By: Ron DCMDJ Johnson
Greetings people of Earth!
You know one of the most special stoner holidays is almost upon us and no matter where you are the ways to celebrate are many so choose wisely. Depending on the legality of marijuana in your area use your best judgement on how you will mark the holiday. I don’t recommend doing anything that will make sure you are in jail or jobless on 4/21. These are some options that I have either done or will be doing this year here in California where Mary Jane is legal ,at least on at statewide level, for anyone over the age of twenty one. I have also been in states where pot is not looked on too kindly but again I say make your own decisions.
When: April 19th: 9am-2am
Where: Mecca Natural Medicine: 5650 W. Washington Blvd, L.A.
Price: Free admission; $60 for goody bag
Mecca Natural Medicine dispensary (L.A) is hosting an adult only 420 Alice In Wonderland themed 3D experience, dab Girls, a Smokeout, Edibles and a Dab Garden.
*Guests must bring a valid California ID and med card for entry*
How did 4/20 become the stoner holiday? There are many rumors.
One is that 4/20 was the California penal code or the police radio code for marijuana. That one is FALSE. Others say that there are 420 chemicals in marijuana. Nope, the number is over 500. Then there’s Bob dylan and some math involved. Bob Dylan has a song called “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35,” and 12 multiplied by 35 is 420. Check out the song and listen to the lyrics.
The beginnings of 4/20 are said to have started with a treasure hunt in a story on the History Channel.
Back in 1971 there were five high school students in Marin County, Calif., that would meet at 4:20 to smoke near a specific wall outside of their school, getting the nickname the “Waldos.” The number became a code for when to meet.
There may not be much more to the story of 4/20 but the Grateful Dead In December 1990 had flyers handed out by their fans The Deadheads. Here is a copy of that flyer.
Everyone will still have there own version or reason for smoking on 4/20….Hell, I don’t need a reason and I’ve fired up several while writing this article. If you’d care to share your reasons for why 4/20 is a special day for you then add it to the comments. I will be visiting several of our local dispensaries since most of them have some sort of special that day. On previous holidays I have visited up to seven different collectives. All with different deals and many having cook outs and other customer appreciations. If you live in one of the legal states then definitely plan on making your purchases this day since you will get the most for your money and many freebies. Here is a link to a site for activities geared around the holiday for ALL of the state of California. https://dabconnection.com/culture/420-events-california-2017/
Watch Half Baked at The Wiltern – L.A.
When: April 20th: 8pm
Where: The Wiltern: 3790 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles
Now I will let you know how I would spend the holiday in less weed friendly states. Mostly I will get together in a safe indoor location or a secluded park and organize my own smoke out with my best smoking buddies. If you happen to be in one of those states then you will have to improvise as I had to do. Just stay safe and know your limits for your own particular area. Please share in the comments how you will spend the holiday.
Thanks to all of the people of Earth.
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