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So today around the office select staffers kept mentioning that it was 420.  Other staff would ask what was this so called holiday about.  Following would be a few attempts at trying to explain what 420 was and why some people celebrate it.  I honestly don’t think anyone really knows where this hemp lovers holiday really comes from but some legends in the hippie music scene think they may know the answer.  Check it out


Warren Haynes, the Allman Brothers Band guitarist, routinely plays with the surviving members of the Grateful Dead, now touring as The Dead. He’s just finished a Dead show in Washington, D.C. and gets a pop quiz from the Huffington Post.

Where does 420 come from?

He pauses and thinks, hands on his side. “I don’t know the real origin. I know myths and rumors,” he says. “I’m really confused about the first time I heard it. It was like a police code for smoking in progress or something. What’s the real story?” READ MORE

Some of these people may know what it is.