The Splimm reader knows that cannabis users don’t fit a mold. There’s no such thing as a “typical stoner” because cannabis consumers come from all corners of society. They’re intelligent, compassionate, and, most surprising to some, incredibly healthy and active. Which is why we love what Jim McAlpine is doing with The 420 Games.
Real Cannabis Users
Aimed at “de-stigmazing the millions of people who use cannabis in a healthy and responsible lifestyle,” The 420 Games have been held in eight different cities so far, and come to Sellwood Riverfront Park in Portland on Saturday, June 10th. Though some of the participants do use cannabis (public consumption is still very much prohibited in Portland), the event is designed to appeal to anyone interested in learning about new ways to stay healthy and happy.
According to their website: “The 420 Games does not advocate that everyone should use cannabis. We do advocate that cannabis can be a positive and helpful part of a productive and athletic person’s lifestyle. We strive to teach those who have been mislead about cannabis in a positive and respectful manner so people can make educated decisions about the use of cannabis The 420 Games is against underage use of cannabis.”
The day starts off with a 4.20 mile exercise course, and because it’s Portland, the path follows the lovely Willamette Trail along the river downtown.
This year’s event features educational talks, music, stand up comedy, booths full of awesome people (like Splimm!) and even a beer tasting, because we can’t all be healthy and responsible all the time! Sometimes we need a beer!
We Go High
If you’re in Portland stop by the Splimm booth and say high! We will be talking all things healthy, and giving away a Magical Butter Machine to help make that healthy lifestyle all the more infused!