Pranksters changed the iconic Hollywood sign to ‘Hollyweed’ by placing tarp over the edges of the “O’s” to make them look like “E’s”.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 1, 2017
It is believed the sign was changed in celebration of the approval of Proposition 64 in November, which will legalize recreational marijuana use from 2018.
This is not the first time the sign’s meaning has been changed.
Prankster Danny Finegood, who passed away in 2007, changed it to say ‘Hollyweed’ exactly 41 years ago today in 1976 to celebrate the passage of legislation which relaxed marijuana usage in the state.
Finegood also changed the sign to say ‘Ollywood’ in 1987 to protest the treatment of Colonel Oliver North and the Iran-Contra scandal, and changed it again in 1990 to ‘Oil war’ to protest the first Gulf war.