The meaning of 4/20 and Peer Pressure

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The term 420 originated in 1971 at San Rafael High School. A group of teens called the Waldos first began to use the code word for lets get high. They would meet at 4:20 after detention to do so. The term caught on quickly and many others joined in on the official time. Soon the term became widespread and interpreted into April 20th at 4:20 pm.

According to 420magazine.com the most important thing isn’t determining the origin of 420, but talking to fellow pot smokers and engaging in marijuana-smoker lessons especially if they are rich in memory, tradition, common beliefs, and values. I have also heard that Bob Marley had a big impact on the term and helped united thousands. People are naturally drawn to a feeling of fitting in so 4/20 is a question of weed faith in my eyes. If you are a true pot head you will stop what your doing and join in.

Peer pressure is the worst kind of pressure. I can just picture all the teens being talked into getting high today. They call their parents and make up a lie about doing homework at a friend’s house when really they’re joining in on a national time to give into peer pressure. I am not speaking for all teens but I do know from experience that the need to fit in can be overwhelming. So if you try it that doesn’t mean you have to do it all the time, or ever again. Everything we do is our own choice so please know your limit and smoke or don’t smoke within it.

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