Answered By: Marg Mannseichner Last Updated: Jul 17, 2017 Views: 30
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“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)