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Reddix and his four buddies – Steve Capper, Larry Schwartz, Jeff Noel and Mark Gravich – were a stoner clique who hung out at a particular wall between classes at San Rafael High School. They dubbed themselves "The Waldos," a term coined by comedian Buddy Hackett to describe odd people.One fall afternoon in 1971 a non-Waldo classmate came to the wall with an intriguing tale and a crudely drawn map.The map purported to show the location of a marijuana garden in the forest of nearby Point Reyes National Seashore. The classmate said the pot patch belonged to his brother-in-law, a Coast Guard reservist stationed at Point Reyes.The five excited friends made plans to find the weed after school and decided to meet in front of the school's statue of Louis Pasteur at 4:20 p.m., when two of them finished football practice.There were myriad reasons for the teens to speak in code about smoking marijuana in 1971 . Marijuana's growing social tolerance was still decades away and people were receiving stiff prison sentences after being caught with even small amounts.The flyers went on to explain that 420 was California police code for marijuana smoking in progress.
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