L.A.'s 420 Games Advocate for Healthy and Athletic Use of Cannabis
Former NFL tight end Eddie Lee "Boo" Williams tried to kill himself in 2007. Retired UFC fighter Kyle Kingsbury grew tired of getting punched in the face. And Heisman Trophy winner and NFL Pro Bowler Ricky Williams really just liked getting baked. What do these guys all have in common? They’ve all benefited from consuming cannabis in quantity, and they’re the new frontmen for a new brand of socially acceptable canna-culture: pothead jocks. Thanks to winter-sports entrepreneur Jim McAlpine, weed jocks now have their own national series of events, the 420 Games, which in its first L.A. incarnation last weekend was just a quick jaunt up the Strand from the Santa Monica Pier to Venice and back.