Did The Walking Dead Wink at Legalization?

Posted on: March 29, 2012

Did anyone else notice the cannabis reference in The Walking Dead – season 2, episode 8: Nebraska? In this scene where Rick & Glenn track Hershel to a local bar, a 420 sign is clearly visible on the back wall. Twice, Glenn looks directly at it.

Is this a wink at marijuana legalization from the creators of one of the most successful television series of all time? Or merely a coincidence?

Update: Someone over at the NORML Stash Blog pointed out that this is a Sweetwater Brewing Company sign, a popular brewery in Atlanta, Georgia where the Walking Dead takes place. Regardless of whether or not this is pro-legalization, I welcome the primetime 420 reference, because our opponents are well-funded, and we literally can’t buy this kind of exposure.