What does “420” or Happy 420 mean?

The term 420 (pronounced four twenty, not four hundred and twenty) originated at San Rafael High School in California in the 1970s, among a group of marijuana smoking teens who called themselves “The Waldos.” The term 420 was shorthand code for the time of day the group would meet to smoke cannabis, and the term spread among members of an entire generation.


Today, 420 has become a universal symbol for the use and appreciation of marijuana and 4:20 p.m. has become sort of a worldwide “burn time.”  Each year on April 20th (4/20), Happy 420 events are held on this “holiday” unofficially known as National Weed Day.

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