Written by Kika.
Yesterday, I am sure you must have seen 4:20 across different social media platforms and wonder what it meant right?
For a few I believe 4:20 resonates with them but others it may mean something else or nothing at all.
Like we like to do “sabi-sabi” things we decided to bring to fore what it means when you see 4:20 on people’s whatsapp statuses or social media pages on the twentieth of April every year.
According to our findings, the most accepted root of the cannabis (high) holiday started with some high school kids in San Rafael, California, back in 1971. It says the phrase started as “420 Louis,” meaning “at 4:20 [they’d] meet by the Louis Pasteur statue outside the high school” and get high.
Now you know.
That is how it has become a day set aside by cannabis smokers to get high and advocate for its legalization.
Cannabis is also known as marijuana or “ig-bo”.
There you go, nothing mysterious about it.