Every year on April 20, enthusiasts and committed people gather around the world around the same number: 420.
This celebration of cannabis originated nearly 50 years ago in the United States. If the origin of the concept is unequivocally linked to recreational cannabis, you will see that today the day of the 420 is becoming more democratic, regardless of the borders and the uses that we make of this incredible plant. From the United States to France, from recreational cannabis to medical cannabis or well-being, let's dive together into the history of a planetary phenomenon.
Every year the 20th April, enthusiasts and committed people come together all over the world around the same number: the 420.
This celebration of Cannabis originated nearly 50 years ago in the United States. If the origin of the concept is unequivocally linked to recreational Cannabis, you will see that today the day of the 420 is becoming more democratic, regardless of the borders and the uses that we make of this incredible plant. From the United States to France, from recreational cannabis to medical cannabis or well-being, let's dive together into the history of a planetary phenomenon.
The origin of the 420 day.
Like every phenomenon, the origin of the 420 day is the subject of many myths. Among the best known, you will no doubt have heard that 420 is a code that the police use to designate marijuana, or that this number is directly linked to the date of birth of Bob Marley or Kurt Cobain.
Although these rumors are tenacious, the truth is quite different. Indeed the day of the 420 finds its origin in 1971, at the San Rafael high school, when a group of 5 students nicknamed the “waldos”, (to be translated as “wall do” because they were always leaning against the wall of the high school) are given a somewhat special card.
This map was supposed to indicate a place where a large quantity of Cannabis had been abandoned, just a few kilometers from their high school.
As soon as this map was discovered, the 5 students set off in search of said treasure. This is how every day, the friends met after class with one and only objective: to find this secret plantation.
So far you do not see the link with the number 420? This quite simply corresponds to the time at which the students began their treasure hunt: 16:20 p.m. 4:20 pm.
History says that the 5 students never found green gold, but one thing is certain... they will have made history since today the number 420 has remained and is widely used by the Cannabis community. to designate its consumption.
A day of protest around the world.
Beyond a symbol, the 420 has become a date of militant protest: 20/04 has become a worldwide day dedicated to the celebration of Cannabis and the protest against its demonization.
Le Canada is the first nation to have organized in 1995, a pro-cannabis event. Since then, ceremonies in honor of green gold have flourished all over the world.
420 Day is celebrated in different ways in different countries and cultures. To USA, where this day is very popular, many events take place in states where cannabis is legalized, such as concerts, festivals, parades and rallies in public parks. Take the road to Denver: every year the city hosts the largest gathering in the country.
Au Canada, it is at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto that you have to go to discover a giant cloud of marijuana. AT London, Hyde Park is the meeting place for activists...in short, you will understand, we could continue this list for a long time! Today, many countries organize, officially or not, this great gathering on the occasion of the 420.
En France, the day of the 420 is slowly settling in, even if the phenomenon is not experiencing the same enthusiasm as across the Atlantic. If this day is often celebrated in a more discreet setting, it is because the consumption of Cannabis is still illegal.
And if some of these events are clearly akin to a simple gathering of smokers, for others it is rather an opportunity to discuss and share around this fascinating plant.
Some unusual facts about the day of the 420...
- "420 Friendly" is a term widely used on social networks, adding this mention to your profile allows you to identify yourself as being in favor of legalization... With more or less subtlety.
- In Colorado, the first state to legalize recreational cannabis use in the United States, 420 road signs have been replaced by 419,99 signs following numerous thefts.
- All clocks in the Pulp Fiction movie show 4:20 pm. Chance ? it's up to you to decide.
In conclusion, 420 Day is an important day for cannabis enthusiasts around the world. It represents the cultivation of cannabis, the fight for legalization and recognition of the medicinal benefits of the plant. 420 Day celebrations can take many forms, but they all have one passion in common: growing cannabis and hemp.
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