For Nate Johnson, the excitement surrounding the upcoming Super Bowl is two-fold. Not only are his hometown Seattle Seahawks taking on the Denver Broncos – football teams representing two major U.S. cities where recreational pot use is legal – but his medical weed dispensary is seeing green.
Demand for "Beast Mode" - a strain named in honor of the Seahawks' hard-hitting running back, Marshawn Lynch - has been high at the Queen Anne Cannabis Club in Seattle, Johnson said, while pot-laced blue-and-green cupcakes are also selling fast.
"Anything Seahawks colored or themed, it's 'Boom!'" Johnson said, referring to the brisk sales. "It almost seems like it's the holidays all over again."
Johnson is among those capitalizing on the novelty of what pot enthusiasts on Twitter and elsewhere have gleefully dubbed as "Bud Bowl," "Pack-a-Bowl" and "The Stoner Bowl."
Washington state and Colorado both voted in 2012 to legalize recreational marijuana use, though the drug remains illegal under federal law. Recreational pot shops opened earlier this month in Colorado and are set to do so later this year in Washington state. (Reuters)
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