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(10 News)   Ever wonder how 4/20 became forever linked with pot?   ( 10news.com) divider line
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2017-04-20 11:48:38 AM  
I don't wonder. It was San Rafael High School.
 
2017-04-20 11:52:08 AM  
I love it when local journalists take it upon themselves to spread nonsense rumors.

The true story of 4/20 actually dates back to the earliest days of the first water bongs, when innovative pot smokers were experimenting with the correct levels of THC infusion to maximize the bongwater's effect. They'd already discovered a long time before that drinking the bong water had a natural amplification effect on the marijuana's "high," but didn't know how to properly customize or structure it. And, unfortunately, because of how THC is concentrated in the bongwater, drinking too much of it can actually cause severe over amplicative (and potentially deadly) effects (you'll recall the infamous "Pot Massacre" at Berekely in the early 50s, for example). The standard that emerged over years of careful experimentation was a quarter ounce of pot (a "fourth") smoked for every 20 ounces of bongwater (the proper fill amount for most standard bongs). In other words, after you've smoked a total of 1/4 ounce, the bongwater is properly primed and should be consumed and replaced. The number is scalable, of course: it could just as easily be 2:10 or 8:40. Just always be safe, and remember: Overprimed bongwater can be deadly.
 
2017-04-20 11:52:56 AM  
No.
 
2017-04-20 11:53:58 AM  
I'm old enough to remember when 420 was just a thing in the High Times 100. And I'm amused that it's become an evergreen story for the MSM.
 
2017-04-20 11:54:07 AM  
sick burn, man
 
2017-04-20 11:54:25 AM  

Pocket Ninja: I love it when local journalists take it upon themselves to spread nonsense rumors.

The true story of 4/20 actually dates back to the earliest days of the first water bongs, when innovative pot smokers were experimenting with the correct levels of THC infusion to maximize the bongwater's effect. They'd already discovered a long time before that drinking the bong water had a natural amplification effect on the marijuana's "high," but didn't know how to properly customize or structure it. And, unfortunately, because of how THC is concentrated in the bongwater, drinking too much of it can actually cause severe over amplicative (and potentially deadly) effects (you'll recall the infamous "Pot Massacre" at Berekely in the early 50s, for example). The standard that emerged over years of careful experimentation was a quarter ounce of pot (a "fourth") smoked for every 20 ounces of bongwater (the proper fill amount for most standard bongs). In other words, after you've smoked a total of 1/4 ounce, the bongwater is properly primed and should be consumed and replaced. The number is scalable, of course: it could just as easily be 2:10 or 8:40. Just always be safe, and remember: Overprimed bongwater can be deadly.


THIS...is a crock of shiate.
 
2017-04-20 11:55:46 AM  
The podcast 'criminal' did this story the other week, she interviewed one of the waldos and the guy sounded like you would expect.
 
2017-04-20 11:57:04 AM  

Wellallright!: Pocket Ninja: I love it when local journalists take it upon themselves to spread nonsense rumors.

The true story of 4/20 actually dates back to the earliest days of the first water bongs, when innovative pot smokers were experimenting with the correct levels of THC infusion to maximize the bongwater's effect. They'd already discovered a long time before that drinking the bong water had a natural amplification effect on the marijuana's "high," but didn't know how to properly customize or structure it. And, unfortunately, because of how THC is concentrated in the bongwater, drinking too much of it can actually cause severe over amplicative (and potentially deadly) effects (you'll recall the infamous "Pot Massacre" at Berekely in the early 50s, for example). The standard that emerged over years of careful experimentation was a quarter ounce of pot (a "fourth") smoked for every 20 ounces of bongwater (the proper fill amount for most standard bongs). In other words, after you've smoked a total of 1/4 ounce, the bongwater is properly primed and should be consumed and replaced. The number is scalable, of course: it could just as easily be 2:10 or 8:40. Just always be safe, and remember: Overprimed bongwater can be deadly.

THIS...is a crock of shiate.


as is TFA, but nobody really knows for certain what temp TFA would ignite at.
 
2017-04-20 11:58:04 AM  
I thought it was the same as that stupid "S" everyone was drawing:  "No one knows where it came from for sure"
 
2017-04-20 11:58:29 AM  
An analog clock at 4:20 looks like a face smoking a joint.
 
