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The 1976 Hollyweed Sign Prank: How a Cal State Northridge Student Alterted Hollywood History

In 1976, a Cal State Northridge student, Danny Finegood, changed the famous Hollywood sign to 'Hollyweed' in celebration of the state of California decriminalizing marijuana. Learn more about this legendary prank, and see the photo of his handiwork!
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This is some obscure prankster marijuana history, but back in 1976, the state of California decriminalized possession of marijuana. In celebration of this legislative change, Cal State Northridge student, Danny Finegood, slightly altered the famous Hollywood sign using $50 of materials purchased from the local store. After hanging a few white curtains, he turned “Hollywood” into “Hollyweed” to mark the occasion. Below is a photo showing the fruits of his labor.

Hollyweed sign in Hollywood in 1976


Source: Reddit

Read a little more about this story at the cannabist.co.

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