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Ever Wondered Why 420 Is Every Stoner’s Favourite Number? Here’s The Interesting Story Behind It

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 420 is the fabled code for weed among potheads – a universal, unofficially recognised number for the use and enjoyment of marijuana. Hidden in tattoos, wrapped in T-shirt designs, this cannabis code is often slipped into popular movies, television shows and mainstream settings. For instance, some of the clocks in the movie Pulp Fiction are set to 4.20.

As a matter of fact, April 20 (4/20) is observed as the unofficial day to celebrate cannabis. 

Source: www.dailymail.co.uk

However, the origin of 420 revolves around more myths than facts. There are a lot of crazy stories about the origins of 420.

It is not the number of active chemical compounds in cannabis because there are reportedly 315 chemicals in it.

Source: www.washingtontimes.com

Nor is it a police code for marijuana violations (in America) or a reference to a Bob Dylan song, Rainy Day Women #12 & 35.

Source: www.bobdylan.com

And it is certainly not the day Bob Marley died, nor is it the day he was born. In addition, it is not the date that Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, or Janis Joplin died.

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But why the number 420? Where did it actually come from? The term, although, known worldwide, apparently has more simple origins.

In the 1971, a group of five friends at San Rafael High School who called themselves the “Waldos” coined the term “420” to mean various things in regards to marijuana. However, the actual reason the Waldos used the number is because 4:20 was the time they would meet each day to go looking for a legendary lost marijuana crop near the Point Reyes Coast Guard Station.

Source: http://www.sfevergreen.com

It turns out that 60s American rock band, Grateful Dead, is also involved. One of the Waldos’ brothers was the friend of the band’s and another’s father did their real estate. This gained the young men access to the band’s inner circle, thus making their catchphrase popular among the members and their fans.

Source: en.wikipedia.org

The Waldos even had an original 420 flag, emblazoned with a large cannabis leaf – indicating a meaning behind 420. It was made by a friend of The Waldos in the school arts & crafts class and styled in batik print.

Source: http://www.420waldos.com

Convinced? No?

Many of their personal letters to each other have been preserved as documents referring to ‘Waldo’ and using ‘420’ in cannabis context from early 1970s.

In this one, Waldo Dave refers to his/Waldo association with the Grateful Dead and signs off with a little 420 reference. 

Source: http://www.420waldos.com

So, there you have it, the whole story behind how “420” became synonymous with the culture of “pot”.

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Stoned Ohio man calls cops because he’s too high, is found groaning on floor surrounded by Doritos, cookies, other snacks

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Stoned Ohio man calls cops because he’s too high, is found groaning on floor surrounded by Doritos, cookies, other snacks

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The 22-year-old man called cops after smoking too much pot, telling police he couldn’t feel his hands.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Police in Ohio say they were called to a house by a man who complained he’d gotten too high smoking marijuana.

The Youngstown Vindicator reports that Austintown Township police on Friday found the 22-year-old man curled in a fetal position on the floor, groaning and surrounded by snacks that included Doritos, Goldfish crackers and Chips Ahoy cookies.

The newspaper reports that the man told officers he couldn’t feel his hands.

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Officers found a glass jar of marijuana and paraphernalia in the man’s car after he gave them his keys. The man refused medical treatment and so far has not been charged with a crime.

Cannabis Stash (2700 Years Old)

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Cannabis Stash (2700 Years Old)
Cannabis Stash (2700 Years Old)

The world’s oldest weed stash was found in a 2,700-year-old grave in the Gobi Desert in 2008.

Nearly two pounds of the still-green plant material was found. A barrage of tests proved the marijuana possessed potent psychoactive properties and casts doubt on the theory that the ancients only grew the plant for hemp in order to make clothing, rope and other objects.

Yes, they used it for getting high too.

The stash was found lightly pounded in a wooden bowl in a leather basket near the head of a blue-eyed Caucasian man who died when he was about 45. Researchers believe he was a shaman from the Gushi people, who spoke a now-extinct language called Tocharian that was similar to Celtic.

What is still in question is how the marijuana was administered, since no pipes or other objects associated with smoking were found in the grave. It is currently believed it was ingested orally or fumigated. (Source)

The same creators of “Grandmas Smoking Weed For The First Time” have released another epic video, this time featuring three cops.

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If there’s anything you watch today, let it be this.

Not too long ago a video featuring three grandmas smoking pot for the first time went viral, and now the same creators who produced that sensation are back with something that might even be better. Not only is the following video entertaining, it’s incredibly informative.

All three of these retired officers (whom haven’t smoked since before being an officer) speak about their thoughts on the legalization of marijuana. One even says that while on the force, he never busted anyone for possession of pot. He states that he threw a lot of stashes away in front of those with possession, as he felt that to be a better deterrent for smokers than any criminal proceedings.

