4/20

Happy 4/20! Merry 4/20! Happy Day o' Weed!

It's that special day of the year where the jokers, the tokers, and the midnight smokers celebrate the green mistress, Maryjane.

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4/20 Origins

4/20 actually began thanks to a group of high school students. (Who said stoner teens couldn't change the world?)

According to History, the students dubbed "the Waldos" of San Rafel School would hang out by a wall and smoke together at 4:20 pm. You know, after class and extracurricular activities. They would remind each other of plans to meet up by saying the code "420" to each other in the hallway. This was back in 1971, it's crazy to think that it grew to what it is today. Here we are on the other side of the country and it's a solid part of our culture.

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Munchies

Even if you don't partake, you're likely well aware that marijuana gives you the munchies, a massive craving for sweets, carbs, or really anything unhealthy and easily accessible. But why is that?

CNN tackled this very topic and consulted with an expert from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Put simply, THC lights up the part of the brain that "regulates feeding behavior and energy balance", which also explains the chill vibes that come from THC.

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4/20 Pizza

So if you're celebrating today and you have the munchies, look no further than Fairgrounds Pizza & Pub in Cornish, Maine.

Their latest pie is a stoner dream.

The sauce? Chick-fil-a.
The toppings? Chicken fingers, waffle fries, tater tots, and Fritos.

So grab a friend to drive or do takeout. Enjoy 4/20 safely, toke up and eat up!

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