420 National Weed Day
Photo credit - 420 Holiday
On April 20, Marijuana Lovers across America pay tribute to their darling herb. 420 Day is now celebrated in many other other parts of the world as well. This year's 420 Day Theme: It's TIme to Legalize Marijuana - Everywhere.
This fun day intertwines serious issues with slapstick comedy and everything inbetween. Participants and players include all sorts, ranging from Einstein to Cheech & Chong types. Celebrations are everywhere, in America, Canada, Europe, India, South Africa, & Australia.
Basically, if you get Bob Marley, you get Weed Day.
“When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself. - Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction." Bob Marley, Reggae Demigod
Truth is Stranger than Fiction
420 National Weed Day, at least in name, can be traced back to a group of California high school kids. In 1971, these pot smoking wiseguys - self named the Waldo's - at 420 pm daily - "most appropriately" at a Statue of main medicine man, Louis Pasteur. Thus the code-term 420 was coined. I.e. "See you 420 Saturday" said it all. Moving forward, the term made it into the Law books as California Senate bill 420, which legalized medical Marijuana. Now, even Donald Trump knows what 420 is all about.
420 Day - Activists Call for Legalization of Marijuana Worldwide
None other than Sir Richard Branson leads the 420 Day charge toward worldwide legalization of Marijuana. Sir Richard Branson's entourage of Warren Buffett, Bernie Sanders, and 1,000 other huge VIPs are pushing for new United Nations drug policy, which includes an end to the war on drugs. We are talking about a group net worth of more than one trillion dollars here.
Branson is optimistic and called the UN’s recent change in demeanour “refreshing.”
“This is a refreshing shift that could go a long way to finally end the needless criminalisation of millions of drug users around the world.”
The esteemed Branson blogged on this month's (April, 2016) United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drugs:
“As the UN General Assembly gears up for the first drug debate in 18 years next April, I hope this groundbreaking news will empower and embolden governments everywhere, including the UK, to do the right thing and consider a different course in drug policy,” Branson wrote. “In the face of overwhelming evidence, UN expert opinion, and international human rights law, it’s not decriminalisation that ‘sends the wrong message’ — it’s the continued refusal to engage, review or discuss reform.”
Get it on at a Big City 420 Event
Some of these seemingly low key 420 people can be surprisingly serious, professional and organized about their cause; as illustrated in a typical big 420 Day event, which includes quality music, comedy, activists, intellectuals, business... and a lot of Pot.
For example, a small group of staunch Cannabis activists gathered pro-Cannabis business sponsorship and created 420 Toronto . Their 2016 event includes speakers, activists, comedians, researchers, bands, and entertainers, with over twenty different vendors selling everything from pipes to edibles.
THE SPIRIT OF 420 DAY
“I think people need to be educated to the fact that Marijuana is not a drug. Marijuana is an herb and a flower. God put it here. If He put it here and He wants it to grow, what gives the government the right to say that God is wrong?” Willie Nelson, MMJ Activist
"When troubled times begin to bother me. I take a toke and all my cares go up smoke." Cheech and Chong
“Prison is for rapists, thieves, and murderers. If you lock someone up for smoking a plant that makes them happy, then you're the fucking criminal.” Joe Rogan
"I now have absolute proof that smoking even one Marijuana cigarette is equal in brain damage to being on Bikini Island during an H-bomb blast." Ronald Reagan
“The drug war is a total scam, prescription drugs kill 300K a year, while Marijuana kills no one, but they spend billions/year 'fighting' it, because pot-heads make for good little slaves to put into private prisons, owned by the banks who launder the drug money, it's ALL DOCUMENTED.”
“That is not a drug, it’s a leaf.” Arnold Schwarzenegger / Governor of California
"Weed Turns Me Into An Even Bigger Weirdo." Katy Perry
“Federal and state laws (should) be changed to no longer make it a crime to possess Marijuana for private use.” Richard M. Nixon
420 DAY - THE LIGHTER SIDE
Conspiracy Theory - 420 Origins
- 420 is a police code for Marijuana crimes
- Four hundred and twenty is the number of chemicals in Marijuana.
- Adolf Hitler's birthday is April 20, obviously
- 420 is taken from a 1939 novel where the hero tokes and his watch stops at 420pm
- 420 is the number you obviously get if you multiply 12 X 35, two numbers that Bob Dylan mentioned in a song!
“Marijuana is not a drug!!! I used to suck dick for coke! You ever suck DICK for Marijuana?” Bob Saget Comedian
Police "Honor" 420 Day
Public Information Officer T.J. Armstrong posted this invitation on Facebook
The Cordova Police offered their First Annual Weed-Off Contest" to honor 420 Day.
"Bring your very best Marijuana to the Cordova Police Department, where it'll be judged in one of several categories:
- Best All Around
Honorable mention for the largest quantity brought in! Don't miss out! Come by and let's celebrate 4/20!"
Officer Armstrong said, obviously the contest is fake - that he posted it as a joke - it was pretty funny to see it go viral. Funnyman Armstrong goes on to say, " It would also be pretty funny if someone actually fell for it. We would laugh at them and then we'd arrest them."
However, truth is stranger than fiction; in a few years recreational Marijuana just might be legal in Cordova and somewhere in the US, some police department just might have a real contest as may be part of some kind of a certification process. It would be too funny if officer Armstrong was assigned future judging duties. It could happen?
“Casual drug users should be taken out and shot” Darrell Gates LA Police Chief 1978-1992
College Student - Theft of Pot not so Funny
In a real not so funny case, a female college student reported the theft of gram of pot taken from her dorm to the Sterling Police Department. However, she didn't know the law, she's not old enough to possess Marijuana but she could have been legit.
“She’s actually not old enough to possess the Marijuana and didn’t present a medicinal card, Coloradans 18 and older can legally obtain medical Marijuana with a state-issued license. If we do recover it, and if it proves to be Marijuana, we suspect we’ll charge her with possession of Marijuana.” - Sterling Police Major Scott Annable
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- Have a Happy 420 Weed Day - Y'All !