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I've by no means led a sheltered life so how come....

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OhMyGodTheyKilledKenny Tue 23-Apr-19 21:24:20

...I've never heard of 420/4:20 in relation to cannabis culture confused.

I'm 51, have mixed with all sorts, shared student houses with some right stoners, have even smoked the stuff myself (many years ago) yet have never heard of "four twenty" until this week.

Anyone else found that something like this has completely passed them by?

RawRoar Tue 23-Apr-19 21:24:55


BrokenWing Tue 23-Apr-19 21:35:14

Nope never heard of it either, you don't need to be knowledgable on illegal drugs slang to have not led a sheltered life. So much more to life than weed.

IhateBoswell Tue 23-Apr-19 21:37:55

What does it mean then? I've never heard of it.

CheekyFuckersDontGetPastMe Tue 23-Apr-19 21:38:37

my teen told me about it on Monday at 4.20 EVERYBODY goes to a location to smoke the reefer.

Ours was apparently a local park.

VanGoghsDog Tue 23-Apr-19 21:38:46

Yeah, it's all over Tinder.

megletthesecond Tue 23-Apr-19 21:38:54

I've never heard of that before.
But it does explain why I could smell weed along Piccadilly on Saturday. It's something I usually only smell in our classy town hmm.

CheekyFuckersDontGetPastMe Tue 23-Apr-19 21:40:52

I always preferred a smoke early evening. Terribly munches if I started before I’d eaten my dinner.

CheekyFuckersDontGetPastMe Tue 23-Apr-19 21:44:47

On the 20th day every 4th month people meet at 4.20 to have a joint together.

OhMyGodTheyKilledKenny Tue 23-Apr-19 21:44:57

Its just that this week, due to the date being 4/20 (in the American format) there have been lots of mentions of it in relation to celebrations and events held worldwide.

Googling shows it was a phrase that originated in the 70s so it's been around a long time

bellinisurge Tue 23-Apr-19 21:54:52

Nope. I'm old. I've lived a bit. News to me too.

longtimelurkerhelen Tue 23-Apr-19 21:55:18

It's an American thing.

bellinisurge Tue 23-Apr-19 21:57:04

Nope. I'm old. I've lived a bit. News to me too.
Also, and here's another big secret, smoking weed makes you really dull to be around.

RezCowgirl Tue 23-Apr-19 21:58:09

Probably never heard of it be use it's only really been in the mainstream UK cannabis community in the last few years. It's an American thing.

KittensinaBlender Tue 23-Apr-19 22:01:19

I thought this was going to be about googling Dragon Butter or some such.

We haven’t had a good Dragon Butter thread in aaaages.

thugmansion Tue 23-Apr-19 22:02:01

I've known 4.20 for the past three years from DSs and work colleagues. I assumed 20th of April being the day they celebrated

Dollywilde Tue 23-Apr-19 22:03:16

I know it but generally only via Twitter - it’s a US thing and cannabis has never been my drug of choice!

OhMyGodTheyKilledKenny Tue 23-Apr-19 22:06:18

KittensinaBlender you're not going to catch me out with that one! grin

I've been on mumsnet long enough to have heard of that so not totally naive wink

WeepingWillowWeepingWino Tue 23-Apr-19 22:07:30

Never heard of it and whilst I’m not a partaker DH used to smoke skunk every day.

Sarahjconnor Tue 23-Apr-19 22:12:31

I know all about it. But I grew up in Jamaica!

DianaPrincessOfThemyscira Tue 23-Apr-19 22:19:52

I've heard of it but I'm on Reddit.

What does it mean? Where did it come from? What is the significance?


Myfoolishboatisleaning Tue 23-Apr-19 22:20:05

I knew it, but I live in the US. It doesn’t even work in the UK, because we do the date correctly 😂

caughtinanet Tue 23-Apr-19 22:20:53

I know about it but I'd say it's only been a thing here (UK) for the past couple of years

DointItForTheKids Tue 23-Apr-19 22:35:27

I wonder if these folks producing this high quality (and probably very delicious) Welsh butter are aware of the possible confusion based on the other meaning of Dragon Butter?

This is significantly more wholesome that's for sure grin!!

barryfromclareisfit Tue 23-Apr-19 22:38:29

OP, I had to google it, too. It seems to be some overseas nonsense. Essentially harmless. I’m ignoring it.

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