Staying true to tradition, thousands of people celebrated Four Twenty in and around Porter Meadow at UC Santa Cruz on April 20th, 2009. Four Twenty (420) is a time of day when people smoke cannabis together. For that reason, April 20th has evolved into a counterculture holiday where people gather to celebrate and consume cannabis. Porter Meadow at UCSC has traditionally been the largest 420 gathering point around. Despite the restrictions established by the UCSC administration and police to curtail the unorganized convergence, people showed they were determined to celebrate Four Twenty, with friends and strangers, in the Porter Meadow.
UCSC’s Jim Grove (Student Affairs Staff) and Adam Snook (CUHS Community Safety and Emergency Preparedness Program) harassed students in the Porter Meadow. Jim Grove is pictured holding a Student ID card. By 3pm, the administrators were out of sight.