Formerly known as The 420 Games, The Civilized Games, promises a day full of athletic events geared towards cannabis-loving athletes. Cannatheltes can participate in a variety of sport events, art competitions and Q&A sessions with cannabis experts.

While cannabis isn’t cleared for use by all professional sports leagues, there is promising legislation for athletes using CBD. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) which regulates the Olympics among other professional sporting events allows for CBD and a small amount of THC –  less than 150 nanograms per milliliter of carboxy-THC, a cannabis metabolite, in competitive athletes’ urine samples.

Luckily, casual athletes and wellness enthusiasts over the age of 21 don’t need medical recommendations to start experimenting with adding cannabis to their routines. Learn from other cannatheltes and explore new products at The Civilized Games.

According to the event’s website, The Civilized Games is a chance to bring together cannathletes and normalize the use of cannabis as part of a wellness-based and athletic lifestyle. Studies suggest that both THC and CBD can aid in pain management and athletic recovery.

Start the day with a yoga class at 9:30am then head to the main event – a 4.20 mile Fun Run/Walk beginning at 10am. The run goes from the archway in Venice to the Santa Monica Pier and back. This kick-off event is one of many fun, sports-related events throughout the day. Sign up online and receive a finisher’s medal or t-shirt and a chance to win two tickets to the Civilized After-party.

Both the yoga events and the fun run are sponsored by Eve Farms. This innovative San Francisco-based company is known for their proprietary flower, EVE, which is a high-quality cannabis-derived CBD plant with a CBD to THC ratio of 26:1.

The Civilized Games also hosts a pop-up filled with food trucks, cannabis vendors and wellness brands. Enjoy food trucks and discover some of the newest cannabis edibles, strains and CBD products from vendors like Green Goddess Collective, Muncheez, and Lit Yoga,

Still interested in getting active? Join in the Cross-Fit competition, sponsored by medical cannabis brand Tikun Olam. And compete for a chance to attend the Civilized after-party.

Enjoy  boxing, jiu jitsu and MMA demonstrations sponsored by Kushy Punch and get in on the fun with friendly arm wrestling competitions. Stick around for the Professional Skateboard Competition, Basketball Tournament and lectures by cannabis experts.

Watch an Art Battle where local artists speed-paint works of art and compete to win a $500 cash prize. Feeling creative? The Art Bee, sponsored by Califari, will provide artists with oils and acrylics plus goody bags for all competitors. Enter here. Audience members, along with a group of judges, will help choose the winning artist.

The Civilized Games will take place at the Venice Skatepark, 1800 Ocean Front Walk, Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, June 22. The event is free to attend but tickets are required  for the 4.20 Fun Run/Walk. All attendees will be entered to win a pair of VIP After-party tickets.


Posted by:Veronica An

Veronica enjoys good food, good company, and good music. She pens poems, short stories, op-ed articles, and non-fiction pieces. Her favorite place to write is under the California sunshine.

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