They choose April 20th because it's the 4th month, 20th day and the number 420 is magical to those suffering from reefer madness. This is about the height of cleverness that the rest of us can expect from the pickled-brain crowd.
Sadly, the school officials that parents are entrusting their kids to typically turn their backs on these festivals of law-breaking and local police are just as culpable when they refuse to step in aggressively and hammer as many dopers as possible as hard as the law allows.
On one hand, I feel bad for these losers because they miss out on so much in life when they just sit around trying to bake their brains, but the conservative side of me says that even though they are immature, they're still old enough to know better and they're making their own choices. If they want to condemn themselves to a life of dead-end, minimum-wage jobs, that's really on them. But I draw the line at them doing this stuff at public universities that are supported by my tax dollars, even "universities" where someone like Ward Churchill is looked upon as something more than a fraud. (You know that someone there is smoking something just from that.)
The potheads even have a spokesperson (spokestoner?) and wanna-be leader who says that they need to learn to dress and act appropriately and lobby for the right to abuse drugs.
BOULDER, Colo. — A self-described conservative "soccer mom" told marijuana legalization advocates that they'll need to do more than smoke pot in public to get drug laws changed during a speech on the University of Colorado campus Saturday.
Jessica Corry, the executive director of the Colorado Civil Rights initiative, said 4/20 "smoke-out" events like the one planned for Farrand Field on Monday are a good way to bring attention to the issue.
But she said people fighting marijuana prohibition also need to participate in the political process -- and, she said, advocates need to show lawmakers a sober, serious side as well.
"They're laughing at us," she said. "The 4/20 events are fine... but let's also get people down to the Capitol in suits."
One thing she said is true, stoners. The rest of us are laughing at you. and we'll still be laughing at you in ten years or so when you're out of college and working hard at the local Fotohut because it's the only job that you could manage to get and hold onto.
How's that song go again? Oh yeah...
I was gonna put on a suit, but I got high.
Was gonna see my Congressman too, but I got high.
Now I'm 40, unemployed and in jail, and I know whyyyyyy....
Because I got high, because I got high, because I got high...
Pathetic losers. And the only ones more contemptible are the parents of these punks who write their tuition checks every semester, usually knowing good and well that their little over-indulged Jeff Spicoli clone is never going to amount to a damned thing and is only occupying a seat in classes that decent kids with actual futures could be making use of.