There are now eight states that have legalized marijuana (Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon and Washington), 13 more with decriminalization laws and 45 with medical-marijuana laws.
Philadelphia rabble-rouser NA Poe, his girlfriend Rachael Friedman and 20 others were arrested on various drug charges Apr. 22 after police raided Philly Smoke Session, an illegal warehouse weed market. Poe and Friedman both have $250,000 bails and remain incarcerated.
So far in 2017, several well-known musicians have passed away, including Chuck Berry, J. Geils, Al Jarreau, Butch Trucks, Cuba Gooding, Joni Sledge, James Cotton, Larry Coryell and David Peel.
It's April, which must mean 4/20. There are plenty of events leading up and following the stoner high holiday, including public rallies in Denver, San Francisco, Vancouver and Toronto; music festivals in Atlanta, Miami and Washington, DC; industry events like the Cannabis Cup, New England Cannabis Convention and Southwest Cannabis Conference; and concerts featuring Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson and many more.
"Today is the grand master of all holidays: 4/20, or April 20th. We're talking about the day of celebration, the real time to get high." This is what was written in 1990 and it has come to be. So enjoy the day and recharge your batteries to work towards legalizing marijuana nationwide.
I like to say I discovered 420, because it's true. It happened at a Grateful Dead show in Oakland in 1990 when I was working for High Times.
Two of the stoniest celebs with 4/20 birthdays are Stephen Marley and rapper Killer Mike. Check out our list of 33 stars that were born on the 20th of April.
New York's most famous street musician, David Peel, passed away today at 12:30 pm. He was 73.