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SLAG
04-19-2011, 10:08 PM
So 4/20 is in appx 1 hour (CDT) :bong:

What are your favorite / the best stoner movies..

You can mention the go to favorites: Half Baked, Cheech and Chong Collection


I'm going to start this off with:

Dazed and Confused

But I'm keeping my eye out for something that I haven't seen before..

now pass it to the left

KcMizzou
04-19-2011, 10:10 PM
The original "Friday". Wuddup, Big Perm?

God of Thunder
04-19-2011, 10:11 PM
Pineapple Express.

DJJasonp
04-19-2011, 10:12 PM
What was the one with Dave Chapelle.......Steven Wright and Jon Stewart had cameos...HALF BAKED!

SPATCH
04-19-2011, 10:14 PM
Soft core porn.... hilarious on weed

SLAG
04-19-2011, 10:15 PM
Soft core porn.... hilarious on weed

Have you ever looked at the back of a $20 bill .... ON WEED?!?!?

WV
04-19-2011, 10:23 PM
Don't be a menace....

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SLAG
04-19-2011, 10:27 PM
Don't be a menace....

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Rep

-King-
04-19-2011, 10:27 PM
How high.

Any movie staring Seth Rogen.

kysirsoze
04-19-2011, 10:28 PM
Koyaanisqatsi. For the more thoughtful stoner.

Deberg_1990
04-19-2011, 10:29 PM
Cheech and Chong's Up in Smoke

BigMeatballDave
04-19-2011, 10:30 PM
Cheech and Chong's Up in SmokeHard to top this.

Thig Lyfe
04-19-2011, 10:35 PM
Hotel Rwanda.

Deberg_1990
04-19-2011, 10:38 PM
Dazed and Confused

SLAG
04-19-2011, 10:38 PM
Grandma's Boy

pr_capone
04-19-2011, 10:39 PM
Harold and Kumar I & II

gonna go off the beaten path here but

Fight Club. Watched it lit one night... out-fucking-standing.

Demonpenz
04-19-2011, 10:41 PM
Harold and Kumar!

Spicy McHaggis
04-19-2011, 10:45 PM
Big Lebowski

SLAG
04-19-2011, 10:48 PM
Big Lebowski

Was waiting to see how long it took...

SLAG
04-19-2011, 10:55 PM
okay...

Harold and Kumar is going in.... and i'm going out.....

58-4ever
04-19-2011, 10:56 PM
Can't buy me love and most 80s movies. :)

Buck
04-19-2011, 10:56 PM
Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny

58-4ever
04-19-2011, 10:57 PM
Short Circuit. True Romance.

SLAG
04-19-2011, 10:57 PM
Short Circuit. True Romance.

I never thought of True Romance as a Stoner movie.. but I can dig it

58-4ever
04-19-2011, 10:59 PM
I never thought of True Romance as a Stoner movie.. but I can dig it

Plenty of drugs and love in that movie.

SLAG
04-19-2011, 10:59 PM
Plenty of drugs and love in that movie.

Brad Pitt..

Nuff said

ForeverChiefs58
04-19-2011, 11:02 PM
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x177/da1nympho/weed-1.jpg

KcMizzou
04-19-2011, 11:05 PM
True Romance is just a great movie in general.

ForeverChiefs58
04-19-2011, 11:05 PM
http://fapit.net/imgs/1153/weed.jpg

HoneyBadger
04-19-2011, 11:09 PM
smily face

ForeverChiefs58
04-19-2011, 11:13 PM
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc39/killakelss07/quotes/weed-2.jpg

ForeverChiefs58
04-19-2011, 11:16 PM
http://www.blueblood.net/gallery/420-superna-weed/420-superna-weed-152.jpg

ForeverChiefs58
04-19-2011, 11:19 PM
Check out this smurfing blue beast
http://29.media.tumblr.com/3kKUnNIeeor5pkncetpGcPn7o1_500.jpg

ForeverChiefs58
04-19-2011, 11:21 PM
http://goodandbaked.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/weed-coffee.jpg

ForeverChiefs58
04-19-2011, 11:23 PM
http://www.webcosmoforums.com/attachments/general-talk/213d1244668530-weed-should-legalized-smokeweed.jpg

SLAG
04-19-2011, 11:36 PM
http://marijuanabutwhy.ytmnd.com

greg63
04-20-2011, 12:05 AM
Cheech and Chong's Up in Smoke

This!

