Professional boxer Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield is Bay Area to the core. You can hear it in the way in which he talks, you possibly can see it in the way in which he walks, and The Bay is most positively in the way in which he fights. “I was born and raised in the Western Addition known as the Fillmore [District]. What we call the Moe. It is known as a historically Black community, and I pretty much came up there all my adolescent years, and today, I’m still there doing what I can do for the youngsters,” he informed Weedmaps throughout a latest cellphone interview.
Mayfield has a file of 21 Wins (11 knockouts, 10 choices), 5 Losses (0 knockouts, 5 choices). He’s the 2006 Golden Gloves champion, a former NABO junior welterweight champion, and emphasizes that he has by no means been crushed, battered, or bruised. His hardest opponent ever? Himself. “Not to sound all cocky, my hardest opponent was myself, to be honest. I can tell you I fought a guy named Thomas Delorme, that was a little more difficult than others. No excuse, but it wasn’t the full me in there.”
Currently, Mayfield is inactive as knowledgeable boxer, however is coaching for a comeback and needs Danny Garcia to cease operating. “I’ve been chasing this guy for a long time. I’ve got a documentary on WorldStar called Run Danny. They are still ducking me to this day. People will say I want a big pay day, but I’m so passionate, I’ll fight him for the low.”
Past boxing, Mayfield’s passions prolong to group restoration and social fairness in California cannabis. “It’s very important, very essential for me to give back to where I came from. I got everything from there.” For a number of years, he is had a boxing program in San Francisco named SOULCHAMP, geared toward giving children with powerful circumstances a extra constructive outlook. It offers a full physique boxing routine, meditation, and life abilities to assist navigate by the difficulties of rising up in decrease revenue neighborhoods which might be extra harmful than the San Francisco we have seen on Full House. “Mental health is definitely a serious issue in these times.”
In the final yr, the previous welterweight champ has expanded into cannabis enterprise possession. Hard Hitta is now the Chief Executive Officer and proprietor — in partnership with the Shryne Group — of Authentic 415 in San Francisco. Like with SOULCHAMP, Taylor’s mission with Authentic 415 is all about giving again to the genuine San Francisco group. “Before gentrification came and moved a lot of our folks in the Bay Area, the city wasn’t that expensive at all. How we’re going to keep it authentic is we’re going to keep those price points down. We certainly look to be true to the culture and have accessible price points. We’re hiring people from the neighborhood and area.”
Karim Mayfield’s favourite weed
In addition to promoting cannabis, Mayfield additionally loves to make use of cannabis, although by no means when he is combating, as THC violates the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA)’s guidelines, however CBD is allowed. On its advantages, he informed us, “I think the benefits [are] it won’t solve your problems, but at the time you feel like things are okay. When I consume cannabis, if I do have a problem, my mind fades out and finds out a way to help that problem. I can think a little deeper at times. It also makes movies funnier.”
Here are 4 weed merchandise Karim Mayfield cannot reside with out.
Papa & Barkley Releaf Balm
Mayfield is not a giant smoker in any respect. Instead, he is extra of a CBD person. He loves topicals, and the one which he chooses above all the things else is the well-known, highly-requested, Papa & Barkley Releaf Balm. “Anytime I had a fight coming up, I would stay away from any type of psychoactive, and just make sure I was on CBD only. No edibles, no smoke, no anything.”
Papa & Barkley’s Releaf Balm is a good hemp-derived topical marketed for post-workout soreness, cramps, stretching, and muscle aches.
STIIIZY vape pens
In the very uncommon occasions that Mayfield does use cannabis recreationally, he prefers STIIIZY’s vape pens to flower and dabs. “I like the resin ones because they taste good, they’re super incognito; they’re just lowkey.”
STIIIZY’s pens and pods are identified all all through California. Mayfield loves the flavors, and value factors. Currently, its web site lists over 21 strains in half and full gram pods.
STIIIZY additionally grows flower underneath a model known as LIIIT. Mayfield loves their Circa strain. Circa is a sativa, which Mayfield loves for creativity.
Every at times Mayfield might smoke slightly tree. He’s not a connoisseur by any means, however he is aware of what tastes and feels good. In addition to STIIIZY’s Circa, a few of his favourite strains have been Gary Payton and Cake Mix from Cookies.
Ball Family Farms
“Ball Family Farms definitely has some good products.”
Ball Family Farms is a Black-owned-and-operate cannabis firm in California. They specialise in excessive quality-flower, particularly their well-known Daniel LaRusso pressure.
Daniel LaRusso is a potent hybrid with spicy and minty aromas. It offers a satisfying excessive that is excellent for a time out.
Featured graphic by David Lozada.
Danté Jordan is a contract author, video producer, and media advisor specializing in cannabis tradition, strains, merchandise, schooling, and all the things else associated to that lil’ inexperienced flower. Contact him at dantenetworks(at)gmail(dotcom), or dante_jordan on Instagram. His web site is www.dantejordan.com.