In , five high school students in San Rafael, California ,   used the term "" in connection with a plan to search for an abandoned cannabis crop, based on a treasure map made by the grower. After several failed attempts to find the crop, the group eventually shortened their phrase to "", which ultimately evolved into a code-word the teens used to refer to consuming cannabis. Steven Hager of High Times was responsible for popularizing the story of the Waldos. Hager attributed the early spread of the phrase to Grateful Dead followers  — after "Waldo" Reddix became a roadie for the Grateful Dead 's bassist, Phil Lesh  — and called for pm to be the socially accepted hour of the day to consume cannabis. April 20 has become an international counterculture holiday , where people gather to celebrate and consume cannabis. As marijuana continues to be decriminalized and legalized around the world, Steve DeAngelo , cannabis activist and founder of California's Harborside Health Center , notes that "even if our activist work were complete, morphs from a statement of conscience to a celebration of acceptance, a celebration of victory, a celebration of our amazing connection with this plant" and that he thinks that "it will always be worthy of celebration". In Ljubljana , Slovenia , the University of Ljubljana's student organization has carried out several annual cannabis-themed protests that have contributed to the debate on cannabis status in Slovenia and the subsequent legislation proposals in by gathering responses from various political parties in Slovenia and ranking them accordingly.
In , five students at San Rafael High School would meet at p. They chose that specific time because extracurricular activities had usually ended by then. We were the guys sitting under the stands smoking a doobie, wondering what we were doing there. The shenanigans continued long after p.
The meaning behind has become a thing of legend. I hope so. There are a lot of theories on where came from. The true story is, well, whichever one is most accepted by the masses I guess.