Bump
04-20-2011, 12:10 AM
Half Baked
Dazed and Confused
Pineapple Express
Friday
Fast times and ridgemont high
Grandma's Boy
Harold and Kumar go to White Castle
How High


I haven't seen any of the cheech and chong's, but it's on "my list"

Bump
04-20-2011, 12:12 AM
I just hit my 4/20 blaze. I have a big party to go to tomorrow night and for whatever reason, I can't mix weed and alcohol together at all. Even one beer will make me spin out and puke if I'm high. So, had to do it right after midnight.

HotRoute
04-20-2011, 12:14 AM
Super high me

philfree
04-20-2011, 12:30 AM
I remember waaay back in the 70s when we rolled up the Big Bamboo paper from the Cheech n Chong album and smoked it up.

I didn't inhale...

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PhilFree:arrow:

big nasty kcnut
04-20-2011, 12:33 AM
RVD best stoner in wrestling.

-King-
04-20-2011, 12:56 AM
Super high me

I was high when I watched that for the 2nd time... laughed for an hr straight when the radio interview about prostitution came up.

Radio interviewer: I'll join your fight if you join my fight.

Doug: Yeah, I'll join your fight. Sounds like an awesome fight. We're gonna..we're gonna fight prostitutes?

Me: ROFLROFLROFL

chasedude
04-20-2011, 01:26 AM
Been mentioned already... Cheech & Chong's Up in Smoke!

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MichaelH
04-20-2011, 03:31 AM
Where the Buffalo Roam starring Bill Murray. Not really a "stoner" movie although it's about Hunter S. Thompson. I'm sure not many have seen it.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas starring Johnny Depp. Again, not a "stoner" movie but since it's about Hunter S. Thompson, it's full good fun.

bevischief
04-20-2011, 03:40 AM
Bill and Ted 1 and 2.

Johnny Vegas
04-20-2011, 04:43 AM
Bio Dome

Rolling Kansas

Super Troopers

PCU

acesn8s
04-20-2011, 05:06 AM
The Wall

Although I like watching it clean and sober.

LiveSteam
04-20-2011, 05:12 AM
You fucking stoners

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Deberg_1990
04-20-2011, 06:30 AM
2001 A Space Odyssey

Mile High Mania
04-20-2011, 06:36 AM
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Clerks?
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Brianfo
04-20-2011, 07:09 AM
Fast times at Ridgemont High

MOhillbilly
04-20-2011, 07:10 AM
ACWO

Nice Dreams

crazycoffey
04-20-2011, 07:12 AM
The Wall

Although I like watching it clean and sober.


I probably put this on while I went to bed for almost the entire year I was in Iraq. crazy weird soothing quality. I don't know how to explain it.

To the thread OP - I don't know how you can really argue against it starting and ending with Cheech and Chong. However, I'm not really qualified to even have a dog in this fight. I've never toked up, not once, been around it a few times but never got stoned.

Dartgod
04-20-2011, 07:19 AM
Reefer Madness
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Sfeihc
04-20-2011, 07:20 AM
Grateful Dead the Movie. Special screenings across the country tonight. Check it out!

http://www.fathomevents.com/concerts/event/gratefuldead.aspx

acesn8s
04-20-2011, 07:23 AM
I probably put this on while I went to bed for almost the entire year I was in Iraq. crazy weird soothing quality. I don't know how to explain it.Yet, I understand completely. The music is smooth like a good bourbon.

