The 411 on 420
Next Saturday is a date that will be celebrated by cannabis lovers all over the world: April 20, also known as 4/20. The term 420 also is used interchangeably with cannabis, marijuana and weed. But where did it come from?
The history of 420 is shrouded in mystery, and there are varying back stories to how it became so popular. One story says that 420 is the code that the Californian police for when ‘marijuana smoking is in progress. Others claim it has something to do with Adolf Hitler’s birthday (April 20) or a song by Bob Dylan in which he exclaims, “Everybody must get stoned”.
However, one likely story is of a group of high school students from San Rafael High School in California who would meet up in each other’s cars to smoke at 4.20pm back in the 1970s. The term spread like wildfire among stoners in California. It was popularized by the Palo Alto rock band, The Grateful Dead.
So although the origins of 420 are somewhat ‘hazy’, one thing is certain – that this is a date beloved by stoners everywhere.
High Folks Edibles will be celebrating 420 at Toronto’s Woodbine Park on Saturday April 20. Swing by and say hello – we will be running some amazing competitions including a chance at winning some free classes!!
Stay posted for more exciting details!!