Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Top News

'420 mile' sign replaced with '419.99' to stop pothead thieves in Colorado

See also

Colorado’s Department of Transportation got tired of having to replace a “Mile 420” sign when allegedly marijuana-fans would continually steal it for their own pleasure, according to an NBC News report on Saturday. In response to the repeated thefts, officials have replaced the “Mile 420” mile-marker sign with one that reads a hundredth-of-a-mile off – “Mile 419.99.”

State officials in Colorado have placed the newer sign along Interstate 70 – near the city of Stratton - in the state that has recently made recreational marijuana legal. This is apparently the only highway in the state that has a 420-mile sign-marker because it is the only highway throughout the state that is long enough to have such a marking.

The number 420 has a long association with the smoking of marijuana. It is the time of day that marijuana smokers – of the past – would light up and smoke their pot. The origin of the term is not clearly defined, but wherever it started, it has lasted through many decades.

Advertisement

News

  • Obama's Asia trip
    President Obama arrives in Asia, though he's not necessarily getting a warm welcome
    Video
    Watch Video
  • Ferry survivors deal with guilt
    The few heroes of the Korean ferry disaster deal with unimaginable survivor's guilt
    World News
  • Biden in Ukraine
    Vice President Biden urges Moscow to avoid further unrest in Ukraine
    Politics
  • Pujols hits 500th home run
    Albert Pujols becomes the latest player to hit 500 home runs in his career
    Camera
    Sports
  • North Korean nuclear test?
    South Korea detects another possible nuclear test from North Korea
    Headlines
  • NYPD's Twitter campaign backfires
    NYPD's campaign designed to amicably engage New Yorkers and cops backfires horribly
    Video
    Watch Video

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!