Otter
04-20-2011, 07:27 AM
Monty Python's "The Meaning of Life".

crazycoffey
04-20-2011, 07:34 AM
Yet, I understand completely. The music is smooth like a good bourbon.


plus, with headphones, it did a great job of drowning out noisy roommates, BDOC announcements and that annoying sound the phalanx system makes.

crazycoffey
04-20-2011, 07:35 AM
Monty Python's "The Meaning of Life".

Every sperm is wonderful, every sperm is good
EVERY sperm is NEEDED, in your neighborhood...

Sfeihc
04-20-2011, 07:36 AM
Floyd on headphones is amazing. Try the album with "Welcome to the Machine" on it. Sorry can't remember the name right now.

QuikSsurfer
04-20-2011, 07:38 AM
Every sperm is wonderful, every sperm is good
EVERY sperm is NEEDED, in your neighborhood...

"Let the heathens spill theirs, on the dusty ground... God will make them pay for each sperm that can't be found"

crazycoffey
04-20-2011, 07:51 AM
"Let the heathens spill theirs, on the dusty ground... God will make them pay for each sperm that can't be found"


If a sperm is wasted, god gets quite irate.

DMAC
04-20-2011, 08:04 AM
Brain Candy
Starship Troopers
Matrix

The Poz
04-20-2011, 08:14 AM
Been mentioned already... Cheech & Chong's Up in Smoke!


I piss myself into a frenzy whenever I watch that scene.

Every once and a while I'll throw on Top Secret.

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Alton deFlat
04-20-2011, 08:23 AM
Without looking at the other posts, "Up In Smoke".

Otter
04-20-2011, 08:29 AM
The "Scary Movie" franchise fits into this category pretty well.

Nzoner
04-20-2011, 08:30 AM
Been mentioned already... Cheech & Chong's Up in Smoke!

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Actually that's from Next Movie

DMAC
04-20-2011, 08:34 AM
Dear Zachary

BigCatDaddy
04-20-2011, 08:35 AM
Old school Scooby Doo cartoons.

Nzoner
04-20-2011, 08:37 AM
First and formost I'll take Cheech and Chong's first two movies but for the heavier darker side I have to give a nod to Requiem For A Dream...



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Dartgod
04-20-2011, 08:43 AM
I think you have to be doing something heavier than a little marijuana to get into that flick.
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Detoxing
04-20-2011, 09:54 AM
You assholes already said all the good ones.

But some other great things to do/watch/listen to while High:

Watch: Thankskilling: A Bad Ass turkey with an attitude goes on a killing spree. Fucking awesome.

Watch: Anything that has to do with the Universe. My favorite is "Journey to the edge of the universe". It's s first person flight to the outer edge of the universe, takes you from the sun all the way to the big boom. High.

Watch: Anything at an IMAX theatre. I don't mean the IMAX at your local AMC, I mean the real, Dome shaped IMAX.

Listen: Anything. Everything sounds pretty good when you're high.

Do: Sex, duh.

Detoxing
04-20-2011, 09:54 AM
First and formost I'll take Cheech and Chong's first two movies but for the heavier darker side I have to give a nod to Requiem For A Dream...



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Dude, I'd hate to watch that if i were stoned. Talk about a mood killer...

Nzoner
04-20-2011, 10:05 AM
Back in HIGH School this show was :thumb:

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crazycoffey
04-20-2011, 10:06 AM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_1T9YXyM1Bfw/TB056ibTMEI/AAAAAAAAHUw/dI5d01ymIyw/s1600/Fritz.jpg

seriously? I'm not even a stoner and I know fritz the cat is supposed to be on this list...

chasedude
04-20-2011, 10:21 AM
First and formost I'll take Cheech and Chong's first two movies but for the heavier darker side I have to give a nod to Requiem For A Dream...



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One of the most twisted movies I've ever seen. Completely insane cinematography

chasedude
04-20-2011, 10:23 AM
Actually that's from Next Movie

Yup you're right. That tells you how long it's been since I've seen anything they've done.

WV
04-20-2011, 10:41 AM
No one has mentioned Fantasia! Great movie to watch stoned.

