The 420 Games is a nationwide series of sporting events established with a single, lofty ambition: to show, as organizers put it, "that cannabis users are not lazy, unmotivated or 'stoners' and to de-stigmatize the millions who use cannabis in a healthy and responsible lifestyle."
From fun runs to mountain biking and stand-up paddle-surfing, the games are a non-judgmental, safe opportunity to show off your skills in the great outdoors - and get high at the same time. As the name suggests, participants are invited and even encouraged, to consume responsibly before taking part.
This first event of the year takes place Mar. 26 in Los Angeles with a 4.20-mile road race from Santa Monica Pier south to Venice Beach and back. It will also feature a two-hour Lagunitas beer tasting, reggae and outlaw-country tunes by Pato Banton and The Kyle Turley Band, as well as educational speeches.
Tickets range from $20 for the Fun Run only, to a $500 VIP package which includes a backstage pass, special limited edition merch, and an invite to a private VIP afterparty with medical cannabis product sampling and a $100 credit with Eaze.
The L.A. event is only the first of 2016's 420 Games - races, concerts, and beer tastings are scheduled to take place in California, Colorado, Washington and Oregon throughout the year, bringing to each location, "awareness, education and support of the booming cannabis industry."
Tickets are still available for all events - get yours here.