Bangor Maine Police Department’s Message on 420
April 20. It's a day that has a whole new meaning. Leave it to TC of the Bangor Police Department to address this special day in a way only he can put into words.
A little history about 420 for those that may not know the meaning, me being one of them for a long time since I've never touched the stuff in my life.
According to Wikipedia, the first use of the term "420" was in 1971 by high school students in San Rafael California. They would meet at a statue of Louis Pasteur on the grounds of San Rafael High School to search for an abandoned cannabis crop that they had a treasure map for from a grower. "420 Louis" became a code word so that other teens would know when and where to meet to start searching. They never found the crop, but "420" went on to become a code word for teens to smoke cannabis. If you're a teenager and reading this, wait until you're 21.
Since then, 420 has become more than just a code word. As cannabis has become more accepted in today's society, as proven by the absurd amount of dispensaries throughout Maine, April 20 has become an unofficial holiday for cannabis users.
The day was not lost on Tim Cotton, the man behind the success of the Bangor Police Department's Facebook page which has over 300,000 followers all over the world thanks to his witty and humorous posts. Today's post addressing the fact that today was 420 was brief but witty as usual.
I particularly enjoy the hashtag #EnjoyYourDoritos. Crunch 'em if you got 'em.
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