420 Games Combines Athletics With Cannabis Pride

Stoners are athletes, too – that's the premise for the upcoming 420 Games in San Francisco and San Jose, at least.

The 420 Games is sponsoring a 4.20 mile fun run/walk followed by a concert with reggae artist Pato Banton in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park on Saturday and a golf tournament at Los Lagos Golf Course in San Jose on August 29.

Marijuana will not not be provided to participants at the Games, which is being promoted as cannabis-positive sporting events and not a "smoke in," according to the event's official website.

"The 420 Games goal is to eradicate the false stereotypes that hinder millions of successful and motivated people and to propagate the choice and ability to responsibly use cannabis as a supplement without fear of prosecution or judgement," reads a statement on the site's "about" page.

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