This Friday is 4/20, and thus a stoner holiday. Wikipedia explains the origin of this odd toking tradition:
In 1971, Steve Capper, Dave Reddix, Jeffrey Noel, Larry Schwartz, and Mark Gravich, five high school students in San Rafael, California, calling themselves the Waldos because “their chosen hang-out spot was a wall outside the school”, used the term in connection with a fall 1971 plan to search for an abandoned cannabis crop that they had learned about, based on a treasure map made by the grower. The Waldos designated the Louis Pasteur statue on the grounds of San Rafael High School as their meeting place, and 4:20 p.m. as their meeting time. The Waldos referred to this plan with the phrase “4:20 Louis”. Several failed attempts to find the crop eventually shortened their phrase to simply “4:20”, which ultimately evolved into a codeword that the teens used to mean marijuana-smoking in general.
Mike Edison says that Steven Hager of High Times was responsible for taking the story about the Waldos to “mind-boggling, cult-like extremes” and “suppressing” all other stories about the origin of the term.
Locally, Hashtag Cannabis will be celebrating with a party hosted at neighboring Stone Way Cafe (3510 Stone Way N) from 7 – 11 pm. The party will feature live pop punk from Lisa Prank as well as a DJ set from Reverend Dollars. Munchies to be provided by Stone Way Café and the Weed Bus will be on hand, to give you a legal place to get your high on.
The event is free, but 21+, bring your ID.