Talk:420 (cannabis culture)

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Any connection with Bicycle Day?[edit]

Is it mere coincidence that Albert Hofmann had his self-experiment with LSD on 4/19/43 16:20 (which lasted untill 4/20)[1]? Ristipikos (talk) 11:18, 4 September 2016 (UTC)


Can it be coincidence that 20th April also happens to be Adolf Hitler's birthday? Nuttyskin (talk) 01:43, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
Yes, it is a coincidence. —Granger (talk · contribs) 11:03, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

2017 sources[edit]

---Another Believer (Talk) 20:32, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 21 April 2017[edit]

The origin of the term 420 in reference to marijuana is the result of the passage of California Senate Bill 420 in 2003. I believe the origin described in Wikipedia is fictitious. I challenge anyone to produce evidence of the term "420" being used in reference to marijuana prior to 2003. Louie Sam (talk) 02:01, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

Please review the sources provided in the article. --Moxy (talk) 02:07, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

LOL. I had both a 420 and a 421 shirt in 1996. -- [[User:Airumel|Airumel}} (talk) 18:18, 30 June 2017 (UTC)

Old nursery rhyme

Sing a song of sixpence/ A pocketful of rye/ Four and twenty blackbirds/ BAKED in a pie = 4 20 means baked (a la stoned etc.)... Or just pie in Australia Eloerc (talk) 10:54, 2 November 2017 (UTC)

News section[edit]

Not sure a news section for 2017 is what we are looking in any encyclopedia. Anyone else think that its best Wikipedia not regurgitate regional news in an article like this? -- Moxy (talk) 15:56, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

I agree. This seems to be a case of WP:RECENTISM. I've removed most of the section. —Granger (talk · contribs) 16:26, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
I thought it would be a good idea to summarize each year's events from 2017 onwards... --Fixuture (talk) 17:05, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

Legacy pop culture references[edit]

This had been collected on another site, which is now getting a content clearing, and I've been meaning to share them on this Wikipedia page. I see that the "other popular culture references" section has been removed (or moved?), but wanted to share these in case there's somewhere they should go, or in case that element comes back and is missing any of these pieces:

  • Many songs are around 4 minutes 20 seconds long (since many songs fall between 2:30 and 5:30), including for example the "Charlie Brown Theme" (by Vince Guaraldi Trio), Pink Floyd's "A Great Day for Freedom" (on The Division Bell, 1994), the Foo Fighters' "My Hero", and "Smokin'" from Boston's first album.
  • 4:20 marks the first downbeat of the drums in Led Zeppelin's epic "Stairway to Heaven."
  • Shirts with the number 420 on the red-and-blue interstate highway shield (Interstate 420?) have show up on the sitcom Will and Grace and in several videos.
  • The final score of the football game in the movie Fast Times at Ridgement High was 42-0.
  • Reportedly, all of the clocks in the movie Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20.
  • MTV's 1997 Viewer's Choice Award (for the MTV Video Awards) was decided by calls to 1-800-420-4MTV.
  • One of the late-97/early-98 "Got Milk" ads featured a character eating cookies without milk and then passing a sign that reads "Next Rest Area 420 miles" .
  • By May of 1998, the number was appearing in so many ads (eg Copenhagen 5/14/98 Rolling Stone p54, Corvette p55 5/98 Car & Driver) that its presence is presumed to be intentional.
  • (As of Fall '99) the 60 free minutes that Working Assets Long Distance offers, at the 7 cents per minute rate, is $4.20 free.
  • If you pay 6% tax on four items from the 99-cent menu of any fast food restaruant, the total is $4.20.
  • UPS' labelling software has a "420 postal code" legend for next-day/2-day deliveries (which is how Phish tickets are sent).
  • There's a Club 420 concerned with the boat of the same name.
  • At the suggested retail price ($3.96) and Michigan (6%) sales tax, a deck of Uno cards costs $4.20.
  • Adolf Hitler was born on April 20, macabely "celebrated" (or at least referenced) via the Columbine High School shootings.
  • The bill authorizing force after the World Trade Center attacks of 9/11/01 passed 420 to 1, and news reports in following months noted many times that there are (or were then, anyway) 420 airports in the U.S.
  • 4 items off the .99 cents menu in any state with 6% sales tax (e.g. PA) comes to total of $4.20.
  • Available at service stations across Australia, is the Four & Twenty meat pie.
  • And, of course, there's a band named 420 and a beer: 420 Pale Ale.

Airumel (talk) 01:24, 1 July 2017 (UTC)

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