Former Major League Baseball player and manager Ryne Sandberg has partnered with a Chicago-based cannabis company.

The Hall of Fame Cubs second basemen has reportedly invested in Verilife, the retail division of Pharmacann.

Sandberg will also become a spokesperson with his first public appearance scheduled for May 23 at Verilife’s River North location. It will take place at 60 W. Superior from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“Verilife has changed the way I view cannabis,” Sandberg said. “When I first visited a Verilife dispensary, the knowledgeable staff helped me understand how cannabis can enhance my active lifestyle. I want to share my personal story and help people feel more comfortable in learning more about the benefits of cannabis, hoping it will bring the same impact to their lives that I have experienced.”

Sandberg had told The Register-Mail that he began a “low and slow” approach with marijuana, starting with gummies and tinctures.

“I really didn’t know anything about it, I didn’t have any interest in it,” Sandberg told the paper. “Now it’s every day sometimes, as I’m looking for something to take the edge off.”


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