Over the weekend, lots of folks celebrated 4/20 at the 2014 High Times Denver Cannabis Cup. This was an exciting year for Denver and for High Times – it’s the first year High Times had the opportunity to host their event in a state where recreational marijuana use is actually legal. They go balls to the wall in Amsterdam. Now they get to do it in Denver too!
We hope everyone had a great 4/20 (and a happy Easter…) yesterday! Thanks to everyone who came out for our bangin’ 4/20 party, and congratulations to our prize winners! Just because we love you and enjoyed hangin’ with you so much, we’re extending our 4/20 sales through today. So if you happened to miss out yesterday because you were busy celebrating another holiday, feel free to stop by and take advantage of the sales for one more day.
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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