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Why "420"??

We all know and lovingly use the term 420 as a ref

erence to the friendly neighborhood cannabis, but do you have any idea where it came from? Over the years, I’ve heard many theories: Is it the number of important active compounds this mystical plant? Is it the original police code for cannabis violations?

As it turns out, the code name can be traced all the way back to 1971, when a group of California teens—self-referred to as the Waldos—found out about an abandoned cannabis plant left by a local Coast Guardsman.

As the story goes, armed with the equivalent of a treasure map, the group would meet daily, after school (at 4:20pm), to search the nearby woods for the bud.