OT: Happy 4/20 day

Submitted by ST3 on April 20th, 2015 at 1:52 PM

Happy 4/20 to all MGoBloggers. I was surprised this weekend to hear Bill Maher attribute the 4/20 holiday to some high school kids in San Rafael back in the early 70's. I was under the mistaken belief that it was a result of the police code for possession. Apparently, there are many myths related to the 4/20 holiday. See this article for several:


While I've never 4/20'd, I've suppose having gone to school at UofM for 8+ years I've had my fair share of second-hand 4/20.

What's your favorite 4/20 related story?


Darker Blue

April 20th, 2015 at 1:54 PM ^

I love smoking pot. It is one of my favorite things in the world. The only problem is I sometimes  hey look its shiny. 

Also I could use a motherfucking snickers bar. 



Mr. Yost

April 20th, 2015 at 6:48 PM ^

Just because your statement is accurate means one cannot make fun of it as well? Because something is helpful to people means that it can't be funny, or it's side effects can't be funny, or you can't make fun of some of the users?

Viagra is helpful to a lot of people too and that little blue pill and its effect has been a punchline in jokes and movies for years. 

You really going to ride the high horse for MJ on 4/20?


April 20th, 2015 at 2:04 PM ^

I waited until 20 to try it.  Thankful for that because I haven't gone more than a week without it since, (6 years.) I had read enough about it and heard enough personal experiences that I knew I would love it, so I tried to resist as long as I could.

Shit is amazing though.  Great at providing a new perspective.  The second time I smoked I realized all of the propaganda that went into my childhood and formative years to make me think I would be ruined if I tried it.  That eventually bleed into every other aspect of my life and I leveled up in my critical thinking.

Never keeps me from being motivated.  I smoke before workouts sometimes.  Great for reducing inflammation.  I get sciatic pain from time to time and it is basically the only relief I can get.

Having said all of that, tonight I will partake, watch Veep and Silicon Valley, and eat pizza tonight.  Because all of those great things are a little greater with weed.  Why not?

Sorry for the rant.  Maybe it inspires someone to take their first toke today. Go Blue.


April 20th, 2015 at 2:21 PM ^

That's kind of like how 734 became the new 313, unless you were north of Goddard Road or in some cities also east of Middlebelt, in which case it was still 313 although your cell service might end up being 734. In addition, 947 is the new 248 unless you live south of about Seven Mile, in which case it might be 734 again. 


April 20th, 2015 at 2:47 PM ^

For people who don't get it


710 ... just like the oil cap on your car, upside down



the kids love their extracts. I'm afraid of some of that stuff getting cracked down on. I've been really really blitzed on some of the oil/wax that goes around... Edibles are what kind of "scares" me as someone who wants pot to not be fucked with during legalization.   

Yeah, you can make a small edible that will really make you trip fucking balls, and if it's not extracted right (burn off all the cbd, cbn, etc... your'e left with thc thca) .... it can be a really paranoid and confusing "trip." 

People really need to practice caution when making and consuimg edibles. Most of them are prettty damn mild IMO, but I had a giant brownie once that floored me for the better part of 12 hours a while back.. I couldn't find a way to make it even comfortable, and i'm experienced with everything up to heavy doses of DMT these days.  It's idiot teenage kids giving powerful edibles to their "friends" to fuck with them that scares me about a crackdown on edibles. (and pot in general) 






April 20th, 2015 at 2:14 PM ^

Since the OP asked for favorite stories relating to the herb, (which I missed because I'm awful,) I figured I would describe my first experience.  I challenge someone to beat it.

I was 20 and visiting an ex in Chicago after a trip from my home in Michigan.  She talked me into it after a stressful hour drive through traffic to get to her apartment.

We ordered Lou Malnati's.  Smoked a joint with Seinfeld playing on tv.  A couple minutes after we were done I waited to feel something.  Not knowing what to expect.

I vividly remember saying "I don't think I feel anything from this."  The second I finished that sentence, Kramer busted through the door on the tv.  I laughed for five minutes straight over it, and that's when I realized.

After that, we did what young lovers do, and then the pizza arrived.

I never looked back.




April 20th, 2015 at 2:22 PM ^

an excuse for smokers to do what they would any other day, imo.  I don't judge though, I had my heydays of partaking in the sticky.  Kind of a funny story how the 420 thing got started, too.  I don't smoke anymore, which is probably good since 4/20 always lands on or near Michigan finals week. 


April 20th, 2015 at 3:22 PM ^

The marijuana is bad for you. You should never use it. It will destroy your life. I would never touch such a dangerous substance.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go pick myself up a carton of cigarettes. I just hope there's no cops out because I just finished my usual noontime pint of gin lol.

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April 20th, 2015 at 2:37 PM ^

I used to "hate" it, would make me anxious, unable to function, etc. Through most of my 20's I didn't really get down on it much. I still argued that for the people who liked it and were productive on it, it seemed fine and the science was  there already that it's relatively harmless



Now...   I think it's great. I can relax on it, it's helped me stay away from booze, it's increased creative thought processes. I've learned that if I do smoke "too much" i lose a little bit of critical thinking skills like a hangover for a little bit (less than 24 hours) .. but i'm talking like smoking snoop dog amounts of pot out of nowhere.


