Why hasn’t President Trump made 4/20 a national holiday yet? Seriously, if our orange ham of state wants to win over the peeps, then say no more, just embrace the emerald trail. Or go online and look at some 4/20 memes and Tweet about it.
Over 30 states have legalized marijuana in some capacity, whether it be for medicinal purposes or where it’s straight up legal and available to be purchased in stores. California, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Nevada, Massachusetts, Washington D.C. and Maine have all joined us in 2018 and made it legal for recreational use.
In addition to these states, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and West Virginia, have all legalized it in some capacity, whether it be decriminalization and/or for medicinal use.
4/20 is a cherished day in the world’s cannabis community. It’s a day dedicated to celebrating pot and getting baked more than usual.
Where did 4/20 come from?
A band of stoners from California were searching for an abandoned cannabis crop. They were the Waldos, a group of teenagers who found a treasure map to a marijuana paradise (or so they thought). It was Fall 1971, Richard Nixon was President and Hunter S. Thompson was still reeling from a drug-induced romp through Las Vegas (but that’s another story).
The Waldos attended San Rafael High School, located in the San Francisco Bay Area. They got their nickname from always hanging outside the school by a wall.
Every day, at 4:20 P.M., the Waldos meet-up at a statue of Louis Pasteur by their high school. Their secret code was originally “4:20 Louis” and then shortened to “4:20” after many unfruitful attempts at finding this hidden cannabis kingdom.
The term “4/20” eventually spread to all corners of the weed world.