How Did 4/20 Become The Weed Holiday?

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4/20, the time, date and numbers that represent stoners worldwide. But why does 4/20 mark the weed holiday? Let's have a little 'history' lesson:

The 'high' holy day has various names: National 420 Day, Marijuana Day, Weed Day and... Pot Day. 

In 1971, five high school students would meet-up at 4:20PM to smoke weed by a statue of chemist Louis Pasteur at San Rafael High School in Marin County, CA.

The group, comprised of Steve Capper, Dave Reddix, Jeffrey Noel, Larry Schwartz, and Mark Gravich became known as the “Waldos.” 

How did 4/20 become so popular?

Dave Reddix eventually became a roadie for Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh, and the term “420” caught on in that Deadhead circle, according to TIME

Supposedly, on December 28, 1990, flyers were handed out in Oakland, which invited people to smoke "420" on April 20th at 4:20PM. 

Steve Bloom, a former reporter for High Times magazine published the flyer in 1991. Let's just say, the word got around because today, weed smokers across the nation will be lighting up in unison at 4:20PM. 

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