On the day they stepped out for their fourth NBA championship victory parade in eight seasons on Monday — their first since moving to San Francisco — each member of the Golden State Warriors received a gift from a local supporter along with their championship rings : grass .
Through an “insider connection”, every Warrior – Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Jordan Poole, Gary Payton II (whose dad knows a thing or two about basketball and weed) and every others – received a gift bag of prerolls, topical salves and other cannabis goodies from Sunset Connect, a San Francisco-based capital brand, according to CEO Ali Jamalian (who provided video evidence).
“True to our roots, we worked the local angles to give our champions a goody bag,” Jamalian said. “We wanted the team to go on vacation with real city fire.”
Although cannabis treats like vape pens have been appearing in ‘loot bags’ handed out to celebrities at parties like the Oscars and Emmys for years, it’s unclear if this is the practice in sports. professionals.
The Warriors did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment left Tuesday at their San Francisco headquarters. (Maybe there’s a reason for that.)
But according to Jamalian, every Warrior who visited his locker at the Chase Center on Monday, the day they boarded open-top buses that cruised down Market Street in San Francisco past a crowd of delirious fans covered in confetti, was greeted with a purse stuffed with cannabis, pre-delivery video of which you can see below.
“And they apparently liked it a lot,” he said.
So what did an NBA champion have to choose when choosing to consume cannabis responsibly on Monday?
*Sunset Connect’s one-gram signature pre-roll, a “Fulton Fiver” (named after the San Francisco bus line that connects the bay to the Pacific Ocean), conveniently decked out in Warriors colors;
*A 1.5 gram preroll of Legends 002 Black-C;
*One Eighth Flower Legends 002 Black-C Madrina;
*One package of Sunset Connect 10 milligram sour apple and pineapple gummies;
* One pack of Sunset Connect hash-infused dog walker mini-joints;
*One pack of non-hash-infused Apple & Banana Mini Joints;
*A bottle of “Recovery Gel”, a topical product for athletes, designed by strength and conditioning coach John Murray;
*And, with an appropriately sized t-shirt, a “temple ball” of hash. (Hopefully they can figure out what it is or find someone who can tell them.)
Pretty solid for a Monday afternoon!
This is the perfect time to mention that while marijuana is on the NBA’s banned substances list, the league has agreed to suspend random cannabis testing throughout the 2021-22 season.
And while federal law still considers cannabis more dangerous than crack cocaine, cannabis is legal for all adults 21 and older in California and an ever-growing number of other states where NBA teams play and where the players live, including New York, New Jersey, Nevada. , Michigan, Massachusetts and Illinois.
As UKTN pointed out, only 18% of the 122 “Big Four” teams in the United States and Canada – the NFL, Major League Baseball and NHL, as well as the NBA – play in states where neither neither adult use nor medical cannabis is legal.
So! If you can’t sink threes like Curry or Thompson, or get into the faces of opponents like Green, and if you’re not one of the unlucky minority living in states where cannabis is still illegal, you can at least acquire a similar head. .