WEED Day is an unofficial celebration dedicated to cannabis that is marked in various locations around the world every year. Revellers gather to smoke or consume marijuana together, with some using the occasion to push for the legalisation of the drug - here's everything you need to know... But why is there a cannabis day and what relevance does 420 have with the festivity?When is Weed Day? Weed Day falls on April 20 every year. In the US calendar, this date is written as 4/20 – digits that have become synonymous with cannabis culture. Other festivals that fall in April include St George’s Day, Shakespeare Day and the last day of Passover. What relevance does 420 have with smoking weed? Urban legend suggested that 420 was formerly the penal code that Californian police used to categorise marijuana cases. However, this theory has been discredited as the digits are extra linked to trespassing offences. Many believe that 420 culture first stemmed from the San Rafael High … [Read more...] about When is 420 day, how is it marked by cannabis users and how did ‘Weed Day’ start?
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WEED Day is an unofficial celebration dedicated to cannabis that is marked in various locations around the world every year.Revellers gather to smoke or consume marijuana together, with some using the occasion to push for the legalisation of the drug - and 420 Day is TODAY!But why is there a cannabis day and what relevance does 420 have with the festivity?Weed Day falls on April 20 every year.In the US calendar, this date is written as 4/20 – digits that have become synonymous with cannabis culture.Other festivals that fall in April include St George’s Day, Shakespeare Day and the last day of Passover.Urban legend suggested that 420 was formerly the penal code that Californian police used to categorise marijuana cases.However, this theory has been discredited as the digits are extra linked to trespassing offences.Many believe that 420 culture first stemmed from the San Rafael High School in California.In 1971, Five students allegedly hatched a plan to meet at 4:20pm, where … [Read more...] about What is 420 day, how is April 20 marked by cannabis users and what are the origins of ‘Weed Day’?
The sign pointing to the voting booth in San Francisco's City Hall is small and unassuming. Hardly anything else points to the fact that the next President of the United States is being elected on this day. It's no wonder. For the people of California, the result is a foregone conclusion. "It doesn't make a difference whether you go to vote or not," said Rafael Mandelman, a young man handing out flyers to passers-by in front of City Hall. "Everyone here is for Obama anyway." Several points to cover Mandelman nonetheless tried to persuade as many people as possible to cast their vote. After all, this is also about him. Mandelman is running for a seat on a local administrative council. On November 6, voters didn't just cast their ballots for the country's president. They also voted on numerous proposals solely affecting San Francisco and California, such as choosing the candidates for various committees. San Franciscans also had to decide on whether the death penalty should be … [Read more...] about San Francisco banks on Obama
Voters in Ecuador are going to the polls Sunday to decide whether to keep the country's left-of-center government in office or shift to the right. The equatorial country has been led by Socialist President Rafael Correa of the past 10 years. The 53-year-old economist remains fairly popular but is prohibited by the constitution from seeking a third term in the oil-rich country. Correa ally Lenin Moreno is hoping to continue the president's tax-and-spend social policies. The 63-year-old leads in opinion polls but appears unlikely to win by a large enough majority to avoid a run-off vote that, if necessary will be held on April 2. "The Ecuadoran people have affection [for us] and are determined to continue with this process," he said at a recent campaign event. The country's economy has made considerable gains over the past decade but has been buffeted in recent years by depressed oil prices. Moreno needs to garner at least 40 percent of the vote and lead his nearest opponent by 10 … [Read more...] about Election in Ecuador will determine the legacy of Socialist President Correa