If you partake in pot, don’t drive on Tuesday, because Alaska State Troopers will have an increased presence on the roadways on April 20, and they will be on the lookout for drivers cruising on cannabis.
4-20 is, in marijuana culture, a term relating to smoking pot or hashish at the 4:20 pm hour. For cannabis consumers, it’s an annual observance.
According to the now-defunct Oaksterdam Cannabis Museum in Oakland, California, the observance started as a secret code among a group of pot smokers at Marin County’s San Rafael High School in the early 1970s, known as “the Waldos,” because the group met near a wall after school at 4:20 p.m. to get high.
Funding for increased patrol efforts comes from grants, the Troopers said.