Cannabis enthusiasts mark 4/20 Day as second Pahrump dispensary under construction –

Nye Countians are set to mark 4/20 Day on Wednesday, the unofficial holiday observing and celebrating cannabis, which became legal in Nevada in 2017.

There’s still a bit of a haze when it comes to the origins of the day.

A common belief is that 420 was the California penal code for the drug, but there is no evidence to support that. Another theory is that there are 420 chemicals in marijuana — but that’s not quite grounded in facts either. (There are more than 500 chemicals in cannabis.)

The best possibility of the origins of the holiday date back to the 1970s, when a group of high school kids ritualistically smoked at 4:20 p.m. each evening. The ritual spread, according to legend, and the day of celebration was born.

Regardless of its origins, the legalization in most states, including Nevada, has drastically altered the significance of the holiday.

“Every day is 4/20 now,” said Anthony Cazuca, a local pot smoker.

Local suppliers, such as the Grove Cannabis Dispensary, still claim 4/20 as one of its busiest — if not the busiest — retail day of the year.

And consumers now look forward to the deals on 4/20 Day.


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