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It's also a place where you can troll people like the Grand Rapids Chief of Police.

Was Grand Rapids Chief Of Police Trolled Online?

While scrolling through Twitter I saw a tweet that caught my eye. It was from Grand Rapids Chief of Police Eric Winstrom. He noticed that his 420th follow on Twitter was Pharmhouse Wellness which had him wondering if it was an accident or done on purpose.

What's The Connection Between 4/20 And Marijuana?

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Steven Hager who's a former editor of the marijuana-focused news outlet High Timestold the New York Times that the holiday came out of a ritual started by a group of high school students in the 1970s. As Hager explained, a group of Californian teenagers ritualistically smoked marijuana every day at 4:20 pm. The ritual spread, and soon 420 became code for smoking marijuana. Eventually, 420 was converted into 4/20 for calendar purposes, and the day of celebration was born.

Was Pharmhouse Wellness Trolling Eric Winstrom?

After Chief Eric Winstrom tweeted at Pharmouse Wellness if they were his 420th follower on purpose they replied and answered his question.

Does Eric Winstrom Partake In Cannabis?

While medical and recreational marijuana is legal in Michigan I'm not sure if he does or not, but Pharmhouse Wellness did invite him to come on by.

When Did Eric Winstrom Become Chief Of Police?

Eric Winstrom began his tenure on March 7, 2022. Prior to being named as the 15th Chief of Police for the Grand Rapids Police Department, he served in the Chicago Police Department (CPD) for over twenty years in various patrol, tactical, investigative, and administrative positions.

I love seeing Chief Eric Winstrom being such a good sport online.

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