Why Is April 20 A Day To Celebrate Pot?

In an interesting confluence of events, Easter Sunday shares April 20 with what’s come to be known as National Weed Day, when marijuana is smoked and publicly celebrated in parks and plazas nationwide; Wikipedia calls it a “counter-culture holiday” (wonder how long that moniker will hold up as legalization efforts spread) and explains the lore behind the notion that 420 (or 4/20 or4:20) is code for for marijuana.

Just in time to meld the chocolate treats of Easter with some Rocky Mountain highs, the first marijuana- related vending machines are being unveiled that can dispense brownies or other pop products, and use biometrics to make sure the purchaser is of legal age.

It’s an opportune moment to review the legal status of smokers in your neck of the woods, any pending legislation that might open up the pot industry and quirky stories related to the sale and use of the plant.   The Cannabis Country enthusiasts site (which features a Buds of the Week photo contest) has compiled a list of …yes, 420 events that will commemorate what it prefers to call National Pot Smokers Day.  Gatherings range from legalization protests to public “smoke outs” and cover a wide range of the United States and beyond; check the list for organizers of the one nearest you.

To read more, visit http://businessjournalism.org/2014/04/15/420-celebrate-pot-marijuana-stories-ideas/

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