Darren McCarty: Hockey Star to Cannabis Advocate

After many years of believing in the power of cannabis, former Detroit Red Wing & four-time Stanley Cup champion; Darren McCarty, has developed his own brand of cannabis products – The Darren McCarty Brand.

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“Words can’t express how grateful I am to have this opportunity to spread the love and benefits of cannabis. This is just the start of creating an amazing collection of cannabis products to help others with their wellness practices, as they seek to relieve pain.”

– Darren McCarty

McCarty quit drinking alcohol on Nov. 11, 2015, following a near-death experience. Before that he had been to rehab four times, spent over $1 million on rehabilitation and completed more substance-abuse programs than he can count. That’s when he found cannabis. He hasn’t consumed alcohol since.

5 years later, McCarty uses cannabis daily. In the morning he takes CBD, uses hemp topicals and consumes a couple of grams of weed. Depending on his schedule, he’ll take an edible or maybe smoke again. At night, he usually enjoys a pot brownie. “I’m never high,” he says, “I’m fully medicated.”

As an advocate for cannabis legalization, McCarty wants NHL players to be able to use cannabis rather than turn to pills that can become addicting. Through his advocacy and with this brand Darren is calling for people to become educated about the benefits of cannabis, which he said includes healing of the body.

Want to smoke like DMAC?

Check out the “Darren McCarty Brand Signed Charity Bundle”

Bundle Includes:

  • BREEZE Flatbill Snapback Hat – Signed by Darren McCarty
  • BREEZE Pocket Longsleeve Tee (Large) – Signed by Darren McCarty
  • The Darren McCarty Brand – Pucker Up 2:1 Pre-Roll

The proceeds of all “Darren McCarty Brand: Autograph Bundles” & signed pre-rolls will be donated to Warrior Hockey LLC

USA Hockey’s Warrior Hockey Discipline is dedicated to injured and disabled US Military Veterans who have served our country and play the sport of ice hockey. As one of the Disabled Hockey Section’s newest disciplines, the Warrior Hockey Discipline is growing across the country.  While some of the participants played hockey prior to being injured, many try it for the first time for therapeutic reasons.  

The Program’s mission is to organize and administer an ice hockey program that provides a recreational, therapeutic experience and education.

The program educates, trains, motivates, and encourages the formation of “USA Warrior Hockey Programs” locally and nationally while encouraging individuals who have physical disabilities incurred during service to the United States to participate in the sport of ice hockey in an environment that is adapted to the level of their ability.