As you’ll see below, all three ex-cops seem to have enjoyed their experience. One’s headache even receded after smoking! Unanimously, they all agree they would partake again.

https://youtu.be/Q2eXs4pCs3k

Three Grandmas Smoke Weed For The First Time And It’s Hilarious

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Three Grandmas Smoke Weed For The First Time And It’s Hilarious

Three Grandmas Smoke Weed For The First Time And It’s Hilarious

If you’ve ever wondered what 3 grandmas high on weed might look like, look no further! Paula, Dorothea and Deirdre had never tried weed before, but the Cut Video Youtube channel gathered them together in Washington state, where recreational marijuana use…

The Counterculture

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The Counterculture

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Counterculture is a term describing the values and norms of a cultural group that run counter to those of the social mainstream of the day.

 LEARNING OBJECTIVE

  • Apply the concept of counterculture to the rise and collapse of the US Hippie movement

KEY POINTS

  • Examples of countercultures in the U.S. could include the hippie movement of the 1960s, the green movement, polygamists, and feminist groups.
  • A counterculture is a subculture with the addition that some of its beliefs, values, or norms challenge or even contradict those of the main culture of which it is part.
  • Countercultures run counter to dominant cultures and the social mainstream of the day.

TERMS

  • culture

    The beliefs, values, behavior, and material objects that constitute a people’s way of life.

  • mainstream

    Purchased, used, or accepted broadly rather than by a tiny fraction of a population or market; common, usual, or conventional.

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  • Any culture whose values and lifestyles are opposed to those of the established mainstream culture, especially to western culture.


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  • Modern American Marxist political groups are examples of countercultures — they promote a worldview and set of norms and values that are contrary to the dominant American system.

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Counterculture is a sociological term used to describe the values and norms of behavior of a cultural group, or subculture, that run counter to those of the social mainstream of the day, the cultural equivalent of political opposition. Counterculture can also describe a group whose behavior deviates from the societal norm.

In the United States, the counterculture of the 1960s became identified with the rejection of conventional social norms of the 1950s. Counterculture youth rejected the cultural standards of their parents, especially with respect to racial segregation and initial widespread support for the Vietnam War.

As the 1960s progressed, widespread tensions developed in American society that tended to flow along generational lines regarding the war in Vietnam, race relations, sexual mores, women’s rights, traditional modes of authority, and a materialisticinterpretation of the American Dream. Hippies became the largest countercultural group in the United States. The counterculture also had access to a media eager to present their concerns to a wider public. Demonstrations for social justice created far-reaching changes affecting many aspects of society .

Hippies at an Anti-Vietnam Demonstration, 1967

Hippies at an Anti-Vietnam Demonstration, 1967
A female demonstrator offers a flower to military police on guard at the Pentagon during an anti-Vietnam demonstration.

The counterculture in the United States lasted from roughly 1964 to 1973 — coinciding with America’s involvement in Vietnam — and reached its peak in 1967, the “Summer of Love. ” The movement divided the country: to some Americans, these attributes reflected American ideals of free speech, equality, world peace, and the pursuit of happiness; to others, the same attributes reflected a self-indulgent, pointlessly rebellious, unpatriotic, and destructive assault on America’s traditional moral order.

The counterculture collapsed circa 1973, and many have attributed its collapse to two major reasons: First, the most popular of its political goals — civil rights, civil liberties, gender equality, environmentalism, and the end of the Vietnam War — were accomplished. Second, a decline of idealism and hedonism occurred as many notable counterculture figures died, the rest settled into mainstream society and started their own families, and the “magic economy” of the 1960s gave way to the stagflation of the 1970s.

Source: Boundless. “Countercultures.” Boundless Sociology. Boundless, 03 Jul. 2014. Retrieved 29 Nov. 2014 from https://www.boundless.com/sociology/textbooks/boundless-sociology-textbook/culture-and-socialization-3/culture-worlds-32/countercultures-204-8929/

the united states of weed

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The United States
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With a slew of polls now showing that most Americans think pot should be taxed and regulated like alcohol, it’s likely only a matter of time before legalization sweeps the nation.

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Drug Suspect Brought 50 Grams Of Pot To Court

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Drug Suspect Brought 50 Grams Of Pot To Court: Cops

Posted: 10/03/2014 1:09 pm EDT Updated: 10/03/2014 1:59 pm ED
 Let’s be blunt: If you’re appearing in court on a drug charge, it might be a good idea to leave your marijuana at home.

Police for the New Jersey Port Authority said Richard Thompson didn’t do that.

Investigators allege he had 50 grams of pot in his backpack when he showed up at the Fort Lee Municipal Court Thursday morning.

Thompson, 32, of Stamford, Connecticut, was arrested in May at the George Washington Bridge on charges of driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license and having marijuana in his car, NJ.comreports.

He was in court to answer to those charges, and went through the normal security screenings.

While he was being searched, officials allegedly found 50 grams of marijuana,two packages of rolling papers and an unrolled cigar wrapper commonly re-used to smoke marijuana, Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo told NorthJersey.com.

Thompson was arrested on marijuana and drug paraphernalia charges. The arresting officer, Steve Pisciotta, is the same cop who arrested Thompson on marijuana and drug paraphernalia charges back in May, according to the Cliffview Pilot.

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