Happy 4/20! Top 5 Marijuana Stories from Disinfo.com

4/20 is a day of fun, activism, and healing for millions of marijuana users throughout the world, so here are five of the dankest cannabis stories we have posted on Disinfo.com. To read all the pot-related stories in our news archive, go here. Does anyone know the origin of 420? If you’ve heard an urban legend about this most baked of numbers, please share…

Top Five Marijuana Stories:

1. Chronic Art: Making Amazing Mosaics From Roach Papers

2. Graham Hancock on Marijuana & Consciousness

3. Don’t Just Smoke a Joint on 4/20, Take Action Against Marijuana Prohibition

4. Marilyn Monroe: Pot Smoker?

5. Californians [Voted] On Legalizing Pot

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  • APRyason

    4:20 PM is when a group of San Rafael High School kids met near the schools statue of Louis Pasteur to smoke weed, or the time they were planning to raid a pot farm, so the term stuck, appearing as graffiti all over Marin County, California, in the 1970's. Anybody who grew up there at the time remembers this. Another Marin term for smoking pot is to “boast,” as adopted by a clothing company. Note the logo: http://boastusa.com/products/

  • Frater Dee

    David Silveira H.P. Lovecraft and the origins of 420
    by Chris Bennett
    - Monday, April 19 2010

    In the story is titled The Walls of Eryx. written in 1936, published in 1939 in Weird Tales Magazine, Lovecraft refers to the “mirage-plant” which from the description looked very much like cannabis and an incident under its inlfuences that happens at precisely 4:20:… See More

    “I had encountered at last one of those curious mirage-plants about which so many of our men told stories. Anderson had warned me of them, and described their appearance very closely – the shaggy stalk, the spiky leaves, and the mottled blossoms whose gaseous, dream-breeding exhalations penetrate every existing make of mask.” And then Lovecraft goes on to have his main character have the following experience on the plant at precisely 4:20

    “Although everything was spinning perilously, I tried to start in the right direction and hack my way ahead. My route must have been far from straight, for it seemed hours before I was free of the mirage-plant's pervasive influence. Gradually the dancing lights began to disappear, and the shimmering spectral scenery began to assume the aspect of solidity. When I did get wholly clear I looked at my watch and was astonished to find the time was only 4:20. Though eternities had seemed to pass, the whole experience could have consumed little more than a half-hour.”

    “Contemporary counterculture author and occultist Victor Cypert, on the website for the rock band Tool, has pointed to a passage from the story as a possible origin for the number “4:20″ being code for smoking marijuana”: Reclaiming, Reprogramming, & Repossession”, by Victor T. Cypert, ToolNews, April 2002.” –

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_the_Walls_of_Eryx

  • Truth Seeker

    Although said to be untrue ( i asked a cop in my family), the only urban legend I've heard about 420 is that it is the police dispatchers code for pot use or sale involved.

    I think maybe God made the plant at 420 on the 4th day and he took the 7th day off after he finally decided to smoke a lil' bit and realized his masterpiece was complete. Of course, before he actually decided to rest, he got high and proceded to create the platypus, the manatee, marsupials, the skunks defense of spraying what smells like real good bud and Will Ferrel!

  • LDUthecoach

    Happy 420 everyone!! And with it being 4-20 and all, I figured once I saw this gallery of the hottest girls ever smoking budda.. I had to share it.. enjoy! http://www.lionsdenu.com/30-girls-with-ganja-42

  • Anonymous

    A little odd that this guy was born on April 20th?

  • radiac

    A little odd that this guy was born on April 20th?

  • Bicky247
  • Bicky247
  • justagirl

    urban fact:
    get your dispensary(s) set up with precision and haste! you may be the only legally functioning dispensary in your area after johnny straps on the moratorium!

  • justagirl

    urban fact:
    get your dispensary(s) set up with precision and haste! you may be the only legally functioning dispensary in your area after johnny straps on the moratorium!

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