The Waldos insist on their website that they weren’t stereotypical stoners, and shouldn’t be confused with Spicoli from the movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High or comedy duo Cheech and Chong. Up until recently, though, the Waldos didn’t make a dime off the term, though they now have a very small merchandise shop on their website. “There is language mandating the department to come up with a plan to ensure that communities most impacted by cannabis prohibition have the support and technical assistance get into the industry,” she said. The five teens made a plan to meet at 4:20 p.m. When the classmate said that it was all theirs if they wanted it, the Waldos made a plan to meet at the school’s Louis Pasteur statue at 4:20 p.m. But they continued to use the code to mean they wanted to meet at the statue to get high after school, and eventually shortened it to just ‘420’ as a signal that they wanted to get high, period.
When a fellow student offered them a treasure map to find a weed garden hidden the woods, the five friends began an adventure that would eventually lead to their secret code – 420 – becoming an internationally recognized term for marijuana. That wall is where a fellow classmate found them on a fall afternoon in 1971, handing them a hand-drawn map that he said showed the way to a marijuana garden in a forest at Point Reyes National Seashore – which his Coast Guard brother-in-law had planted but was now giving up because he was afraid he’d get caught. Back in the fall of 1971, David Reddix, Steve Capper, Larry Schwartz, Jeff Noel, and Mark Gravich – who called themselves the Waldos – were students at San Rafael High School in suburban San Francisco who loved to kick back and smoke marijuana together. Reddix’s older brother, Patrick, was in music management and was friends with Phil Lesh, the bassist for the Grateful Dead – and the Waldos began hanging out backstage at the band’s concerts and rehearsals, partying with the musicians and crew members. The Waldos all had long hair and fros.
Croatia only scored 12 times in their group and Bayern Munich forward Mario Mandzukic grabbed three of them including against Serbia at home and away. The death toll released by the CDC Tuesday – including newly confirmed deaths in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Texas – surpassed the number of deaths linked to an outbreak of salmonella in peanuts almost three years ago. Two years ago I went to the Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam. Sill, they’re proud to have their claim to fame, and have made an effort in recent years to set the record straight about the origins of the term. Contrary to popular belief, the ubiquitous stoner term ‘420’ has absolutely nothing to do with police codes – and in fact, the five Northern California high schoolers who coined the term are celebrating it’s 50th anniversary today, April 20, the now widely celebrated marijuana holiday. And of course, April 20 – written 4/20 by Americans – became an unofficial stoner holiday. Of course, it wasn’t – though that rumor has persisted, with many people still believing it to be the origin of the term.
There was a place called Winterland and we’d always be backstage running around or onstage and, of course, we’re using those phrases. He also said that Black people “ruin everything” and said more than once he was glad he wasn’t a Black person, using a racial slur. It wasn’t long before High Times got wind of 420 and started using it in the magazine, spreading its popularity even further. They wore bell bottom blue jeans with leather patches, hiking boots, bandanas, custom made leather vests, some army jackets, unique custom-made Western shirts, agate rock belt buckles and even a Safari hat,’ they said. For decades now, the term 420 has been used in festivals and events, merchandise, store names, and even roommate listings and dating profiles. Popularized: They started hanging out at Grateful Dead rehearsals, where they spread the term among the band and crew members. When somebody passes a joint or something, “Hey, 420.” So it started spreading through that community,’ Capper told HuffPo. He would know if I was saying, “Hey, do you wanna go smoke some?” Or, “Do you have any?” Or, “Are you stoned right now?” It was kind of telepathic just from the way you said it.