History of 420 | FauxShow 86

History of 420 | FauxShow 86

Angela and Chris discuss the history of 4/20 day, all the various things it means to people. And how it became so connected to smoking cannabis.

Plus we introduce a new segment!

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US Counterculure Holiday: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Counterculture

“is a sociological term used to describe the values and norms of behavior of a cultural group, or subculture, that run counter to those of the social mainstream of the day”

Historical Events: http://www.historyorb.com/events/april/20

Urban Dictionary: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=420

15 things you should know: http://www.termlifeinsurance.org/15-things-you-should-know-about-weed/

Earth Day: April 22nd http://www.earthday.org/2012

Origins of 420: http://youtu.be/34ku2Kk5CcI

Anti-Cannabis Propganda:


Cannibus Culture:


Top 25 strains: http://www.marijuana.com/news/2012/04/infographic-top-25-medical-marijuana-strains-in-march

Mail Sack:


A new project called myRelam: http://pastebin.com/EDb1mKMP

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5 Responses to “History of 420 | FauxShow 86”

  1. seannewboy Says:

     Just FYI Most of the early anti-canabis stuff was started by William Randolph Hearst, because he hated Mexicans, who were really the only ones in America using it. He paid for news ads and the movie you saw. Most of Americas drug laws were started to punish minorities. Heroin was attacked first in San Francisco when it had a budding chinese culture war. Likewise cocaine became bad because a group of people wanted to punish its main users at the time, the african-americans (not the term used at the time).Since then it just grew and grew.

  2. franzkafka Says:

    Didn’t enjoy the show. Don’t agree with your view. I respect your right to be an apologist for the cannabis movement, but don’t agree at all. I’ve seen a number of lives impacted by cannabis use, and not positively. Again, you’re entitled to your opinions / beliefs, but this certainly wasn’t a balanced show and certainly didn’t provide a view of both sides of the issue. I realize that you are not journalists, per se, but I found the whole presentation a bit distasteful. 

  3. georgezilla Says:

     ” … I’ve seen a number of lives impacted by cannabis use, and not positively. … “OH LOOK! More FUD!

    Now just to be fair. If you would please site what you believe to be proof that these people were  if fact “impacted” and “not positively” by this herb? Empirical evidence and facts would be a good place to start. And if you are a trained professional, that could be presented as an expert on this subject, please inform us as to what those qualifications are so that we may give your opinions the weight that they deserve.

    If the above can not be provided, please do the world a favor by not spreading bullshit like this around as fact. There lots of impressionable Fox News viewers out there that really do not need to hear any more crap like this. Their lives are way to complicated as it is. 

    Oh, and the children. Please think of the children. We don’t want the children to grow up ignorant, with their heads full of lies. Thinking that those lies are the truth, now do we?

    It is more likely that those peoples lives were just f’d-up. Life is like that. Sometimes it’s just f’d-up. And nothing or no one is to blame. That’s just the way it is.

    So ….

    I’m calling BULLSHIT!

  4. georgezilla Says:

    That and he didn’t have any investment in the cannabis trade. And he couldn’t get into it. Or into any of the other drugs either. So, if you’re rich and can’t get in on something like this? You poison the well.

    That is what he did. And he did a very good job of it too. The lies and fear still live today. And are accepted as fact, to this day.

  5. franzkafka Says:

    No need to provide proof. I was commenting on the show. Again, you and others are entitled to their own opinions. However, what I’ve seen of people using cannabis has not been positive. Empirical evidence isn’t necessary – wasn’t trying to change your opinion or anyone else’s, just stating mine. 

    Again, I’m generally a fan of the show but didn’t enjoy this one and didn’t feel it provided a balanced or real view of the issue. And, again, I know this isn’t a news / documentary show but a blog-type podcast, so that’s outside their mandate. However, for me, this wasn’t a great show and I disagree with the light-hearted approach they took to the discussion of cannabis use, which I feel is not something people should use. I think that the apologist movement is very strong for cannabis and I think the normalization of its use is part of a number of problems we are seeing emerge in society. 

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