420 Day 2018 Cannabis

420 Day 2018 is TODAY! What is the meaning behind it, how is it celebrated by cannabis users and how did ‘Weed Day’ start?

WEED Day is an unofficial celebration dedicated to cannabis that is marked in various locations around the world every year.

Revellers gather to smoke or consume marijuana together, with some using the occasion to push for the legalisation of the drug - here's everything you need to know

When is 420 Day?

Weed Day falls on April 20 every year.

In the US calendar, this date is written as 4/20 – digits that have become synonymous with cannabis culture.

Other festivals that fall in April include St George’s Day, Shakespeare Day and the last day of Passover.

What relevance does 420 have to smoking cannabis?

Urban legend suggested that 420 was formerly the penal code that Californian police used to categorise marijuana cases.

However, this theory has been discredited as the digits are extra linked to trespassing offences.

Many believe that 420 culture first stemmed from the San Rafael High School in California.

In 1971, Five students allegedly hatched a plan to meet at 4:20pm, where they embarked on a mission to find a plot of cannabis plants that were growing nearby.

Even though their mission was unsuccessful, rumour has it that 420 continued to be used as a secret code for marijuana.

Today, it remains a term used to describe the consumption of weed, especially at around 4:20pm in the afternoon.

How is Weed Day celebrated?

Festivities are widespread in the US, where observances have been held in locations including Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco and Parliament Hill in Ontario.

Cannabis lovers in other countries have also recently adopted the tradition.

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