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Encyclopedia > 420 (cannabis culture)
Santa Cruz 4/20 celebration at Porter Meadow on UCSC campus in 2007
Santa Cruz 4/20 celebration at Porter Meadow on UCSC campus in 2007

4:20 or 4/20 (pronounced four-twenty) is a term used in North America as a discreet way to refer to the consumption of cannabis and, by extension, a way to identify oneself with the drug subculture around cannabis. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2048 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2048 pixel, file size: 2. ... For other uses, see Santa Cruz. ... “UCSC” redirects here. ... North American redirects here. ... Cannabis, also known as marijuana[1] or ganja (Hindi: गांजा),[2] is a psychoactive product of the plant Cannabis sativa. ... Drug subcultures are examples of countercultures, primarily defined by recreational drug use. ...

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Origins and observances

Although many diverse theories exist to explain the origin of the term, one central root of the phrase stems from a group of teenagers at San Rafael High School in San Rafael, California in 1971; the teens would meet after school at 4:20 p.m. to smoke cannabis at the Louis Pasteur statue.[1][2][3] The group was known as "The Waldos" because they would sit against a wall[3] and became popularized in the late 1980s by fans of the Grateful Dead.[4] Many North American cannabis users continue to observe 4:20 as a time to smoke communally. By extension April 20 ("4/20" in U.S. dating shorthand) has evolved into a counterculture holiday, where people gather to celebrate and consume cannabis.[5][6][7] In some locations this celebration coincides with Earth Week.[8][9][10] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1944 × 2592 pixel, file size: 3. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1944 × 2592 pixel, file size: 3. ... Louis Pasteur (December 27, 1822 – September 28, 1895) was a French chemist and microbiologist best known for his remarkable breakthroughs in the causes and prevention of disease. ... San Rafael High School is a coeducational public secondary school located at 185 Mission Avenue in San Rafael, California, United States. ... San Rafael High School is a coeducational public secondary school located at 185 Mission Avenue in San Rafael, California, United States. ... San Rafael (IPA: ; originally IPA: ), is the county seat of Marin County, California, United States. ... Louis Pasteur (December 27, 1822 – September 28, 1895) was a French chemist and microbiologist best known for his remarkable breakthroughs in the causes and prevention of disease. ... This article is about the band. ... is the 110th day of the year (111th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... // Different style conventions and habits exist around the world for dates and times in writing and speaking. ... For the Roy Harper album Counter Culture, see Counter Culture. ... Unofficial Earth Day flag, by John McConnell, including a NASA photo. ...


References in popular culture

On 20 April 2007 at 4:20pm PDT, over 700 people gathered at City Hall in Victoria, BC to celebrate Victoria's 10th annual 4/20 celebration. Victoria police were not visibly in attendance[11]
  • Phrases such as "420 friendly" sometimes appear in roommate advertisements, indicating that the current occupants are tolerant of cannabis users.[12] That phrase is also used in personal ads to denote the same association.
  • College students frequently bid $420 while in Contestant's Row on The Price is Right.
  • 420 is the title of a comic book series featuring the alternative superhero Captain Cannabis.[13][14][15][16]
  • Noting that "the national weed smoking day is 4/20," rapper Method Man named his 2006 album 4:21...The Day After.[17]
  • The television show "Code Monkeys" frequently makes use of the term, usually in the form of a score whenever Dave gets high. The first episode of Season two aired on April 20th, 2008 (4/20) and was dedicated to the main characters' pursuit of marijuana. Tommy Chong guest-starred.[citation needed]
  • In the song "Rainy Day Women No. 12 and 35," Bob Dylan sings "everybody must get stoned." Strangely, 12 times 35 equals 420. However, as the song predates the San Rafael group by several years, this is likely coincidental.

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See also

Cannabis has an ancient history of ritual usage as a trance inducing drug and is found in pharmacological cults around the world. ...

Sources

  1. ^ 420 (Language). Snopes.com - Urban Legends Reference Pages (2005-04-19). Retrieved on 2007-03-30.
  2. ^ 420 Timeline. High Times (2005). Retrieved on 2008-05-31.
  3. ^ a b Attack of the Show: The Waldos: Truth Behind "420"
  4. ^ '420' enthusiasts honor cannabis on high holiday. cbs5.com (2007). Retrieved on 2007-04-20.<ref></ref>
  5. ^ Steven Hager discusses 4/20 on ABC News as a "counterculture holiday"
  6. ^ Students gathering on 4/20 at Colorado University in Boulder
  7. ^ Thousands at UCSC burn one to mark cannabis holiday
  8. ^ Earth Week in Guam
  9. ^ Earth Week in San Diego
  10. ^ Earth Week in Victora, BC
  11. ^ Lavigne, Andrea (April 25th, 2007), “Celebration up in smoke: Pot supporters celebrate 10th anniversary”, Victoria News, <http://www.mapinc.org/newstcl/v07/n525/a08.html> 
  12. ^ Boulder Renters Seek Pot-Smoking Roommates: Boulder Still a Bastion of Hippies and Radicals, Apparently. New West (Living section) - The Voice of the Rocky Mountains (2006-05-08). Retrieved on 2007-03-30.
  13. ^ Captain Cannabis comic book
  14. ^ High Times Magazine, February 2007, The Buzz section page 13, "Sensi Superman"
  15. ^ Skunk Magazine, Volume 2, Issue 8, Cool Stuff section, "420 Verne Signature Series"
  16. ^ QsHouse Radio/iPod Interview - Verne Andru: the George Lucas of the comic world
  17. ^ "New Method Man Album 4:21...The Day After", Sixshot. Retrieved on 2007-04-19. (English) 

