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    Happy 420 Day!

    Happy 420!

    Here's some news for this year....

    420 Meaning: Thousands Gather to Promote Marijuana, Many More Just Smoke It

    420, 4:20 or 4/20, is a number used by many to denote smoking marijuana and pot smokers from Denver to Durango are gathering today, April 20, to say "Happy 420" and call for the drug's legalization. ..........

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    Medical Marijuana Pioneer 420 Magazine Launches New Website on 4/20

    420 Magazine is pleased to announce that at 4:20 AM on 4/20/10 we will be launching our newly redesigned website www.420Magazine.com. We invite all our members, friends, and guests to visit us this upcoming International Holiday to help celebrate and spread the positive message of Cannabis and Hemp awareness. We're debuting several new features, a dynamic new look, improved interactivity, and all while maintaining the same excellent 420 content.

    History & Mission Since 1993, The 420 Magazine community has existed to promote the repeal of all Cannabis prohibition laws and penalties throughout the world. Not another person should suffer incarceration or stigma because of these unjust laws.


    The 420 Magazine community believes Cannabis prohibition will end as more people become aware of the true benefits of the plant. 420 Magazine is the vehicle that provides the scientific and anecdotal advice of Cannabis experts in the areas of cultivation, medical, social, and legal matters. Our community provides support to those bringing Cannabis awareness to the world.



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    i am sittin here wishing i had me a big ol cup of merrijuana tea right now...chronic pain...need sleep......oh well.......wish people would realize that big pharma doesnt want it legal cause they cant have people off prozac well ya'ii know the story.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by pyrite View Post
    i am sittin here wishing i had me a big ol cup of merrijuana tea right now...chronic pain...need sleep......oh well.......wish people would realize that big pharma doesnt want it legal cause they cant have people off prozac well ya'ii know the story.....
    Yeah, since they can't patent a natural substance, they want it banned. Big Pharma, with its toxic bounty of deadly many-colored pills, pretty much controls all the marbles!
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    Happy 420 Day 2012 to all!!

    For those not familiar, here you go:

    How 420 came to be a marijuana day (the real story)


    Today is April 20 and, perhaps not surprisingly, history is a little hazy about its origins as the high holidays of stoner culture.


    At 4:20 p.m. on what is 4/20, thousands of people across North America will light up joints to celebrate getting high and advocate, for the 41st year, for the legalization of marijuana.

    Related: Are you dressed for 420?



    Why “four twenty”? Let’s ask the Allman Brothers Band guitarist Warren Haynes.


    “I don’t know the real origin,” he tells Ryan Grim, who has written about the history of drugs in the U.S. “I know myths and rumours.”


    Let’s try someone else.

    “It has become a giant urban myth and it’s a lot of fun,” attorney Keith Stroup, executive director of the National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws, or NORML, told the San Francisco Chronicle.


    “Folks who smoke have a lot of fun with this code word, and the rest of the country doesn’t know what the hell we’re talking about.”


    The New York Times, which takes everything seriously, purports to have to real story.


    Steven Hager, the creative director and former editor of High Times, “said the significance of April 20 dates to a ritual begun in the early 1970s in which a group of Northern California teenagers smoked cannabis every day at 4:20 p.m.

    “Soon, cannabis aficionados were using “420” as a code for smoking and using it as a sign-off on flyers for concerts where the drug would be plentiful.”

    Where else would you read “cannabis aficionados” and “the drug would be plentiful” in the same sentence?


    This being 2012 and not 1971, a lot of URLs and domain names try to claim proprietorial rights.


    A man called “Waldo Steve” who says he was part of that original 1971 San Rafael High School pot-smoking tribe, told the Chronicle, 420 was shorthand for the time they would meet at the statue of Louis Pasteur to light up.


    “We have proof, we were the first,” Waldo Steve says. As further proof, they started the website waldo420.com.

    From the Waldos, it spread through California counterculture to the Grateful Dead, where High Times magazine picked it up and popularized it. High Times bought the domain name 420.com in the 1990s.


    Hager used to think it was police code for “marijuana smoking in progress.” After a delegation of Waldos told him he was wrong, he’s changed his mind, he told ABC-TV in 2002.


    Now, he says, it separates the “smart stoners” from the “stupid stoners.”


    “It points us in a direction for the responsible use of cannabis. The stupid stoners wake and bake on exam days. The smart stoners are the ones who use cannabis as a creative tool to enhance their lives.

    “It means it’s better to wait to start smoking pot until 4:20 p.m.”

    For the thousands who annually congregate at the University of Colorado at Boulder to light up, authorities have said they intend to spread fish manure on the gathering grounds to discourage them.


    In Toronto, the Yonge-Dundas Square is again the ritual gathering spot for the 420 “hash mob.”


    Although the traditional 420 smoke-in is expected on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, it’s scheduled this year for 12:30 p.m.


    In Vancouver, where it’s been an annual ritual since 1995, there’s a map and a website, 420vancouver.com to get people to the Art Gallery in time.

    Coincidentally, April 20 is a “noninstructional day” of the Vancouver School Board.

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    lol nice 4/20 is a holiday in Vancouver schools? We should make it a national holiday!

    Happy 4/20 all!
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    I always thought it was because 4/20 is Hitler's birthday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunshine View Post
    I always thought it was because 4/20 is Hitler's birthday.
    ...and hitler and pot has what connection?
    proj·ect
    1. something that is contemplated, devised, or planned; plan; scheme.
    2. a large or major undertaking, especially one involving considerable money, personnel, and equipment.
    3. a specific task of investigation, especially in scholarship.
    4. to propose, contemplate, or plan.
    5. to throw, cast, or impel forward or onward.
    6. to set forth or calculate (some future thing).
    7. to extend or protrude beyond something else.
    8. to use one's voice forcefully enough to be heard at a distance, as in a theater.
    9. to produce a clear impression of one's thoughts, personality, role, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Project View Post
    ...and hitler and pot has what connection?

    I don't know. I just meant that some people make a big deal out of that date because it is Hitler's birthday. Not saying I support that either.


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    Quite a lot happened on that day

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_20
    proj·ect
    1. something that is contemplated, devised, or planned; plan; scheme.
    2. a large or major undertaking, especially one involving considerable money, personnel, and equipment.
    3. a specific task of investigation, especially in scholarship.
    4. to propose, contemplate, or plan.
    5. to throw, cast, or impel forward or onward.
    6. to set forth or calculate (some future thing).
    7. to extend or protrude beyond something else.
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    Quite a lot happened on that day

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_20
    proj·ect
    1. something that is contemplated, devised, or planned; plan; scheme.
    2. a large or major undertaking, especially one involving considerable money, personnel, and equipment.
    3. a specific task of investigation, especially in scholarship.
    4. to propose, contemplate, or plan.
    5. to throw, cast, or impel forward or onward.
    6. to set forth or calculate (some future thing).
    7. to extend or protrude beyond something else.
    8. to use one's voice forcefully enough to be heard at a distance, as in a theater.
    9. to produce a clear impression of one's thoughts, personality, role, etc.

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