And some go as far as to cite Bob Dylan’s song “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35” because 12 multiplied by 35 equals 420. The most credible story traces the date to Marin County, Calif.

In 1971, five students at San Rafael High School would meet at p.m.

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Soon, it became known worldwide as code for marijuana.

In 1998, the outlet acknowledged that the “Waldos” were the “inventors” of 420.

Luckily Manson was wearing some solid under-dacks so the wardrobe malfunction didn’t result in him accidentally flashing his Pale Emperor Lenny Kravitz styles, and it didn’t take the roadie long to get Manson’s pants-on again.

Now, before you go accusing the ‘SAY10’ singer of satanic laziness, remember he had that hectic stage prop accident last year and is still recovering with his leg in a cast, so likely couldn’t physically bend down to put them back on by himself.

This group—Steve Capper, Dave Reddix, Jeffrey Noel, Larry Schwartz, and Mark Gravich —became known as the “Waldos” because they met at a wall.

They would say “420” to each other as code for marijuana. The group challenged each other to find ever-more-interesting things to do under the influence, calling their adventures “safaris.” Later, Reddix’s brother helped him get work with Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh as a roadie, so the band is said to have helped popularize the term. 28, 1990, a group of Deadheads in Oakland handed out flyers that invited people to smoke “420” on April 20 at p.m.

Bloom, now the publisher of, has credited the people who wrote the flyer for the date’s reputation as an annual gathering of pot smokers.

“They wanted people all over the world to get together on one day each year and collectively smoke pot at the same time,” he wrote in 2015.

Lesson learned: unless your preferred fragrance is DEET bug spray, hold off on the mountain picnics until the black flies are dead. Unfortunately, 83% of roadies are scared of roots and that 15-mile singletrack loop is going to be more than anyone bargained for.

Conversely, don’t underestimate a mountain biker’s ignorance when it comes to sandy corners and staying on your skinny tire bike.

However, you must first ask yourself a few questions. Like ice climbing, this can be a great date if it is with the right person.