Hollywood or Hollyweed? A group of stanky vandals have started Los Angeles’ 2017 on a high note

The world famous ‘Hollywood’ sign which stands tall upon Mt. Lee has been amended in a New Years’ prank, reading ‘Hollyweed’ on January 1st 2017.

While California state businesses aren’t legally allowed to sell recreational marijuana until January 2018, a group of handy vandals have taken it upon themselves to show their excitement for the coming legislation.

hollyweed happy

In one of the least harmless acts of vandalism ever, Hollywood’s signature landmark has been altered to read ‘Hollyweed’ in appreciation of the state’s newest marijuana legislation.

It’s never been a secret that California residents are fans of the sticky icky. They’ve long remained one of the most progressive US states in terms of medicinal marijuana legislation, and a recent vote has seen that policy extend into recreational territory.

Since it was erected in 1923, the famous sign has been altered a number of times. However most surprisingly this isn’t the first time it’s read ‘Hollyweed’. In 1976 the exact same form of vandalism occurred – down to the technique.

Check out the old-school edition below.

hollyweed 1976

Via Billboard.

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