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I had a coworker once, a recent college grad, whose first morning staff meeting fell on April 20. He still recalls uncomfortably how his phone started blowing up during the meeting, finally prompting our president to inquire what was going on. He couldn’t tell her it was from well-wishers delivering messages of, “Dude, Happy 4/20!” and sending him virtual tokes.

But that was D.C. and this is L.A., where we’ve got medical marijuana shops on most corners and in the strips of shops between them, and you’ve probably heard about 4/20. In case you, like my old boss, aren’t familiar with this particular April holiday, Wikipedia says, “April 20 ("4/20" in U.S. date notation) has evolved into a counterculture holiday, where people gather to celebrate and consume cannabis.”