While many people are celebrating the unofficial but popular "National Weed Day", they may also be looking for a "green" moon to finish off their "high" day. Unfortunately, they might be disappointed!
The social media trend that had many excited to see green tint in the moonlight tonight is nothing but a fabrication. However, there has been a green moon before.
According to Earthsky.com, there won't be a green tinted moon gracing our skies tonight. The social media hoax, which was intended to be a joke, began circulating around the internet saying that the jade colored moon would be seen in the skies on May 29, 2016. It was then later changed to April 20 to coincide with the 4/20.
The fabricated post went on to state that it had been 420 years since the first Green Moon made its appearance. Many believe that the post was made in reference to the unofficial holiday, since "420" is indeed the day it is celebrated and that "green" was picked since the plant that cannabis is made from is green.
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Like most social media phenomena, this one caught on like fire.
The 4/20 Epidemic
The worldwide movement was allegedly started in 1971 by five high school students: Steve Capper, Dave Reddix, Jeffrey Noel, Larry Schwartz, and Mark Gravich. They would meet at 4:20 p.m. to smoke, which became a "codeword" for students to use.
The term has now been turned into a counterculture holiday, with many continuing to fight for the recreational use of marijuana.
Happy #420 to all of our stoney babes!!! @brentcampanelli #happy420 #its420somewhere A post shared by Stigma & Style (@stigmaandstyle_) on Apr 20, 2018 at 9:22am PDT
In North America, places such as San Fransisco, New York City, Montreal, Vancouver annually hold observances for the unofficial holiday. The country that consumes the most marijuana is Czech Republic, where the area code is ironically 420.