Top Five Stoner Movies to Celebrate April 20 Cannabis Day – And What Is All This Stuff About 420?

By now you have probably seen all the references to 420 and may be wondering what the deal is.

The term was created by a group of teenage pot smokers in San Rafael, California in 1971. They called themselves the “Waldos”, because their favorite place to hang-out was a wall outside the school.

The group first used the term in connection with a plan to search for an abandoned marijuana crop they had heard about. The Waldos designated the Louis Pasteur statue on the grounds of San Rafael High School as their meeting place, and 4:20 p.m. as their meeting time.

The Waldos referred to this plan with the phrase "4:20 Louis”

While the teens never found their pot of gold, the phrase eventually evolved into just “420”, a code word used to mean pot-smoking or being part of the pot culture in general.

So to celebrate this cannabis day on April 20, 2011, we have compiled a list of the five best stoner movies ever made.

5 - Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
4 - Cheech and Chong “Up in Smoke”
3 - Richard Linklater's “Dazed and Confused”
2 - Reefer Madness
1 – Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Watch Sean Penn Get High In Fast Times At Ridgemont High

Watch Reefer Madness Trailer