The greatest day of the year is only 2 days away! Easter! Just kidding. 420!
Many myths and rumors surround 420 – how did it get the name, after all? The Huffington Post did some digging and posted an article about it last year on April 20. You can check out the full story here, but the recap is below.
In 1971, a group of five friends known as the Waldos for always hanging out at the same wall outside the school, heard a rumor that a Coast Guard service member could no longer tend his plot of marijuana plants near the Point Reyes Peninsula Coast Guard station. They met outside the school at 4:20 p.m., after practice, to hunt for the plants and take some of the bud for their own. At first, they were unsuccessful. But they kept at it,
“Student death is first linked to legal marijuana in Colorado.” Now that’s a fear-mongering headline if we’ve ever heard one. However, 19-year old Levy Thamba did die March 11 after falling from a hotel balcony, apparently after consuming marijuana cookies purchased legally by a 21-year old friend in Denver.
This is confusing, though, isn’t it? While the media has been telling us crazy things about drugs for EVER, things that have often been disproven in later years, science tells us that not only does marijuana NOT kill, it’s actually also not all that dangerous…unless you’re a healthy child with a developing brain or unless you’re, you know, operating machinery. It’s not nearly as dangerous as cigarettes or alcohol, for instance, which our friendly reporters and legislators probably enjoy daily.
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We can now count the days left till 4-20 on JUST OUR HANDS. We don’t need our toes and we hardly need a second hand… because there are only 6 days left!!!
If you live in a state where recreational marijuana use is legal, then screw you. J/K. But there are plenty of ways you can celebrate. If you live in Washington, you can go to Seattle Hempfest 420Fest. If you live in Washington or Colorado, you can party like only Snoop Dogg can – with the one and only Snoop Dogg. That’s right, he’s celebrating 4-20 this year with Wellness Retreats in Seattle and Denver. His slogan: “Inhale. Exhale. Relax.” OKAY SNOOP WE KNOW WHAT’S UP.
The March Madness championship that’s more exciting than Kentucky and the University of Connecticut? The Stoner Move Championship.
If you’ve been following the blog, you know we’ve come a long way to get here. We started with sixteen classic stoner movies and it wasn’t easy to see any of them eliminated through each round. Now, we’re down to the final two – Cheech & Chong’s UP IN SMOKE vs. the classic FRIDAY.
UP IN SMOKE (1978)
IMDB user rating: 7.0
Rotten Tomatoes: 38% tomatometer, 84% audience rating
Up in Smoke features the famous duo Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong. Duh. It’s regarded as one of the most classic stoner movies EVER, probably because it’s