2017-04-20 11:59:31 AM  
No.
 
2017-04-20 11:59:38 AM  
Wellallright!: THIS...is a crock of shiate.

Bruh, PN is the most thoroughly researched poster on this website.
 
2017-04-20 11:59:55 AM  

Wellallright!: Pocket Ninja: I love it when local journalists take it upon themselves to spread nonsense rumors.

The true story of 4/20 actually dates back to the earliest days of the first water bongs, when innovative pot smokers were experimenting with the correct levels of THC infusion to maximize the bongwater's effect. They'd already discovered a long time before that drinking the bong water had a natural amplification effect on the marijuana's "high," but didn't know how to properly customize or structure it. And, unfortunately, because of how THC is concentrated in the bongwater, drinking too much of it can actually cause severe over amplicative (and potentially deadly) effects (you'll recall the infamous "Pot Massacre" at Berekely in the early 50s, for example). The standard that emerged over years of careful experimentation was a quarter ounce of pot (a "fourth") smoked for every 20 ounces of bongwater (the proper fill amount for most standard bongs). In other words, after you've smoked a total of 1/4 ounce, the bongwater is properly primed and should be consumed and replaced. The number is scalable, of course: it could just as easily be 2:10 or 8:40. Just always be safe, and remember: Overprimed bongwater can be deadly.

THIS...is a crock of shiate.


Are you new around here?
 
2017-04-20 12:00:04 PM  
What were we talking about again?
 
2017-04-20 12:00:05 PM  
I didn't know what 420 (or the various ways of typing it out) meant until about a year ago.

/shrugs
 
2017-04-20 12:00:26 PM  
4 + 2 + 0 = 8
There are 8 letters in marijuana.
It's not hard
 
2017-04-20 12:01:06 PM  
FTFAAccording to Huffington Post, an older brother of one of the Waldos worked in the music business and was friends with Grateful Dead bass player Phil Lesh. It's assumed the brother used the term "420" to refer to pot while in Lesh's company and it grew like California Kush as the Dead toured - and smoked - around the country.

So a high school kid claims to have invented it, and that kid's older brother mighthave shared it with Lesh, who mighthave shared it with Jerry Garcia? And the rest is history?

That's even less believable than the provenance of all that dry, brown "Monkey Paw" and "Acapulco Gold" I used to buy dime bags of in high school.
 
2017-04-20 12:01:35 PM  
the story I was told when I first heard it was 4:20 represented the time at which you had arrived home from work and could spark up the after work spliff.

made sense to me until I got a salaried job...
 
2017-04-20 12:02:07 PM  

Wellallright!: Pocket Ninja: I love it when local journalists take it upon themselves to spread nonsense rumors.

The true story of 4/20 actually dates back to the earliest days of the first water bongs, when innovative pot smokers were experimenting with the correct levels of THC infusion to maximize the bongwater's effect. They'd already discovered a long time before that drinking the bong water had a natural amplification effect on the marijuana's "high," but didn't know how to properly customize or structure it. And, unfortunately, because of how THC is concentrated in the bongwater, drinking too much of it can actually cause severe over amplicative (and potentially deadly) effects (you'll recall the infamous "Pot Massacre" at Berekely in the early 50s, for example). The standard that emerged over years of careful experimentation was a quarter ounce of pot (a "fourth") smoked for every 20 ounces of bongwater (the proper fill amount for most standard bongs). In other words, after you've smoked a total of 1/4 ounce, the bongwater is properly primed and should be consumed and replaced. The number is scalable, of course: it could just as easily be 2:10 or 8:40. Just always be safe, and remember: Overprimed bongwater can be deadly.

THIS...is a crock of shiate.


This is anything but a crock. This is masterful shiate impressionism.

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2017-04-20 12:02:39 PM  
CSB:

Junior year of college....I'm living in the upperclassmen dorm ("the Towers"), and my room number was 420.

On at least two occasions, I had the following conversation:

Friend:  I'll stop by this afternoon....what's your room number in the Towers?

Me:  It's 420.

Friend:  Shut up...what is it really?

Me: 420.

It was tempting to steal the number that was mounted on the wall next to the door, but that sucker was attached with epoxy or some kind of strong glue...you would need a crowbar to take it off, and it would heavily damage the wall, so I was a good boy and didn't do it.

