It was the fall off 1971 and a group of friends from San Rafael, California called the Waldos had learned of an untended patch of marijuana growing near the Point Reyes Peninsula Coast Guard station.
Armed with a map they decided to meet each other at 4:20, after class, by the statue of Louis Pasteur outside the San Rafael High School.
The 4:20 habit became a daily routine. They would smoke on the way to Point Reyes and smoke the entire time they were there.
The Waldos never did find that patch of weed, bunch of stoners that they were. But they invented a code: one that became part of a collective stoner-conscious that would resonate in “herbologists” for generations to come.
After the first International Day of Cannabis Freedom was celebrated on April 20, 1995, a tradition began. Held in the Vancouver Art Gallery in Vancouver, Canada, it was a day of music and dizzying smoke. In celebrating a good 40 years of 4:20, we here at FHM online would like to offer this humble playlist of songs about weed. Its April the 20th, after all. And I’ve been told that music sounds better when you’re “baked.”
1. "Let it Burn" – Playa Poncho