Jan 2, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide fans cheer prior to kickoff against the Oklahoma Sooners at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Post writer compares 4:20 for weed smokers to ‘Roll Tide’ for Alabama fans


With marijuana being legalized in the state of Colorado, officials in the state recently had a bit of an issue. On Interstate 70, people kept stealing the 420 mile marker, a petty crime most likely committed by some of those inebriated by the recently legalized substance.

It was an issue that was hilariously fixed by officials replacing the sign with one that read, “419.99.” Whether or not that fixes the problem remains to be seen, but Denver Post writer John Ingold had an interesting way of explaining why 4:20 is so significant, for those who don’t know.

In his news story, Ingold related the 4:20 term to that of the infamous cry of Alabama Crimson Tide fans of, “Roll Tide.”

The term “420″ is embraced by marijuana enthusiasts around the country as a signifier of cannabis culture, often celebrated on April 2o. In sports terms, 420 is the “Roll Tide” of weed.

Well, that’s certainly an interesting way of explaining the significance of 420 to weed smokers, but Mr. Ingold isn’t wrong. If there was a college football fan that doesn’t know what 420 means, then that definitely gave them a good perspective.

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