MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) For cannabis culture, April 20th is “4-20”, an unofficial holiday.
One Marquette business, Northern Lights Glass, celebrated 4-20 this year by offering 20% off on all purchases. The glass shop specializes in tools for tobacco or medical marijuana-related needs. They also offered giveaways to their 1st, 4th, 20th, and 50th customers of the day, and entered customers into a drawing for a grand prize worth $420.00
While the origins of the term “4-20” are hazy, it’s popularity has become widespread among the marijuana smoking community.
"It's an excuse for people to get together and celebrate a holiday with friends, to support the push towards (legalization of) recreational and medical marijuana in all the states hopefully one day,” said Malia Cole, the owner of Northern Lights Glass.
Legalization of recreational marijuana use remains a contentious topic in America, though it is currently legal in 8 U.S. States and Washington D.C. In a recent poll, nearly 2/3 of TV6 & Fox UP fans surveyed said they would support legalization of recreational use of marijuana in Michigan.
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