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The Meaning and Strange History of 420

The Meaning and Strange History of 420

Now largely considered the official holiday for marijuana users, 4/20 started its life as the slang of a small group of high school friends before becoming the accepted code for marijuana.
With a mythology that includes the inaccurate number of active chemicals in marijuana, Hitler’s birthday, a fictional police code for marijuana use, and the music of Bob Dylan, “420” has had a storied, if not entirely true, history.