Today is the day to celebrate the wealth that marijuana brings to the county.
It is April 20, or what the potheads call 420. The term originated at San Rafael High School in 1971 with friends who called themselves “The Waldos.”
Four twenty originally referred to the time of day but eventually became a code word for smoking weed in general. Those teenagers hung out with the Grateful Dead who rehearsed nearby. Like a slow-smoking tri-tip (Santa Maria), the slang eventually made its way across America.
Do not worry. It will not be reefer madness. Only the young hardcore stoners who embrace the culture will be partying.
I feel sorry for ganja-toking teenagers. Everyone I ever met who got high in high school did not get good grades, participate in sports or go to school dances. Bong hits did not make an activity more fun; it became the activity.
I did not try any drug until I was 28, well after my brain had developed. The grass in Vermont was OK and the stoniness of the sinsemilla in Key West