Top 5 Strains to Pair with Sporting Events
Published on 10/1/22
Take me out to the ballgame, says the famous lyrics of the seventh-inning stretch, and buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack. When it comes to the wide world of sports, it's much more common to find fans relaxing with a beer in hand than with a gravity bong. Nevertheless, there's a lot to be said about getting baked prior to a sports game, including the fact that beers cost $13 each at the arena. Cannabis kicks in quicker, last longer, and rarely results in fisticuffs being thrown in the stands. If you have plans for a night out at the ballpark or the gridiron, here are some great choices for sparking up before the game.
Remember to consume responsibly: public consumption laws vary from state to state, but it is always a better idea to smoke or vape, or ingest cannabis at home, then have a designated driver to get you to and from the event.
America's favorite pastime has a surprising connection with Mary Jane. Like other sports on this list, many players admit to using it for everything from pain relief to boredom during long road trips. Major League Baseball banned punitive consequences for testing positive for THC, meaning that a player who smokes a quick doobie no longer has to deal with being suspended after a pee test. Additionally, teams in cannabis-friendly states are warily thinking about partnerships with cannabis businesses, although smoking weed in the Colorado Rockies' smoking section remains illegal.
Cannabis is a great accompaniment to baseball because of the pace of the game. Baseball, after all, is fifteen minutes of action wrapped around three hours of commercials and standing around, making it the lowest-intensity sport on this list. A good bud pairing helps to alleviate this by making the time factor disappear, allowing your average stoner to enjoy each moment as it comes rather than thinking about how many innings are left. Additionally, a good strain will improve conversation since much of the game is about talking with the people around you.
Recommended strain: OG Kush. This classic strain's light taste and heavy-hitting power are perfect for enjoying a full game with just a few puffs while improving mood and focus.
The greatest show on turf is filled with cannabis activists, most notably high-profile athletes like Ricky Williams, who left behind millions of dollars on an NFL contract because they had to be true to themselves. Football is the most popular sport in the United States, and the NFL's never-ending search for more money will one day lead them towards partnerships with cannabis providers, just as they have partnered with everything from pickup-truck manufacturers to sports gambling apps. For now, however, keep the smoking to a tailgate since the security at the arenas do not like to smell the puff of pot.
There are many options for a strain to enjoy football with. Would you like an indica with a high CBD content so that you feel like you are the only person in the stadium watching the game, or would you like a sativa with a high THC number so that you feel the energy of the crowd? There are many great choices because of how many different ways football games thrill us fans.
Recommended pairing: Green Crack. Football is a complex game with many players contributing in many different ways. This strain keeps you alert and plugged in so that you can break down plays as they happen without losing touch with the game itself.
There are many stories of NBA players who made sure their marijuana hookup came with them to the bubble during the 2020 COVID season playoffs since they were not sure they could get good reefer. The NBA has also relaxed its drug-testing rules so that cannabis consumption is no longer on the list of tested substances. Many former players have also launched ventures in the cannabis space.
Basketball is a game of stars, more so than other sports on this list, which is why the best players tend to win championships. A good strain will help you keep your eyes riveted to the superstars on the court, allowing you to appreciate their games' subtleties or the ways they stand out among all the world's best talent.
Recommend pairing: Candyland. So named for the sugar-like trichomes covering this strain, Candyland is an intense, uplifting sativa that will not leave you feeling deflated, regardless of the final score.
In the summertime, there is not much hockey to be played, but once the seasons start cooling down, the world's coolest sport starts up. It can also be a challenging sport to follow, as the puck is small and the movement is intense. A good joint can help with concentration while also helping you feel warmer in case the barn is a bit chilly.
Recommended pairing: an Amnesia Haze that will bring your attention onto the ice, kicking in hard and fast and keeping you buzzed until the final buzzer.
The world's most popular sport remains less-than-popular in the United States, but go to any big city, and you will find fanbases and bars catering to the beautiful game. Soccer provides a different experience than other sports because it is about flow, tempo, and momentum, rather than brute power. That means your smoking experience should match the game, allowing you to remain with the pace of play, even if the score is still 0-0.
Recommended pairing: a 20% THC Jack Herer, one of the most energetic and upbeat highs available, providing a boost of mental clarity.
Do you enjoy smoking before events like sports games? How have you found that good bud changes the experience? Let us know in the comments below!