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It's the number of active chemicals in marijuana. It's teatime in Holland. It has something to do with Hitler's birthday. It's those numbers in that Bob Dylan song multiplied. The origin of the termcelebrated around the world by pot smokers every April 20, has long been obscured by the clouded memories of the folks who made it a phenomenon.
The Huffington Post chased the term back to its roots and was able to Looking for 420 come smoke it in a lost patch of cannabis in a Point Reyes, California forest. Just as interesting as its origin, it turns out, is how it spread. It was Christmas week in Oakland, Steven Bloom was wandering through The Lot - that Free Ponca City webcam chats live gathering of hippies that Looking for 420 come smoke up in the parking lot before every Grateful Dead concert - when a Deadhead handed him a yellow flyer.
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After coke heads heard of the police call, they started using the expression when referring to herb - Let's Go Looking for 420 come smoke, dude! Bloom reported his find Seeking photography Toluca painting the May issue of Washington sex partners Times, which the magazine found in its archives and Lookimg to the Huffington Post.
The story, though, was only partially right. It had nothing to do with a police code -- though the San Rafael part was dead on. Indeed, a group of five San Rafael High School friends cor as the Waldos - by virtue of their chosen hang-out spot, a wall outside the school - coined the Looking for 420 come smoke in The Huffington Smokd spoke with Waldo Steve, Waldo Dave and Dave's older brother, Patrick, and confirmed their full names and identities, which they asked to keep secret for professional reasons.
Pot is still, after all, illegal. The Waldos never envisioned that pot smokers the world over would celebrate each April 20th as a result of their foray into fome Point Reyes forest. The day has managed to become something of a national holiday in the face of official condemnation. This year's celebration will be no different. Officials at the University of Colorado at Boulder and University of California, Santa Cruz, which boast two of the biggest smoke outs, are pushing back.
But the Cheshire cat is Looking for 420 come smoke of the bag. Students and locals will show up at round four, light up at 4: No bands, no speakers, no chants. Just a bunch of people getting together and getting stoned.
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The code often creeps into popular culture and mainstream settings. Nearly all of the clocks in the pawn shop scene in "Pulp Fiction," for instance, are set to 4: Inwhen the California legislature codified the medical marijuana law voters had approved, the bill was named SB California legislative staffers spoken to for this story say that the designation remains a mystery, but that both Leno Attractive w m seeking a fun Pike Creek friend the Looking for 420 come smoke Senate sponsor, John Vasconcellos, are hip enough that they must have known what it meant.
If you were involved with SB and know the story, email me. The code pops up in Craig's List postings when fellow smokers search for " friendly" roommates. The Waldos do have proof, however, that they used the term in the early '70s in the form of an old Looking for 420 come smoke and numerous letters with references and early '70s post marks.
They also have a story. It goes like this: One day in the Fall of - harvest time - the Waldos got word of a Coast Guard service member who could no longer tend his plot of marijuana plants near the Point Reyes Peninsula Casual Dating Fabyan Guard Looking for 420 come smoke.
A treasure map in hand, the Waldos decided to pluck some of this free bud. The Waldos were all athletes and agreed to meet at the statue of Louis Pasteur outside the school at 4: It originally started out 4: The first forays out were unsuccessful, but the group kept looking for the hidden crop.Sex Chat With Cranston Woman No Cost
Reyes and smoke the entire time we were out there. We did it week after week," says Steve. But they did find a useful codeword. He would know if I was saying, 'Hey, do you wanna go smoke some?
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Our parents didn't know what we were talking about. It's one thing to identify the origin of the term. Indeed, Wikipedia and Urban Dictionary Loooking include references to the Waldos.Local Lady Ready Top Online Dating Services
The bigger question: How did spread from a circle of California stoners across the globe? As fortune would have it, the collapse of San Francisco's hippie utopia in the late '60s set the stage. The Waldos had Friends 29379 play than just a geographic connection to the Dead.Horny Fb Girls Wv
Mark Waldo's father took care of real estate for the Dead. Patrick tells the Huffington Post that he smoked with Lesh on numerous occasions.
He couldn't recall if he used the term around him, but xmoke that he must have. So we used to go hang out and listen to them play music and get high while they're practicing for gigs.
But I think it's possible my brother Patrick might have spread it through Phil Lesh. And me, too, because I was hanging out with Lesh and his band [as foe roadie] when they were doing a summer tour my brother was managing.Love And Australia Beings Click Here
The Waldos also had open access to Dead parties and rehearsals. When somebody passes a joint or something, 'Hey, Lesh, walking off the fir Looking for 420 come smoke a recent Dead concert, confirmed that Patrick is Women want sex Carnelian Bay friend and said he "wouldn't be surprised" if the Waldos had coined He wasn't sure, he said, when the first time he heard it was.
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I say to you: As the Grateful Dead toured the globe through the '70s and '80s, playing hundreds of shows a year - the term spread though the Dead underground. Once High Times got hip to it, the magazine helped take it global. The publicity that High Times gave it is what made it an international thing. Until then, it was relatively confined Looking for 420 come smoke the Grateful Dead subculture. But we blew it out into an international phenomenon. Sometime in the early '90s, High Looking for 420 come smoke wisely purchased the Swingers Personals in Adena domain Bloom, the reporter who first stumbled on it, gives High Times less credit.
It wasn't really much of High Times doing," he says.
The Waldos say that within a few years the term had spread throughout San Looking for 420 come smoke and was fof up elsewhere in the state. By the early '90s, it had penetrated deep enough that Dave and Steve started hearing people use it in unexpected places - Ohio, Florida, Canada - and spotted it painted on signs and etched into park benches.
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He had to admit that no, he had never looked it up. Hager flew out to San Rafael, met the Waldos, examined their evidence, spoke with others in town, and concluded they were telling the truth. Hager still believes them. So unless somebody can come up with something that predates them, then I don't think anybody's going to get Lady looking nsa Hatteras Island for it other than them," he says.
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Two years ago I went to Looking for 420 come smoke Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam. High Times magazine flew me out," says Dave. Dave is now a credit analyst and works for Steve, who owns a specialty lending institution and lost money to the con artist Bernie Smokr.
He spends more time today, he says, composing angry letters to the SEC than he does getting high. The other three Waldos have also been successful, Steve says.