New Years Eve Prank: Hollywood Sign Changed To Read “Hollyweed”


The Hollywood Sign got the makeover it deserved early on the morning on January 1, 2017. Welcome to HollyWeed.

In what can only be interpreted as a New Year’s Even prank that celebrates California’s recent passing of Prop 64, the iconic Hollywood sign now reads HollyWeed. The pranksters responsible for the act cleverly wrapped black tarp around the lower right column of the Os and hung a white tarp in the middle of the Os — creating a makeshift E.


It appears as though the clever bunch used a peace sign tarp, adding to the symbolism of the act.

This act is an honorary nod to the CSU Northridge student who similarly hung curtains over the sign in 1976 to create the same literary transformation.


The Hollywood sign change prank has been used time and time again to bring attention to historic events or celebrations of pride. For instance, when the Pope visited in 1987, the sign was changed to read Holywood.

UCLA and CalTech have also posted their mark of pride over the city of Los Angeles.

While state licensing to support recreational marijuana dispensaries in California, there is still much to celebrate! Possession, growing, and gifting of up to an ounce of marijuana is already permitted under state law.

Unfortunately, the perps behind the prank may face criminal charges of another nature: trespassing. The LAPD is already investigating the surveillance footage that caught the crew climbing up Mount Lee in order to accomplish their feat.

We hope the perps get off easy! This prank was fun, harmless, and marks the beginning of the end of a senseless prohibition that Americans have faced for years. Be sure to check out WoahStork to order cannabis online in California and other states.

About Nicco Reggente, PhD 167 Articles
Nicco is the co-founder and CEO of WoahStork and Strain Genie-- two companies dedicated to bringing to life his passion of bringing personalized medicine to the cannabis industry. Nicco received his PhD from UCLA in cognitive neuroscience with a focus on machine learning applied to neuroimaging datasets. He previously received two B.As from NYU in Psychology and Philosophy.

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