Nine-time NBA All-Star Gary Payton hosted a crowd of over 500 cannabis industry leaders, celebrities, media and friends on July 27th to celebrate his birthday and the launch of The CannaSports by Gary Payton, the sports legend’s product line of cannabis and CBD products to assist athletes with pain and stress relief.
The red-carpet event held at Hollywood’s LA Liaison Nightclub featured the brand’s first two products of five Jersey-inspired vape batteries which are based on each city in which Payton played, as well as an exclusive line of flavored curated vape carts, including MVP Gelato and Grape of All Time. The event was held in conjunction with P&S Ventures and All Points Distribution.
Payton was inspired to launch the line after witnessing his mother suffer from several health conditions. The athlete himself also experienced muscle soreness, joint pain and sleepless, stress-filled nights. When cannabis and CBD became approved for pain relief, he decided to provide a solution for athletes to receive safe, effective and non-addictive pain medication. His message to athletes about his new cannabis products is: “Be Well, Be Pain Free, Be Informed.”
Hollywood celebrities and sport stars, including former NBA player Kenyon Martin and actor Darius McCaray, joined Payton to celebrate the launch and his birthday. Other brands that were featured were King Palm’s handmade, natural leaf rolls, Papa & Barkley’s “Releaf” balms and tinctures, Quantum PCR H20 water, and stylish Peak vaporizers and vape pens by Puffco.
Additional sponsors included Shane’s Teas, OnIt Sciences, Empire Gardens, Royal Highness CannaSafe, Ben & Jerry’s Hollywood, Team Elite, Canna Group Management, Sensi Magazine and Raquel Figlo Public Relations.
Photo Credit: Albert Ortega