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Happy 420 trends as world celebrates cannabis


Social media users from all over the world are buzzing with joy today as the world celebrates cannabis.

Cannabis is an annual event taking place on 20 April (the date is 20/4 or in the American date format 4/20), in celebration of cannabis hence the ‘420.’

It is said to be a means of celebrating marijuana use, while also campaigning for it to become legalised in parts of the world where it is prohibited.

Cannabis according to Wikipedia is also known as marijuana among other names and is a psychoactive drug from the Cannabis plant used primarily for medical and recreational purposes.

According to HUFFPOST, It’s widely believed that 420 owes its roots to five Californian high school students – Steve Capper, Dave Reddix, Jeffrey Noel, Larry Schwartz and Mark Gravich.

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In 1971, the five San Rafael High School students devised a secret code which they used to indicate to each other that they would meet later in the day to smoke cannabis.

After saying “420” to each other in passing in their school hallways, they would then meet at 4.20pm in order to smoke cannabis.

While it began in the US, 420 has since become a celebration observed all over the world.

In addition to the widespread smoking of cannabis which occurs on 20 April, several events also take place to mark the occasion.

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However, due to the Coronavirus outbreak, large-scale events that often take place on 20 April, where people meet to smoke, are cancelled.

Meanwhile, a lot of social media users have taken to Twitter to celebrate the big day. Here are some of the posts below;


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