April 20 has become a counterculture holiday in North America, where people gather to celebrate and blow some weed. Many events have a political nature to them, advocating for the legalization of marijuana and ar accompanied with other stories about how 420 began back in 1971.
By the way, it's 4:20 somewhere so lets get a hit.That's why employees at Solstice are working to roll a staggering number of joints; 12,000 in all, for its special "12th Pack" promotion ahead of Sunday, when the Seahawks face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX.
That works out to roughly 180 to 220 joints made during an eight-hour shift — double the normal pace. "It's not like I go home with cramps or anything," a smiling employee, Katy Filippone, told a local media station.
The so-called 12th Pack, which is only being sold to medical marijuana users, is a play on the 12th man, the nickname referring to football fans.
Solstice says the 12th Pack is filled with a special "Seahawks Blend," and hopes to make it available to Washington state's recreational pot users by next season.
Solstice isn't the only pot producer hoping to earn some extra green from the Seahawks' fan base.
Last season, a Seattle marijuana delivery service called Green Umbrella began offering a homemade strain named after running back Marshawn Lynch, calling it "Beast Mode O.G." a nod to Lynch's nickname.