On April 20, all weed enthusiasts celebrate their favorite pastime and the freedom to consume marijuana in several states. It became a national stoner day long ago. “420” is a holiday that unites people in their common interest; they bond, share their thoughts, trade tips, and express opinions.
Today, more and more people partake in the 420 celebration due to the increasing number of states that have legalized the medical or recreational use of the plant. However, it does not mean that people in other states do not know about the unofficial cannabis day and do not enjoy it.
For dispensaries and head shops, this day is like St. Patrick's and St. Valentine's Days combined with Christmas. The owners decorate their stores, as well as introduce special deals and sales. There is a long schedule of cannabis-themed events that include parades, rallies, and parties. Last year, most of the country was overjoyed to be able to celebrate marijuana with much splendor.
On this day, the mystery of the relation of the 420 term to marijuana use captures the minds of thousands of people. All of us believe in different theories, starting from the birthday of Tommy Chong to the number of chemicals in weed. However, the earliest known reference to this figure mentions the group of high school students in California who would gather at 4:20 pm to smoke pot.
Besides guessing the origins of the 420 term, there are many other kinds of entertainment on this day. The Internet is full of weed-themed videos. Some of them are hilarious, others are informative. Here is our pick of top 420 videos that you will enjoy.
The most obvious choice is the High Times video called the “History of 420—Animation.” It is the most entertaining way to explain the origins of this term. They stick to the story of the group of teenagers who called themselves the Waldos. The video is fun and colorful. It is exactly what stoners need after smoking their favorite pot.
Second place is taken by the video that captured the celebration of the marijuana day in Vancouver in 2014. The place was filled with people smoking and dancing to the relaxing Jamaican tunes. The 420 rally at the Vancouver Art Gallery had a huge open marijuana market with piles of cookies and other weed yummies.
The next video you should definitely watch is Twas the Night Before 4/20 that features Bill Maher's musings on the stoner's day. He presents a book Twas the Night Before 4/20 and reads it like a Christmas carol for children. Though the story is meant for an adult's ear, it still creates a magical atmosphere. Let us call it the unofficial bedtime tale for stoners. If only this book were published!
“I'm Shmaked The Movie” is a hype generator for all students of the country. If you are looking for the best college parties, this video shows you where to look. It looks like one of the best cannabis-themed parties that every stoner would like to visit on April 20.
“A Holiday Special” by
the famous YouTube channel 420ScienceClub shows us two people who are
stoner gurus when it comes to parties—Gary
and Brandon. However, the main star of the episode is their
incredible glass menorah bong.