My dad lives in Bend, Oregon. It’s a beautiful city that has grown a lot over the years. Bend is home to a fantastic cannabis community, with some of the best dispensaries in Oregon located there. My brother’s favorite dispensary (and I’d have to agree) is Oregrown. I have visited the dispensary, and it is really classy and the supply is amazing. My little brother said that he has visited every dispensary in the area, and that Oregrown is the only one that he goes to now.
Oregrown has done a lot for the community, which is why they were already on my radar before my brother took me over there when I was visiting. They are doing things the right way, including a recent sponsorship of professional skier John Spriggs. Admittedly, I don’t know a lot about snow sports (I grew up in the Willamette Valley), but I do love sports cannabis, which is a growing movement. Cannabis athletes are a new frontier for the cannabis movement, and seeing the press release below really made me happy. Hat tip (again) to Oregrown! Keep doing big things:
Oregrown Industries, Oregon’s premier farm to table cannabis company, has announced a sponsorship agreement with pro skier and back country legend John Spriggs. The agreement is the first between an Oregon cannabis company and a professional athlete.
“I’m extremely happy to partner with one of the best cannabis companies in the country,” Spriggs said. “Oregrown cares about quality and keeping everything organic. I’m excited to represent a company and a product I truly believe in.”
Spriggs’ competitive accomplishments include being two-time “Best Trick” winner at Denver Big Air, and three appearances in the Winter X Games. He is well-known for his numerous film appearances, including 2008/9’s “Every Day is a Saturday.”
“John Spriggs is one of the greatest free skiers in the world. An absolute legend,” said Oregrown co-founder Aviv Hadar. “It’s no secret that many world-class skiers love world-class cannabis. Oregrown is proud to support athletes who appreciate the advantages of cannabis in their lives and careers.”
Spriggs said he finds meditative and medicinal benefits in cannabis.
“I’m fortunate to live and work in spectacular settings like the Cascades, the Sierras and the Rockies. I use cannabis to enhance my mind and relax my body when I’m skiing, rock climbing or fly fishing in these beautiful places,” Spriggs said. “Of course, as a professional skier, I’ve had my share of injuries. I find cannabis to be a very effective natural pain reliever and sleep aid. I’d much rather use cannabis than prescription painkillers.”
Hadar says sponsoring athletes like Spriggs makes sense for Oregrown.
“An outdoor lifestyle is as much a part of Oregrown’s DNA as our cannabis,” said Hadar. “Like many of our customers, we’re out there skiing, snowboarding, surfing, and mountain biking every chance we get. We’re just getting started. Expect big things from Oregrown in 2017.”
Oregrown is Oregon’s premier farm-to-table cannabis company, garnering back-to-back awards for Central Oregon’s Best Dispensary at its flagship store at 1199 NW Wall Street in Bend, OR. Offering an upscale retail experience with an amazing staff and high-end products including solventless extractions and one-of-a-kind cultivars, Oregrown continues to innovate, develop and release world-class offerings to patients and recreational customers.
John Spriggs is one of the most versatile pro free skiers of all time. Starting as a freestyle mogul skier in the 90s, he competed in Slopestyle and Big Air contests with the US Freeskiing Open and appeared in three consecutive Winter X Games from 2006-2008. Spriggs has created video with Rage Films, Poor Boyz Productions and Teton Gravity Research. His film catalog includes 2008/9’s “Everyday is a Saturday” with Poor Boyz, which garnered Powder Segment of the Year and Movie of the Year for Spriggs and co-stars CR Johnson and Tanner Hall. In 2016, Spriggs and Hall collaborated on “Ring The Alarm,” available on www.tannerhall.ski.