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In a first step towards federal cannabis legalization, a small beer producer from Aurora, CO has received federal formula approval for an extract-infused beer from the Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. Dad and Dudes Breweria is still waiting for final label approval, but has been sitting on the federal approval of its recipe since June. While beer has been made using hemp seeds for years, this brew is different as it contains cannabinoids.
The 420 Games began a few years back in Golden Gate park with a fun run, beer garden and concert by reggae star Pato Banton. The reason? Getting rid of the stoner stigma and the negativity created by the media about the use of cannabis as it relates to an active lifestyle. Created by Jim McAlpine, The 420 Games are now in six cities. Each race includes giveaways from sponsors, a post-race yoga session, beer gardens and live music.
CBD oil has been gaining more and more popularity in the sports world as a way to heal and recover quicker from injuries and general soreness. Smoking or ingesting CBD is also a way to utilize the healing properties of the cannabis plant and pass drug tests, since many companies and leagues (like the UFC) only test for THC.
For decades (its origins still largely unconfirmed), 420 has been celebrated by millions as one of the world’s greatest unofficial holidays. It’s a time for all cultures, all personalities, all subspecies of stoner and cannabis enthusiast to come together as one in celebration of a plant that has gifted and improved the lives of so many, despite being shunned and misconstrued by even more.
Still today, entire sects of society are restricted (geographically, legally, or otherwise) from the festivities. Even those not technically restricted face alienation simply by a lack of understanding and exposure.