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What’s the Origin of 420?

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April 20 is celebrated as Cannabis Day or Marijuana Day. The origins of this pop culture holiday have never been confirmed, but the most likely source comes from California in the early 70’s.

According to a CNN article,

Chris Conrad, curator of the Oaksterdam Cannabis Museum in Oakland, California, says 420 started as a secret code among a group of friends at San Rafael High School in the early 1970s who called themselves “the Waldos.” They would often meet at 4:20 p.m. to get high. Their code gradually spread — possibly via Grateful Dead followers — across California and beyond. It’s even the number of a California Senate bill that established the state’s medial marijuana program.

Other popular theories of the origin of the holiday include the celebration of Bob Marley’s birthday, a police radio code, or even a Bob Dylan song.

Whatever the truth, we’re celebrating by de-stigmatizing cannabis in all it’s uses, especially CBD.

However you’re celebrating, happy Cannabis day to you!

(If you’re not too keen on getting high, but still would like to try the health benefits of CBD, take this quiz to learn what CBD product is right for you!)

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