The 420 Rule and Stoner Culture

The 420 Rule and Stoner Culture

It wasn’t so very long ago that a kid getting caught with some weed stashed in his bedroom would lead to dramatic family interventions, as well as a serious round of electroshock therapy. There was a definite tendency to overreact, thinking of marijuana in the same terms as other harder drugs, when in truth you can actually do a lot more damage to yourself, and others, by throwing back a six pack of Bud and a 40 of Jack. The demonization of marijuana led the people who regularly used it to be viewed as slackers, stoners, and a black mark on society, which in turn led to a whole new subculture, with the perceived outsiders banding together against “the man”.

That seems like a long time ago now, and many will argue that the reason that the perception has changed so drastically is with the social acceptance of the 420 rule. In the days and hours leading up to 4.20 pm on April 20th, the airwaves and water coolers of the world are filled with talk about the impending big moment. Regular smokers get excited about their “national holiday,” while those who only partake casually, or have never even tried weed, decide that maybe they should join in on the fun. The fact that many people actually now look at 420 as a fun day should be enough to tell you how far marijuana has come from the back rooms of San Francisco head shops.

This should be a glorious moment for stoners of the world, but in reality many of them are grumbling that their culture has somehow been infiltrated, and a major part of what made the whole scene so cool has now been forever lost. People are no longer trying to hide the fact that the smoke weed, and it’s easy to rhyme off any number of big name celebrities and people in elected office who are quite happy to tell you about their latest trip. Perhaps more worryingly for the average smoker, their fun pastime is now being talked about in government circles, with the prospect of raking in even more tax money making the legalization of marijuana a hot button item.

That whole businesslike approach to marijuana, as well as the groundswell of support for its legalization, has gone a long way to taking the fun out of smoking. A big part of the allure was to be able to actually score a bag of weed, and then get to enjoy it without being caught. There was a certain thrill involved, and that loses a lot of it cachet when you hear the latest teen pop sensation talk about how they love to relax after a lip synched show by smoking some weed. It strange to think that the 420 rule, which was introduced to bring together marijuana lovers, may very well be the one thing that has helped create a world that hardcore smokers may end up hating.

Happy Shopping!

Weed Cannabis 420 T-shirt THC t-shirt Funny Marijuana Fashion Shirt
Weed Cannabis 420 T-shirt THC t-shirt Funny Marijuana Fashion Shirt
$8.99
Time Remaining: 13d 21h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $8.99
POT LEAF MARIJUANA 420 CANNABIS Chocolate Soap Candy Mold
POT LEAF MARIJUANA 420 CANNABIS Chocolate Soap Candy Mold
$4.95
Time Remaining: 19d 6h 20m
Buy It Now for only: $4.95
New 420 Marijuana Pot Leaf Fleece Throw Blanket Gift Weed Smoke Cannabis Stoner
New 420 Marijuana Pot Leaf Fleece Throw Blanket Gift Weed Smoke Cannabis Stoner
$21.57
Time Remaining: 14d 3h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $21.57
Weed Cannabis 420 T-shirt THC t-shirt Funny Marijuana Fashion Shirt
Weed Cannabis 420 T-shirt THC t-shirt Funny Marijuana Fashion Shirt
$14.99
Time Remaining: 13d 21h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $14.99
420 PARTY LIGHTS - CANNABIS LEAVES ONE STRING OF 10 LEAF LIGHTS - GREAT GIFT!
420 PARTY LIGHTS - CANNABIS LEAVES ONE STRING OF 10 LEAF LIGHTS - GREAT GIFT!
$9.99
Time Remaining: 16d 2h 55m
Buy It Now for only: $9.99
Medical marijuana sweatshirt 420 cannabis weed pot hoodie Mens size sweat shirt
Medical marijuana sweatshirt 420 cannabis weed pot hoodie Mens size sweat shirt
$24.95
Time Remaining: 21d 38m
Buy It Now for only: $24.95
Medical Marijuana Cannabis 420 Dollar Bill Funny Money Novelty Note +FREE SLEEVE
Medical Marijuana Cannabis 420 Dollar Bill Funny Money Novelty Note +FREE SLEEVE
$0.99
Time Remaining: 23d 14h 53m
Buy It Now for only: $0.99
Authentic Cypress Hill 420 Cannabis Leaf Camo Heather SOFT Front Back T-shi
Authentic Cypress Hill 420 Cannabis Leaf Camo Heather SOFT Front Back T-shi
$31.01
Time Remaining: 10d 9h 49m
Buy It Now for only: $31.01
Weed Cannabis 420 T-shirt THC t-shirt Funny Marijuana Fashion Shirt
Weed Cannabis 420 T-shirt THC t-shirt Funny Marijuana Fashion Shirt
$14.99
Time Remaining: 13d 21h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $14.99
RPFAH420 Herb Cannabis Pot Leaves Marijuana Weed Stoner Cotton Quilting Fabric
RPFAH420 Herb Cannabis Pot Leaves Marijuana Weed Stoner Cotton Quilting Fabric
$4.99
Time Remaining: 3d 12h 52m
Buy It Now for only: $4.99

« Previous12345...910

Leave a Reply