Marijuana will be on shopping lists for some sports fans as they prepare for Super Bowl LI, according to a Feb. 3, 2017, article at Forbes.com.
If last year is any indication, marijuana businesses should see a bump in sales leading up to the big game, set for Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
Sales of pre-rolled joints increased 28 percent during the week before last year’s Super Bowl, Joel Milton, chief executive officer of Baker, said. At dispensaries, sales were up 28.4 percent.
Sally Vander Veer, president of Medicine Man in Denver, said, “Last year was exceptional for us because the Denver Broncos were in the Super Bowl.” Medicine Man saw a 30 percent to 40 percent increase in sales on the Thursday through Sunday leading up to last year’s big game. “This year has been a little bit less than that, we anticipate this year will be a 20 percent increase,” she said.
Meanwhile, as the NFL prepares for its big night, advocates of medical marijuana held the “Cannabis in Professional Sports” symposium, sponsored by Vapen CBD, in the same city, according to a Feb. 1, 2017, article at Click2Houston.com, website of the NBC affiliate KPRC-TV.
The symposium included former players who want the NFL to change its policy toward medical marijuana use.
“Cannabis is not a cure-all for severe pain and all these real bad, horrific injuries, but you can deal with it better and you don’t get addicted, and you can walk away from this, like walking away from drinking coffee or Coke, or even pizza,” former New Orleans Saints player Kyle Turley said. “It just takes some willpower. I know what it’s like to come off heavy prescription medication. That was not fun.”