Marijuana pairs best with intense physical activity, says 420 Games founder Jim McAlpine

On Saturday, the 420 Games — McAlpine’s brain child —will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Berkeley Park in Denver.

Jim McAlpine is putting on the second annual 420 Games in Denver on Saturday. (Courtesy of Jim McAlpine)
Jim McAlpine is putting on the second annual 420 Games in Denver on Saturday. (Courtesy of Jim McAlpine)

Two days before the second annual 420 Games held in Denver, founder Jim McAlpine was in Boulder, about to embark on a bike ride. The morning began, like many of them do for McAlpine, with an edible. He has a high tolerance for cannabis products, so an average dose for him is anywhere between 50 and 100 milligrams. He usually takes gummies about an hour before he exercises.


Broncos season tickets: Some just want them before they die; others are signed up before they’re born

The wait for Denver Broncos season tickets can take more than a decade. And, as some found out this year, just because you have them doesn’t mean you have the option to keep them.

Lara Davidson, left, and her daughter Amanda Sandvig. In May, Lara signed Amanda's unborn son, who's due date is Sept. 1, up on the Broncos season tickets waiting list. (Courtesy of Amanda Sandvig)
Lara Davidson, left, and her daughter Amanda Sandvig. In May, Lara signed Amanda’s unborn son, whose due date is Sept. 1, up on the Broncos season tickets waiting list. (Courtesy of Amanda Sandvig)

The due date for Lara Davidson’s grandson was still 15 weeks away when the unborn child got on the waiting list to become a Denver Broncos season tickets holder.

On May 22, Davidson paid $25 for a “Born in Bronco Country Newborn Club” package: a Broncos beanie, a commemorative birth certificate, a set of Broncos-themed monthly milestone markers, a night light, a baby basics booklet and an email letting her know that her grandson, the future Reed Dail Sandvig, expected to be born in a few weeks, had been put on the waiting list.

He was No. 77,716.

The waiting list to become a Broncos season ticket holder, which now includes infants, adults and anyone in between, has grown so large it outnumbers the populations of cities like Loveland (74,461), Broomfield (64,788) and Grand Junction (63,775). The estimated wait time has swelled to 10-15 years. The Broncos’ waiting list is not the largest in the NFL — the Green Bay Packers’ list includes an estimated 131,000 people — but there are more people on it than the capacity of Mile High Stadium (76,125).


Denver in 5 minutes: What you need to know today, July 20

Why a nearly $1 billion isn’t enough; Joe Biden’s trip to Denver; Colorado reached a marijuana milestone and more.

Victoria Lindsay is stoked for peach cobbler season as she selects ingredients for her master plan. The Denver Botanic Gardens' farmer's market is set up inside the Wellington Webb Building downtown. July 19, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) denver; colorado; denverite; kevinjbeaty; farmers market; food; produce; farming; denver botanic gardens chatfield farm; wellington webb building; grocery;
Victoria Lindsay is stoked for peach cobbler season as she selects ingredients for her master plan. The Denver Botanic Gardens’ farmer’s market is set up inside the Wellington Webb Building downtown. July 19, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Now that you’re up and moving, are you ready for a fruit take? Excellent. Peaches are a top-five fruit. When I was a kid, my dad used to drive out to the rural Texas to buy a half bushel of them. He’d return to the ‘burbs with a couple bags of them, and I’d get my peach fix for the rest of the summer. Good times.

But enough about the hairy, delicious fruit. Here’s what you need to know today.