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Twitter users hail Seattle-Denver 'Stoner Bowl'

Jan. 20, 2014 at 4:18 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The Twitter-based Super Bowl buzz for Denver and Seattle surrounds the fact the teams come from the only two states to legalize recreational use of marijuana.

The Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks scored victories during the weekend to move on to the Super Bowl in two weeks, leading the hashtag "#StonerBowl" to trend on Twitter and spark discussion about both teams coming from states with legalized recreational marijuana use, Digital First Media reported Monday.

"Now THIS will be a superBOWL. Colorado v. Washington...is there a lesson here? #WeedWillRockU #StonerBowl" tweeted "Star Trek" star and activist George Takei.

The Drug Policy Alliance, which supports legalization, used the opportunity to list the benefits of legal pot.

"Marijuana legalization means increased tax revenue, fewer arrests, and apparently a trip to the Super Bowl! Seattle vs. Denver! #SuperBowl" the group tweeted on its @DrugPolicyNews account.

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