/Reserved that room for my senior year just for shiats and giggles.
//Never smoked pot in there.
///Had a roommate that did, and I didn't care....but I would leave just in case the campus cops showed up.
 
2017-04-20 12:02:55 PM  

m053486: Wellallright!: THIS...is a crock of shiate.

Bruh, PN is the most thoroughly researched poster on this website.


Goddamn vetted, man.
 
2017-04-20 12:03:53 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: I thought it was the same as that stupid "S" everyone was drawing:  "No one knows where it came from for sure"



"Look at that S car go!"
 
2017-04-20 12:04:52 PM  

PoweredByIrony: 4 + 2 + 0 = 8
There are 8 letters in marijuana.
It's not hard


But Becky only has 5.
 
2017-04-20 12:05:19 PM  
Bob Dylan - Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 (Live at Farm Aid 1986)
Youtube lu9IQHxsrDU


12 x 35 = 420

And that's where it came from.
 
2017-04-20 12:05:35 PM  

Wellallright!: Pocket Ninja: I love it when local journalists take it upon themselves to spread nonsense rumors.

The true story of 4/20 . . . Just always be safe, and remember: Overprimed bongwater can be deadly.

THIS...is a crock of shiate.


If your were TF, you could see that PN got 8 "funnies" (currently) for that post and no "smarts".  Think about it.
 
2017-04-20 12:05:41 PM  

Wellallright!: Pocket Ninja: I love it when local journalists take it upon themselves to spread nonsense rumors.

The true story of 4/20 actually dates back to the earliest days of the first water bongs, when innovative pot smokers were experimenting with the correct levels of THC infusion to maximize the bongwater's effect. They'd already discovered a long time before that drinking the bong water had a natural amplification effect on the marijuana's "high," but didn't know how to properly customize or structure it. And, unfortunately, because of how THC is concentrated in the bongwater, drinking too much of it can actually cause severe over amplicative (and potentially deadly) effects (you'll recall the infamous "Pot Massacre" at Berekely in the early 50s, for example). The standard that emerged over years of careful experimentation was a quarter ounce of pot (a "fourth") smoked for every 20 ounces of bongwater (the proper fill amount for most standard bongs). In other words, after you've smoked a total of 1/4 ounce, the bongwater is properly primed and should be consumed and replaced. The number is scalable, of course: it could just as easily be 2:10 or 8:40. Just always be safe, and remember: Overprimed bongwater can be deadly.

THIS...is a crock of shiate.


Its just as real as the article's explanation.
 
2017-04-20 12:05:54 PM  

whidbey: PoweredByIrony: 4 + 2 + 0 = 8
There are 8 letters in marijuana.
It's not hard

But Becky only has 5.


No, that is Patrick
 
2017-04-20 12:06:06 PM  

Qatmandu: [iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/lu9IQHxsrDU - 480x360]

12 x 35 = 420

And that's where it came from.


m­ind*blown[nospam-﹫-backwards]k­r­af*c­om
 
2017-04-20 12:06:16 PM  
Because Hitler.
 
2017-04-20 12:06:31 PM  
Ten Years After-Stoned Woman
Youtube _juhnwaaGPs
 
2017-04-20 12:06:40 PM  
Is it because idiot stoners feel the need to announce to the world, once a year, that they're idiot stoners?

/smoker. The less it's associated with dumb shiat like this, the easier legalization will be.
 
2017-04-20 12:06:49 PM  

The Captain's Ghost: Wellallright!: Pocket Ninja: I love it when local journalists take it upon themselves to spread nonsense rumors.

The true story of 4/20 . . . Just always be safe, and remember: Overprimed bongwater can be deadly.

THIS...is a crock of shiate.

If your were TF, you could see that PN got 8 "funnies" (currently) for that post and no "smarts".  Think about it.


'liters can see those too
 
2017-04-20 12:07:06 PM  
/O=)
    /
sure.
 
2017-04-20 12:07:12 PM  

cloudofdust: I'm old enough to remember when 420 was just a thing in the High Times 100. And I'm amused that it's become an evergreen story for the MSM.


[hipster_Ariel_with_bong.png]
 
2017-04-20 12:07:58 PM  
None of these theories make sense.  The ancient Mexicans smoked up.  How would they have called it 420 if some high schoolers named it after they (the Mexicans) were dead?  Also the high schoolers couldn't name it after they themselves were dead.
 
