4/20 has become a date synonymous with the celebration of cannabis culture. So, in honor of the upcoming celebration, we wanted to check out some of the myths surrounding the connection between 420 and marijuana.
420 comes from the California police or penal code for active marijuana smoking.
Untrue! A 420 police code related to marijuana doesn’t exist. However, California penal code 420 does, but it has nothing to do with smoking weed—it involves obstructing entry to public lands.
Cannabis contains 420 different chemicals.
False—according to High Times, the number of chemical compounds is 315.
4:20 is the best time to plant cannabis.
As with any other plant, the best time to plant cannabis would be dependent upon a number of conditions and would vary widely, making this one untrue.
April 20th is the day that Jerry Garcia, Bob Marley, or one or all of the members of the “27 club” (Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison) died.
False—despite each musicians’ connection with the drug cultures of their time, none of them passed away on this day.
The Grateful Dead insisted on staying in the room 420 while traveling on tour, or the address of their headquarters is 420.
This one was debunked as just another myth by Grateful Dead spokesman Dennis McNally.
The term was made up by a group of twelve San Rafael High School students in the 1970’s:
This one is true! These friends (known as “the Waldos”) used the number 420 as a code to indicate the time they would meet after school and spark up a joint. It eventually spread beyond the confines of their school walls, ultimately developing into the well-known slang term it is today.
And finally, that Honey Oil will be having an epic 4 days of 4/20 sale:
True! From 4/18-4/21, be on the lookout for great deals on high quality CBD Isolate, CBD Pre-Rolls, and CBD vape products from Honey Oil!