Chicago NORML will be hosting their first fundraiser and membership drive! Of course, it will be held on April 20th. That date has very special meaning in the cannabis community and is informally known as “National Weed Day”.
The origins are sketchy. Maybe because the originators were high at the time. According to HighTimes Magazine, the term was coined in 1971 at California High School whose dismissal time was 4:20. Duh, code for time to blaze up! Some folks say that 420 was a police code for marijuana smoking in progress.
According the magazine, the the code often creeps into popular culture and mainstream settings. All of the clocks in Pulp Fiction, for instance, are set to 4:20. In 2003, when the California legislature codified the medical marijuana law voters had approved, the bill was named SB420.
Whatever the origins, Chicago NORML will always be down for a celebration! We encourage our friends, followers and community members to c’mon out & celebrate with us.
Live entertainment, food, games, prizes and more are on tap! Suggested donation is only $25 and Chicago NORML members get an automatic 10% discount, so join now!
Get your tickets or make a donation HERE.