4/20/19: Tacos and THC (and Waldo)

“Psssst…hey, Waldo…what’s going on for 4/20?”

We’re glad you asked! Read on to find out what The Green Solution has in store (hint: we’re celebrating YOU!), and to find the answer to the question, “who’s Waldo?”

This Saturday is April 20th, or 4/20 – the (inter)national day to celebrate all things cannabis. Naturally, you want to know what TGS has cooking. And we have a hunch you’re gonna like the answer…because it’s TACOS and THC!!!!

THC!

  • Be one of the first 20 shoppers through the door on 4/20 and receive $20 Green Cash to spend on your visit.
  • Receive a Slim Cone or a NectarBee truffle for one penny with any purchase (while supplies last).

TACOS!

Come for the THC and stay for the tacos! Each TGS location (except for Silver Plume and Trinidad) will be hosting a taco truck on 4/20 for you, our beloved and loyal patrons, to indulge your munchies. But that’s not all! If you place an online reservation at mygreensolution.com and pick it up from our express window between 11am and 7pm, you’ll get 2 free tacos from said taco truck.

The Green Solution wants you to have a fun, trouble-free 420, so we’re going to be fully stocked and staffed and ready to serve you.

So, who’s Waldo?

Legend has it that a group of guys who called themselves “the Waldos” are responsible for the term 420 and its association with cannabis. In the early 1970s, the Waldos were students at San Rafael High School in California, where they would convene after school (you guessed it – at 4:20), at a wall on their campus.

Decades later, Steve “Waldo” told High Times magazine “We used to sit on this wall and mock everyone. We would mock the greasers with their fast cars, we would mock the cheerleaders.”  As you might imagine, the Waldos enjoyed smoking cannabis while they engaged in all sorts of shenanigans. According to The Huffington Post, one such “safari,” as the Waldos called it, went like this:

“One day in the Fall of 1971 – harvest time – the Waldos got word of a Coast Guard service member who could no longer tend his plot of marijuana plants near the Point Reyes Peninsula Coast Guard station. A treasure map in hand, the Waldos decided to pluck some of this free bud.

The first forays out were unsuccessful, but the group kept looking for the hidden crop. ‘We’d meet at 4:20 and get in my old ‘66 Chevy Impala and, of course, we’d smoke instantly and smoke all the way out to Pt. Reyes and smoke the entire time we were out there. We did it week after week,’ says Steve. ‘We never actually found the patch.’”

We bet they had a heck of a time trying, though!

Happy 420 from The Green Solution!