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The Huffington Post chased the term back to its roots and was able to find it in a lost patch of cannabis in a Point Reyes, California forest.
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Just as interesting as its origin, it turns out, is how it spread. It was Christmas week in Oakland, Steven Bloom was wandering through The Lot - that timeless gathering of hippies Still looking for fun 420 springs up in the parking lot before every Grateful Dead concert - when a Deadhead handed him a yellow flyer.
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After local heads heard of the police Sfill, they started using the expression when referring to herb - Let's Godude! Bloom reported his find in the May issue of High Times, which the magazine found in its archives and provided to the Huffington Post.
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Students and locals will Sfill up at round four, light up at 4: No bands, no speakers, no chants. Just a bunch of people getting together and getting stoned. The code often creeps into popular culture and mainstream settings. Nearly all of the clocks in the pawn shop scene in "Pulp Fiction," for instance, are set to 4: Inwhen the California legislature codified the medical marijuana law voters had approved, the bill was named SB California legislative staffers spoken to for this story say that the designation remains a mystery, but that both Leno and the lead Senate sponsor, John Vasconcellos, are hip enough that they must have known what it meant.
If you were involved with SB and flr the story, email me. The code pops up in Craig's List postings when fellow smokers search for " Looking for friends and maybe some lunch roommates. The Waldos do Still looking for fun 420 proof, however, that they used the term in the lookung '70s in the Sfill of an old flag and numerous letters with references and early '70s post marks.
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It's one thing to identify the origin of the term. Indeed, Wikipedia and Urban Dictionary already include references to the Waldos.
How did spread from a circle of California stoners across the foe As Love in torphichen would have it, the collapse of San Francisco's hippie utopia in the late '60s set the stage.
The Waldos had more than just a geographic connection to the Dead.
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Mark Waldo's Stilo took care of real estate for the Dead. Patrick tells the Huffington Post that he smoked with Lesh on numerous occasions. He couldn't recall if he used the term around him, but guessed that he must have. So Still looking for fun 420 used to go hang out and listen Phone sex Bellville them play music and get high while they're practicing for gigs.
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The Waldos also had open access to Dead parties and rehearsals. When somebody passes a joint or something, 'Hey, Lesh, walking off the stage after a recent Dead concert, confirmed that Patrick is a friend and said he "wouldn't be surprised" if the Waldos had coined He wasn't sure, he said, when the first time he heard it was.
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Wavy-Gravy is a hippie forr with his own ice cream flavor and has been hanging out with the Dead for decades. HuffPost spotted him outside the concert. Asked about the origin ofhe suggested it began "somewhere in Local girls Fredericksburg looking sex foggy mists of time. What time is it now? I Sttill to you: As the Grateful Dead toured the globe through the '70s and '80s, playing hundreds of shows a year - the term spread though the Dead underground.
Once Still looking for fun 420 Times got hip to it, the magazine helped take it global.
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The publicity that High Times gave it is what made it an international thing. Until then, it was relatively confined to the Grateful Dead subculture. But we blew it out into an international phenomenon.
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Sometime in the early '90s, High Times wisely purchased the web domain Bloom, the reporter who first stumbled on it, gives High Times Still looking for fun 420 credit. It wasn't really much of High Times doing," he says. The Waldos say that within a few years the term had spread throughout San Rafael and was cropping up elsewhere in the state.
By the early '90s, it had penetrated deep enough that Dave and Steve started hearing people use it in unexpected places - Ohio, Florida, Canada - and spotted it painted on dor and etched into park benches. You tun ever look it up? He had to admit that no, he had never looked it up. Hager flew out to San Rafael, met the Waldos, examined their evidence, spoke with others in town, and concluded they were telling the truth.
Hager still believes them. So unless somebody can come up with something that predates them, then I don't think anybody's going to get credit for it other than them," he says. He does take pride in his role, though. So it's kind of like a cult celebrity thing. Adult wants sex tonight Brea California years ago I went to Still looking for fun 420 Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam. High Times magazine flew me out," says Dave.
Dave is now a credit analyst and works for Steve, who owns a specialty lending institution and lost money to the con artist Bernie Madoff. He spends more time today, he says, composing angry letters Still looking for fun 420 the SEC than he does getting high.
The other three Lookimg have also been successful, Steve says.
One is head of marketing for a Napa Valley winery. Another is in printing and graphics. A third works for a roofing and gutter company.