Answered By: Marg Mannseichner
Last Updated: Jul 17, 2017     Views: 21

Hello and thank you for your question.

“420” - represents April 20th  (20th day of the fourth month). April 20th  is Jamaican singer, Bob Marley’s birthday. Bob Marley was a tremendous singer and artist who sang of love, peace and understanding. He was a strong supporter of freedom and human rights. Bob Marley also fought for the right to use marijuana in Jamaica, where like in Canada and most other countries, it is illegal; except for medical use. Many people mark this day to honour Bob Marley and push for the decriminalization of marijuana.

 

“Swag” – is to mean something is cool or hip.

 

“420 swag” – is a phrase to imply that 420, is hip and cool. However engaging in illegal activities, isn't cool.

 

Read more about Bob Marley and marijuana by following the links below.

Bob Marley: (ask your school's LCI for Encyclopedia Britannica login info)

http://school.eb.com/levels/middle/article/329203

 

Marijuana:

http://www.healthunit.org/alcoholdrug/drugs/cannabis.htm

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/marihuana/index-eng.php

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