As cannabis continues to become legalized and socially approved in the USA and Canada, many celebrities are capitalizing on this booming weed business. They have come up with their signature marijuana brands and have become one of the biggest backers of the cannabis industry. The rise in the use of weed during the pandemic has further brightened the prospects of this industry and a surprising number of celebrity cannapreneurs have made massive investments to launch their weed brands in the market. In today’s you’re going to read about the most popular celebrity cannapreneurs who have played a major role in diversifying the product landscape allowing the weed connoisseurs to select from a massive range of brands and products.
Top celebrity cannapreneurs
Rapper and media personality Snoop Dogg launched his personal cannabis brand Leafs way back in 2015. Leafs by Snoop which has been created in partnership with Tweed, a Canopy Growth subsidiary is a brand specializing in buds and edibles. This Ontario based cannabis brand owns ten licensed weed and hemp manufacturing sites and comes with a production capacity of more than 4.3 million square feet. They offer Indica dominant strains like Purple Kush, Northern Lights, Moonbeam, Cali Kush etc, Sativa dominant strains like Tangerine Man, Blueberry Dream, Lemon Pie, etc. several CBD heavy strains plus a plethora of edibles and oils. In the words of Snoop Dogg, “Leafs by Snoop is truly the first mainstream cannabis brand in the world and proud to be a pioneer.”
Country singer, actor and cannabis activist Willie Nelson who is known for his albums Red Headed Stranger, Shotgun Willie and Stardust is yet another celebrity cannapreneur who has made it to our list. He is the founder of Willie’s Reserve, a cannabis firm based in Washington that has been manufacturing cannabis based products since 2015. Did you know that Willie himself is the chief tester at his company? Here you can find an array of cannabis related items including pre-rolls, and the choicest of cannabis flowers grown by independent farmers. There is also a fine selection of cannabis infused coffee, tea, and tinctures for a everyday well routine.
Canadian-American musician and comedy actor Tommy Chong is an icon of the weed legalization movement since the 70s where this herb used to be considered the numero uno pubic enemy. In his own words, ““Marijuana prohibition has been a racial law right from the get-go. It followed in the path of the Chinese opium law. Britain actually almost ruined China with the opium trade and so America, when they wanted to demonise a race of people, they would outlaw their habits – that’s what prohibition was all about. Prohibition was just basically a racist law.” In 2016 he came up with his own cannabis brand Chong’s Choice where you can find everything you need to get stoned.
Wiz Khalifa aka Cameron Jibril Thomaz is an American actor, rapper and of course cannabis enthusiast. Khalifa is yet another celebrity cannapreneur with his own line of weed merchandise. Khalifakush.com offers a stunning range of buds, concentrates, edibles, pre-rolls and vapes. Back in 2010 this multi-talented rapper created his signature strain called Khalifa Kush that is highly appreciated by the cannabis connoisseurs. No matter if you are thinking of trying weed for the first time or looking for some edible to unwind, or gearing up for your Saturday night, KhalifaKush will keep you covered for all your canna-needs.
American singer-songwriter Dennis Coles, aka Ghostface Killah is a part of the Wu-Tang Clan and the founder of Starks Enterprise. Ghostface together with Killah Priest launched a THC oil back in 2016 that was meant to be smoked with a Dynamite Stix vaporizer also created by them. His brand called Wu Goo offers several cannabis products including pre-rolls, cartridges, disposable pens, edibles, tinctures, oils and more. Their company called Dynamite Stix which operates from San Francisco has already made quite a name among the cannabis smoking community. In his words, “I just think hip-hop is the number one way to brand weed. I think hip-hop and weed go hand in hand together, and they always have”.
The Grammy award winning singer songwriter Melissa Etheridge is the first woman celebrity cannapreneur in our list. She started experimenting with weed since she started chemotherapy for her breast cancer and cannabis helped her deal with the physical and emotional trauma that she went through. She says, “Hey, I don’t want to take an Ambien every night. I don’t want to have to drink wine every night to relax, because I know those things aren’t good for my body.” Her brand Etheridge Farms has a vast estate in the mountains of Santa Cruz and offers a range of cannabis products from buds to vapes to oils. In her interview with Forbes, she states, “My hope and my plan is to present to the world a brand that they can understand medically first. Are you a woman going through breast cancer? Well, come to Ethridge Farms, come to this brand to understand that we have researched, we have collected data. We like to say we have studied cannabis to where we know this strain and this dosage, will help with your appetite when you’re on chemo.”
Mike Tyson is not just a boxer and heavyweight champion but also a top rated weed connoisseur! He along with his business partner Jay Strommen and Robert Hickman found the Tyson Ranch weed resort that will be the first of its kind cannabis-themed holiday resort. Perhaps one of the richest cannapreneurs of today’s list, Tyson is believed to earn almost 500,000 pounds per month from his weed business. This 53 years old celebrity cannapreneur is currently planning to invest on “Tyson University” that is solely meant for weed farmers. So go ahead and try out some of the products sold by the top celebrity weed entrepreneurs. Or else just go online and find the products of your choice and get it delivered right at your doorstep for a healthy and peaceful weekend!