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#436157 - 04/20/12 09:03 AM National Pot Smoking Day  
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April 20th is National Pot Smoking Day! Sometimes referred to as “420,” “4/20” or “Weed Day”, this yearly event is a day for marijuana enthusiasts. Parents and baby-boomers take note – your kids may know more about this holiday than you do!

While its origins may be a bit foggy, this unofficial holiday is devoted to Cannabis sativa, a herb that is “the most widely used illegal psychoactive.” Some believe the term “420” originally came from a police code dispatch. Others attribute 420 to the number of chemical compounds found in marijuana. While some “experts” have debunked those theories, many believe the term was actually coined by a group of pot-smoking teens at the San Rafael High School in the 1970s. The slang 420 served as a reminder to the group as to the time they were to light up - 4:20 - just in case they forgot!
Continue reading on Examiner.com National Pot Smoking Day - National Holidays | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/article/national-pot-smoking-day#ixzz1saamt6fR
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/420_(cannabis_culture)


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#436158 - 04/20/12 09:04 AM Re: National Pot Smoking Day [Re: elbert]  
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/420_(cannabis_culture) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/420_(cannabis_culture)


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#436162 - 04/20/12 09:15 AM Re: National Pot Smoking Day [Re: elbert]  
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Thanks elbert, it damn near slipped by.....what were we talking about? laugh


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#436165 - 04/20/12 09:45 AM Re: National Pot Smoking Day [Re: elbert]  
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On the Road to the Cannabis Cup

It may not be celebrated like roses or orchids, but marijuana is a flowering plant all the same, with a community of growers dedicated to its propagation (and boosting THC content). Each November, the best of them gather in Amsterdam for the High Times Cannabis Cup, a kind of taste-off for the stoner set.

“It’s a couple of hundred strains of the world’s best marijuana,” said Mark Haskell Smith, whose new book, “Heart of Dankness,” published by Broadway Books, delves into the subculture of high-end pot cultivation.

Mr. Smith visited hippie growers in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains, large-scale greenhouses in the Netherlands and medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles. As someone who writes that he grew up smoking “Kansas dirt weed,” Mr. Smith finds today’s lab-refined strains, with names like Habañero Haze and Kosher Kush, to be a mind-bending botanical advancement. A Californian, Mr. Smith obtained a doctor’s recommendation to smoke pot legally under the state’s medical marijuana law, even testing out his green thumb. “I actually grew two plants in my driveway in these microfiber pots,” he said. “One got attacked by caterpillars, but the other turned out pretty good.”

He recently discussed more accomplished pot growers and parsed the difference between sativas and indicas.

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#436171 - 04/20/12 10:21 AM Re: National Pot Smoking Day [Re: elbert]  
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Its not officially celebrated in Belize :-)


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#436176 - 04/20/12 11:23 AM Re: National Pot Smoking Day [Re: elbert]  
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Originally Posted by elbert
"While its origins may be a bit foggy..."
Well put! laugh


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#436179 - 04/20/12 12:16 PM Re: National Pot Smoking Day [Re: elbert]  
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Psst...hey mon you want to go see my friend Bob?


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#436180 - 04/20/12 12:42 PM Re: National Pot Smoking Day [Re: carbunkletrumpet]  
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HA,HA!
On my first trip to San Pedro during a night of adult beverages and meeting lots of new people, I was asked that same question and I replied: "Nice to meet you my name is Bob"!!

It wasn't until the next day I GOT IT! blush


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#436190 - 04/20/12 03:00 PM Re: National Pot Smoking Day [Re: elbert]  
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A perfect segue for a movie I turned Marty onto the other day...an oldie but a goodie. I'm sure many here will apreciate the occasional jabs and similarities...

"Water" 1985 Michael Caine, Brenda Vaccaro, Valerie Perrine & more

See if you can find Alfred Molina in one of his first screen roles. Produced by George Harrison with appearances by Clapton & others...

As to the origins...I'll throw a nod toward HS's in Marin...

#436240 - 04/21/12 10:43 AM Re: National Pot Smoking Day [Re: elbert]  
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Govt is looking at decriminalizing for personal use up to 7 grams.


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