Massachusetts Cannabis Company Makes 4/20 A Paid Employee Holiday

By Will Katcher, Mass Live on March 19, 2023

A Massachusetts cannabis company has declared April 20 — or 4/20, the international high holiday of marijuana enthusiasts — as a paid holiday for employees.

Temescal Wellness, which has three dispensaries open in the state, said in a statement that it wanted to allow its staff “to be able to celebrate the important holiday themselves.”

The number “420″ holds special meaning in the community of cannabis users. Though its origins are murky, when the Oxford English Dictionary added the term to its pages in 2017, it attributed the earliest known use to a group of 70s-era high schoolers in California, who would meet up at 4:20 p.m. after classes to search for an unattended grow patch of cannabis plants.

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