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Insomnia Offers Discounted Cookies For '420' Day On Thursday

By Alisa Hauser | April 20, 2017 9:28am
 Insomnia Cookies is offering six chocolate chip cookies for $4.20 on Thursday.
Insomnia Cookies is offering six chocolate chip cookies for $4.20 on Thursday.
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WICKER PARK — On Thursday, Insomnia Cookies celebrates "420" day by offering fans six chocolate chunk cookies for $4.20, the shop announced on social media.

Insomnia's chocolate chunk cookies normally cost $1.60 each, or $3 for three.

An unofficial holiday known as "National Weed Day" on April 20, the origin is usually traced to an urban myth that "420" was a police code for a marijuana arrest, but a detailed report on Live Science published on Thursday claims the day originated from a group of pot smokers who called themselves "the Waldos."

In the 1970s, the Waldos gathered at 4:20 p.m. daily to search for an elusive marijuana patch which ended up being a wild goose chase, Live Science reports.

CNN traces more 420 legends.

In addition to a Wicker Park location, 1537 N. Milwaukee Ave., Insomnia Cookies, which delivers warm cookies to doorsteps until 3 a.m., also operates shops in Lincoln Park, at 2260 N. Lincoln Ave., and Rogers Park, at 6470 N. Sheridan Ave.

Check out these social media posts celebrating the stoner-friendly holiday: