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April 15, 2024

Unveiling the Origins of 420: A Journey Through Cannabis Culture


The tale of 420 has swirled around the cannabis community for ages, sparking curiosity and conversation over countless smoke sessions. But what’s the real story behind this legendary number? Strap in, fellow enthusiasts, because The Station is about to take you on a trip down memory lane.

Flashback to 1971, a time when bell-bottoms reigned supreme, and the scent of revolution lingered in the air. In a quaint San Rafael, California high school, a group of free-spirited teens found themselves marching to the beat of their own drum. Unimpressed by the Friday night football frenzy, they sought solace in something a bit more… herbal.

Gathering by the school’s wall at 4:20 PM, these trailblazers embarked on their daily ritual – puffing away on the forbidden fruit and pondering life’s mysteries. This clandestine rendezvous, known as ‘safaris,’ soon became their hallmark, earning them the moniker ‘the Waldos.’

Now, here’s where the story takes a cosmic turn. One of the Waldos scored a gig as a roadie for none other than the Grateful Dead. And as fate would have it, the term ‘420’ hitched a ride with them, spreading like wildfire among Deadheads and cannabis connoisseurs alike. Before long, it found its way into the hallowed pages of High Times, solidifying its status as the ultimate symbol of cannabis culture.

So here’s to 420 – a testament to rebellion, camaraderie, and the enduring spirit of exploration. Whether you’re lighting up at 4:20 PM or celebrating on April 20th, know that The Station is here to elevate your experience, every step of the way. Cheers to the journey, fellow travelers.

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