Legalized Pot: Ottawa Reassigned ‘420’ Area Code
OTTAWA, IL – After being given the green light to sell recreational marijuana this week, the city of Ottawa has now been reassigned the ‘420’ area code to replace the long-time ‘815’ code.
“Surrounding areas will remain on the old 815 area code, but we’ve decided to designate Ottawa a new 420 area code after the news this week.” An AT&T rep told The Cob.
“The idea is to make it easier for people that are extremely high to dial local numbers and this just seemed like an ideal number scheme.” The rep concluded.
Local pot shops will also enjoy the 2nd set of numbers being ‘420’ as well so calling a local shop will begin with ‘420-420-1234’ for example.
Look for the change to hit Ottawa in early December.