Four Twenty. Two small words, yet they represent an entire culture of people. These words are so important, in fact, that they're regarded as a holiday for marijuana-enthusiast all around the world. Over the years, it also symbolized protest. A day where activists would gather and denounce the government's oppressive actions and the so-called war […]
Four Twenty. Two small words, yet they represent an entire culture of people. These words are so important, in fact, that they're regarded as a holiday for marijuana-enthusiast all around the world. Over the years, it also symbolized protest. A day where activists would gather and denounce the government's oppressive actions and the so-called war on drugs.
4/20 is important to us as well since it marks the third anniversary of our grand opening. That's right, CAMMP has been providing Canadians with reliable access to a wide variety of cannabis products for three full years now! We couldn't be prouder, and to share the enthusiasm, we're offering 30% off on all our products from April 15th - April 20th.
Where does 4/20 come from?
Back to the stoner holiday. The origins of the term are somewhat of a legend. Many different theories sprang up over the years. One said it was the number of active compounds in marijuana. Others claimed it represented Bob Marley's birthday or death. Another claims it's based on tea time in Holland, where we can find the iconic town of Amsterdam.
Most of these theories have been debunked. However, one seems to stand the test of time and has been widely accepted as the official reason weed lovers celebrate 4/20.
The story goes like this. A group of five high schoolers from San Rafael in California called themselves "The Waldos." During the fall of 1971, The Waldos stumbled upon a "treasure map." It supposedly led to an abandoned crop of cannabis, previously tended to by a Coast Guard, who could no longer take care of it.
Hoping to score some free bud, they would meet up after school every day at 4:20 to jump in their old school car and smoke weed while driving to Point Reyes Forest, where the hidden stash was believed to be hidden.
When crossing paths in the hallways during school hours, they used a code to remind themselves of their smoking session and treasure hunt after school. That code was comprised of two words: Four-Twenty.
They apparently never found the hidden treasure, but they gave us some awesome lingo that will probably last as long as humans smoke weed. Alongside weed, marijuana, Mary-Jane, Chronic, Dope, Pot, Reefer and Ganja, we now have 4/20. Even if you travel to a country that doesn't speak English, they'll understand 4/20.
An international holiday!
The worldwide acceptance of April 20th as an international weed day is mainly due to the internet and social media. From Snoop Dogg to Willie Nelson, famous people with massive followings promote the neo-holiday every year and raise awareness, reaching people all over the planet.
CAMMP would like to do its part by offering a flash sale of 40% off your entire cart! The sale will only be in effect on the faithful day, so set a reminder and don't miss it!
New at CAMMP: Show your love with Art & Home Decor!
CAMMP is now proudly offering marijuana-themed prints. The artistic designs work great in either home or office settings and find a way to bring out the beauty of cannabis in a tasteful and sophisticated manner.
Add one to your order for the perfect way to celebrate 4/20: Smoking bomb weed while looking at a fine art piece that you own. If you're looking for more things to do for 4/20 in 2021, all while maintaining social isolation, check out our last blog post for ideas and inspirations.
With that, we wish you a safe and happy 4/20! Consume responsibly and revel in the decades of history that permitted us to smoke this legal weed today!