On April 20, Daniel Chong went to get high at his friend's place. Next morning the DEA raided the house. Chong was detained and placed in a 5x10' holding cell. He was left there with his hands cuffed behind his back for four days without food, water or human contact. He hallucinated, drank his own urine, and eventually, convinced he was going to die, he broke his eyeglasses and carved 'Sorry Mom' on his arm as a final message. When he was final released he was taken to hospital where he was treated for kidney failure, dehydration and a perforated esophagus. The DEA says it was an accident. NYT
posted by unSane
on May 4, 2012 -
In the spring of 1977, a Lockheed Lodestar crashed into a lake in Yosemite National Park carrying six tons of Mexican marijuana. The US government recovered most of it. Camp Four got the rest.
A true stoner fable by Kief Hillsbery. [more inside]
posted by theodolite
on Apr 20, 2012 -
Let's go smoke some pot!
Started by a group of high school stoners
looking for a pot field in the 70's, the 420 meme has propagated to cover the globe. 420 Tours
, 420 communities
, Senate Bill 420
which legalized medical marijuana in California, 420 is everywhere. Sure, there's plenty of 420 buzzkills; the 1775 Siege of Boston
, the 1914 Ludlow Massacre
, the day Americans learned about 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion
, the 1999 Columbine High School Massacre
, and of course Hitler's birthday. But don't let it get you down man, everything is better with a bag of weed
posted by dejah420
on Apr 20, 2012 -
As you can see below, Ras enjoys smoking pot. He lives in Canada and according to his YouTube profile, his occupation is ‘Smoking’. His interests include smoking, and for music he likes Reggae. In ‘09 he smoked 40 bowls in 11 minutes
, for an event called Tokecity’s Gauntlet, for which he was disqualified (because he exceeded the 4-minute smoke limit). Last year he only smoked 36 bowls
, ‘about half of his collection’. Maybe he’s getting a bit behind.
“Good luck to all the submissions
(From 4-20 tumblr
posted by growabrain
on Feb 25, 2011 -
Happy 420 day!
Although many have (wrongly
) believed that 420 had something to do with police code relating to marijuana offenses or 4/20 being the dates that Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrisson, and John Belushi died; this infamous number really was simply the time that several San Rafael high school students would meet after school to get baked.
posted by tsarfan
on Apr 20, 2005 -
As another April 20th leaves us behind, try not to remember it for Hitler's birthday and all the screwed up events it's inspired. Instead, remember it as the day President Jimmy Carter was almost viciously mauled by a bloodthirsty Swamp Rabbit
posted by alan
on Apr 20, 2002 -
A Man, A Mower and a Mission.
An unknown man mowed a huge '420' sign into two hills in Peoria this week. From the article, an entertaining quote:
"That's strange that somebody would put ("420" in 20-foot-long digits) on our right-of-way," Illinois Department of Transportation engineer George Ryan said said. "I don't think there's any marijuana growing out there."
Maybe he received a shipment
posted by DragonBoy
on Jun 29, 2001 -