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Portland Pickles completes first-of-its-kind deal with THC brand

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PORTLAND, OR (KOIN) – Local baseball fans can expect an abundance of pickles and weed at the upcoming games. The Portland Pickles are now offering THC products at events – and they are the first sports team to do so.

The team just announced its “historic” beverage partnership with Cycling Frog Cannabis Company, a brand headquartered in Seattle with a fulfillment center in Portland. The company will sell cannabis-infused gummies and drinks, but the hemp-derived THC seltzers will be the only products available at Walker Stadium.

Although marijuana use is legal for Oregon residents over the age of 21, the state generally prohibits public consumption. However, the Pickles said Portland Parks and Recreation and the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission allow products derived from a certain amount of hemp.

Cycling Frog’s offering is alcohol-free, with two milligrams of hemp-derived THC and four milligrams of CBD in each can.

“The Portland Pickles have a responsibility in the sports industry to make leaps and bounds and set a precedent for innovative partnerships,” Pickles Vice President of Business Development Ross Campbell said in a statement. “As we saw in 2019, it became the first team to ever collaborate with a CBD companyand teams up to and including the Major League level in all sports soon follow.”

Fans can purchase Cycling Frog’s passion fruit and lemon flavors starting from Tuesday’s home game against the Cowlitz Black Bears. The seltzers will be sold at the Jack Daniels Party Deck Bar, Dillon’s Hideaway Bar and inside the entrance gates.