Back in 1971, when a group of cannabis enthusiasts calling themselves “The Waldos” met daily after school to search for a famed cannabis crop in the woods, they had no idea how significant the term “420” would become in later years. But what about National CBD Day on 8/8?
The number “420” has been synonymous with cannabis culture for some time now, although many people don’t know the origins of the term. There are a few different versions of the 420 story, but the real story dates back to 1971 in San Rafael, California. It was down to five high schoolers – Steve Capper, Dave Reddix, Jeffrey Noel, Larry Schwartz, and Mark Gravich who went by the name of “The Waldos.”
Why did they go by that name, you ask? Because the team of friends would hang-out by a wall outside their school, where they hatched an intricate plan to track down and locate some abandoned cannabis.
It’s a great story, as the five friends had in their possession what was alleged to be a treasure map from a cannabis grower. This map was supposed to lead to a stash of abandoned cannabis. The Waldos made the now-infamous Louis Pasteur statue near their school their meeting place. They also arranged to meet daily, as scheduled, at 4:20 in the afternoon. The plan to find the stash was called “4:20 Louis” but when it failed the Waldos dropped the name to simply “420”.
There are undoubtedly other versions of the 420 story. No matter what the roots of the phrase, National 420 Day takes place annually on April 20th since 2018. There’s also 7/10 (July 10) which is Cannabis Oil Day for some. That number originated because 710 read upside down looks like the word oil. But what about National CBD Day? And when did it become a thing?
National CBD Day takes place once a year on August 8th, hence 8/8. The number has no cute backstory like the others but is the brainchild of one of the most prominent players in the CBD industry, cbdMD, based in North Carolina.
They even applied to the National Day Calander to have National CBD Day instituted “officially.” The company receives around 20,000 applications each year for new national holidays, but not all are approved. Each application goes before a four-person committee who decide whether or not to approve the holiday.
Back in 2018, cbdMD’s application for National CBD Day was approved, and set for August 8. As the CEO of the company, Marlo Anderson explained, CBD “has quickly swept the nation, prompting experts to finally acknowledge the significance of the all-natural supplement.” Obviously, these new holidays are not official by any means and are simply a marketing tool to energize various industries or fields.
According to Anderson, National CBD Day has shot to popularity around the world beyond all expectations. Anderson expects around 100 million people will be aware of National CBD Day 2019. In any event, for those who enjoy CBD, whether medicinally or recreationally, National CBD Day is a great idea. Some want to celebrate, for example, moving from prescription medications to the natural benefits of CBD.
If you’re planning to celebrate National CBD Day this year, or even if you’re not, make sure you look out for 8/8 deals from CBD vendors online as they’ll be offering discounts on CBD Oil, CBD Flowers, CBD Vapes, CBD Topicals, Recreational CBD and more.
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