This week, the first professional baseball team officially signed a contract with a CBD company.
April 7, Chicago Cubs announced A partnership with MYND Drinks, a manufacturer of wellness and recovery drinks, makes the hemp-based product the Cubs’ “Official CBD Partner” and the first CBD partner of a Major League Baseball (MLB) club. This is a historic milestone when professional sports began incorporating hemp and marijuana.
Alex Seyfarth, vice president of corporate partnerships for the Chicago Cubs, said: “We are proud to be the first club to partner with a CBD company, but more important to us was making sure the brand was right. It’s a company based, like Friday’s 1:20 game at Wrigley Field, that helps promote overall wellness and ease the stressors of everyday life.”
This partnership opens the door to the world of sports where unapproved drugs and supplements are normally strictly prohibited.
The partnership will include various in-ballpark signage elements, including on-field baseline signage at Wrigley Field and “some in-game features.” The UK is also expected to have its first ever international marketing rights for the club ahead of the 2023 regular season. MYND Drinks won “Best Cold Beverage” at the 2022 World CBD Awards.
To kick off the partnership, the Cubs will release today on YouTube a guided meditation narrated by Cubs radio play-by-play announcer Pat Hughes, as well as a Spotify playlist, The Sounds of Wrigley Field.
MYND Drinks CEO Simon Allen said:
CBD is regulated differently than marijuana
Professional baseball is slowly embracing CBD. The 2018 Farm Bill finally opened the door for CBD sales as it allowed the government to distinguish between hemp and marijuana, which naturally has no psychoactive properties. This will allow major sports leagues to open the door for his CBD approval.
June 2022, MLB CRO Noah Garden He said you need two things if you want to trade in the CBD category: NSF Certified for Sport® certification (requires a relatively lengthy process) and approval from the commissioner’s office.
In this case, Mynd Drinks’ Elderberry Passionfruit, Orange Mango, and Lemon Ginger flavors have met the “highest safety standards” and have been designated NSF Certified for Sport®.
MLB removes cannabis from banned list
MLB announced it would remove cannabis from its list of drugs of abuse in 2019, but added it would continue testing for opioids and cocaine.
Tony Clark, executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association, said the league’s players were “overwhelmingly in favor of expanding drug-testing regimens to include opioids, and we hope to find a solution to this nationwide epidemic.” I would like to play a leadership role in helping.
The change was sparked by the opioid-related death of Los Angeles Angels’ Tyler Skaggs, which rocked the MLB community. The announcement comes five months after Skaggs was found dead in a hotel room in Dallas, Texas, after his Skaggs, who was only 27 years old, suffocated in his own vomit. Alcohol and his two opioid-based pain relievers, fentanyl and oxycodone, were found in his system by an inspector.
MYND drinks are now website At select Chicagoland retailers.