SPARC and Jazz Dispensary Announce Launch of the “PRIVATE STOCK SERIES”

For 420, the annual celebration of cannabis culture that falls this year on Friday, April 20th, leading cannabis industry partner SPARC and the Jazz Dispensary   label announce the first installment of the Private Stock Series. Exclusively available at one of SPARC’s four dispensary outlets, Private Stock Series #001 features two classic songs that exemplify soul, funk, and good times. Not coincidentally, both also reference the joys of cannabis. This release is pressed on translucent blue colored vinyl and pressed in a limited run of only 500 copies at Jack White’s Third Man Pressing, out of Detroit, MI.

The single features “Mary Jane” by Bobby Rush on side “A” and “Fire Eater” by Rusty Bryant on side “B, both first released in 1971. “Fire Eater” features an often-sampled break from drummer Idris Muhammad that listeners will easily recognize and of course, the incendiary sax lines of Bryant himself.

Produced in tandem with Jazz DispensaryPrivate Stock Series #001 will retail for $15 on April 20that all SPARC outlets. Those who are shopping for cannabis that day will receive a $5 discount on the album if they spend $125 on dispensary goods; those who spend $200 or more will get this one-of-a-kind artifact for free while supplies last.

Private Stock Series #001 exemplifies a pairing that is easily made. “There’s a natural relationship between cannabis and music,” said SPARC director of product Joshua Hoffman. “Both cannabis and albums are tactile, something you can hold. Cannabis and music both alter your mind.”

Hoffman was inspired to do a one-of-a-kind album this year to also recognize Record Store Day, which is on Saturday, April 21. “We’re helping to create the good culture we want to be a part of,” he explained. This is a new venture for Jazz Dispensary, who has released an album for every Record Store Day event since April 2016 when their acclaimed Cosmic Stash box set launched the label. “We’re excited to continue the celebration for vinyl’s biggest day by creating a little buzz ahead of time,” says Jazz Dispensary producer and curator, Ryan Wilson. “Hopefully we can continue to drive conversation and celebration around one of the world’s most enjoyable pairings.”

“The songs are cannabis-inspired,” Hoffman said, “but they’re also just great songs with a lot of soul, funk, and jazz elements to them. These are real American musical styles that appeal to a diverse set of people.”

About SPARC:

Founded by Erich Pearson in 2010 as a nonprofit medical cannabis dispensary dedicated to providing safe, consistent, and affordable medical cannabis to patients and for adult use, the SPARC family of dispensaries is a trusted source of cannabis products for discerning individuals seeking to enhance their quality of life through mindful cannabis use. Built on the mission of San Francisco Cannabis Collective, SPARC fills the needs of qualified low-income patients whose doctors have prescribed medical marijuana to address serious illnesses. SPARC also collaborates with local hospices, residential care facilities, and dispensaries to successfully supply medical marijuana at no cost to seriously ill patients. With four retail cannabis dispensaries, two in San Francisco and two in Sonoma County, SPARC is known as an industry leader and innovator promoting an intelligent approach to cannabis cultivation, production, distribution, and use as these expand to meet the needs of a broader audience. To learn more, please visit: sparcsf.org.

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