These '420 Games' Athletes Want to Change the Perception of Weed
Published on Aug 19, 2015
The stigma behind marijuana has always come with the typical lazy "stoner" type of person that people expect, but these athletes are looking to show people that using marijuana can fit into many different lifestyles without weighing down on you. Last week, participants of the 420 Games in San Francisco could be found toking up before a 4.2 mile run among other events. Some of the runners were even retired athletes who say that marijuana helps with painful injuries.
The race and accompanying events were planned to change perceptions of marijuana and the people who consume it. Even as legal barriers to marijuana use continue to fall, stigma surrounding its use remain pervasive, according to the Games’ website.