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The History and Evolution of 420

The History and Evolution of 420 There are many questions and theories as to the origin of 420. Some reference Hitler’s birthday, born April 20, 1889, which is silly because why would anyone associate smoking with that crazy, catastrophic man? Then, others use Bob Dylan’s song “Rainy Day Women No. 12 and 35” that mentions everyone smoking. But really, it comes from a group of California teens who used to chill and smoke at their San Rafael high school. Hanging out by a wall at their school, this group of teens was commonly referred to as “the Waldos,” and they seem...

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