The last 4/20 before legalization

Kamloops RCMP officers kept a watch on the smoke-in, but did not appear to make any arrests

Chris Seymour joined several dozen others in Riverside Park on Friday afternoon as they fired up joints as part of the annual 4/20 celebration.

The term 4/20 is now associated with smoking pot (although some have mistaken 4/20 as a reference to Adolf Hitler’s birthday or to a police code) and can trace its origins to a group of teens at San Rafael High School in northern California.

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They referred to themselves as The Waldos and, in 1971, would meet by a Louis Pasteur statue at the school at 4:20 p.m. to get high.

Kamloops RCMP officers kept a watch on the smoke-in, but did not appear to make any arrests.

Friday’s smoke-in at Riverside Park and at locations across Canada was the last 4/20 gathering before recreational marijuana is legalized later this year.

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