Which holiday do cannabis consumers appreciate more than Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas combined? April 20th, or 4/20, of course. If you’re a consumer, you likely know that 4/20 is known as “Cannabis Day” across the world. Consumers come together to celebrate the plant and advocate for legality in states where it is still prohibited. The fun that takes place on 4/20 should not be missed if you’re a consumer. But, are you curious why April 20th is the day chosen to honor and advocate for cannabis? The History of 4/20: Debunking the Myths Before we tell you the real story of how 4/20 become synonymous with weed smokers, we’ll first debunk some of the myths about its history. Believe it or not, plenty of myths are out there, some intentionally told by attention seekers; others repeated under the belief that it was the truth. Before long, rumors swirled and no one knew the truth. That is what happened when people speculated about the history of 4/20 and how the day became known as “Cannabis Day.” Search any social media platform and you’ll find at least a handful of posts sharing the common myths about 4/20 on our list. Perhaps one of your cannabis-consuming friends even believes one of the myths about the day. Do not be part of the myth-spreaders crowd any longer! Bob Dylan Sparked the 4/20 Revelation Nice try, Bob Dylan fans. A rumor floating around the ‘net says that a Bob Dylan song is responsible for the 4/20 date with cannabis. It’s strange that someone connected the song to cannabis in the way they did. Rainy Day Woman #12 & 35 is the song title. In the song, Dylan sings the verse, “Everyone must get stoned.” Whoever started the rumor claimed that since 12 multiplied by 35 equals 420, it had to be. Bob Dylan was a proud smoker and cannabis advocate, but it’s merely rumored that the song is behind the celebrations we enjoy every year on 4/20. Police Radio Code A common myth spiraling around social media suggests 4/20 is a code used by police in San Francisco to signal cannabis use. Although police do use the code 420, it’s used to describe a “juvenile disturbance.” Police stations in other areas of the country, including LAPD and NYPD do not use a 420 code. California Penal Code Another myth about 4/20 suggests it comes from California penal code used to punish individuals charged with cannabis-related crimes. The 420 code in California refers to crimes committed to the restriction of entry on public land. The Real Story Behind 4/20 4/20 celebrations began in the U.S. in the 1970s, although these days, people worldwide enjoy the occasion. Cannabis usage isn’t limited to the states. Everyone knows how amazing cannabis can be! We owe the celebratory day to five high school boys from California who began enjoying a little toke or two after school each day at 4:20. The boys -Steve Capper, Larry Schwartz, Jeffrey Noel, Dave Reddix, and Mark Gravich- found a way to communicate about consuming cannabis during school without anyone knowing what the teens were discussing. The San Rafael High School students said the code to each other in passing in the hallways. Teachers, other classmates, parents-no one knew what the boys were talking about when they said ‘420.’ They each knew 420 meant it was time to head to the wall to toke. The group become known as the “Waldos” because they smoked cannabis against a wall behind a statue of scientist Louis Pasteur. Now that you know the real story behind 4/20, tell all your friends! They’ll consider you the cannabis connoisseur when you tell this story. Why You Should Celebrate 4/20 Cannabis consumers don’t need a reason to partake in the plant they love, but it certainly is nice to have an excuse to do a little more than one special day of the year. That day, 4/20 gives us a day to appreciate cannabis and its benefits to the world and a way to advocate for legalization in states where it is still prohibited. The fun and excitement associated with cannabis go into overdrive on 4/20 as consumers smoke and consume cannabis, share stories, and find other exciting ways to make the day special. Since cannabis legalization has taken effect, we’ve seen an influx of cannabis products. Long ago, we could smoke a joint, but edibles and other products were off-limits. Celebrating 4/20 is more exciting these days thanks to the plethora of cannabis and hemp products available. Long ago, we could roll a joint but had few other consumption options. Today, we can enjoy cannabis via joints, bongs, vapes, dabs, edibles, and more. If you’ve not yet tried Limitless Delta-8 tincture, make 4/20 D-day! Celebrate 4/20 because: You want to see marijuana legalized worldwide You want an excuse to hang with friends and get social You want to advocate for legalization Everyone else is doing it and so should you Ways to Celebrate 4/20 Now that you know why you should celebrate 4/20, it’s time to discuss how you should celebrate. Truthfully, there is no wrong way to enjoy the day so long as your plans involve lots of cannabis and hemp. Movie-viewing parties, rallies, live shows, block parties, dispensary parties, and gatherings are among the most popular ways cannabis consumers celebrate the day. In years past, 4/20 events have included protests against cannabis criminalization and rallies advocating for legalization in states where it is currently prohibited. If you need a little help with ideas, try out some of these fun celebratory events honoring 4/20. Wake and bake with a Snow Cookies pre-roll or dab it up with high-quality rosin concentrate. May we recommend OG Kush for your dabbing pleasure? No matter what your plans for the day, starting 4/20 with a wake-and-bake session is a must! Try a cannabis or hemp product you’ve never tried before. You’ll likely enjoy the experience and come back for more. Make your post detailing the real history of 4/20. Share the post with friends on all your social media sites. Help create a viral post and spread real information about the day. Attend a comedy show in your local area. Nothing is better than watching comedy after you’ve consumed cannabis! Sign the Pass the Marijuana Justice Act It takes seconds and it is free. That four-letter word is one we all love. Enjoy a day at the dispensary if you’re lucky enough to live in a legal state. Cannabis dispensaries will host parties filled with music, giveaways, special pricing on cannabis products, food, and yes, plenty of cannabis to go around for everyone. The events are reserved only for people 21+ and usually are free to attend. Watch cannabis movies, including titles like Half Baked, Pineapple Express, and Cheech & Chong’s Nice Dreams, all recommended by Rotten Tomatoes. Host a cannabis party or get-together with a few of your closest friends. Make sure everyone has their cannabis and hemp products available to share. As the host, you should also provide several products for your guests. Practice rolling joints using 9 Pound Hammer, a tasty hemp flower selection you’ll appreciate. Many people cannot roll joints and use rollers instead. Become a DIYer and learn how to roll your joints. Try legal Delta-8 THC, THCa, and cannabis/hemp products from Arete Hemp. High-quality, lab-tested resins, rosins, pre-rolls, flower, edibles, vapes, tinctures, and other products can be purchased and consumed without concern of going to jail. There are tons of ways to celebrate 4/20 whether you’re riding solo, hanging with friends, or out and about looking for new stoner buddies. The ideas above are some of our best ways to celebrate. Tell us how you celebrate 4/20 in the comments section!