UCSC students celebrate '4/20'

April 20, 2009 6:45:49 PM PDT
Thousands of people converged on the UC Santa Cruz campus Monday to smoke marijuana and celebrate '4/20.'

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The university does not sanction the so-called event, and this year the school said it was doing more to crackdown on participants.

Officials are limiting access to the campus and have instituted a no guest policy in student dorms.

4/20 is known among pot smokers world wide as code for the "time to get high."

Many believe it originated at San Rafael high school in 1971 by a group of kids who needed a code so they could talk about smoking weed, secretly, around parents and teachers.

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