The History of 4:20

Did you know that the iconic 4/20 tradition traces back to a group of friends in Marin County, Calif., who met at 4:20 p.m. by the statue of chemist Louis Pasteur to indulge in their favorite pastime?  This group — Steve Capper, Dave Reddix, Jeffrey Noel, Larry Schwartz, and Mark Gravich — became known as the “Waldos” because they met at a wall.   They would say “420” to each other as code for cannabis.   It's a story of camaraderie, adventure, and the pursuit of the extraordinary.  Later, Dave Reddix’s brother helped him get work with Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh as a roadie, so the band is said to have helped popularize the term “420.” On Dec. 28, 1990, a group of Deadheads in Oakland handed out flyers that invited people to smoke “420” on April 20 at 4:20 p.m.  One ended up with Steve Bloom, a former reporter for High Times magazine, an authority on cannabis culture. The magazine printed the flyer in 1991 and continued to reference the number. Soon, it became known worldwide as code for cannabis. In 1998, the outlet acknowledged that the “Waldos” were the “inventors” of 420.

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