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In need of some 4 20 flyer came complete with a backstory: It started as the police code for Marijuana Smoking in Progress. After local heads heard of the police call, they started using the expression when referring to herb -- Let's Godude!
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The origin of had nothing soem do with a police code, though the San Rafael part was dead-on. A group of five San Rafael Woman seeking casual sex Bamberg School friends known as the Waldos -- by virtue of their chosen hangout spot, a wall outside the school -- coined the term in The Waldos never envisioned that pot smokers the world over would celebrate each April 20 as a result of their foray into the Point Reyes forest.
The day has managed to become something of a national holiday in the face of official condemnation. Officials at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the University of California, Santa Cruz, which boast two of the biggest "smokeouts," pushed back in In need of some 4 20 typical fashion.
But the Cheshire cat is In need of some 4 20 of the bag. Students and locals will show up around four, light up at 4: No bands, no speakers, no chants. Just a bunch of people getting together and getting stoned.
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Today the code often creeps into popular culture and mainstream settings. Some of the clocks in "Pulp Fiction," for instance, are set to 4: Inwhen the California Legislature codified the medical marijuana law that voters had approved, the bill was named Neer California legislative staffers spoken to for this story say that the designation remains a mystery, but that both Leno and the lead Senate sponsor, John Vasconcellos, In need of some 4 20 hip enough that they must have known what it meant.
Vasconcellos says he has no idea how it got the number and wouldn't have Hot Girl Hookup Kahlotus Washington what spme meant at the time. If you were involved with SB and know the story, email nwed. The code also pops up in Craigslist postings when fellow smokers search for " friendly" roommates. The Waldos have proof, however, slme they used the term in the early '70s. When HuffPost spoke with the men inneer requested anonymity, preferring to go by the names they call each other -- Waldo Steve, Waldo Dave, Waldo Mark, etc.
Pot was still, after all, illegal. Since then, however, California has decriminalized possession of marijuana so that getting snagged costs little more than a parking ticket. Medical marijuana shops dot the landscape, and the plant has become dramatically more culturally acceptable. In the spring ofthey agreed to go on the record In need of some 4 20 HuffPost. Inthey agreed to publish a trove of their documents from the period.
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It's now regularly polling above In need of some 4 20 percent. The Waldos' story goes like this: One day in the fall of -- harvest time -- the Waldos got word of a Coast In need of some 4 20 service member, Bill McNulty, who could no longer tend his plot of marijuana plants near the Point Reyes Peninsula Coast Guard station.
A treasure map in hand, the Waldos decided to pluck some of the free bud. The Waldos, who were all athletes, agreed to meet at the statue of Louis Pasteur outside the school at 4: It originally started out 4: The first forays were unsuccessful, but the group kept looking for the hidden crop.
We did it week after week," says Capper.
But they did find a useful codeword. He would know if I was saying, 'Hey, do you wanna go smoke some? Our parents ssome know what we were talking about.
It's one thing to identify the origin of the term. But Wikipedia and Urban Dictionary already included references to the Waldos bywhen HuffPost first wrote this account. The bigger question: How did spread from a circle of California stoners across the globe?
As fortune would have it, the collapse of San Francisco's hippie utopia in the late '60s set the stage. The Waldos had more than a geographic connection to the Dead. Mark Gravitch's father took care of real estate for the Dead.
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Patrick Reddix tells HuffPost that he smoked with Lesh on In need of some 4 20 occasions. He couldn't recall if he used the term around Lesh, but guessed that he must have. So we used to go hang out and listen to them play music and get high while they're practicing for gigs. But I think it's nsed my brother Patrick might have spread it through Phil Lesh.
And me, too, because I was hanging out with Lesh and his band [as a roadie] when they were doing a summer tour my brother was managing. The Waldos also had open access to Dead parties and rehearsals. When somebody passes a In need of some 4 20 or something, 'Hey, Lesh, walking off stage after a Osme concert inconfirms that Patrick Reddix is a friend and says he "wouldn't be surprised" if the Waldos had coined He isn't sure, meed says, the first time he heard it.
I'm very sorry. I wish I could help," he says. As the Grateful Dead toured through the '70s and '80s, playing somr In need of some 4 20 shows a year, the term spread In need of some 4 20 the Dead underground.
Once High Times got hip to it, the o helped take it global. The publicity that High Times gave it is what made it an international thing.
Until then, it was relatively confined to the Grateful Dead subculture. But we blew it out into an international phenomenon. Sometime in the early '90s, High Times wisely purchased the web domain The Waldos say that it took just a few years for the term to spread throughout San Rafael and start cropping up elsewhere Free casual sex in Gay West Virginia the state.
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Inthe Waldos decided to set the record straight and got in touch with High Times. You guys nede look it up? He had to admit that, no, he had never looked it up. Need flew out to San Rafael, met the Waldos, examined their evidence, 220 with others in town, and concluded they were telling the truth. So unless somebody can come up with ot that predates them, then I don't think anybody's going to get credit for it other than them," Hager says.
The Waldos have evidence to back up their story, now stashed away in a vault in In need of some 4 20 San Francisco bank. Reddix, Gravitch, Capper and another high school friend, Patty Young, gave HuffPost a tour of the vault, where they keep a flag with stitched onto it, letters, newspaper clippings and other pieces of memorabilia. The men remain positively giddy about their impact on an international subculture.
He picks up a plastic "Caution, Wet Floor" sign to use as a megaphone.