Author Steve DeAngelo, national cannabis thought leader, speaks at The 420 Games in Santa Monica, Ca. on Saturday, March 26 at 12:10 PM. Steve DeAngelo, a nationally recognized pioneer in the cannabis reform movement and Executive Director of the nation's model cannabis dispensary, Harborside Health Center, will give the keynote address. DeAngelo is the co-founder and President of The ArcView Group, an angel investment network, as well as co-founder of Steep Hill Labs, the first cannabis laboratory in the country. Released last fall, 'The Cannabis Manifesto, A New Paradigm for Wellness is published by North Atlantic Books, distributed by Random House/Penguin and reached three #1 spots on Amazon in health, medicine and government policy.
The 420 Games has created a new demographic and category in sports by founder Jim McAlpine of Snowbomb.com fame. Created to de-stigmatize cannabis and the people who use it, The 420 Games brings a message of fitness, wellness and health. On Saturday March 26th, this new paradigm of athletics and medical cannabis users will be celebrated by over 1,500 participants at The Santa Monica Pier. Having kept their cannabis use a secret for fear of judgment or persecution, athletes are now stepping out, inspired by this newly found 'CannaAthletics' movement. Activists will walk, run, bicycle or skateboard to "Go the Extra Mile for Cannabis" in this 4.20 mile race; wheelchairs are welcome! Out in the water stand-up paddle boarders will follow course along the beach.
More special guest speakers will include LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) member and retired Redondo Beach Police Officer Diane Goldstein,Tracy Ryan, of CannaKids.org and SavingSophie.org. Look for special appearances by UFC Fighter Kyle Kingsbury, NFL Pro-Bowler Kyle Turley and former NFL players from the Gridiron Coalition who will have their own team of former NFL players in attendance, including Eddie Lee "Boo" Williams who played for the New Orleans Saints. JUST ANNOUNCED: Ricky Wiliiams, retired NFL player will attend, hear what he has to say about cannabis.
Source: The 420 Games press release