Hey guys, Hardy Har here and I am currently reveling in the joy of what today is. In case you didn’t know, 420 (or April 20) is the day all of us stoners and cannalovers pay tribute to the natural gift of marijuana. But where and when did this originate? What is the purpose? Well, I had absolutely no clue (remember, beginner here), so I looked it up. Here’s what I discovered…
Get this: it began in the 1971 in San Rafael, California by a group of high school stoners given the clever moniker of “Waldos” thanks to their preferred hangout spot, a wall at their school. So Waldos 1, 2, and 3 heard a rumor that a local Coast Guard member was unable to take care of his crowing crop of Mary Jane and decided they would help themselves to the abandoned, and now free, crop. With the decision made, they decided to meet after school, at 4:20, to embark on their search for the bud. One of the Waldos later recollected to The Huffington Post for a 420 article back in 2010 that they “would remind each other in the hallways we were supposed to meet up at 4:20. It originally started out 4:20-Louis and [they] eventually dropped the ‘Louis.'”
Armed with a map (I have no clue where they got it from), the set out in search of the motherload. They searched a number of times without finding the “treasure” and everyday would set out again at 4:20. Before they’d begin searching, though, they would make sure to blaze hard and strong and continue the entire time the looked for the crop. It’s no surprise they never found this mysterious and free bud. Hahaha! Though they didn’t find what they were looking for, they did discover an awesome and clever codeword. Ladies and gentlemen, here we have the birth of 420! The clever Waldos would use this code to convey all sorts of messages regarding weed: “Are you high now? You smoking later? You go some?” The rest, as they say, is history. To learn more about the global spread of the 420 code, check out that article here. It’s pretty awesome how it spread so widespread.
So, how will I be celebrating the day? By plugging up the trusty bong, aka Glass Castle, with some top shelf mostly-sativa hybrid bud called Apple Fritter. Ya’ll, this shit smells sooooooooo good! It is positively PRETTY! So hairy and pure. I should have taken pics of it before I ground it up; next time, friends! Man, I cannot wait to blaaaze! Stay tuned for my thoughts/review about it.
Now, with all that being said, I hope everyone blazes up, hard and true! Get to your Higher Selves; I know I will. Haha! Happy high, friends!