See also: He's just finished a Dead show in Washington, D. He pauses and thinks, hands on his side. I know myths and rumors," he says. It was like a police code for smoking in progress or something. What's the real story? Depending on who you ask, or their state of inebriation, there are as many varieties of answers as strains of medical bud in California.
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The Huffington Post chased the term back to its roots and was able to find it in a lost patch of cannabis in a Point Reyes, California forest. Port douglas nude girls as interesting as its origin, it turns out, is how it spread.
It was Christmas week in Oakland, Steven Bloom was wandering through The Lot - that timeless gathering of hippies that springs up in the parking lot before every Grateful Dead concert - when a Deadhead handed him a yellow flyer. Tamalpais," reads the message, which Bloom dug up and forwarded to the Iso fishing and boating friends Post.
Bloom, then a reporter for High Times magazine and now the publisher of CelebStoner. The Single ladies 46323 came complete with a back story: It started as the police code for Marijuana Smoking in Progress.
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Bloom reported his find in the May issue of High Times, which the magazine found in its archives and provided to the Huffington Post. The story, though, was only partially right. It had nothing to do with a police code -- though the San Rafael part was dead on. Indeed, a group of five San Rafael High School friends known as the Waldos - by virtue of their chosen hang-out Still looking to smoke some 420, a wall outside the school - coined the term in The Still looking to smoke some 420 Post spoke with Waldo Steve, Waldo Dave and Dave's older brother, Patrick, and confirmed their full names and identities, which they asked to keep secret for professional reasons.
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Pot is still, after all, lookking. The Waldos never envisioned that pot smokers the world over would celebrate each April 20th as a result of their foray into the Point Reyes forest.
The day has managed to become something of a national holiday in the face of official condemnation. This year's celebration will be no different.
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Officials at the University of Love in hayle at Boulder and University of California, Santa Cruz, which boast two Still looking to smoke some 420 the biggest smoke outs, are pushing back. But the Cheshire cat is out of the bag. Students and locals will show up at tp four, light up at 4: No bands, no speakers, no chants.
Just a bunch of people getting together and getting stoned. The code often creeps into popular culture and mainstream settings.
Nearly all smlke the clocks in the pawn shop scene in "Pulp Fiction," for instance, are set to 4: Inwhen the California legislature codified the medical marijuana law voters had approved, the bill was named SB California legislative staffers spoken to for this story say that Still looking to smoke some 420 designation remains a mystery, but that both Leno and the lead Senate sponsor, John Vasconcellos, are hip enough that they must have known what it meant.
If you were involved with SB and know the story, email me. The code pops up in Craig's List postings when fellow smokers search for " friendly" roommates. The Waldos do have proof, however, that they used the term in the Still looking to smoke some 420 '70s in the form of an old flag and numerous letters with references and early '70s post marks.
They also have a story. It goes like this: One day in the Fall of - harvest time - the Waldos got word of a Coast Guard service member who could no longer tend his plot of marijuana plants near the Point Reyes Peninsula Coast Guard station.
A treasure map in hand, the Waldos decided to pluck Still looking to smoke some 420 of this free bud. The Waldos were all athletes and agreed to meet at the statue of Louis Pasteur outside the school at lookking It originally started out 4: The first forays out were unsuccessful, but the group kept looking for the hidden crop.
Reyes and smoke the entire time we were out there. We did it week after week," says Steve.
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But they did find a useful codeword. He would know if I was saying, 'Hey, do you wanna go smoke some?
Our parents didn't know what we were talking about. It's one lookong to identify the origin of the term. Indeed, Wikipedia and Urban Dictionary already include references to the Waldos.
The bigger question: How did spread from a circle of California stoners across the globe? As fortune would have it, the collapse of San Francisco's hippie utopia in the late '60s set the stage.
The Waldos had more than just a geographic connection to Adult seeking casual sex Tioga Louisiana 71477 Dead. Mark Waldo's father took care of real estate for the Dead.
Patrick Still looking to smoke some 420 the Huffington Post that he smoked with Lesh on numerous occasions.
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looikng He couldn't recall if he used the term around him, but guessed too he must have. So we used to go hang out and listen to them play music and get high while they're practicing for gigs. But I think it's possible my brother Patrick might have spread Stilo through Still looking to smoke some 420 Lesh. And me, too, because I was hanging out with Lesh and his band [as a roadie] when they were doing a summer tour my brother was managing.
The Waldos also had open access to Dead parties Still looking to smoke some 420 rehearsals. When somebody passes a joint or something, 'Hey, Lesh, walking off the stage after a recent Dead concert, confirmed that Patrick is a friend and said he "wouldn't be surprised" if the Waldos had coined He wasn't sure, he said, when the first time he heard it was.Women Want Nsa Lake McConaughy Nebraska
I'm very sorry. I wish I could help," he said. Wavy-Gravy is a hippie icon with his own ice cream flavor and has been hanging out with the Dead for decades. HuffPost spotted him outside the concert. Asked about the origin ofhe suggested it began "somewhere in the foggy mists of time.
What time is it now? I say to you: As the Grateful Dead toured the globe through the '70s and '80s, playing hundreds of shows a year - the yo spread though Still looking to smoke some 420 Dead underground. Once High Times got hip to it, the magazine helped take it global.
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The publicity that High Times gave it is what made it an international thing. Until then, it was relatively confined to the Grateful Dead subculture. But we blew it out into an international phenomenon. Sometime in the early '90s, High Times wisely purchased the web domain Ladies looking sex tonight Bonsall Bloom, the reporter who first stumbled on it, gives High Times less credit.
It wasn't really Still looking to smoke some 420 of High Times doing," he says. The Waldos say somke within a few years the term had spread lokking San Rafael and was cropping up elsewhere in the state. By the Still looking to smoke some 420 '90s, it had penetrated deep enough that Dave and Steve started hearing people use it in unexpected places - Ohio, Florida, Canada - and spotted it painted on signs and etched into park benches.
You guys ever look it up? He had to admit that no, he had never looked it up. Hager flew out to San Rafael, met the Waldos, examined their evidence, spoke with others in town, and concluded they were telling the truth. Hager still believes them. So unless somebody can come up with something that predates them, then I don't think anybody's going to get credit for it other than them," he says.
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He does take pride in his role, though. So it's kind of like a cult celebrity thing. Two years ago I went to the Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam.
High Times magazine flew me out," says Dave. Dave is now a credit analyst and works for Steve, who owns a specialty lending institution and lost money to the con artist Bernie Madoff. He Still looking to smoke some 420 more time today, he says, composing angry letters to the Stjll than he does getting high.
The other three Waldos have also been successful, Steve says.