Yo, what’s good my fellow weed enthusiasts? Did you know that there are over 1,200 slang terms for marijuana? Yeah, that’s right, according to our sources, there are a ton of ways to talk about our favorite plant. And on top of that, there are another 400-500 slang terms to describe being high. It’s crazy, right?
But why are there so many slang terms for weed? Well, it’s probably because of the plant’s long history of being illegal. Back in the day, people didn’t want to get caught using weed, so they came up with all sorts of code words and phrases to talk about it without getting busted.
Out of all the slang terms for weed, the mack daddy has got to be ‘420.’ I mean, everybody knows what that means, right? But do you know where it came from and why it’s such a big deal?
Well, let me break it down for you…
Back in the 70s, a group of high school stoners from San Rafael High School in California (aka ‘the Waldos’) started meeting at the school’s Louis Pasteur statue every day after school to smoke some herb. They were on a mission to find a mythical patch of government-planted marijuana on California’s Central Coast.
Their official meeting time was 4:20 pm every day after school in front of the statue. The term ‘420’ stuck and supposedly spread like wildfire among Grateful Dead groupies (aka Deadheads) later on. One of the Waldos had a connection with Phil Lesh, the Grateful Dead’s bass guitarist, and the band eventually picked up on the term and started using it on tour.
And now, 420 is an official weed holiday celebrated by stoners all over the world.
But what if you live in a state where weed isn’t legal? Don’t worry, there are still ways to partake in the festivities. One suggestion is to use legal hemp-derived products like delta 8 or THC-O. These compounds provide a similar experience to regular THC from marijuana, but since they’re made from hemp (which is legal thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill), they can be bought online and shipped to most U.S. states.
And if you do live in a state where weed is legal, you don’t even have to leave your house to get some dank herb. Companies across the country are offering 100% online services where you can order weed online and get it delivered right to your doorstep.
Now, let’s talk about some myths surrounding 420 and weed. First of all, there’s no evidence that Adolf Hitler ever used marijuana, so the suggestion that 420 relates to his birthday is just ridiculous.
And while Bob Marley is a cultural icon for stoners everywhere, the suggestion that 4/20 marks his death or birth is also a myth. The truth is, he was born on February 6, 1945, and died on May 11, 1981.
There’s also a rumor that 420 was the original radio call that California police officers used to describe marijuana possession. But there’s no evidence that this was ever a criminal code in any police department.
And sorry to burst your bubble, but 420 is not the number of chemical compounds in marijuana. There are way more than 420 cannabinoids in cannabis alone, and the total number of chemicals in a natural marijuana plant likely exceeds 1,000.
So there you have it, my fellow weed lovers. Now you know the real story behind 420 and why it’s such a big deal in the cannabis community. And whether you’re smoking some good herb or using legal hemp-derived products, be sure to celebrate responsibly and enjoy the holiday!