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Rep the best with the Fast Buds 420 pin. This is no cheap plastic pin, meant to be worn once and forgotten. Like our seeds and other apparel, we crafted a product that was best-in-class in every category.

We placed our unforgettable logo on heavy black-dyed zinc. You can feel the build quality in the weight and texture of the metal. Instead of cheap, plastic clutch to fasten the pin we opted for smooth rubber that won’t cut you up if you attach this to one of our signature shirts or caps. This elegantly designed fashionable pin highlights Fast Buds commitment to quality above all else.

Breakdown:
100% Zinc body
Rubber clutches
Features Fast Buds’ famous 420 logo

New swag from Fast Buds. 420 Pin is a stylish product designed in shiny California for every day use. Premium quality merchandise.

Here’s the Real Reason We Associate 420 With Weed

B oth marijuana smokers and non-smokers recognize April 20 or 4/20 as a national holiday for cannabis culture, but few actually know how the date got chosen.

Some say “420” is code among police officers for “marijuana smoking in progress.” Some note 4/20 is also Adolf Hitler’s birthday. And some go as far as to cite Bob Dylan’s song “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35” because 12 multiplied by 35 equals 420.

But, to put it bluntly, those rumors of the history behind how April 20, and 4/20, got associated with marijuana are false.

The most credible story traces 4/20 to Marin County, Calif. In 1971, five students at San Rafael High School would meet at 4:20 p.m. by the campus’ statue of chemist Louis Pasteur to partake. They chose that specific time because extracurricular activities had usually ended by then. This group — Steve Capper, Dave Reddix, Jeffrey Noel, Larry Schwartz, and Mark Gravich — became known as the “Waldos” because they met at a wall. They would say “420” to each other as code for marijuana.

As Reddix told TIME in 2017, “We got tired of the Friday-night football scene with all of the jocks. We were the guys sitting under the stands smoking a doobie, wondering what we were doing there.”

Why is April 20 (4/20) considered 'Weed Day'? Here is the history of how 420 got associated with smoking smoking and the cannabis culture