It’s once again time for the pot enthusiasts to have fun and frolic. It is the occasion when Americans will partake in celebrations marking the Weed Day on April 20. And for California, it will be a celebration unlike anything witnessed before – the day will commemorate the first ‘4/20’ – the unofficial Marijuana’s high holiday ever since Marijuana was legalized in the state.
According to a report published in the Los Angeles Times, California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control has awarded as many as 47 licenses for the much-anticipated events planned across various parts of the state. A welcome move, as it will allow revelers and cannabis aficionados to buy and also try various cannabis products at the temporary retail shops.
One of the biggest crowd puller events is sure to be Golden Park’s Hippie Hill where more than 15,000 people are expected to show up. The venue in the years leading up to this year has seen marijuana enthusiasts congregate in a somewhat clandestine fashion. However, the event being held this year will mark a clear departure from the past since it has the due approval of the authorities concerned.
Heightened security measures have been put in place to do away the chances of any untoward incidents with a private sponsor been especially roped in to supervise and shuttle the participants to and from the event. It is worth the mention that entry is restricted for anyone below the age of 18 and alcohol is barred from the venue.
Unlike California, other cities seem to be rather less enthusiastic, with authorities signaling a lukewarm attitude toward any such marijuana festivities. The San Bernardino, California, City Council was swift to deny the application of High Times, a marijuana counter-culture magazine to organize an event, which had it realized, would have been the top draw in the country.
An interesting survey of some 1,000 marijuana users carried out by LendEDU and published by Los Angeles Times reported that the average 4/20 participant intends to spend $71 on Marijuana to mark the celebrations.
Decoding the legacy behind 4/20
Believe it or not, but there’s an interesting story behind how it all started. Steve Capper, Dave Reddix, Larry Schwartz, Jeffrey Noel and Mark Gravich, now all in their 60s were school students back in 1971. The young somethings who called themselves the Waldos had created a ritual of getting high after school. During the fall of 1971, they would often meet near a wall outside their school at 4:20 p.m., which eventually became a code for their meet-up. Rumor also has it that they resorted to a treasure map made by a grower to search for abandoned cannabis. Thus, 4/20 became ever seethed in history as the official weed-day.
It all starts with marijuana
One of the most abused substances in the United States, marijuana is known to have disastrous health implications. Long-term abuse can ultimately result in paranoia, memory loss and increased risk of stroke among others. Cannabis is known to be a quite addictive and withdrawal symptoms are often quite painful. In most cases, it has been also been documented that a person addicted to marijuana is likely to try more potent forms of drugs and serves as a step-up drug. Therefore, it is in best interest to seek professional help that aims at holistic recovery through a combination of therapies, detox and medications.
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