I can say I'm glad my own mind got to a point where I feel like going out to a bar and socializing  while smoking good herb instead of pounding boubon on ice sounds more fun.  I feel healthier as a person, I think it should be legal everywhere, and I hope that in this transition from small time to big time that the small time growers who have made all these crazy strains over the years don't  get run over by a truckload of money. 


I really used to think it was a drug for do nothing losers, now I feel like an idiot for ever thinking that. 




BOX House

April 20th, 2015 at 2:47 PM ^

Same. Ironically I stayed away from it throughout my Ann Arbor years, but have more or less substituted it for all the booze I was drinking back then in my more responsible, settled down mid-late 20's years.  

Will be celebrating after work. Waiting for Michigan to put it on the ballot.



April 20th, 2015 at 2:37 PM ^

The Bill Maher story is supposedly correct.  That group of former HS kids have been taking credit for inventing 420 day for years now.  Who knows if it is true, however memes tended to spread word of mouth pretty quickly back in the pre-internet days.  Things were more cool when they were everyone's little secrets.

I used to smoke a bit in HS, but not much in college or after.  In 2011, I started again and bought a vape to help beat this carpel tunnel issue I was having.  I was pretty much stoned every day from 2011 until May, 2014 when I quit.  I loved it.  It also helped me get through 10 months working for a crazy Chinese couple, on a bad desk sales job .. but it was making me tired and I love to work out and run more.  Using MJ completely cured me of the carpel tunnel.  It does something to relax the CNS...amazingly drug. I'll only use it on special occaisions now, but its been a year.

In the early 90s, we all went to the Hash Bash, which was pretty huge back in those days too.  Met some girls, went back to my friends place in Wyandotte, got stoned then went to a Van Halen concert, then back to the pad where we all got laid.  Good times.


April 20th, 2015 at 2:44 PM ^

My friends and I took a one-hitter cig (metal, could basically pack one hit - that LOOKED like a real cigarette) and were taking hits in one of the booths at the brown jug.  It was my turn and I took my hit and just inhaled, as the waiter came up to ask us if we wanted another beer ($2 Corona night) I exahaled into my beer (bottle) but most of it missed and blew into the very close vicinity of the waiters face.  He kind of chuckled as the smell was unmistakable.  We knew most everyone at the Brown Jug at that time so nobody really cared.

On a side note, the fact that weed is illegal but alcohol is not is simply insane.  Alcohol is about 10x worse than anything marijuana can do to you and it's complete hypocrisy.  Glad to see some common-sense states are taking action.  I say, bring it to Michigan - make it legal and tax the hell out of it.  I'll be one of the first ones in line.


April 20th, 2015 at 5:03 PM ^

One of my favorite memories is seeing Monty Python and the Holy Grail for the first time at the Nat Sci auditorium.  My group of friends weren't the only people passing joints around.  My sides hurt when the movie was over.

I thought I invented 420, because that's when I got back to South Quad from Chem 125 lab and had to get warmed up for dinner.  Only way to make Quadi cuisine palatable.


April 20th, 2015 at 2:48 PM ^

Dude who lived in the law quad on the floor below me smoked religiously in the late afternoon. He received numerous book awards (top grade in the class) and works at a prestigious NYC law firm now. Suffice to say, that anecdote makes me skeptical of people who say it'll bring ruin upon society if legalized.


April 20th, 2015 at 2:49 PM ^

Used to smoke the stuff in high school here and there. My sophomore year being the worst (best?) where I smoked quite a bit, now i don't touch it. Some sort of switch flipped in me. I never was a huge fan of it but I never disliked it, I just stopped for whatever reason. For you fellas that like to smoke.. have fun today!


April 20th, 2015 at 3:05 PM ^

I think high school is the worst time to do it... as someone with experiences of quitting it during that period because it wasn't a productive thing... It was just something we did to get more fucked up because that's what kids do. 



Anymore, as someone who looks at their responsibilities above all, as someone who had to go back to Toledo to finish undergrad after a really weird decade of getting involved with a bunch of small businesses... It has helped me a lot. I live on my own, own my house, have to make everything work to be productive in life while padding a transcript for another year.. and i've managed to use it more responsibly now. It's something to think, relax, socialize, etc.  I'm still sitting on a 3.9x, have good relationship with the chairs in the depts I'm in (i do env sci. with concentration on great lakes, political science, and a history minor based mostlly on midieval/late egyptian times). I wanted to be able to work on our phosphorous issues, but still want to be able to get into at least a decent law school (my lsats are close to being where i want them to be..... everything else is really good so far) 


You also learn how many people that are instructing you are definetly are or probably are smoking the shit as well, because it just becomes obvious as you talk to them more or work with them on projects. 



Another thing I'm tired of


I'm tired of watching great athletes on both NCAA and professional levels losing their careers over fucking pot.  It's stupid.