Many of us know the simple pleasure of sitting at the top of the park on a sunny day with a can of cheap beer and a joint. Getting 420 blazed with your homeboys before strapping in to go chomping sidehits is one of the best ways you can spend a day on the hill. Smoking weed and snowboarding have seemingly gone hand in hand since the beginning.
DISCLAIMER: We at Whitelines aren’t promoting the smoking of the devil’s lettuce in any way shape or form, if anyone comes up to us offering some of the ciggaweed we shout, “bugger off you bong blazer!”
“It cemented the idea that snowboarders are all hemp loving hippie wastoids”
Snowboarding was skyrocketed out of its subculture and onto the world stage at the Olympics in Nagano in 1998. The first ever gold medallist, Ross Rebagliati, tested positive for the old icky sticky and was consequently stripped of his medal. It was eventually given back, but it cemented the idea that snowboarders are all hemp loving hippie wastoids. “And furthermore Susan, I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised to learn that all four of them habitually smoke marijuana cigarettes…reefers.”
Trends come and go in snowboarding all the time, like those haggard denim style snowboard pants that gained popularity in the early 2000’s (thanks a lot Shaun White). One of the current trends is cannabidiol (CBD). Scroll down your Instagram feed long enough and you’ll come across an athlete promoting a CBD brand or harking on about the benefits of it.