If you've ever been around, smelled, or inhaled a skunky, sweetly stinky cloud of ganja, then you know what today is: 4/20, the international stoner holiday and a not-so-secret code phrase for “let’s get baked out of our minds.”
Thanks to a growing legalization push, this may be one of the most chill non-holidays in recent memory. Marijuana consumption is legal for medical purposes in 27 states as well as the District of Columbia, decriminalized in many others, and eight states plus D.C. have legalized the recreational use, exchange, or sale of weed. There’s a green wave washing across America, and it smells dank as hell.
Despite this, cannabis, and cannabis extracts remain illegal on the federal level, where they’re listed as a Schedule 1 narcotic, right up there with heroin. But local police and sheriff departments are taking to Twitter to wish their resident stoners a happy 4/20 — and on the whole, the statements are pretty chill, especially in states with legalization like Colorado.