Crowds try to catch free marijuana joints being given out at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Reuters

April 20, or 4/20 is known and embraced by pot smokers around the world as “weed day” or maybe also “marijuana appreciation day.” This started in 1990 in Oakland. Steven Bloom, then a reporter for High Times magazine and currently the publisher of CelebStoner.com, was wandering through a gathering of hippies that got together before every Grateful Dead Concert, someone handed him a flyer. It said, “We are going to meet at 4:20 on 4/20 for 420-ing in Marin County at the Bolinas Ridge sunset spot on Mt. Tamalpais.”

Along with the flyer he also received a 420 back story that said “420 started somewhere in San Rafael, California in the late 70’s. It started as the police code for Marijuana smoking in Progress. After local heads heard of the police call, they started using the expression 420 when referring to herb, let’s go 420!”

Here are some funny quotes to help commemorate “Marijuana Appreciation day.”

1. “As a part of a balanced breakfast on 4/20, don’t forget to eat your Weedies!” –Unknown

2. “Happy 420, enjoy prison when they do a Happy 421 National Drug Test Day!” –Unknown

3. “Weed is from the earth. God put this here for me and you. Take advantage man, take advantage.” –Smokey

4. “To make marijuana against the law is like saying God made a big mistake.” –Bill Hicks

5. “How do you know you’re a pothead? The last thing you studied for was a urine test.” –Unknown

6. “A friend with weed is a friend indeed.” –Unknown

7. “I was about to write a good quote but then I got high and forgot it.” –Unknown

8. “Just hit the blunt one time and see if it don’t change your 821 up, 168 down perception on what’s important in your life.” –Katt Williams

9. “When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself.” Bob Marley

10. “herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.” –Bob Marley

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