Fans in Denver are a mile high thanks to Peyton Manning, and it has nothing to do with his seven touchdown performance in Week 1. A medicinal marijuana dispensary in Colorado is selling Peyton Manning pot, renaming a common strain of weed after the Broncos quarterback.
“That happens all the time. You can grow anything and name it anything you want,” one dispensary employee who didn’t want to be named told the Daily News. “Dispensaries will have the same strain but name it different things.”
The Manning strain — Chem 91 SFV OG Kush — is described as offering “The best of both worlds, a Uplifting, Happy, Euphoric, thought provoking Sativa,” designed to treat MS, anxiety, nausea and headaches. It also has a cartoon drawing of Manning, big head included.
A dispensary worker said that particular strain is common, but different dispensaries will name it different things to breed competition.
“We don’t like to mess with (celebrity) names too much,” another anonymous dispensary worker said. “Too many problems.”
Medicinal marijuana is popular in Denver — as of 2011 there were more dispensaries than Starbucks in the city of 619,000 — but Manning, who yuks it up in commercials for DirecTV and Papa John’s, probably won’t be geeking out over this stunt.
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