In modern culture, we are seeing more and more references to the number 420, especially in pop culture and cannabis related media. Some of us have no idea what it means, some of us know there is a connection between the concept of growth and life in Biblical scripture, and even less of us know the truth about where the 420 special day originated.
So for those of us who are curious, including us here at Trending Leafs, let’s look at some history and information that can explain 420 and how it connects to us today.
The “Generally Accepted” History of the Term 420.
Dave Reddix, who worked with the rock band the Grateful Dead, was once part of a group of students who met to smoke pot on April 20th. The 420 label got to be shared amongst the band and their followers, who began to use the 420 content in their flyers and other promotional material.
What is the Religious Connection with 420?
There are various versus in the Bible, the Koran, the Torah, and in other scripture among many cultures where there are references to seed, flowering, the yield of the earth, and sowing one’s crops. Here are a few from the Bible:
Genesis 1:29 - And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
Genesis 9:3 - Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.
Deuteronomy 30:19: "I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live."
Within world cultures like Rastafarian culture and indigenous cultures still present around the world, the association of cannabis with celebration and consciousness has been around since the earliest days of human beings.
How is 420 Being Celebrated or Recognized in the 2020s?
Now that we are in the 2020s, there are festivals, music events, parties, gatherings, celebrations, protests, and social interactions both physically and digitally going on around the world every April 20th. In the cannabis and CBD social culture world, it is rife with discounts, promotions, giveaways, and fresh and fun new content. These events extend
While 420 has these historical origins and many attempt to draw historical origins, we just say have fun, enjoy 420 in your own way, and there are many more days in the year where we need to celebrate with friends and family, connect with nature and the essence of all. Let’s continue to build it out into what we collectively want it to be, starting with each of us.
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