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.