But what significance does the number 420 hold? Where did it come from and why is it so important to the marijuana subculture?

The original meaning of 420 is only known by the original 420 who were sworn to secrecy. The secret will die with them.

Posted By jamesk at 2009-04-14 16:57:33 permalink | comments
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88 . : 2011-04-20 12:07:24
420 celebrates hitlers birthday dam nazi supporters HH
SUR13. : 2011-04-19 12:10:46
Toke It up Fuck the sxorputos
Blaazer. : 2011-04-18 17:42:28
Stay up and smoke weeed :D
a Stoner Down The Street! 420. : 2010-10-06 14:29:33
Hohh' Broo !, Go get some Of That Bhang and Sparkk Upp !!! iloooovvvvvvvvveeeeeeee Weeedddd! óż
emma. : 2010-05-31 21:20:13
Chris and Josh. : 2010-04-20 09:30:46
420's all about honouring Bob Marley, there's only one way in doing so.....Roll em, pack em, blaze em, and let the high times roll.....
guest : 2010-04-20 07:42:46
alrighty then hahahaa
Blunt_Burna. : 2010-04-20 00:09:14
Burn that kush in the grape blunts all day everyday 'til ya die. Stay blunted in your sleep, wake and bakin with the purp smoke blowin to the sky. 420 is the day of resurrection for the men who lost their lives growing our sweet maryjane, fighting to the death for blunt to stay lit. So put your blunts in the air and spark them up as the clock strikes 12 am and again at 420 am and once again at 420 pm. Stay blunted in the meantime as well.
Stay high or die trying.
luii-gee. : 2010-04-19 22:29:40


lbc. : 2010-04-15 23:29:37
when a law is de-moralized and its provisions are as unsturdy as the absolute foundation it was built on you must make a must can never give in...i will make a change...i will smoke cannabis...i will go to jail...but I WILL MAKE THE CHANGE THAT OUR PEOPLE more oppression or discri...mination against our people...we are people....we are people...RISE
cant wait to hit that shit. : 2010-04-14 12:03:52
omg so much weed i just wanna shower in it
****. : 2010-03-03 16:44:51
Grand daddy Purp. : 2009-09-26 10:15:19
yo im all bout purp kush and diesel, ROORs and ZOBS get MONEY!
respect to all burners out there stay high, irie, rastafari ma fuckkkaaass! haha
NORTE XIVER. : 2009-04-20 20:55:48
BluntSmoka. : 2009-04-20 15:25:03
smoke blunts mutha fuckas
ChronicHead 420. : 2009-04-20 15:24:11
yo niggas who gives a fuck what it means the only thing dat matters is to smoke as much weed as u can on 420
ZOODED. : 2009-04-20 14:06:07
ITS 420!
todays the shitt.
cldm zob. : 2009-04-20 12:39:55
420 is the best fuckn holiday in the world. i love it and will continue to smoke till i die
WSP420. : 2009-04-20 02:11:47
4:20 is a special day to millions and a special time to many around the world everyday if you do not partake or do not agree go to a forum where there are others like you. April 20th is a formal holiday to me,and will cont. to be for many more years.Peace and have a panic day!!!!!!!!!!
guest : 2009-04-20 01:26:20
dats tha day wen niggaz get blasted`*. .aka high 4;20
amber. : 2009-04-19 19:57:23
great idea why not celibrate! wo
420-PEACEMAKER AKA DIZZY D. : 2009-04-17 17:15:53
look here man... im an everyday pot smoker and listen up... 420 is celibrated for 1 reasons, and that reason is that 4:20 am and pm are the best times to smoke (before work or school and after work or school) so giving the time 420 is the best time to smoke bud... they figure that if there is a holiday for everything eles (love, jesus, mlk, thanksgiving, ect.) there might as well be a holiday for the most commily used plant on mother earth... and since 420 is the perfect time to smoke we might as well have 420 as the day wen all stoners get together and have a fun time socoliziing with maryjane and friends... so everyone just drop the subject smoke sum bud and chill...
Gold. : 2009-04-16 13:25:53
13:20 symbolizes perfect synchronicity with the natural time.
1340 days for the alignment.Do smoke and pass the toke on may 10 which is exactly 1320 days for 2012.....
Bark. : 2009-04-16 01:46:25
420's pretty neat... in my town people gather in the middle of downtown and smoke weed. Last year, I sat down, packed a bowl, sparked it while waving at a cop, passed it to the girl next to me, who was arrested by that same cop. WTF? I've been pondering what the hell that was all about ever since... I guess I was wearing a giant weedleaf mask that said "fweedom" on it. Maybe being extremely blatant will keep you safe?
phishhead. : 2009-04-15 22:44:25
163...leave phish out of this. your stereotype is quite lame. I love phish because they are amazing musicians, not because it has anything to do with weed. In fact it is quite easy to enjoy phish sober. But, if you'd ever put down your stereotype long enough to actually smoke some herb and listen to phish, you'd not only be less of an ass, but you might learn something. Typical idiot who knows nothing about phish, but loves stereotypes. Your a stereotypical douchebag!

