Considered to have the greatest name in Olympic History — sorry Chinese trampolinist Dong Dong — Usain Bolt’s speed on the track has instilled fear in competing sprinters while the Jamaican’s charisma has won the hearts of the public off the track. High on the list of Olympic stars, Bolt’s star is on the rise.
Even though fans or competitors may not have the ability to smoke Bolt in a foot race, you may now have the chance to smoke him out of a bong. World and Olympic record holder, winner of 3 Olympic golds and a name synonymous to stardom per the likes of Michael Jordan and Will Smith — Usain Bolt has come a long way since the ’08 Beijing Olympic games where he stirred up a cloud of controversy. Four years later, he has his own cannabis strain.
Marijuana.com has learned that ever since the Olympics recently started, California medical marijuana dispensaries have carried the marijuana strain coined after the Jamaican hero. “Usain Bolt OG” is a new indica-dominant marijuana strain that’s so quick-hitting, it needed to be dubbed after the “World’s Fasted Man.” The holder of 3 Olympic gold medals who has cultivated a large fan base on and off the track — Bolt has openly admitted to smoking pot when he was a kid on the Island of Jamaica – home of outdoor grown marijuana.
The Telegraph reports that Bolt told interviewer Bild German that marijuana laws and views are different in the land of Jamaica. Kids grew up learning how to roll up a joint using marijuana. Bolt said, according to Bild.de, “Everyone smoke pot, me included, but I was younger. My family tends not to smoke a lot of marijuana or those people close to me. I don’t hang out with people who smoke. Marijuana isn’t bad, its just my inner circle aren’t weed smokers.”
Bolts marijuana strain isn’t the only Olympian-related marijuana product found within the California medical cannabis community. The judo fighter, Nick Delpopolo who was banned from the London Games after a positive marijuana test. Instead of a marijuana strain, Nick’s name will be involved in upcoming baked marijuana goods which includes pot brownies – the marijuana recipe Nick consumed prior to the competition. The craze of celebrity strains was also seen when this bandwagon nation jumped on “Lin-sanity” and California medical marijuana dispensaries began shelving the indica cannabis strain, Linsanity OG just a few months back. When Jeremy Lin’s star fell, so did America’s taste for him and his pot strain.
“Usain Bolt OG” was named in homage to Bolt – not after him. It wasn’t due to the old Jamaican stereotype of a blunt smoking nation, however to pay respect to the ‘speed-demon’ and the cannabis plant which are linked symbiotically due to their blazing high speeds and ability to acquire sought out goals.
During these 2012 London games, Bolt has been on the realm of Olympus while Michael Phelps has fallen off the heavenly clouds due to his sub-par performance in the London games. Bolt now a star which no one questions unlike the last Olympics where his record breaking runs were in question. Without the glitz and glamor as of today, the ’08 games had Bolt being the blunt scrutiny of many critics – with many accusing him of being arrogant and disrespectful to other athletes, with some questioning his “alleged” early pull up from the 100m was “financially motivated, ” and swirling accusation of REAL performing enhancing drugs. Despite all that Bolt rose a star, much like Michael Phelps during the Beijing games.
To think, everyone demonized the fastest man in the world 4 years prior to “Lightning-Bolt” mania. Now a mythical legend that no one questions, everyone wants a piece of the little boy from Jamaica that used to smoke pot. Only given consideration after he’s a national star, when 4 years back his intentions were put on trial.
Phelps Olympic aspirations were never on trial; and this is after photo’s leaked of the swimmer smoking indoor hydroponic pot out of a bong. Could you even imagine the tsunami of controversy that would have exploded if the nation’s star “poster-boy” was Jamaica’s Usain Bolt? If that picture was snapped this day, the sprinter would have gotten the same star treatment like Phelps. In Beijing, it would have been a different story. It’s perhaps the reason Delpopolo and also wrestler Stephany Lee were kicked off the U.S. Olympic team. House-hold names get more sway and leniencies compared to the non-star athletes the globe doesn’t care to watch.
If Olympic judo and wrestling were prime-time spots but alas, the globes attention are towards track-and-field, swimming and gymnastics — Lee and Delpopolo could have been legends in their sport and had a chance for Olympic gold, but they are stuck in the shadows of stars that the globe wants to see and also the IOC. If your a fan of the “Usain Bolt OG,” you better hope the marijuana strains name-sake doesn’t start losing any races anytime soon or this strain can end up in the likes of the “Lin-Sanity OG” or “Charlie Sheen OG” — Oh wait no, the C.S.O.G is always winning.
There’s a reason, the world is charmed by him…