420 is a code word for consuming marijuana.
The term “420” originated in the 1970s when a group of high school students in California ritualistically smoked marijuana daily at 4:20 PM. Eventually, it was also converted into the calendar date April 20th (4/20), which has become an annual celebration for cannabis users worldwide.
Other theories about the origin of “420” include the California police or penal code for marijuana-related offenses. Some also say that there are 420 active chemicals in cannabis. However, these theories are less likely because no records or evidence support them.
Now, 420 is the international pot-smoking day, celebrated with events, concerts, and parties. There are 420 deals and specials at dispensaries and smoke shops. Consumers are also advised to find the perfect strain for their needs when celebrating 420. Responsible smoking is always encouraged, regardless of the occasion.