phish summer tour 2009....less than two months away now! 163, i'd say please don't come, but tickets are sold out anyway!

pope jaimie. : 2009-04-15 13:48:54
i'm sure you're right, pj...was just having fun to the colonel and 163...i've been at this for over 50 years...come to the seattle hempfest and i'll explain some far as all the anal references, quote the joker...'see, that's what i'm talkin' about''re at the wrong site...
colmcg: if you are military i retract my criticism...
163. : 2009-04-15 12:31:01
Everybody loves to have fun, But not everybody loves trite american stoner memes, and the additude that "420" portrays,
not everyone thinks rastafaris are cool while not knowing shit about them, likes phish, bad rap and wasting their entire life playing videogames.
"420" is just part of another uncritical package wich will let the forces of commercialism sperm into the anus of cannabis without much resistance, GET THE POINT?
Oh wait, I must be "trolling" since I don`t agree with the general consensus!
But everyone knows that trolls are fairytales and the only things that burst and turn into stone when exposed to sunshine is bad ideas and internett butthurt projected onto other people!

PopeJaimie. : 2009-04-15 11:42:13
Stephen, it does not come from radio code. Look it up.

And people who are inexplicably offended or angry about 420 celebrators, there's this thing called "fun" that people sometimes do things for the sole purpose of, and 420 is one of those things. I really don't see what people's problem is with celebrating 420. Sure, you can smoke anytime. So what? You can exchange presents anytime, too. But people have a regrettable tendency to do it quite a lot more than usual on Dec. 25. What losers. *eyeroll* Get over it. Lighten up.

colmcg. : 2009-04-15 11:04:57
So you need your little "code" so you and your buddies can"roll a number"!Get a grip son,smoke when you want,Dont get yer panties in a wad ,and calm fucking down.Child.
colmcg. : 2009-04-15 09:53:03
Ebert_WTF are on about? Citations pls!
stephen ebert. : 2009-04-15 09:29:10
hey,'re an ex-military pretender, right, what are you trolling for on this site...are you looking for 163...who thinks he's cats are a swell team...there are actually sites for you (not this one)...your trolling habits say heaps about you...
blomdude. : 2009-04-14 22:00:36
Read The True Story of 420 - i should know - I was there!


colmcg . : 2009-04-14 20:52:11
Dumb ass stoners.Emarassing Shameful Shit.
138. : 2009-04-14 19:36:26
...very interesting
163. : 2009-04-14 19:25:47
extremely dumb, one of the reasons why I don`t like telling people I smoke.
stephen ebert. : 2009-04-14 17:25:52're pulling my leg, right...the 'significance' is merely anecdotal...420 is radio code for a pot bust in caught on because there were so many of them...that's all...but given us stoners' propensity for supplying our own twist on history, it could refer to the 420 men who gathered with jesus to eat amenita and smoke pot...they had really cool stuff that was edited out of the bible by lesbians...

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