2017-04-20 12:08:04 PM  

mikaloyd: [iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/_juhnwaaGPs - 480x270]


more like 45 Years After

Still sounds good
 
2017-04-20 12:09:18 PM  

Tchernobog: Is it because idiot stoners feel the need to announce to the world, once a year, that they're idiot stoners?

/smoker. The less it's associated with dumb shiat like this, the easier legalization will be.


So not really into free speech and expression much, I take it?

Also, we legalized it here in WA without being uptight about that shiat.
 
2017-04-20 12:09:42 PM  
Anyone leave cookies and milk out for Snoop last night?
 
2017-04-20 12:11:26 PM  

Wellallright!: Pocket Ninja: I love it when local journalists take it upon themselves to spread nonsense rumors.

The true story of 4/20 actually dates back to the earliest days of the first water bongs, when innovative pot smokers were experimenting with the correct levels of THC infusion to maximize the bongwater's effect. They'd already discovered a long time before that drinking the bong water had a natural amplification effect on the marijuana's "high," but didn't know how to properly customize or structure it. And, unfortunately, because of how THC is concentrated in the bongwater, drinking too much of it can actually cause severe over amplicative (and potentially deadly) effects (you'll recall the infamous "Pot Massacre" at Berekely in the early 50s, for example). The standard that emerged over years of careful experimentation was a quarter ounce of pot (a "fourth") smoked for every 20 ounces of bongwater (the proper fill amount for most standard bongs). In other words, after you've smoked a total of 1/4 ounce, the bongwater is properly primed and should be consumed and replaced. The number is scalable, of course: it could just as easily be 2:10 or 8:40. Just always be safe, and remember: Overprimed bongwater can be deadly.

THIS...is a crock of shiate.


This is Pocket Ninjatown.
 
2017-04-20 12:11:56 PM  
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2017-04-20 12:14:20 PM  

m053486: Wellallright!: THIS...is a crock of shiate.

Bruh, PN is the most thoroughly researched poster on this website.


He has a Master's degree in Science.
 
2017-04-20 12:14:54 PM  

StrikitRich: Anyone leave cookies and milk out for Snoop last night?



Lulz.  I saw that all over Facebook last night.

IMHO, leaving out cookies and milk for Willie Nelson makes more sense...since he comes closer to looking like Santa Claus.
 
2017-04-20 12:15:11 PM  
It's because that is the birthday of Hitler.  And stoners love the fuhrer.  Smoking pot makes you turn into a Nazi.  True story.  My friend Becky was a nice girl at first.  Then she injected a marijuana once.  This is her now:

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2017-04-20 12:15:30 PM  
They say 1971. If so, then it moved across the country quickly. It was being used on the East Coast, at about that time. It was very, very early 1970s, when I first heard it used colloquially.

Keep in mind that we didn't have Twitter to propagate memes.
 
2017-04-20 12:19:18 PM  
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2017-04-20 12:19:53 PM  

Pocket Ninja: The true story of 4/20 actually dates back to the earliest days of the first water bongs, when innovative pot smokers were experimenting with the correct levels of THC infusion to maximize the bongwater's effect. They'd already discovered a long time before that drinking the bong water had a natural amplification effect on the marijuana's "high," but didn't know how to properly customize or structure it.


I admit I'm a noob but I'm willing to learn. Does bongwater go well with jenkum?
 
2017-04-20 12:20:06 PM  

The_Sponge: StrikitRich: Anyone leave cookies and milk out for Snoop last night?


Lulz.  I saw that all over Facebook last night.

IMHO, leaving out cookies and milk for Willie Nelson makes more sense...since he comes closer to looking like Santa Claus.


I had just heard it on TMS, so I knew it wasn't original but it made me laugh, too.
 
2017-04-20 12:20:09 PM  
Honestly, if you're over the age of 22, and celebrating 4/20 non-ironically...
 
2017-04-20 12:21:36 PM  

Somaticasual: Honestly, if you're over the age of 22, and celebrating 4/20 non-ironically...


Do you always tell other people how they should be enjoying their lives?
 
2017-04-20 12:22:44 PM  
It's that time
Youtube shCYA2J-De8
 
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