(ABC) -- Marshawn “Beast Mode” Lynch, first had his nickname hijacked by a burger joint, then a butcher who infused sausages with Skittles (the famously-loved candy of the Seahawks running back), and now by botanists who have created an especially potent strain of pot.
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Queen Anne Cannabis Club, a medical marijuana dispensary in Seattle, where pot is now legal, stocks the super-strong Beast Mode marijuana variety, which has a THC content of 17.6 percent. Dispensary owner Nate “diggity” Johnson says the pot hits people just like Lynch would, and is asking for a donation of $13 a gram or $150 for a half ounce for the strong stuff.
Lynch may be the first Seahawks star to have a pot strain named after him, but Peyton Manning, the Denver Broncos’ quarterback, already has an eponymous variety named after him in Colorado.
Here’s more on the Seattle pot:
- The growers, Zion Gardens, originally set out to produce a variety called Girl Scout Cookies, but quickly realized their extra-strong strain needed a better name.
- Washington State dispensaries are technically not allowed to sell weed, and so donations are being collected to contribute to running costs and employees’ salaries.
- Lynch has trademarked the name “Beast Mode,” but the collective is hoping Lynch won’t sue because of their donations-based policy.
- THC content in marijuana can vary from less than 1 percent to 20 percent.