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External links

420 ... 4-20 = 16 p is 16th letter of alphabet Cover image of High Times premiere issue, Summer 1974. ... This article is about the plant genus Cannabis. ... A very young cannabis seedling. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Aerial view of illegal marijuana cultivation plot. ... There are many alternative cannabis cultivation techniques. ... A stoner film (or stoner movie) is colloquial term referring to a subgenre of movies depicting the use and/or the users of marijuana. ... Cannabis, also known as marijuana[1] or ganja (Hindi: गांजा),[2] is a psychoactive product of the plant Cannabis sativa. ... This article is about health issues and the effects of cannabis. ... World laws on cannabis possession (small amount). ... A catalog page offering Cannabis sativa extract. ... Cannabis has an ancient history of ritual usage as a trance inducing drug and is found in pharmacological cults around the world. ... A bhang shop in India. ... Hashish Hashish (from Arabic: , lit. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about cannabis resin. ... Cannabis smoking is the process of inhaling the smoke created by burning cannabis, mostly either the flowering buds of, or hashish, a preparation of, the cannabis plant. ... A Dutch Master blunt A blunt is a cigar or (L) which is wider than a cigarillo and not quite as wide as a traditional cigar. ... A bong, also commonly known as a water pipe, is a smoking device, generally used to smoke cannabis or tobacco, but also other substances. ... Bowl used for smoking marijuana A bowl is a smoking apparatus, similar to a pipe, intended for inhalation of herbal and tobacco smokes, but much more commonly used for marijuana smoking. ... A dugout, sometimes called a one-hitter, chillum, Straight-shooter, Bomber, bat, batty a oney (pronounced one-knee), a pinchey, or a tote a smoke, pinger(because it makes a ping when you open it), is a device used to facilitate discreet personal use of marijuana. ... In cannabis culture, gravity bong is a term that can refer to either of two devices used for smoking cannabis that use water to create a vacuum whereby the suction created draws air through a bowl to fill the container with smoke. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A variety of metal pipes. ... In the slang of consumers of cannabis, shotgun can have one of a number of meanings. ... Not to be confused with humidifier. ... Acapulco Gold is the traditional name of a legendary potent strain of marijuana () originating in Mexico. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Panama Red is a legendary cannabis sativa cultivar of the 1960s and 1970s, popular amongst cannabis afficiandos. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... White Widow, a week from harvest. ... Cannabis tea (also known as weed tea or pot tea) is an infusion of cannabis--usually the leaves of the plant, in hot water. ... This article is about the drink. ... The American Alliance for Medical Cannabis, or AAMC, is a pro-medical cannabis organization whose goals include patient advocacy, patient rights, and support. ... The British Legalise Cannabis Campaigns originated in the 1970s. ... The Cannabis Buyers Club was the first public medical marijuana dispensary. ... The California Cannabis Research Medical Group is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating physicians about the medical use of cannabis. ... The Drug Policy Alliance is a New York City-based non-profit organization with the principal goal of ending the American War on Drugs. Its publicly-stated goals include nationwide availability of medicinal marijuana, the creation of drug-related public health measures, ending abuses of asset forfeiture, repealing non-violent... SKY - Suomen Kannabis Yhdistys or The Finnish Cannabis Association (FCA) eller Finlands Cannabisförening (FCF) oder Finnische Cannabis Vereinigung (FCV). ... Madrid, Spain. ... Cannabis leaves The Legalise Cannabis Alliance (LCA) is a political party registered in the United Kingdom with the cannabis leaf image as its emblem. ... Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, or LEAP, is a non-profit, international, educational organization comprised of former and current police officers, government agents and other law enforcement agents who oppose the current War on Drugs. ... The Marijuana Policy Project, or MPP, is an organization in the United States working to minimize the harm associated with the drug cannabis[1]. MPP advocates taxing and regulating the possession and sale of cannabis, arguing that a regulated cannabis industry would separate purchasers from the street market for cocaine... The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws or NORML (pronounced normal) is a US-based non-profit corporation whose aim is, according to their most recent mission statement, move public opinion sufficiently to achieve the repeal of marijuana prohibition so that the responsible use of cannabis by adults... Cannabis political parties are formal political parties set up specifically to legalize cannabis. ... Patients Out of Time, or POT, is a patient advocacy organization dedicated to educating public health professionals and the public about medical marijuana. ... Promena (Bulgarian: Промена) is an organisation in Bulgaria campaigning for reform of drug laws and freedom for marijuana users. ... The Coalition for Rescheduling Cannabis is a U.S. organization founded circa 2002 to support removal of marijuana from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. ... Americans for Safe Access bills itself as the largest national grassroots coalition working to protect the rights of patients and doctors to legally use marijuana for medical purposes. ... SAFER Logo Safer Alternative For Enjoyable Recreation (SAFER) is a non-profit organization based in Denver, Colorado. ... Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) is a Washington, DC-based non-profit advocacy organization founded in 1998 by a small group of students, including Shawn Heller of George Washington University, David Epstein of American University, and Kris Lotlikar. ... The THC Ministry, founded by Roger Christie from the Religion of Jesus Church, is a religion which considers cannabis to be a sacrament. ... The Alliance for Cannabis Therapeutics is an organization supporting medical marijuana that was founded in 1981 by Robert Randall and Alice OLeary. ... The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is a non-profit organization that aims to assist scientists to design, fund, obtain approval for and report on studies into the risks and benefits of MDMA, psychedelic drugs and marijuana. ...

 20/4 = 5 20 - 5 = 15 o is 15th letter of alphabet t is 20th letter of alphabet 420 was previously call sign for marijuana over police band radio , it has since been changed to 237M 

 
 

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