420 is the biggest and most looked forward to bash for dispensaries and cannabis lovers. No need to question a such a happy holiday. But recently I was asked what the significance of the numbers 4,2,0 are? So I did some research.
Many rumors have spread, from mathematical equations, conspiracy theories, Adolf Hitlers Birthday, or police codes. All of which are false. Turns out "that a group of men who called themselves 'the Waldos' went to high school in San Rafael in California during the 1970s, when the Grateful Dead lived there and the hippie culture reigned supreme. One day they heard a story from a friend about a patch of weed being grown by a U.S. Coast Guard member near the coastal town of Point Reyes. The Coast Guard member was too scared to go harvest it, so the Waldos decided to go on a treasure hunt for the marijuana patch. They decided to meet at a Louis Pasteur statue near campus at 4:20 p.m. to accommodate their school schedules, before heading off in search of the green gold, according to 420Waldos.com, a website set up by the high-school group of friends. The Grateful Dead lived in San Rafael at the same time as the Waldos, and the group sometimes hung out in "deadhead" circles, even lingering backstage after shows. Gradually, their terminology spread through the Grateful Dead community into the wider stoner culture, Bloom said." (source) The term "420" caught the most wind in concert culture when fliers would be handed out inviting people to light up at 4:20 on 4/20.