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If the teenage “Waldos” burnouts from San Rafeal, California in 1971 knew that their code time to meet-and-search for an abandoned pot crop would become stoner celebratory law whenever 420 sequentially came together in this waking world — i.e. today, April 20, and 4:20 p.m. in general — well (spliff-cough), it’d blown their minds.

Endless lyrical plugs here that involve everything from DylanRainy Day Woman no. 12 and no. 35conspiracy math equations to PettyYou Don’t Know How it Feels” anthems, but let’s go with Afroman‘s “Because I Got High:”

I was gonna go to class before I got high
I coulda cheated and I coulda passed but I got high
I am taking it next semester and I know why
‘Cause I got high
‘Cause I got high
‘Cause I got high