Seattle Company Rolls 12,000 Marijuana Joints For Super Bowl

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A man smokes a marijuana joint REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

A Seattle-based medical marijuana retailer rolled 12,000 marijuana joints for the Sunday Super Bowl game in which the Seattle Seahawks took on the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX.

The company used 6,000 grams of cannabis, a little over 13 pounds of the weed for the project. The shop sells a pack of 12 joints, a special seahawk blend, made up of Blueberry Cheesecake and Headband strains, for about $70.

The company, Solstice, announced its special Super Bowl 12th Man pack of pre-rolled marijuana joints last week. It sold out minutes after the promotional video for the joints was released. Solstice’s 12th Man pack gets its name from the term describing football fans who can have a decisive impact on their team’s fortune by cheering and making noise. Seahawk fans are said to be among the loudest in the NFL. The special edition joints are available only to medical marijuana patients for now but will be available to recreational marijuana users when Solstice opens its first licensed retail processing facility later in 2015.

Washington state and Colorado were the first states to legalise recreational marijuana in 2012. Retail shops in both states started selling recreational marijuana for the first time in 2014.

In 2014, a marijuana delivery service called Green Umbrella offered a strain called Beast Mode O.G. that was named after Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch. This year, the company is rolling out Beast Mode 2.0, a new strain in his honour.

Experts have argued that considering the number of injuries that occur and the spike in NFL prescription drug use, team doctors should be allowed to treat patients with marijuana. Research indicates that marijuana can reduce concussion severity and provide a safer non-addictive alternative to opiates for managing pain.

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