Donut Fest, vintage shopping, lunchtime yoga, and more things to do—while stoned | Feature – Illinois News

Donut Fest, vintage shopping, lunchtime yoga, and more things to do—while stoned | Feature –  Illinois News

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Most excellent greetings to you, young traveler. Your choice of reading is wise in anticipation of this highest of holidays: April 20, aka 4/20, aka National Weed Day. I see your eyes glinting with the light of a million Christmases at the promise of a spliff-scented wake-‘n-bake-‘n-eggs morning.

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But before the celebration can begin, we must go back, back to the beginning, to when it all began: 1971. People were revolutionizing everything that year: sex, movies, rock ‘n’ roll . . . the TI-30 scientific calculator (without which we would never have known the pleasures of the TI-85, which was all the rage in the 90s ‘cuz it looked sexy and you could play Snake on it). But perhaps the most revolutionary revolution of the era was set in motion when, as the legend goes, a group of California chiba-nauts attending San Rafael High School known as the Waldos (as their usual meet-up spot was near a wall outside the school) set about on a Goonies-style treasure hunt to find a fabled abandoned cannabis crop. They embarked on this quest by gathering by the Louis Pasteur…

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