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The Ganja Grind: Five Iconic Weed Moments in Skate History
With 4/20 approaching, we compiled a list of our favorite nug-friendly events, incidents, and inventions sparked by skaters.
Published on April 18, 2019

Cannabis and skateboarding are like peanut-butter and jelly; they’re both great on their own, but even better together. In our column The Ganja Grind, we’ll take you into the fold of what to look out for in the world of skateboarding. From interviews with our favorite pros and compilations of social media hijinks, to video reviews and sneaker releases, this series will get your week rolling.

Every April, skaters around the country emerge from winter hibernation to celebrate the first weeks of spring and re-learn all of the tricks that were lost to months of freezing nights, bar stools, and bong rips. At the same time, weed lovers everywhere spend the same weeks preparing to celebrate the annual high holy day of 4/20 with a stocked head stash and mediocre excuses to take off work. 

Here at MERRY JANE, we like to celebrate all of April’s seasonal glory, both on the board and in a blunt. And with 4/20 coming up this weekend, we’ve put together a list of our favorite weed-fueled moments in skate history, from puffy shoe stash pockets to a still-unmatched piece of skate journalism known simply as the “Bong Olympics.” So pour up the epsom salts to soak those sprained ankles, light up your favorite strain, and celebrate the intersection of spring’s two favorite activities.

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Zach Harris
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Zach Harris is a writer based in Philadelphia whose work has appeared on Noisey, First We Feast, and Jenkem Magazine. You can find him on Twitter @10000youtubes complaining about NBA referees.
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