Marijuana

Dabs and Dunks at Footprint Center

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Matt Hennie
Daniel (left) and Joshua Williams.
With the support of the NBA and sponsorships from some of the biggest names in the cannabis industry, weed and basketball took center court at the home of the Phoenix Suns on January 6.

The expansive lobby of the Footprint Center was filled with about two-dozen vendors — from well-known brands such as Mint, Jeeter, and Nirvana Center, to smaller mom-and-pop operations and local favorites, including Mary Jane SmokeWear — handing out swag bags, talking up products, and hosting contests. But the trash-talking, showboating, and layups were saved for the court.

For three hours, the arena hosted the Cannabis Cactus Charity 3-on-3, where teams with rosters of cannabis industry employees competed in a charity basketball tournament to raise funds and boost the profile of cannabis and medical marijuana.

Read our full coverage of the event.