Bill Maher Is Petitioning Congress To Make 4/20 A National Holiday, So Sign Right Here!
It’s no secret that HBO’s Bill Maher loves smoking up now & again. And by that, I think we all know I mean the comedian pretty much religiously smokes marijuana and makes no secret of it, because, why not? If Pineapple Express taught us anything, it’s that weed makes EVERYTHING better!
It’s with those high spirits that Maher started a petition on Change.org to officially recognize 4/20 as a national holiday. He announced the initiative on his Real Time show Friday night, much to the chagrin of his fans, of which, I’d honestly wager upwards of 33% in attendance were stoned at the time. If you smoke pot recreationally and you get tickets to see Bill Maher, there’s no way you’re not smoking pot before seeing Bill Maher. Simple as that.
In the holiday spirit, he had prepared a fitting rendition of “‘Twas The Night Before 4/20.”
Well, you can’t even begin to argue with a great holiday fable featuring Snoop, Willie Nelson, and Woody Harrelson, I know that much.
On the petition’s website, Maher went on to explain:
Hi, America. It’s me, Bill Maher, from Real Time with Bill Maher – here for my very first time on Change.org. Well, the first time since I signed the petition to bring back “The Gilmore Girls.”
Now that marijuana is legal in one form or another in 24 states and counting, I’m here to urge you to sign my petition to make 4/20 a national holiday.
We celebrate everything from Arbor Day to Groundhog Day to a National Day of Prayer. It’s high time we had a weed day.
Because if we can set days aside to pay tribute to trees, a rodent or a space ghost, we can certainly designate one day to officially recognize a true American institution.
Sign my petition and make 4/20 a national holiday.
As of Saturday afternoon, the petition had amassed more than 3,000 of the 5,000 signatures necessary to take the next step in order to get the initiative in front of U.S. Congress.
If you wish, you can support Maher’s holiday festivities by signing here.