Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


April 20 is pot head's highlight

Media Release - 20 April 2004, 4:20pm

April 20 is pot head's highlight

April 20 is the highlight of the pot head's calendar, with the term "420" being synonymous with smoking marijuana.

"4:20 is not only a time, it has become a term used by the cannabis community to covertly - or not so covertly - refer to the act of smoking marijuana," said spokesperson Chris Fowlie.

"The term is said to have come from US highway patrol code for 'marijuana smoking in progress', and has been enthusiastically adopted by pot heads around the world who 'stop, drop and roll' at 4:20 pm or am.

"Today being the 20th day of the 4th month is International 4:20 Day, which not surprisingly calls for celebration on a large scale.

"So at today at 4:20, if you are of like mind spark a torch of freedom where ever you are and know that you are together with millions of people around the world."

NORML also reminds law reform supporters that May Day - Saturday 1 May - is J Day!

International J Day goes off in more than 200 cities around the world, including Auckland, Napier, Levin, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.

See www.norml.org.nz for more details.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Supreme Court: Worksafe Decision On Whittall Pike River Prosecution Unlawful

The question in issue on the appeal was whether WorkSafe New Zealand acted to give effect to an unlawful agreement of this nature when it offered no evidence on charges against Peter William Whittall for breaches of the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992...

The Supreme Court... has found that the decision to offer no evidence was made under an unlawful agreement to stifle prosecution. It has granted a declaration to that effect. More>>


Cullen To Chair: Tax Working Group Terms Of Reference Announced

Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Revenue Minister Stuart Nash today announced the Terms of Reference for the Tax Working Group and that the Group will be chaired by Sir Michael Cullen. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The New Pike River Agency (And The Air Strike Wing)

Much of the sympathy the public still feels for the families of the Pike River miners has been sustained by the sense that the previous government – let alone the mining company and the processes of receivership and litigation – has never dealt honestly, or fairly, with them. More>>


Not Going Swimmingly: Contractor Cut, New Dates For Christchurch Sports Centre

“As an incoming Minister, I have been conducting a thorough review of progress on the Anchor projects and to learn of a $75 million budget blowout on this project was very disappointing..." More>>


Tertiary: Allowances, Loan Living Costs To Get Boost

“From 1 January, student allowance base rates and the maximum amount students can borrow for living costs will rise by a net $50 a week,” says Education Minister Chris Hipkins... further adjusted from 1 April 2018 in line with any increase in the CPI. More>>


Foreign Affairs: Patrick Gower Interviews Jacinda Ardern

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says discussions have already begun on how to bring climate change refugees into New Zealand under a Pacific seasonal employment plan... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Centre Right’s Love Of ‘Nanny State’

You’d almost think it was 2005 again. That was a time when the rugged individualists of the centre-right were being beset by government regulations on the nature of light-bulbs, the size of shower heads, the junk food available at school tuck shops and other such essentials... More>>




Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election