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eazyb81
04-20-2011, 10:49 AM
Not a movie per se, but watching the Life series on Discovery Channel will blow your mind.

My favorite is the deep sea one.

boogblaster
04-20-2011, 11:05 AM
Up in Smoke ...

chasedude
04-20-2011, 12:39 PM
Another one is Easy Rider... I don't think that one was listed yet.

chasedude
04-20-2011, 12:41 PM
It's not a movie but I think this song needed to be posted. Plus the video is hilarious!

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frankotank
04-20-2011, 12:50 PM
Kung Pow Enter The Fist is pretty funny sober....so adding doobage would make it all the better

JonesCrusher
04-20-2011, 12:57 PM
Trailer Park Boys

Detoxing
04-20-2011, 01:02 PM
I watched some movie called Smiley Face the other night and smoked some shit called "Chocolate Woman".

The weed was amazing. The movie not so much. Typical stoner movie, but it wasn't that funny. However, they did do a good job of depicting what it's like to actually be stoned unlike some of these other movies where you're like,

"uhm...that happens when you're drunk, not high"

Nzoner
04-20-2011, 01:06 PM
It's not a movie but I think this song needed to be posted. Plus the video is hilarious!


Oh crap how could I forget



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Pasta Giant Meatball
04-20-2011, 01:08 PM
Trailer Park Boys

[Julian storms out of his trailer and unplugs Ricky's toaster oven from the outdoor power outlet]
Ricky: What are you doing, Julian! The chicken fingers aren't even cooked! You want us to get sasparilla or something, you dick! Julian, I'm trying to cook some lunch here for me and my...
Julian: Get out of my way.
[Julian takes the keys out of the car, turning off the loud blues music]
Ray: (drunkenly) What are you doing with the tunes, Julian?!
Julian: Get off my property, Ray!
[Julian grabs Ray's wheelchair and rolls him out of the yard]
Ray: What? Wha... No, hey, ho, wait!
Ricky: (to Julian) Take it easy, take it easy, man!
Ray: Nah, forget it Ricky! If he doesn't want me here I'm goin' man! I'm not wanted here!
Ricky: It's my property!
Ray: Nah, forget it! Come on down to my house, I got lots of chicken fingers down there, man!
Julian: This is my car, this is my property, and this is my toaster! I want you out of here!
[Julian dumps Ricky's chicken fingers out of the toaster oven]
Ricky: I can't believe you just did that! Those are the good kind! Eight bucks!

Pasta Giant Meatball
04-20-2011, 01:13 PM
ROFL NSFW

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Nirvana58
04-20-2011, 01:20 PM
Can't believe these movies haven't been listed... Basketball (made by the creators of southpark) and the Jay and Silent Bob movies. They are the definiton of stoner movies. Also if you are really really high, the movie The Ringer with Johnny Knoxville is fucking hilarious. However, you might go to hell for laughing at the mentally handicapped.

Detoxing
04-20-2011, 01:27 PM
Can't believe these movies haven't been listed... Basketball (made by the creators of southpark) and the Jay and Silent Bob movies. They are the definiton of stoner movies. Also if you are really really high, the movie The Ringer with Johnny Knoxville is ****ing hilarious. However, you might go to hell for laughing at the mentally handicapped.

Seen 'em all-High.

Honestly, Jay and Silent bob bore the fuck out of me.The Ringer wasn't that bad actually.

One that is missing from this list that I used to love is Bad Santa.

KC Tattoo
04-20-2011, 01:48 PM
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Nzoner
04-20-2011, 01:58 PM
I remember being ripped in high school and catching The Terror Of Tiny Town on USA's Night Flight.Check out the kid chugging the "beer" about 1:10 into the clip...

