The true story of 420, told by the stoners who invented it

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    Meet the Waldos, the potheads who invested 420 (the global marijuana holiday) in 1971. A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Meet the Waldos, the guys who claim to have invented the term “420,” a common code for marijuana. Jenny Kane/RGJ The Waldos are a group of guys who claim to have invented the term “420” — code for marijuana — in 1971. (Photo: Courtesy of the Waldos) The true history of “420” — the global code for marijuana — started with a treasure map, five teenage boys, a rogue Coast Guardsman and a lucky connection with the Grateful Dead. And, of course, some bud.  Canna-sseurs worldwide have been celebrating April 20 (April 20 equals 420 in date form. Catch up, folks.) for decades, most of them not knowing why that date specifically was the chosen holiday for stoners. The true story of 420, told by the stoners who invented it

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