Hi, stoners. This story combines your two biggest passions: weed and soccer.
There’s a team in England’s League One (which is the third tier, because humanity isn’t good at naming things) called Rochdale AFC. It is using confiscated cannabis growing lamps, donated by the police, to help grow soccer field grass.
That’s it. That’s the story.
The groundsman told the BBC that the lamps would have cost the club $32,000 to $48,000. Spotland Stadium, where Rochdale plays, also houses a rugby team, and the fixture congestion isn’t kind on the field.
Here’s the rig the groundsman, Oli Makin, created:
And this is what it looks like with the heat lamps included:
Makin got the idea from Notts County FC, which did this previously.
According to anonymous Soccer Gods sources, if you happen to ingest medical marijuana — somewhere where it is legal — and then watch soccer on mute with the new Thom Yorke album on, it’s a pretty enjoyable experience. The grass is very vibrantly green, according to those sources.
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