Hollywood sign now reads ‘Hollyweed’

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The Hollywood sign was changed overnight to read “Hollyweed.” It looks like someone placed two black tarps (one painted with a peace sign and the other with a heart) over two “O’s” so they appear like “E’s.” CBS2 and TMZ say the act was caught on surveillance video.

(There’s a security camera-equipped fence along the perimeter of the iconic sign; those cameras have night vision and infrared displays).

In November, Californians voted to legalize recreational marijuana. Some aspects of the new law are already in effect, and bigger changes are on the way, but not much is expected to change in 2017.

It’s not the first time Angelenos have woken up on New Year’s morning to the sign reading “Hollyweed.” A Cal State Northridge art student named Danny Finegood played the same trick on January 1, 1976, “the day the state’s relaxed marijuana law took effect,” according to the Los Angeles Times. (Finegood used stones, ropes, and curtains)

“An artist’s role throughout history has been to create representations of the culture he exists in. By hanging four relatively small pieces of fabric on the landmark, we were able to change people’s perception of the Hollywood Sign,” Finegood later told the Times.

I guess it’s a 420 morning at the Hollyweed sign. #hollywood #420

A photo posted by Rod Dean (@iamrodean) on Jan 1, 2017 at 8:40am PST

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