What Is 420? 17 Ways Urban Dictionary Defines Weed Day

420 Day: Definitions Of Weed Day
Urban Dictionary users offer some hilarious and some not so funny definitions of 420! Shutterstock

What is 420 anyway? We all have a meaning for 420. In popular culture it has been known as "Weed Day" or "Marijuana Appreciation Day" thanks to those kids from San Rafael, California. A group of young folks known as the Waldo's went on a search for a cannabis crop they learned out about. The group decided they would meet at the Louis Pasteur statue on the San Rafael High School campus as their meeting spot right at 4:20pm. The referred to their plan as "4:20 Louis," but after multiple attempts at locating the crop, they simply called it "4:20." The term was popularized after a reporter for High Times wrote about them. The Urban Dictionary users have a different take on it though. Scroll-through the gallery above to see how each person has such a different meaning fot this day!

Many notable personalities have been vocal about marijuana and the recreational usage. Arnold Schwarzenegger is quoted as saying, "That is not a drug. It’s a leaf." President Barack Obama said, "When I was a kid I inhaled frequently. That was the point.” Carl Sagan has defended the marijuana and think's consuming it shouldn't be criminalized. "The illegality of cannabis is outrageous," he said. An impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world." Whoopi Goldberg talks about smoking marijuana now on then on "The View" saying: ""It helps my head stop hurting, and with glaucoma your eyes ache, and she takes the ache out. It’s wonderful."

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Armando Tinoco is an Orange County-based writer with a degree in Marketing from Cal. State Fullerton and a degree in Graphic Design from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. In addition to reporting for Latin Times and when he is not watching Brazilian and Mexican telenovelas or quoting lines from "Clueless" and "Friends" he is brushing up his skills in CSS and responsive website design. Some of his celebrity idols include Eiza Gonzalez, Paulina Rubio and Amanda Bynes.