420: Celebrating Cannabis Culture

The story of 420 begins in California in the 1970s, where a group of high school students known as “the Waldos” would meet after school at 4:20 PM to smoke cannabis together. The group chose this time because it was when their extracurricular activities had ended and they had free time to hang out. They also used “420” as a code word for cannabis, which helped keep their smoking sessions a secret from parents and authority figures.

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