Seattle cannabis club names marijuana strain ‘Beast Mode’ after Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch
A collection of Seattle-area pot growers that go by Zion Gardens have created a strain of marijuana which after testing the product, determined that the only appropriate name for the strain was “Beast Mode,’ of course in reference to Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch.
“Beast Mode” reportedly has a THC content of 17.6 percent, while most marijuana sold by Seattle medical-marijuana dispensaries has a content between 12 and 20 percent (via the Seattle Times).
The group of growers that produced Beast Mode call themselves Zion Gardens. Johnson explained the growers came up with the name after cultivating a strain that was supposed to be “Girl Scout Cookies.” After harvesting, the growers realized it wasn’t. And when they tried some, according to Johnson, one said, “‘It hit me like Beast Mode.’”
A proprietor who carries the “Beast Mode” strain concurs.
“It’s extremely strong,” said Nate “Diggity” Johnson, owner of the Queen Anne Cannabis Club, which carries the strain named after the burly Seahawks running back.
No diggity. No doubt.
The weed hits you like its namesake, he added. “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.”
“Beast Mode” reportedly sells for $13 per gram or $150 for a half-ounce. But no profits are actually made by Queen Anne Cannabis Club, as explained in the Seattle Times report. Technically, any “purchase” is treated as a “donation” since dispensaries are not supposed to actually sell marijuana. Johnson told the paper that all proceeds are used solely for paying employees and to fund the cost of operating the dispensary.
Donations pay for employee salaries and the cost of running the dispensary, he said.
Johnson mentioned he’s aware that Lynch has trademarked “Beast Mode” but hopes that the running back won’t make a big deal about the dispensary infringing upon it.
“Since it’s for donation-based medical cannabis, we feel his compassion towards it will make it acceptable,” Johnson said of the Beast Mode marijuana.
After watching Lynch’s bizarre interview with Deion Sanders at Super Bowl Media Day on Tuesday, something tells me Lynch will be all good with it.
Lynch certainly is having a good go of it lately as it relates to products named either to honor or celebrate him and his accomplishments. There now is “Beast Mode” sausage and soon there will be a special edition of Skittles released to celebrate the candy and Lynch working out an endorsement deal. So, to recap: it goes “Beast Mode” weed, then “Beast Mode” sausage and then Special Edition Skittles, in that order. Although to be clear I am not condoning nor endorsing the consumption of such products.