What is 420 mean

What is 420 mean

Why 420 what is it and where did the term 4/20 come from?

It all began in the fall of 1971 with a story about five teenage students at the San Rafael High School in Northern California.

The kids had a hand-drawn map of a possible marijuana plantation in the Point Reyes area that had been planted by the Coast Guard.
The teenagers, who called themselves Waldos, agreed to meet after school at 4:20 p.m. near the Louis Pasteur statue outside the school and go on a “treasure hunt.”

The search ended unsuccessfully, but the boys got the meme 420 or 420 Louis! The term served as a secret code from parents and others calling to meet to smoke pot.
Popularizing the number 420 was helped by The Grateful Dead, a rock band popular in the 80s, who began using the term in front of their fans.

Well, the term 420 was solidified by Steve Bloom – editor of the world-renowned marijuana magazine, High Times. Steve Bloom published a story about teenagers, and began using the term 420 frequently in the magazine.

What 420 means now

Many Stoners around the world continue to meet at 4:20 p.m. to smoke pot together and talk about different topics.
Nowadays, the number 420 is associated with all things marijuana. In this way one can identify a place, an object, or a person as belonging to the marijuana culture.

As the 420 meme has grown in popularity, it has also spread to the date of April 20. (“4/20” in U.S. date format).
In many countries, April 20 activists are encouraging people to get involved in the political process to legalize marijuana.
In those countries and states in America where marijuana is legal, April 20 has become a fun holiday with a show program, bringing thousands of people together to celebrate.