WASHINGTON: A Seattle-based medical marijuana retailer is anticipating Seahawks fans will want a “super bowl” for Sunday’s big game. That’s why employees at Solstice are working to roll a staggering number of joints — 12,000 in all — for its special “12th Pack” promotion ahead of Sunday, when the Seahawks face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX. That works out to roughly 180 to 220 joints made during an eight-hour shift — double the normal pace,NBC affiliate KING5 reported. “It’s not like I go home with cramps or anything,” a smiling employee, Katy Filippone, told the station.
The so-called 12th Pack, which is only being sold to medical marijuana users, is a play on the 12th man — the nickname referring to football fans. Solstice says the 12th Pack is filled with a special “Seahawks Blend,” and hopes to make it available to Washington state’s recreational pot users by next season, KING5 reported. Solstice isn’t the only pot producer hoping to earn some extra green from the Seahawks’ fan base. Last season, a Seattle marijuana delivery service called Green Umbrella began offering a homemade strain named after running back Marshawn Lynch, calling it “Beast Mode O.G.” — a nod to his nickname. For this year’s game, the company has rolled out a new strain called Beast Mode 2.0.