A social media hoax was controversial to the chagrin of 4/20 celebrators. A "green moon" should appear in the night sky on the same day as the unofficial National Weed Day. ( Matt Cardy | Getty Images )
While many people celebrate the unofficial but beloved "National Weed Day," they may also be looking for a "green" moon to end their "high" day , Unfortunately they could be disappointed!
The social media trend that has led many people to see green in the moonlight tonight is nothing but an invention. However, there was a green moon before.
Earthsky.com says today there will be no green-toned moon gracing our skies. The social media joke, which was supposed to be a joke, began to circulate on the internet and said that the jade moon would be seen in heaven on May 29, 201
The fabricated post continued to say it was 420 years since the first Green Moon made its appearance. Many believe that the post was made in relation to the unofficial holiday because "420" is actually the day it is celebrated and "green" picked because the plant that makes cannabis is green.
Like most social media phenomena, it started like fire.
The 4/20 Epidemic
The worldwide movement was allegedly started in 1971 by five high school students: Steve Capper, Dave Reddix, Jeffrey Noel, Larry Schwartz and Mark Gravich. They would meet at 16.20. to smoke what became a "codeword" for students.
The term has now been turned into a counterculture holiday, with many continuing to fight for recreational use of marijuana.
In North America, places like San Francisco, New York City, Montreal, Vancouver hold annual meetings for the unofficial holiday. The country that consumes the most marijuana is the Czech Republic, where the code is ironically 420.
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