According to a number of websites, including ABC News, the term "420" was coined by kids at a Northern California high school in 1971. And on a day that bears the 4/20 date, many marijuana smokers observe the day with celebrations. But others take action.
The University of Colorado Boulder has been the setting for an annual 4/20 event, which historically drew nearly 10,000 people each year, according to the Huffington Post Denver. However, this year, CU officials decided to close the campus on April 20, stating that the university ends up paying about $50,000 in security personnel costs, reported local television station ABC7 Denver.
Here in Los Angeles, marijuana activists will gather to protest pot laws at Los Angeles City Hall, according to Cannabis Culture, a marijuana magazine. LAist also reported there will be a secret dinner planned in downtown L.A. Friday night. According to the site, the dinner will feature an herbal cuisine, like monkfish seared with "cannabis-infused coconut oil."
According to the Sacramento Bee, a group called Citizens Against Legalizing Marijuana is calling April 20 "National No Pot Day." The group was at the state capitol Thursday morning handing out its "parents' pledge to educate their kids about marijuana," according to the report.
- For the full story about myths and facts about 4/20 from ABC News, click here.
- For the full story about the University of Colorado Boulder 4/20 event from the Huffington Post Denver, click here.
- For the full story about the University of Colorado Boulder 4/20 event from the ABC7 station in Denver, click here.
- For the full list of 4/20 activities from Cannabis Culture, click here.
- For the story about the secret 4/20 dinner in downtown Los Angeles from LAist, click here.
- For the full story about the Citizens Against Legalizing Marijuana from the Sacramento Bee, click here.