While we have made 420 to where it has almost EVERYTHING to do with smoking pot….there are so many people that are ill informed on it….so, here are few of the myths and their facts:
- Myth: Police dispatch code for smoking pot is 420.
Fact: The number 420 is not police radio code for anything, anywhere. Checks of criminal codes suggest that the origin is neither Californian nor federal. For instance, California Penal Code 420 defines as a misdemeanor the hindrance of use of public lands.
- Myth: There are approximately 420 active chemicals in marijuana.
Fact: There are approximately 315 active chemicals in marijuana. This number goes up and down depending on which plant is used.
- Myth: April 20th is National Pot Smokers Day.
Fact: Well, it is now; but that wasn't the origin.
- Myth: April 20th is Hitler's birthday.
Fact: Yes, it is his birthday. But, as 420 started out as a time, not a date, his birthday had nothing to do with it.
- Myth: April 20th is the date of the Columbine school shootings.
Fact: This happened after the term was already in use.
- Myth: 4:20 is tea time for pot-smokers in Holland.
Fact: Tea time in Holland is at 5:30 pm, or is it 2:30 pm? Seems no one is quite sure when the wonderful people of Holland drink their tea.
Now here is some truth about 420: The saying 420 came about in 1971 when a bunch of pot smoking kids needed a code that parents wouldn't figure out. They went to San Rafael High School in CA. Well the group would use the word 420 as a short for meet at the campus statue of Louis Pasteur at 4:20pm to smoke pot. They met there every day at that time however their parents had no idea when they said "420" what they were talking about. So there you go and here is a picture of the statue:
So who knew the true meaning and who believed one of the myths?
So my question is…..what is everyone’s plans for this herbal day celebration!!!?? By the end of the day will you or do you plan on looking anything like these guys!!!?? Ha-ha lmao
The website that supplied a lot of this info: http://http://geekdrop.com/content/happy-420-weed-smoking-day-facts