Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Am I out of touch? I've heard of 420 (or 4:20, 4/20) before ("Stoner's Day"), but at this point, I don't know anybody who is celebrating. I never wanted to use drugs, and by the time I met them, those friends who indulged had mostly stopped. Now that my kids have grown up and moved into Seattle, my links to the dope smokers in the neighborhood are gone. So I'm out of the loop. Sounds like friends of friends of Colin's will be puffing today, but I don't know them. It seems odd to celebrate Adolf Hitler's birthday by lighting up a doobie! But that's just me.
See Snopes.com for more about 420: http://www.snopes.com/language/stories/420.htm
NPR's take on 420 - talk to your kids: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4607795
Marijuana in the Body: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/dope/body/
Science may have found a cure for most evils, but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all: the apathy of human beings. - Helen Keller