A 420 Playlist To Spark Up Your Day : World Cafe Whether or not you partake, there's no denying Mary Jane shows up in a lot of music — and what better day to light up some of those songs than April 20?
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A 420 Playlist To Spark Up Your Day

Bob Marley, with his guitar in the yard at Tuff Gong (his home and headquarters). Kingston, Jamaica, March 1976. David Burnett/Contact Press Images hide caption

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Bob Marley, with his guitar in the yard at Tuff Gong (his home and headquarters). Kingston, Jamaica, March 1976.

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Happy April 20, or — in certain circles — 420 day. The history around April 20's unofficial designation as Weed Day around the world is a little hazy. Some say it started with the Grateful Dead. Others say 420 is police code for "pot smoking in progress." Still other stories start with "The Waldos," a group of five friends who say they coined the term 420 in 1971 to refer to a certain hour of the afternoon. There are probably as many stories about 420 day's origins as there are strains of the herb.

We'll leave it to you to celebrate 420 in whatever way you choose. But we couldn't help but notice that Mary Jane sure does show up in a lot of music — and what better day to light up some of those songs than today? We've put together a special 420 Spotify playlist to listen to whether or not you partake. From Bob Dylan's "Rainy Day Women #12 and 35" (hint: multiply 12 x 35) to Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, to Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg, and Arlo Guthrie, we hope this playlist sparks up your day.