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Where did the term '420' come from?

Happy 420!!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Happy, Happy!!

    Supposedly it came from the code cops use (my cops friends say - not true , it really came from some kids in california back in the day.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I went to high school in the 70's and I never heard it until about 10 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The claims that the number refers to a police code, a number of chemicals, or a television commercial are all unfounded urban myths.

    The term came from a group of high school students in 1971. See more at the reference link below.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Don't believe anyone, no one really knows. Some say the Grateful Dead but I've heard a million theories! Haha I never know it's 420 till the day after! Thanks for the heads up!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    4:20 is the time that kids from a high school in San Rafael, Ca. met to smoke pot. Now it's a national pothead holiday! April 20 at 4:20 large crowds smoke pot in unison and noone can do a thing about it!

    kinda cool really...

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  • 1 decade ago

    KIDS USED TO GO HOME FROM SCHOOL AND SMOKE AT 4:20, SO THE TERM COMES FROM THE SAYING "IT'S 4:20 DO YOU KNOW WHERE UR KIDS ARE"

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    420 has nothing to do with police codes its not even a code of theres. I have a police friend who I asked about this and they dont use the term 420 for anything.

    Well today is National Earth Appreacation Day

    Source(s): Its always 4:20 in my world : )
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  • 1 decade ago

    I have heard it is a old police code for drug use

    I don't know if I belive this but the dopers now use it as a code for getting high

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    HAPPY 420

    There's a lot more of the origin but I forgot.

    420 is the code police use for a drug bust thought,

    But remember today, and please pray, because today is the 8 year annaversary of the Columbine tragedy.

    Source(s): hell yeah princess, hit dis sh*t
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Same to you - I am taking off work at noon to go meet 12 opther people and stay at the Lemp Mansion in St Louis. It is haunted!

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