So What The Fuck does 420 Mean Exactly?

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  1. Yo Mamas Pimp

    Yo Mamas Pimp Hard Out Here For A Pimp

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    I know this has been debated forever but I still haven't had a clear answer and I wanna find out. This year I wanna celebrate it KNOWINGLY why I am celebrating it other than to just smoke weed lol.

    So, 4:20.... yes that beautiful day... April 20th. What does it mean?
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  2. Dunpeal

    Dunpeal Graying men, mmm

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    There's no "documented" truth to it lol.....

    Supposedly(this is the myth I've come to believe) a group of friends, a long time ago, would meet everyday after school to smoke marijuana at 4:20.....

    It got passed around......and now it is what it is.

    There is no REAL history to it....it's just a stoner term that correlates with smoking herb. Subliminal message.
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  3. Pent uP

    Pent uP I'd Like to Fight Ten Men

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    i heard a story about some kids leaving a stash of weed somewhere and they were to scavenger hunt for it (we're talking like 30 pounds) on 4-20 and they found it...and fatty celebration....but there's no real documented history as dun said
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  4. Dunpeal

    Dunpeal Graying men, mmm

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    Never heard that one before.

    But that's part of the "420 myth" though.....it's funny/fun hearing all the new theories have.
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  5. SeanOMatic

    SeanOMatic New Member

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    If you buy a chimichunga and a 1Liter Mt. Dew at the 7-11 up the street, it comes out to 4.20.
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  6. IllWithTheInk

    IllWithTheInk New Member

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    yeah theres this place down the street from me, a video store, two cokes and two chocolate bars are 4.20...i told them to advertise that, so they put a big sign in, and sales went up, stoners would walk by, see a huge 4.20 and have to go investigate
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  7. S.I.F.

    S.I.F. New Member

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    nah nah nah..420 is the code the police use for possession of marijuana..like 187 is driveby
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  8. Winkz3000

    Winkz3000 Real Talk

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    Just What I was about to say.

    I ain't know if it was true or not.
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  9. TeXaZmAdE713

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    Dayuuuuuuuummmmmmmm

    $4.20 For A Chimichanga And A 1 Liter Coke. Fuck Thats Expensive.
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  10. Jewels Gambino

    Jewels Gambino Runnin yo town

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    420 is the date to start growin up here. thats when everyone starts their germinated plants in soil. works perfectly too
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  11. Yo Mamas Pimp

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    that ain't it homie

    420 is the code for hindrance of public lands


    as for 4:20, I decided to do some research and Dunpeal is right.. there is no one single truth to it... just a shitload of rumors. Here's a couple:






    What does 420 mean? There are varying theories on the origin of 420. Some say that 420 originated from a police code that announces marijuana use is taking place. Yet another story is that a group of guys (Waldo's) in the 1970's made 4:20 their official meeting time to smoke marijuana after school. Whether or not 4:20 p.m. is the best time of day for your first hit depends on your own body, your own needs. Some folks feel that waiting until 4:20 enhances ones appreciation of the herb. Of course, your mileage may vary.

    In the 21st Century, 420 is firmly established as a code amongst tokers, a time of day and even sort of a toker's New Year's Day. It's in our culture now and only time will tell where it ends up.

    April 20th (4/20) is another usage, meaning that it is time for to plant before the summer.

    Whatever the real story is, 420 has been an important part of the marijuana culture since the 1970's. The significance of 420 has been kept underground and is mostly known only among marijuana smokers. Many non-smokers aren't aware of the symbolism when they see someone wearing a T-shirt or baseball cap that says 420 across the front.

    When the 420 icon is somehow discreetly worked into a mainstream product like a film, marijuana users take notice. The film Pulp Fiction is rumored to have had all clocks throughout the movie set to 4:20. Marijuana smokers familiar with the symbol picked up on it—most people, however, did not.

    While some marijuana smokers are using 420 as a code that enables them to openly speak about marijuana in front of parents or teachers. 420 has been to some, a sacred symbol for nearly 30 years.

    Simply put, 420 is a symbol of cannabis and its culture. Today, April 20th events are international, and 4:20 pm has become sort of a world wide "burn time".



    Known 420 Myths

    Police dispatch code for smoking pot is 420.
    The number 420 is not police radio code for anything, anywhere. Checks of criminal codes suggest that the origin is neither Californian nor federal. For instance, California Penal Code 420 defines as a misdemeanor the hindrance of use of public lands.

    There are approximately 420 active chemicals in marijuana.
    Actually, there are approximately 315 active chemicals in marijuana. This number goes up and down depending on which plant is used.

    April 20th is National Pot Smokers Day.
    Well, it is now :) ; but that wasn't the origin.

    April 20th is Hitler's birthday.
    Yes, it is his birthday. But, as 420 started out as a time, not a date, his birthday had nothing to do with it.

    The date of the Columbine school shootings.
    This happened after the term was already in use.

    4:20 is tea time for pot-smokers in Holland.
    Tea time in Holland is at 5:30 pm, or is it 2:30 pm? Seems no one is quite sure when the wonderful people of Holland drink their tea.
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  12. Ninja Kid

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    ^Lol, pot smokers are never punctual...
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  13. Yo Mamas Pimp

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    ^ except for 4:20... it's like we can't miss that shit lol
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  14. LikeWise3001

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    "originated from a police code that announces marijuana use is taking place"



    that one sounds more likely...


    but who knows.
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  15. Pent uP

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    "Police dispatch code for smoking pot is 420.
    The number 420 is not police radio code for anything, anywhere. Checks of criminal codes suggest that the origin is neither Californian nor federal. For instance, California Penal Code 420 defines as a misdemeanor the hindrance of use of public lands.

    There are approximately 420 active chemicals in marijuana.
    Actually, there are approximately 315 active chemicals in marijuana. This number goes up and down depending on which plant is used. "


    ^^^heard of those before


    "yeah theres this place down the street from me, a video store, two cokes and two chocolate bars are 4.20...i told them to advertise that, so they put a big sign in, and sales went up, stoners would walk by, see a huge 4.20 and have to go investigate"

    ^^LMFAO
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  16. Dunpeal

    Dunpeal Graying men, mmm

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    LOL @ the police code bullshit.

    First off, just no...flat out, no. It's 100% wrong.

    Someone already looked this up.

    No where in the USA has 420 been used for marijuana related crimes.

    The closest was that 421 was used for some drug thing.....I forget the specifics.


    Again, there is NO REAL ANSWER......

    Damn you dumb fucks.

    And to yo mammas pimp.........I'm always right.
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  17. Pent uP

    Pent uP I'd Like to Fight Ten Men

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    Bet i could prove you wrong
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  18. THRiLLaH

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    word.. that's what i heard about the meaning behind 4:20.. i thought one of them was in some rock band, but i'm not sure about that
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  19. -Mac-

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    There was something in a past issue of High Times talkin' about this. They said the whole thing about the kids meetin' up at 4:20 is probably the most credible. But yeah.
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  20. LikeWise3001

    LikeWise3001 I crush alot

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    who the hell says meet me here @ 4:20?


    dont most people round the time to 4:30?


    yeah, lets meet up at 3:18 so we can smoke this blunt.



    no.
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