Latest News – April 20
It’s 4-20 in Leadville, Celebrate with A Pot Pop Quiz
by Brennan Ruegg, Leadville Today contributor
April 20 has arrived and stoners round the world observe their holiday referred to as 4-20. Recreational marijuana has been legal in the state of Colorado for four years already, medicinal for sixteen. What remains a Schedule 1 Substance in other states, has become Colorado’s latest boom, with images of pot leaves on the street and on signs. The change has come swiftly and where law-abiding Americans had previously to book a trip to Amsterdam to get a puff, they now flood into this state for the experience.
With the growth of the industry has come the coining of a host of new cannabis terminology (as if there wasn’t enough already) which can sometimes sound like a new language altogether. In honor of Mary Jane’s unofficial Birthday, here’s a pot pop quiz to test your 4-20 vocab:
If more than half of these words were foreign to your vocabulary, then hit up one of Leadville’s dispensaries and talk to a bud-tender. Earl’s is located at 115 Harrison Ave. and Nature’s Spirit is found at 113 E. 7th St. Both sell a wide variety of in-house strains and edibles, and have friendly staff. Working at a pot shop, who wouldn’t be friendly?
Brennan Ruegg prefers the spliff.