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420 is a reference for smoking marijuana, It could refer to...
420....4:20 , in the wee hours or 16:20 Hrs.
The peace symbol with ones finger gestures denotes the hands of a clock, or it is used said finger gesture no matter what time it happens to be.
by sufizmjim January 16, 2009
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NATIONAL POT SMOKERS DAY
4th month 20th day
by Anonymous February 08, 2003
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the best fucking holiday! im celebrating by smoking massive weed and listening to bob marley! rock on!
1. its 4/20, lets light up
2. its 4:20, lets go out back and smoke this joint
3. its hitlers b-day
4. all the kids at columbine were high so they had no idea what was going on
by the chigger April 20, 2004
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Yes it was the time 4:20 when pot smokers met but not at San Rafael High, or maybe they did, and it's a coincidence, but at Edison High School in Huntington Beach California. 1971, and 1972, deals and smoke were happening behind the Horticulture area and 4:20 was the time. It became a code even then, you would raise 4 finger and then 2. It meant see you at the spot at 4:20. There was a reason for the time, it was when the area would be clear of any supervision and was a free place to smoke. There was a lot of pot grown in the horticulture class, and I remember once when we were all waiting for My Hoyland to leave, he came rushing in the room with a flat full of small pot plants and he wanted to know whose they were. The plants were all too small to have been any of ours! Our stuff was already well over 3 feet to 5 feet high and planted throughout the school grounds. My favorite was just outside the principals office window! 420!!!! It's quite possible that some students transferred to San Raf or from there to Edison and brought the code with them?
But 420 was the code for pot smokers, it defined the place and time!
420 was also a group which became a political party one year. Edison was rumored at that time to be high on the list (Nixons watch dog for drugs in schools) of the most wise spread use of pot and so called drugs in the country. 3 narcs were assigned at this time to our school, they were nick named by the 420's as the "Mod Squad" and were all over 25 years old and looked it! LOL! In a predominately white school 1 of them was black, the 3 wore expensive hippy clothes and spoke like cops. They were led on by 420 stoners and at an election rally a certain candidate sponsored by the 420 group, who also passed out Vote for me on rolling papers, made a speech wanting to legalize weed on campus, (That was the 420's agenda) and then at the end of the speech pointed out the Mod Squad, and identified them as undercover narcs. They left in a hurry and were never seen again. The 420's pulled pranks and were known to smoke openly, trying to find ways to make pot accepted.
by Lyle Gibson April 21, 2011
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In 1971, a group of stoners at San Rafael High School, California, coined this word. It was originally 420 Louis, meaning they planned to smoke weed by the Louis Pasteur statue by their school (btw Louis Pasteur was a hygene expert just fyi) and they said it as like a code word so that they could talk about weed around their parents / teachers and they would not know what the hell they were going on a bout!!! They may have been trying to track down a hidden crop aswell, although that is a bit debated and may be in fact an urban myth. But hey, this is Urban Dictionary, so yea! And then the phrase gained use thanks to the Greatful Dead who publicised it in the 70s and 80s. Today, 44 years down the track, the Waldos are given full credit for coining the term and it still means weed. It is mainly used for fun, secrecy, ritual and protest. A lot of people who smoke weed have a lot of fun with this word, and nobody else really knows wtf they are saying! ... (except their hippy parents!!!!!!! lol oops!)
Oh hey dude, there was this one time at Dennys, I was like super super stoned, I think it might have been after 420!

420 is both a time and a day - It's 4:20 (20 past 4)), or Happy 4/20 (20th of April)

Let's go out on 420 at 420 for some 420ing!!!!!!!!
by sagibitchascent420 February 02, 2016
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The origin of the word goes long before it's use in the US for cannabis. 420 is common term in Indian subcontinent used for someone who is a thief/trickster/clever in mischievous way. The word originates by Penal Code of 1860 instituted by the colonial government of British India. Section 420 covers offences relating to cheating and dishonestly.

I am pretty sure someone from Indian subcontinent (pakistan, india, bangladesh), probably students, tricked some American pot smokers into using the word for themselves back in 1960s or 1970s. What else could explain that weird coincidence? In that sense they were "420" (mischievous trickster) who tricked people into using a (bad) Indian slang for themselves
Look, lets tell American pot smokers in our school that they should call themselves "420". (laughs Hehehee )
by Zuchi October 30, 2014
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German 1:do you know what day it is?
German 2:yea, its 420..like April 20th...
German 1:Yea! Hitler's Birthday!!
by Baby Buns December 05, 2008
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