When is International Medical Marijuana Day? April 20th
"April 20 ("4/20" in U.S. date notation) has evolved into a counterculture holiday, where people gather to celebrate and consume cannabis.: This observance is set to honor "medical marijuana" - "Medical cannabis (commonly referred to as "medical marijuana") refers to the use of the Cannabis plant as a physician-recommended drug or herbal therapy, as well as synthetic tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other cannabinoids.
- Note: 4:20 or 4/20 (pronounced four-twenty) refers to consumption of cannabis and, by extension, a way to identify oneself with cannabis drug subculture.
"In Dunedin, New Zealand, students at Otago University and other cannabis law reform activists meet every Wednesday and Friday at 4:20 p.m. under a Walnut tree on the Otago University Union Lawn to openly smoke cannabis in what they consider 'an act of protest' against 'New Zealand's unjust cannabis prohibition laws'. There was considerable media and Police interest in the '420' group in 2008, resulting in the arrest of a student and the issuance of trespass notices to members of the public at one of the 4:20 p.m. meetings."
University of Colorado, Boulder
"A large celebration is held every year on the University of Colorado's Boulder campus, with attendance reaching more than 10,000 in 2008. In 2009, it has been estimated that the crowd reached over the 10,000 attendee mark that was set in 2008. This would make CU Boulder's celebration of the hopeful legalization of marijuana one of the largest such celebrations in the United States. University police have tried various methods to prevent the gathering, including photographing students participating in the event, but the crowd has grown every year."
"On April 15, 2009, the Office of the Chancellor sent an e-mail to all CU students regarding the 2009 celebration of 4/20 stating that the event would debase "the reputation of your university and degree." The CU student newspaper disagreed with the Chancellor's analysis."
"No possession tickets were issued at the event."
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
"On April 20, 2009, an estimated 5000 marijuana smokers gathered
in Vancouver. The police did not attempt to make arrests. "
Origin of this Holiday?
"The origin of the term (420 - 4/20) stems from a story about a group
of teenagers at San Rafael High School in San Rafael, California,
United States in 1971. The teens would meet after school at 4:20 p.m.
to smoke marijuana at the Louis Pasteur statue."
"According to an April 2009 article on the Huffington Post, the group called itself the Waldos because its members hung out by a wall after school. Writer Ryan Grim, citing interviews with anonymous Waldos, claims that the group met by the statue at 4:20 p.m. to begin a search for a crop of unguarded cannabis growing near Point Reyes that they had heard about. They never found the stash, Grim writes, but smoked plenty of marijuana while looking for it."
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There are many studies regarding the
use of cannabis in a medicinal context. Use generally requires a
prescription, and distribution is usually done within a framework
defined by local laws. There are several methods for administration
of dosage, including:
- vaporizing or smoking dried buds
- drinking or eating extracts
- taking synthetic THC pills.
The comparible efficacy of these methods was the subject of an
investigative study by the National Institutes of Health."
"Medicinal use of cannabis is legal in a limited number of territories
worldwide, including Canada, Austria, the Netherlands, Spain, Israel,
Finland, and Portugal. In the United States, 13 states have recognized
medical marijuana: Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine,
Maryland, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode
Island, Vermont and Washington; although California, Colorado, New Mexico and Rhode Island are currently the only states to utilize "dispensaries" to sell medical cannabis."
"Seven U.S. states are currently considering medical marijuana bills in their legislatures: Illinois, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and North Carolina. South Dakota also has several petitions in interest of medical marijuana legalization."
"Cannabis has a long history of medicinal use in many cultures. The U.S. federal government, as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services, holds a patent for medical marijuana. Yet, medical cannabis remains a controversial issue worldwide. The Supreme Court ruled in 2005 that the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution allowed the government to ban the use of cannabis, including medical use; the Food and Drug Administration states that "marijuana... has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States". "
Disclainer: Note -This website does not agree or disagree with the use of cannabis. We strickly gather information about International Holidays and post our finding because our website is a directory for Holidays of all kind-