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A Colorado marijuana breeder plans to send two people to the MLB All-Star Game, but first they have to find the gold tickets.
Veritas Fine Cannabis is playing Willy Wonka for the next two weeks, selling a commemorative jar containing three 1-gram joints, a baseball rally towel and, if you’re really lucky, two tickets to the Midsummer Classic on Tuesday July 13 at the Coors -Field.
Over forty pharmacies sell the cans, including Colorado Harvest Company, Cookies, Medicine Man, Native Roots, and Wolfpac. The varieties featured are Sour Diesel, Super Sour Lemon, Garlic Breath, Ice Cream Cake, Apple Fritter, Slurricane and Papaya Cake, according to Jon Spadafora, Marketing and Sales Manager at Veritas.
“This isn’t exactly an MLB sponsored drive, but our team was excited when Denver was selected to host the game and wanted to do something that would bring some of the best cannabis in the state to everyone who comes to town for the game presents, “he explains.
MLB still bans the use of marijuana among gamers and probably won’t do business with the legal cannabis industry for the foreseeable future – back in 2019, Coors Field was cutting out references to marijuana during players’ walk-up songs – but when it did would ever give marijuana use? Allowed in baseball stadiums, Veritas would be “first in line to sponsor a cannabis use deck at the stadium,” says Spadafora.
For those watching a game at home, Spadafora recommends smoking an uplifting strain like Garlic Breath or Sage N Sour to stay engaged without losing focus. But if you look at the Rockies, who are currently 35-48 with a 6-31 record, he suggests something stronger to calm the nerves, like MAC – and that includes you, Rockies owner Dick Monfort.
“Maybe if we get high together,” jokes Spadafora, “I could get him high enough to realize he needs to put together a% @ *! Plan for this team!”
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Thomas Mitchell has been a cannabis-related writer for Westword since 2014, covering sports, real estate, and general news for publications such as the Arizona Republic, Inman, and Fox Sports. He is currently the cannabis editor for westword.com.