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CoMoChief
04-20-2011, 02:41 PM
Fear and Loathing in LV
Super Troopers
Beavis and Butthead Collection (the no laughing episode almost made me pee my pants i was laughing so hard)
Big Lebowski
Grandma's Boy
Half Baked
Harold and Kumar (1st one)
Cheech and Chong Up In Smoke
The Amateurs (Jeff Bridges just kicks a lot of ass)

Mile High Mania
04-20-2011, 03:02 PM
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kysirsoze
04-20-2011, 05:23 PM
It's 4:20 on 4/20 in California. I wonder how many pounds of weed are on fire at this very moment...

Detoxing
04-20-2011, 05:28 PM
It's 4:20 on 4/20 in California. I wonder how many pounds of weed are on fire at this very moment...

I'm at work, so who ever is sparking one, take a hit for me!

Adept Havelock
04-20-2011, 06:17 PM
No love for this classic?

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OK, technically it's a "Hash" movie... :p






Seriously though, I'd go with a classic: Fantasia

Molitoth
04-20-2011, 07:00 PM
Cheech and Chongs Next Movie
Friday
Dazed and Confused


My top 3.

crazycoffey
04-20-2011, 08:00 PM
Somewhere around my 70th birthday, I'm totally calling some of you to get bombed. I want to get stoned out of my gourd and get in a low speed pursuit with the cops, keep going till I run out of gas. I can't wait to see the young 20 something catch me and be like, gramps, WTF???

My defense to the judge will just be, "I just wanted to see what it's like on that side of the story, just once before I go." I think he'll let me off with a warning, or community service. No way I do hard time.

Just Passin' By
04-21-2011, 04:11 PM
Interesting court decision in Massachusetts relating to the stoner issue:

BOSTON (AP) — The odor of burnt marijuana alone is not enough for police to suspect criminal activity and order a person to get out of a car, the state’s highest court ruled Tuesday, citing a state law that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of the narcotic.

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2011/04/20/sjc-burnt-marijuana-odor-not-enough-to-suspect-criminal-activity/

SuperChief
04-21-2011, 04:17 PM
Schindler's List

Detoxing
04-21-2011, 04:24 PM
Interesting court decision in Massachusetts relating to the stoner issue:



http://boston.cbslocal.com/2011/04/20/sjc-burnt-marijuana-odor-not-enough-to-suspect-criminal-activity/

Makes sense. They could've just run over a skunk or something, ya know?

ForeverChiefs58
04-21-2011, 11:07 PM
Stoner Lingo Decoded: The Super High History of 420


At 4:20 pm on April 20, millions of people around the world light up in celebration of the national pot-smoking holiday. But the reason why is often clouded in smoke. NewsFeed is here to clear the air.

In today's culture, the term "420" is synonymous with smoking the illegal (in most places) substance, or at least declaring one's preference for the plant. However, the origins of the 420 trend seems to have vaporized over time, fading from the minds of the smokers who made it part of their subculture the first place.

Cannabis connoisseurs and, of course, the media have many theories on how the 420 movement started, but don't be fooled. Many are no more than myths. (See photos of stoner cinema.)

For instance, 420 is not the penal code for marijuana use in the state of California - that actually refers to obstructing entry on public land. Nor is it a police radio code for weed smoking; it's actually not the radio code for anything. Furthermore, there are not 420 chemical compounds in marijuana (there are 315) and April 20th is not the best time to plant marijuana. You can successfully plant the substance at any time - not that we condone it.

The real history of 420 can actually be traced to San Rafael, California, in 1971, when a group of five friends who who dubbed themselves "the Waldos" would meet every day at 4:20 pm to smoke pot and search for marijuana plants that were rumored to be abandoned near the Point Reyes Peninsula Coast Guard station. (See photos of cannabis culture.)

Of course, no such marijuana plants existed, but it did give the friends an excuse to meet up every day after their respective sports practices - yes, stoners can also be athletes - to partake in some, ahem, leisure activities.

According to High Times magazine's former editor Steven Hager, who first published an article on the Waldos in 1998, the popularity of 420 grew so quickly because of San Rafael's proximity to the Grateful Dead's hub. And the fact that the Waldos had access to Dead parties and rehearsals didn't hurt, either. (See photos of the great American pot smoke-out.)

