Why is 4/20 National Weed Day? I just blew my own mind when I realized I had never actually looked into this. Turns out it all stems from a group of high school kids in the 70’s. Back in the day, a group of friends who went to San Rafael High School in Marin County, CA called themselves “the Waldos”. They had a ritual of meeting up at 4:20 to get high together. Why? Cus they were smart kids. They were out of school, but their parents still weren’t home. A perfect little time to sneak in a smoke sesh. 4:20 then became a code for them to use in front of their parents when referring to pot, and it gradually spread from there. Some people theorize that it spread through Grateful Dead followers across CA and beyond.
On that note… today’s SOTD is self-explanatory. And a damn classic.
Afroman – “Because I Got High”