Quick 420 Definition
420 means smoking cannabis.
What Does 420 Mean? – The Full Answer
420 (pronounced four-twenty) is a slang term that is a euphemism for smoking cannabis.
It is used to refer to the consumption and enjoyment of marijuana, occasionally referencing the time 4:20 pm.
April 20 (4/20) has become an international day for celebrating and smoking cannabis, and is often called Weed Day. Events are held at locations throughout the world on this day, where marijuana users gather to light up at 4:20 pm.
420 friendly is a popular term that means people or places that are open and acceptable to the use of cannabis.
Where Would You See And Hear 420?
In everyday speech, texting and chat, and on dating apps such as Tinder, messaging apps such as Snapchat, and social media such as Facebook.
It’s 4:20! Remember that smoking weed doesn’t make you cool, BUT a lot of cool ass people smoke weed.
420 blaze it.
In honor of 4/20, I’ll be selling my clean urine tomorrow for $10.
It’s 420, appreciate how lucky you are that you can smoke weed any day of the year and nobody cares.
He’s celebrating 4/20 like he doesn’t do it every day for social media.
Random 420 Stuff
The term 420 originated in 1971 at San Rafael High School in northern California. A group of students (known as Waldos) used to meet at the Louis Pasteur statue on the school grounds at 4:20 pm to smoke marijuana. They did this so regularly that they started to use 420 as a euphemism for lighting up. The expression spread and is now used worldwide.
A number of false claims are frequently made about the origin of 420, but it is not the police or penal code for marijuana possession in California or any other state, it is not the date of Bob Marley’s birth or death, and it is not the number of chemical compounds in cannabis.
On Interstate 70 in Colorado, the Mile Marker 420 sign was stolen so many times, the Colorado Department of Transportation replaced the sign with one reading 419.99 to stop further thefts.
In 2003, California Senate Bill 420 was introduced to regulate the use of medical marijuana and deliberately referenced the status of 420.
The Sweetwater 420 Fest is an annual music festival held in Atlanta on a weekend closest to Earth Day (April 22). In 2018, the festival opened on April 20. The first SweetWater 420 Fest was held in 2005.
“420” was the title of an episode of Family Guy, first screened in 2009, that centered on cannabis use.
Other 420 Meanings
A confidence trickster – 420 is used as a slang term in India and neighboring countries such as Pakistan, Bangladesh and Myanmar, to refer to a confidence trickster or fraudster. The term derives from Section 420 of the Indian Penal Code, which deals with cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property.
Last Updated: August 7, 2018