In fact, according to a Huffington Post article, the brother of one of the Waldos was friends with Dead bassist Phil Lesh. And once the term had infiltrated the band, it wasn't long until it spread to its groupies and beyond, thus cementing 420 as a part of cannabis culture.

Today, April 20 is celebrated around the world with massive gatherings to peacefully smoke and petition for further legalization of the drug, which is still criminalized by federal law. From Boulder, Colo., to San Francisco, Calif., and Ontario, Canada to Auckland, New Zealand, millions of pot-loving citizens will unite for one simple purpose: to get high.

As for the Waldos, all five are successful professionals and still keep in touch. Although they admit to all but giving up the habit that brought them together in the first place.

DrKickass
04-21-2011, 11:17 PM
Kickass

chasedude
04-22-2011, 11:38 AM
Stoner Lingo Decoded: The Super High History of 420


At 4:20 pm on April 20, millions of people around the world light up in celebration of the national pot-smoking holiday. But the reason why is often clouded in smoke. NewsFeed is here to clear the air.

In today's culture, the term "420" is synonymous with smoking the illegal (in most places) substance, or at least declaring one's preference for the plant. However, the origins of the 420 trend seems to have vaporized over time, fading from the minds of the smokers who made it part of their subculture the first place.

Cannabis connoisseurs and, of course, the media have many theories on how the 420 movement started, but don't be fooled. Many are no more than myths. (See photos of stoner cinema.)

For instance, 420 is not the penal code for marijuana use in the state of California - that actually refers to obstructing entry on public land. Nor is it a police radio code for weed smoking; it's actually not the radio code for anything. Furthermore, there are not 420 chemical compounds in marijuana (there are 315) and April 20th is not the best time to plant marijuana. You can successfully plant the substance at any time - not that we condone it.

The real history of 420 can actually be traced to San Rafael, California, in 1971, when a group of five friends who who dubbed themselves "the Waldos" would meet every day at 4:20 pm to smoke pot and search for marijuana plants that were rumored to be abandoned near the Point Reyes Peninsula Coast Guard station. (See photos of cannabis culture.)

Of course, no such marijuana plants existed, but it did give the friends an excuse to meet up every day after their respective sports practices - yes, stoners can also be athletes - to partake in some, ahem, leisure activities.

According to High Times magazine's former editor Steven Hager, who first published an article on the Waldos in 1998, the popularity of 420 grew so quickly because of San Rafael's proximity to the Grateful Dead's hub. And the fact that the Waldos had access to Dead parties and rehearsals didn't hurt, either. (See photos of the great American pot smoke-out.)

In fact, according to a Huffington Post article, the brother of one of the Waldos was friends with Dead bassist Phil Lesh. And once the term had infiltrated the band, it wasn't long until it spread to its groupies and beyond, thus cementing 420 as a part of cannabis culture.

Today, April 20 is celebrated around the world with massive gatherings to peacefully smoke and petition for further legalization of the drug, which is still criminalized by federal law. From Boulder, Colo., to San Francisco, Calif., and Ontario, Canada to Auckland, New Zealand, millions of pot-loving citizens will unite for one simple purpose: to get high.

As for the Waldos, all five are successful professionals and still keep in touch. Although they admit to all but giving up the habit that brought them together in the first place.

Never knew this. I had always heard it was the police code for seeing someone smoking weed.

ChiefsPlanet never ceases to amazing on teaching me something new everyday.

Inspector
04-22-2011, 02:25 PM
Stoner Lingo Decoded: The Super High History of 420


At 4:20 pm on April 20, millions of people around the world light up in celebration of the national pot-smoking holiday. But the reason why is often clouded in smoke. NewsFeed is here to clear the air..........



Thanks. I read all through this thread hoping someone would explain what this "420" deal was. I didn't want to ask and expose myself as being old and out of touch with the hip young folks, so thanks for posting this.

Now nobody will ever know how unhip I really am. Whew!