Today We have a look at 420 dude! Thank you so very much to each and every single one of my wonderful viewers who took time out of their day to request this article on this topic. There have been requests for this one for awhile now but I was waiting for the perfect day to create this article and that day is finally here.You guys wanted it now you have it!! Here we go!!! 420! More than likely you are familiar with that number. Yes it’s the number that comes right after 419 and before 421, but it has a whole different meaning that is a bit stinky and sticky but pretty insightful under the right circumstances. If you know what I mean! It’s a date, it’s a time of the day, it’s slang and in today’s internet world it has also become associated with memes! So let me explain to you its origins and history and just exactly why your older brother smells a little funky everyday around that time. 420 has become synonymous with weed,you know… pot, reefer, smoke, grass, herb, ganja, the dank! It has many names but one name that everybody can agree on is marijuana. The devil’s flower! You know the stuff that makes you have weird orgies, wild parties. Unleashes your passions of, Lust, crime, sorrow, hate, despair! The assassin of youth! Nah just messing with you guys. The worst it will make you do is eat a whole pizza by yourself and end your night reading cartoons and have you thinking they are the most amazing thing you have ever seen in your life. Remember kids, don’t do drugs. So how exactly did 420 become associated with weed? Over the years that story has had many misconceptions and false facts associated with it. No 420 is not the code that cops use for weed and no it isn’t the amount of chemical compounds found within pot. Although over the years there has been much speculation about the origins of the term, it seems that the most reliable and agreed upon story of it’s origins starts in the 1970’s in the city of San Rafeal, California! The story goes that back in 1971 a group of San Rafael High School students known as the “Waldos”, due to their hangout spot being against a wall located right outside the school, came up with the term.You see the group became aware of an abandoned marijuana crop hidden in a nearby secluded area. So they hatched a plan to locate the crop of plants. Each day after school they would go and search for the plants together as a group, using the code name “4:20 Louis” among each other to organize their meetings. 420 for the time of day that they would meet after school and Louis as a reference to the Louis Pasteure statue in front of their school! Louis Pasteure, I hope I’m pronouncing that right… was a very famous scientist who discovered and invented numerous vaccines and medical things that helped save millions of people’s lives but who cares about saving lives when you can talk about weed! So the Waldo’s would meet at the statue of Louis each day at 4:20 before taking off to search for the marijuana plants. Smoking numerous joints together on their adventures and having a grand ol’ time. Eventually they gave up their searches which ended up being a failure! But they became accustomed to using the term that they created. Eventually dropping the Louis part of the phrase and keeping the 420 aspect of their code which evolved to simply reference anything weed related in general among the members of the group. One of the original members of the Waldos was quoted as saying: “I’d go, ‘420,’ and it was telepathic. He would know if I was saying ‘Hey, do you wanna go smoke some?’ Or ‘Do you have any?’ Or ‘Are you stoned right now?’ It was kind of telepathic just from the way you said it” Dude So the Waldo’s continued to use the term among each other but eventually the term “420” spread beyond their small group with the help of the band the Grateful Dead! Who’s music and fans have heavy association with drug culture. Members of the Waldos had a connection to the California based band and began to often use the term while around them and their circle of friends. Eventually it stuck with the band and they began to use it themselves which caused their fans to use it, who in turn would use it within their circle of friends and the cycle would continue with each and every single person. Helping it spread even further and to bigger lengths in the process, that’s what she said, It wasn’t long before the term 420 became associated with weed for many people. But numerous people point to the use of the term within “High Times” magazine throughout the 90’s as being the catalyst to help make the term spread to a global level. Nowadays it is commonly used to refer to weed or weed culture by everybody of all ages and from all parts of the world. The date of April 20 has even become an official marijuana holiday where people from all around the world light up whatever they have and forget their problems for the day…But remember kids don’t do drugs or this might be you! Delilah! Pens down Delilah! Stoner sloth! Naturally with the development of the internet and the widespread use of memes 420 has been adopted within them in so many ways It’s kinda hard to explain them all and just exactly how it all got started. Of course its become a staple within MLG and Youtube poop oriented articles where it is often portrayed as a sort of parody of itself and the culture surrounded by it. You are suk! hehe 420 blaze it fgt! It has even evolved into a widely used multi panel image which depicts various scenarios of characters or people living a normal plain and boring existence prior to 4:20 but when that clock hits 4:20 they break free from their shell and become a version of themselves that is far more exciting And that basic image based version of the meme has been used within articles as well. Usually accompanied with music that gets boosted at 4:20 to further emphasis the time and transition of the subject. To be honest the uses of 420 within memes go on and on and on and…on. Rather than becoming it’s own specific meme, It has basically become an often used piece of the language that many people know of and can relate to whether or not they themselves are familiar with weed. So there you have it! 420 started off as code used within a small group of friends before evolving to a world wide slang term used to reference everybody’s favorite gateway drug! But Hey!!! That’s the internet for you and on the internet memes are king dude!!! Thank you all so very much for reading! Make sure to subscribe so you can catch my next article and stay up to date on all your favorite memes and trends!!! Who knows you may learn about something you never knew about before!!! I’ll catch you beautiful people next time dude!!!! Chad,the salt. Stoner Sloth!
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