Inventors of the term “420” launch a vape pen for charity – GreenState

Some 47 years after they created the “420” code that then-signified the time to meet after school to smoke cannabis — a code that has since spread around the world – five former San Rafael High School students nicknamed “the Waldos” have created their own vape pen, to be released April 20, timed to the first high holiday under legal recreational sales in California.

Under the collaboration with Chemistry, a vape pen cartridge company in Oakland, the Waldos are co-branding a vape pen called “420 Waldos 1971”. In the spirit of compassion and sharing that is the basis for cannabis culture — activist Brownie Mary famously handed out free pot brownies to AIDS patients in San Francisco hospitals in the 1970s — all net proceeds will go to the leading cannabis law reform group Drug Policy Alliance, according to Dave Reddix, one of the five former students.

The collaboration and charity came together quite organically, he said.

“A friend who worked for the [Grateful] Dead for 15 years had the Chemistry product,” said Reddix. “I tried it. I liked it.

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