420, 4:20, or 4/20 (pronounced four-twenty) is a code-term in cannabis culture that refers to the consumption of cannabis, especially smoking cannabis around the time 4:20 p.m. (or 16:20 in 24-hour notation) and smoking cannabis in celebration on the date April 20.
April 20 is also a day where proponents of decriminalizing marijuana hold events to promote their position and educate the public.
During my interview session with the Haughty By Nature crew back in December, I was asked for my opinion, as an authority on alcohol law, about the lessons to be learned from the history of alcohol prohibition relative to the recreational marijuana movement. I answered by pointing out some strong parallels. To hear this portion of the interview, click here.