Discover Year 420 in History and Philosophy

The 20th day of April today, which means a Happy 420 Day! We’ve pretended to be original, and you judge if we really are. We have approached Year 420 in history and philosophy, which is not directly linked to cannabis, yet they are curious facts however.

Sparta Banned from Olympics in year 420 BC

This is Sparta Year 420 BC Olympics - Happy 420 Day

image source – ZhuZhu

Sparta was banned from 420 BC Olympics for violating a peace treaty. The Olympics was famous for that all wars in Ancient world were to be stopped for the period of games, at least – this is the legend, “as is where is” so to say.

Alexander the Great entered Asia in year 420 AUC

Alexander the Great crossed Dardanelles to enter Asia in year 420 AUC

image source – Kosv01

Year 420 AUC – King Alexander III of Macedonia, better known as Alexander the Great, crossed Dardanelles, by that touching his life-time dream – the Asia. Yes, he was a heavy conqueror,  great strategist, and the brave warrior leading the army always by himself, never hiding behind the troops. Yet he never wished to destroy all but uniting the cultures of East and West, therefore he was kind-a “peaceful conqueror”.

Great Kiss - a proven historical fact - once performed by Alexander the Great to a male dancer

image source – Develv

And we just could not help ourselves from putting here into this blogpost another historical fact, which is curious beyond imaginable – the so-called Great Kiss, which is on the picture. It may disgust someone (and we respect all opinions) but it is a proven historical fact, and many Ancient sources state, that Alexander the Great kissed passionately a Persian male dancer Bagoas while victory buzz party – the troops were chanting to kiss the winner of dance contest and the King did so.

Stoic Philosophy Founder was born in year 420 AUC

Zeno - Stoic Philosophy, year 420 AUC

image source – DT Strain Philosophy Blog

Year 420 AUC – Greek philosopher Zeno of Citium was born to this world, the founder of Stoicism philosophy. Stoics are known for their “virtue is the only good”, while the external things like health, wealth and pleasure are not good or bad in themselves. They also stressed on logic and accepting the moment as it presents itself, by not allowing to be controlled by the desire for pleasure or fear of pain. Quite a 420 Philosophy, I think.

Seneca and Marcus Aurelius are the famous followers of Stoic philosophy:

< BECAUSE a thing seems difficult for you, do not ever think it is impossible for everyone to accomplish > – this is my favourite motivation from Marcus Aurelius, sounds rather four-twentish to me.

< IF one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favourable > – once said by Seneca, and I wonder if he really baked before saying such yet it is genius.

Flying Croc Simulator – The 420 Weed Game

To support the 420 day we’ve put this game now totally free – no ads, no payment – only pure work of art and a beautiful music soundtrack is also there, and a rather stoner’s gameplay of course. All of it for your pleasure! Hope, you’ll enjoy it in full, and this is our humble tiny contribution into the four-twentish history of cannabis, hahaha.

420 weed game for android - The Flying Croc Simulator - game dev design screenshot for android

The weed game is released for Android smartphones, and it is totally free of charge and contains no ads at all – for a limited time. So, take it now, load into your mighty smartphone a true pixel work of art and all the fantasy creatures shall come alive onto your screen animated in this Weed Led Jungle Saga – [ this link ]

Free 420 Weed Game for Android Smartphones

SAFE Banking Act 2019 Suggests Banking Services for Legal Cannabis Businesses

The US House Financial Services Committee has approved the updated version of SAFE Banking Act 2019 which it is not yet a law but a benchmark for the cannabis regulations providing the protection and guidances for banks and payment providers who are willing to work with legal cannabis businesses. S.A.F.E. is the abbreviation which stands for Secure and Fair Enforcement for the Banking Act 2019, better known as SAFE Banking Act or cannabis banking bill, the document first time presented to senate in 2017, has been approved few days ago. The approved updated version – among other things – includes the ‘safe harbour’ doctrine for the banks and other financial institutions if such are having business relations with legal marijuana businesses.

“This calls for a victory dance indeed […] This is a big day for the businesses, employees and communities who have been forced to operate in cash-only for many years.”
– Rep. Ed Perlmutter on Twitter

The legal marijuana market is estimated to reach $23 billion by 2020, and up to $70+ billion by 2030 (see charts) already recording, for example, in 2017 about $4.7 billion in collected taxes from cannabis businesses – and that was paid in cash (source).

Speakers in favor of the Act — the banking executives took pains to point out they were expressing no views on the legalization of pot, only the concept of providing “safe harbor” to FIs (financial institutions) that work with cannabis businesses — discussed the danger of forcing those operations to run via cash.
– see more at: Pymnts.com

Except preventing the obvious ‘cash problems’ coming along with the market growth, this cannabis SAFE Banking Act also prevents federal regulators from targeting banks that accept deposits from legal cannabis operators (legal = approved on a state level).

And it also covers other service providers such as: all kinds of agencies, attorneys, accountants, real estate owners and many other companies that may have a certain relation to cannabis industry, or have relations to a company from the cannabis industry, but not directly with the cannabis plant.

Related links below – to find the details in the original paper(s):

SAFE Banking Act 2019 – at financialservices.house.gov

SENATE’S BILL to create protections for depository institutions that provide financial services to cannabis-related businesses, and for other purposes. – at congress.gov