What is 420 in police code?
Some claim the number is drawn from the California criminal codes used to punish the use or distribution of marijuana. The state’s 420 code actually applies to obstructing entry on public land. But the rumor sounds a lot like … Neither the LAPD nor NYPD even have a code 420.
Is 420 a serious crime?
Section 420 in the Indian Penal Code deals with Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property. The maximum punishment which can be awarded under this section is imprisonment for a term of 7 year and fine.
Why is 420 so special?
420, 4:20 or 4/20 (pronounced four-twenty) is cannabis culture slang for marijuana and hashish consumption, especially smoking around the time 4:20 pm (16:20). It also refers to cannabis-oriented celebrations that take place annually on April 20 (4/20 in U.S. form).