David Ortiz is launching his next venture: Papi Cannabis. “Big Papi” has partnered with Rev Brands to create an “exclusive line of carefully selected cannabis products that keep healing properties at the forefront.”
In a press release, Rev Brands explained how Ortiz used cannabis to manage stress, physical ailments, and anxiety.
“Once I embraced the flow of the flower, everything changed,” Ortiz said in a statement. “Cannabis has helped me relax, sleep better, manage stress and heal physically after a lifetime of playing ball, and I look forward to sharing Papi Cannabis and my personal journey to help people understand its benefits.”
“Sweet Sluggers” will be the first product in the Papi Cannabis line to launch in July. More Papi products are expected to launch later this summer and will be sold at recreational dispensaries in Massachusetts. Rev Brands says it plans to launch other Ortiz products later this summer.
Sweet Sluggers are pre-rolled filled with Ortiz’s chosen varieties, including Black Mamba #7, Lava Cake #7, Motorbreath #15 and Bootylicious #4. The blunts are packed with tasty terpenes, high in THC, and wrapped in tobacco-free wrappers made from tea leaves and hemp.
The Boston Red Sox legend explained how his daughter, Alexandra, worked with him to create colorful artwork depicting the baseball player on the packaging.
“I personally prefer the pre-rolls, and these are special to me because I got to work with my daughter Alexandra on the colorful packaging design. I love that we were able to incorporate her design,” said Ortiz.
Ortiz, who won three World Series with the Red Sox and hit 541 home runs throughout his major league career, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, on Sunday. On Tuesday, he was honored by the Red Sox at Fenway Park.