People are willing to make a comment here and look ignorant, but too lazy to look something up beforehand and save themselves the embarrassment? Oh wait, I forgot, it’s the Lamebook commenters. And they call stoners lazy.
Well it’s not exactly ignorance is it, the reason I didn’t look it up was because I wasn’t all that bothered and thought as someone had already asked I might as well say they’re not the only one who didn’t know and give it my best gues. I’m in england and it seems like it’s more of an american thing so thats why I didn’t know.
And if your a proper stoner isn’t it just like any other day anyway?
4/20 is not only American. For some reformed pot-smokers, it might be the “one day” they’ll light up a year, if they’re feeling nostalgic.
Otherwise, it’s an excuse to get baked, advertise it, and not have any consequences. In my city a whole ton of people gather at the Legislative Building (which is where all the PMs and politicians work) and smoke all day.
@ Jaycee – (couldn’t resist)-
I smoke two joints in the morning,
I smoke two joints at night.
I smoke two joints in the afternoon,
It makes me feel all right.
I smoke two joints in time of peace,
And two in time of war.
I smoke two joints before I smoke two joints,
And then I smoke two more.
Yeah I can’t believe that international dope smokers day has escaped us down in the land of Oz. We have a very big and very well known annual Marijuana festival where thousands of baked potatoes descend on a small hippy town to hail those green smelly buds like they’re gods. Even the police stay away for this day and everyone smokes on the streets and introduces themselves to each other over and over again.
For the rest of the year this town is famous for being the pot capital of Australia and they have a pot museum with a combi van lodged in the front of the shop like some old stoner forgot how to park and drove right through the shop wall. The locals see many tourists pass through all year and stand on the streets flogging their wares like it’s a thai market. “Buds here, get your buds here” “Marijuana cookies, who wants cookies” “Finest skunk right here” It really is amazing. I hope they know about “four-twenny”.
@ word (and several others who mentioned dates and intl. dope smoking day in the same vein) – I hear you. I think it may only be the States that celebrates this sacred day and writes their calendar days “backwards”. We sure as heck haven’t got a day like that in S. Africa, and by the sounds of it, it isn’t celbrated much anywhere else either. Hitler’s birthday, on the other hand, gives us all good reason to watch Inglourious Basterds again.
@emma royds 9 (ew, I just read that out loud in my head!), I have heard stories from this town recently about this cannabis festival. Sounds like fun, might have to drive there as an epic road trip from Perth!
On the subject of 420, I only knew about it as an Aussie from my wasted lunchtimes and programming classes at school, reading about cannabis culture on the net, much of it American. I did observe, but I had no idea I was doing it!
On a slightly related note, the worst thing the cops ever did to stoners in New South Wales was send drug dogs to a performance by Cheech & Chong. They arrested 4 people with small amounts of cannabis.
The words “fish” and “barrel” spring to mind. I mean, aw, jeez! Far out, man.
@Benningtons I passed through a few years ago on a giant road trip from Perth to Sydney and I recommend it, even if you’re not a pot smoker, purely for the entertainment value!
@Father Sha where are you? Some parts of Australia have one plant and small quantities decriminalised, but still far from legalised. I didn’t realise anywhere in Europe had legalised, please enlighten me.
I am from tiny Belgium and it is legal over here (with a lot of restrictions but still) to smoke in your own house (if there are no minors present off course), to have a plant and carry a small quantity.
In the Netherlands they have even more freedom and official shops, over here we can not sell or buy the stuff. Only growing and smoking is allowed.
i believe the swiss have a system similar to ours.
Now, I’ve been warned not to assume anything’s “American” so I won’t, but I’d never heard of this before. Granted I’m not nor have I ever been a huge stoner, but how international can it really be if only Americans have heard of it?
And @85 dare2claire Nope, it’s not by any means legal in Denmark.
And I’ve never heard that it should be in Schweiz. But then again I wasn’t aware that it was legal in Belgium. I thought it was just in Holland. Thanks for the lesson, Father Sha.
Being a native Northern Californian, I can let all you native Europeans in on a little secret…the ‘International’ part of ’4/20 International Weed Smoking Day’ is actually tongue in cheek. I think, if you were to get to know any, you’d find American pot-smokers tend to be the least American-centric folks you could ever meet. Just sayin’…
hey SomeRandomChick…you sound like my kind of girl!
And thanks for putting the old Sublime lyrics up – a while since I heard that
Got on to the 4/20 thing while in Whistler toking on BC buds, still the finest ever come across, with Canadian friends.
Never heard of it before then but promptly spread it back to the UK and still pleased whenever my consumption coincides with the sacred time..
Big love to all the stoners..!..