The Detroit Free Press’s Kathleen Gray spoke with former Red Wing Darren McCarty regarding his business partnership with a Michigan-based marijuana company. McCarty is an outspoken advocate of medicinal and non-medical marijuana:
McCarty has formed a partnership with Pincanna, a cannabis company that is building a massive marijuana grow and processing operation along I-75 in Pinconning, north of Bay City. And McCarty hopes one day to win a Cannabis Cup — a marijuana competition that is held all over the United States to rate different pot products — with his own strains of legal weed.
By partnering with the company, McCarty wants to broaden the advocacy he already has been doing since he kicked his addiction to alcohol in 2015 with the help of pot. While he has grown his own pot outdoors, he’s leaving the cultivating, processing and retail sales to the experts and will lend his name instead to products ranging from a CBD rub and gummy, to a mellowing strain of marijuana and a high-potency, marijuana-infused chocolate peanut-butter candy bar that will “crush” those who choose to indulge.
“I have a couple of ideas for the names (of the marijuana strains). Something to do with four cups, maybe sweet revenge,” McCarty said, referring to his now infamous fight with Colorado Avalanche forward Claude Lemieux, whom he pummeled in 1997 in retaliation for Lemieux’s brutal attack on Red Wings’ teammate Kris Draper in 1996. “The names will come from some pretty big moments that I’ve had.”