Celebrities Take To Social Media To Celebrate 4/20
Today is April 20, also known as the unofficial weed holiday, 420. The roots of this day come from the 70s, when a group of high schoolers would use the code “420” to communicate when they would meet to smoke weed. One of the students worked with Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh as a roadie, and the band is said to have popularized the term.
This year, celebrities are posting their plans for the day as well as information about the legalization of cannabis on social media.
Comedian Chelsea Handler posted a video of her and her dog on a swing, smoking weed. The caption read, “legalize don’t criticize. Happy #420.”
Handler also shared her op-ed in Time magazine where she explained the history of criminalizing weed in the United States and made her case for decriminalization of the drug.
Rapper Snoop Dogg tweeted that the music service Music Choice was having a special for 420 on the rap channel for Snoop Dogg.
— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) April 20, 2021
Melissa Etheridge is hosting a special show on 420 presented by her California Cannabis company, Etheridge Botanicals.
Did you know we’re having an extra special 4/20 show presented by Etheridge Botanicals? Grab your tickets and order a little something to make the evening special 😉💚 https://t.co/ERKnI8z2SO – #TeamME pic.twitter.com/IrxiEHd1w1
— Melissa Etheridge (@metheridge) April 9, 2021
Toby Keith posted a graphic wishing his followers a happy 420
— Toby Keith (@tobykeith) April 20, 2021
Ice Cube promoted his partnership with Caviar Gold for Fryday Kush to his followers for the day.
— Ice Cube (@icecube) April 20, 2021
Even Sen. Chuck Schumer (D) wished his followers a happy 420 on Twitter.
From the Senate Majority Leader.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) April 20, 2021
The Senate majority leader has been trying to push legislation that decriminalizes weed.
“Today is what you might call a very unofficial American holiday: 4/20,” Schumer said on the Senate floor Tuesday. “It’s as appropriate a time as any to take a hard look at our laws that have over-criminalized the use of marijuana and put it on par with heroin, LSD and other narcotics that bear little or no resemblance in their effects either on individuals or on society more broadly.”