Hear ye’, hear ye,’ The FourTwenty Games are about to come to Seattle again and possibly a city near you. The 420 Games is here to break the stigma that cannabis consumers are lazy couch potatoes, but it’s also a good time for the one that thinks about going to the gym but doesn’t.
Things like The 420 Games are the new civil protest, by going to events like this you are telling the rest of the country “Yes, I smoke cannabis, no I’m not the stereotype and don’t appreciate your ignorant judgment.”
Last year I was fortunate enough to attend the games, an athletic themed event, where everyone walked away a winner. It was an event where athletes and half-letes mingled.
The Games start with a warm-up of yoga and warming up competitions. It was the county fair for fit and those willing to try. My warm-up consisted of hotboxing a car with the friends. When we were done, we then proceeded to the grounds.
There was a yoga taking place, which reminded me how my body couldn’t bend and mini-games that involved strength and speed which seemed like fun to me, but we arrived late and weren’t sure what to do first, but there was enough to see and not be bored.
Before the 4.2-mile race, team hotbox decided it was going to walk 4.2 miles on a sunny day in Seattle’s Magnuson Park. A walk with friends while occasionally sparking up in the woods, that’s what cannabis is all about.
We got passed several times and even passed people ourselves, we were not the only ones out for a casual 420 stroll.
At the end of our walking race, we were greeted by well-wishers from the games with participatory medals. The medallions were heavy, and I gotta say “bad ass,” it was a nice memento since I felt accomplished after my 4.2-mile walk with friends, from there, more games of strength and speed took place.
All of this was fun for me, but the icing on the cake was the beer garden sponsored by Lagunitas Brewery Company and a concert by Pato Banton.If last year’s event proved anything, it’s that this years will be worth attending. If you enjoy fitness, the great outdoors, meeting professional athletes who don’t shun cannabis and good music, food, and beer than I highly recommend getting your tickets for this year’s Four Twenty Games.
If last year’s event proved anything, it’s that this year’s will be worth attending. If you enjoy fitness, the great outdoors, good music, good food, good beer and a chance to win some cash through means of friendly competition than I highly recommend getting your tickets for this year’s Four Twenty Games.
Here are some images from the kickoff this year in Los Angeles.