The Sundial

The history of the marijuana holiday

Photo of a marijuana plant

Daniel Robles

April 20, 2016

From police codes to chemical variations, the commonly acknowledged marijuana holiday, 420, holds many speculations to its origins. Although many people smoke, the actual origins of the dedicated smoking date seem to be unknown. Some popular misconceptions regarding the origins of the holiday are the ...

Clearing the smoke on the real history of 420

Taylor Villescas

April 17, 2014

The origins of the infamous 4/20 holiday, remain shrouded in mystery to most. Some claim that the date was chosen in honor of Hitler’s birthday or Bob Marley’s death, or that it represents the number of active chemicals in cannabis, while others insist that it was 1970s police code for a “smo...

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