Last year, the Super Bowl was played in a marijuana state between two teams that were from areas where marijuana is legal — and everyone was laughing about it, calling it “The Stoner Bowl.” To emphasize the humor in the situation, newspaper headlines raved about their favorite Super Bowl recipes that infused traditional party foods with marijuana.
This year, the 2015 Super Bowl is being played in Arizona, and it is also a marijuana state. While it is unlikely that marijuana treats will be sold in the grandstands or permitted at the gates, the NFL Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks will be held in 2015 on Sunday, February 1, at 6:30 p.m. on NBC at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
However, keep in mind that marijuana can come with a risk. You could end up like Miley Cyrus — who was caught on camera smoking marijuana with her boyfriend, Patrick Schwarzenegger — which means big trouble if you are caught by the wrong people indulging over Super Bowl weekend.
Adding to the Super Bowl marijuana theme for 2015, three former NFL players are using the timing of the 2015 Super Bowl to promote their own ideas about weed. According to the Huffington Post, the former Super Bowl champs are asking the NFL to reconsider medical use of marijuana for football players. Included as pro-marijuana advocates are former-NFL players Marvin Washington, Brendon Ayanbadejo, and Scott Fujita. They quoted NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell as saying, “We’ll continue to follow the medicine… that’s something we would never take off the table if we could benefit our players at the end of the day.”
In the state of Washington where marijuana is legal, the Bleacher Report says that one dispensary in Seattle is preparing for Seahawks victory by pre-rolling 12,000 joints specifically for Super Bowl Day. The number 12 has significance for Seattle Seahawks fans. The Solstice Dispensary states that they are “preparing 12,000 joints for the occasion, which will be sold in ’12-packs.’ This is an ode to the infamous ’12th Man,’ which is the nickname for Seahawks fans. The collective fan base also goes by the term ’12s.'”
Last year, the Huffington Post celebrated the Super Bowl being held in the legal marijuana state of Colorado by posting a long list of recipes that included weed. Many included using regular recipes, but using marijuana butter instead of plain oil or butter. The list included marijuana hot chocolate and weed buffalo wings. GQ listed drinks for any occasion that were infused with marijuana, while BuzzFeed focused on the famous Super Bowl marijuana chili, nachos, and brownies recipes.
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