• The 420 words became a secret code for the teens who would meet after co-curricular activities.
April 4th, marks the World Cannabis day.
Commonly abbreviated as 420, the day is considered as one to celebrate the weed smoking culture.
Even thought Cannabis, popularly known as weed is illegal in many countries across the world, the day is celebrated by many.
But where did 420 slang originate?
Steven Hager, a former editor of the marijuana-focused news outlet High Times, found that the 420 ritual was started by five high school teenagers named Steve Capper, Dave Reddix, Jeffrey Noel, Larry Schwartz, and Mark Gravich.
In the 1970s the teens were said to have been meeting at 4:20 PM to smoke weed by a wall.
The 420 words became a secret code for the teens who would meet after co-curricular activities.
As such, 20th April, which is abbreviated as 420 was declared World Cannabis Day.
In Kenya, Cannabis remains an illegal substance, but Presidential aspirant George Wajackoyah has promised to make the 'holly weed' legal.
The politician says that he will smoke his first joint on the lawn of State House if Kenyans give him the honor of becoming the 5th president.
He adds that one of his manifestos is to legalize weed and make it a trade item. He termed the plant a secret to settle the country's debts.
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