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Seattle pot growers name strain 'Beast Mode' in honor of Marshawn Lynch

"Beast Mode" has a THC content of 17.6 percent.
Posted By Evan Bleier   |   Jan. 28, 2014 at 1:14 PM   |   Comments

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SEATTLE, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- A group of Seattle pot growers have christened a powerful strain of marijuana “Beast Mode” in honor of Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch.

Nate “Diggity” Johnson of the Queen Anne Cannabis Club said the strain is “extremely strong” and that it has a THC content of 17.6 percent. According to Johnson, most of the pot that is sold at Seattle medical-marijuana dispensaries has a THC content between 12 and 20 percent.

The strain was created by a group of growers that call themselves Zion Gardens. After smoking the marijuana, one of the growers apparently said, “It hit me like Beast Mode.”

Beast Mode costs $13 per gram or $150 for a half-ounce.

“Marshawn has gears when he’s running and it’s kind of like that. It has a little bit of a slow start and then kicks in,” Johnson said.

In addition to having his nickname attached to a marijuana strain, Lynch may soon have it branded on candy as well after signing an endorsement deal with Skittles. Lynch famously munches "power pellets" while he plays and is doused with "rainbow showers" when he scores during home games in Seattle.

To commemorate the deal, Skittles has made limited-edition packages of a "Seattle Mix" of only blue and green candies. Skittles will also reportedly donate $10,000 to Lynch's Fam First Foundation for every touchdown he scores in Sunday's Super Bowl.


[The Seattle Times]

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