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or 4/20, 4:20

[fawr-twen-tee, fohr‐] /ˈfɔrˈtwɛn ti, ˈfoʊr‐/
noun, Slang
1.
marijuana:
Are you carrying any 420 on you?
2.
marijuana drug use: Police presence at the concert discouraged 420.
The guys at the party were all 420-friendly.
3.
the twentieth day of the fourth month, or the time 4:20, when referenced as a day or time for cannabis consumption or the celebration of marijuana culture:
The head shop has a big pipe sale every year on 420.
Origin of 420
1970-1975
First recorded in 1970-75; a code word derived from the meeting time of a particular group of marijuana smokers in 1971, later popularized by fans of the band the Grateful Dead
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