If someone would’ve told us that everyone’s favorite rapper lately—and one of the founding members of legendary East Coast hip-hop collective the Wu-Tang Clan—would build an empire entirely separate from his storied music career while maintaining his status as one of the greats of the genre, we would’ve said that they’re crazy. But it’s true. Method Man, the gravelly-voiced MC from New York’s Staten Island—who made a career synonymous with cannabis use or “TICAL” as he has affectionally dubbed it—has… Read more.
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Jay Jackson, who’s also known as Laganja Estranja, rose to fame as the undeniable breakout star on season six of the Emmy-winning RuPaul’s Drag Race. The world-renowned choreographer and artist is a fierce cannabis and LGBTQ+ advocate who champions diversity and representation for the cannabis industry’s queer community. Estranja came out as transgender in 2021 and says she’s using her platform to educate the industry. “The reason we have medical marijuana is because of the queer community,” Estranja says. “I… Read more.
The back-to-back Little Richard documentaries – PBS' Little Richard: The King and Queen of Rock & Roll (2022) and Lisa Cortes' Little Richard: I Am Everything (2023) – confirm the singer's place in the creation of rock & roll in the '50s with a major focus on his gayness. But not much is said about Richard's prodigious drug use. In this famous clip from 1981, the singer revealed: "I started with a little bit of marijuana. Somebody said, 'Try it, you'll like it, a… Read more.
Viola is coming to Pennsylvania. The city of brotherly love will welcome former NBA stars Al Harrington, who is Viola’s CEO, and Allen Iverson on Saturday, Sept. 2 for the launch of their cannabis strain “Iverson ’01.” The launch event is part of Viola’s introduction to the state market and will be held at Green Thumb Industry’s new Northeast Philadelphia RISE dispensary location. Having Iverson as a business partner in New Jersey and now Pennsylvania has created an “unbelievable turnout,”… Read more.
Celebrities don't get arrested for marijuana like they used to. These days celeb weed busts mostly happen in states that have yet to legalize cannabis for adult or medical use. Case in point: Dallas Cowboys' troubled defensive lineman Sam Williams who on August 20 was charged with possession of a controlled substance (cannabis) and the unlawful carrying of a weapon in Frisco, TX. Texas is a fully prohibited state (only CBD is legal). It's unclear how the arrest went down, though it most likely was… Read more.
Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy reiterated his support for federal marijuana legalization in an interview that aired on Sunday, saying the current state–federal conflict on cannabis is “a farce” that allows governments to unfairly target people. Appearing on the podcast Club Random with Bill Maher, who smoked a joint during the conversation, Ramaswamy said the gap between state and federal marijuana laws is “a joke” that “undermines the rule of law.” “I think we should align the federal law with… Read more.
Leading Snoop Dogg’s Death Row Cannabis, the most highly anticipated celebrity launch of the year, is Tiffany Chin. Of Course She is. When the world’s most famous hip-hop star and successful businessman, actor and cannabis activist personally taps you to launch his highly anticipated new brand, chances are it’s because you’re the best. And make no mistake, Tiffany Chin is precisely that. Ask Snoop about his head of cannabis ventures at his new Death Row Cannabis brand. Chin’s career took… Read more.
During a cannabis expo in late July, former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura said he is interested in launching a cannabis brand. Ventura, a former professional wrestler, actor, military veteran, and longtime cannabis advocate, said he wants “to be the first major politician in America who puts his likeness, face and everything behind cannabis.” Ventura testified in front of lawmakers as they considered the bill to legalize cannabis, which ultimately passed. Provisions of the law took effect August 1, but retail sales… Read more.
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas—unless it’s brokering new partnerships and strengthening business relationships. That’s because one thing that Las Vegas does well is host tradeshows. The city makes it easy to attend, entertain and network—and the CHAMPS Summer 2023 trade show was no exception. From July 19-22, the Cannabis Now team descended on the sprawling cannabis counter-culture business event that serves North America’s headshops to shake hands, close business deals and do the thing we do best: Help our clients… Read more.
As the first guests on Unconfuse Me with Bill Gates, Seth Rogen and his wife Lauren Miller Rogen discuss Hilarity for Charity, their fundraising organization that focuses on Alzheimer's. But the conversation gets really interesting when Gates asks the Rogens about pot. They discuss Houseplant, edibles, alcohol, the lack of government research and whether cannabis can help patients with dementia. Read the transcript below. BILL GATES: So when you first met Seth, were you surprised by how much weed he smoked?… Read more.
Chicago-based Cresco Labs and Columbia Care called off their $2 billion cannabis megamerger Monday, citing “evolving” market conditions that include falling stock prices, tightening credit and flattening industry sales. The companies also scratched the $185 million sale of cannabis facilities in Illinois, New York and Massachusetts to rapper/producer Sean “Diddy” Combs, which were part of required antitrust divestitures for the merger. “In light of the evolving landscape in the cannabis industry, we believe the decision to terminate the planned transaction… Read more.
Living in California, everybody wanna visit for women, weed and weather From all around the world for the women, weed and weather Kendrick Lamar’s 2012 collab with Dr. Dre, “The Recipe,” perfectly describes the vibe when it comes to Los Angeles, coolest city in the Golden State, mecca for the world’s best cannabis. In recent years, Los Angeles has transformed itself to become SoCal’s go-to hub for all things cannabis culture, as more and more celebrities are getting into the… Read more.
Sinéad O'Connor used to duck into her backyard to have a toke of weed. "The kids don't know I smoke dope," she told the Irish Examiner in 2012 about her four children. "I just sneak down to the garden... and don't get arrested." O'Connor's relationship with marijuana dated back to 1976 when she was a teenager. "I smoke dope quite a bit and that really does help," she was quoted as saying in Icons of Rock, "when I'm actually writing because it opens… Read more.
Basketball star Kevin Durant has said the NBA commissioner could smell cannabis on him as he lobbied to end the league's ban on the drug. "He smelled it when I walked in, so I didn't really have to say much, you know what I'm saying?" Durant said in an interview. The 34-year-old added that the drug is so commonly used in the league "it's like wine at this point". NBA players are no longer prohibited from using cannabis. The league… Read more.
Cheech and Chong's Cannabis Co. and Southern Sky Brands of Mississippi are teaming together and have announced a partnership aimed at expanding access to medical cannabis products in Mississippi. Cheech and Chong, the duo that became famous in the 1970s and 1980s for their stand-up comedy and movies centering around cannabis and counterculture fun, have found a new love as they market and sell cannabis products throughout the nation. "This partnership is all about the patients. We want to ensure… Read more.
Most musicians drink and use drugs. It's a given and even impacted pop singer Tony Bennett, who passed away on July 20 at 96. In the late '70s, after a couple of decades of hitmaking and building his reputation as a Sinatra-style crooner, Bennett went into debt and an extended period of drug use. “I owed something like $1.2 million, which was a fortune in those days," he said in 2011. "At least half of it was in back taxes I couldn’t afford… Read more.
The photographer is asking for legal fees and damages - to be determined by the court - to be covered. The online dispensary locator app Leafly (OTC: LFLY) is in hot water for using a photographer’s images of rappers Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dogg. Photographer T. Eric Monroe, whose work has been featured in publications such as Thrasher and XXL Magazine, claims Leafly Holdings unlawfully published and displayed Monroe’s original photography on its website leafly.com. In addition to helping consumers locate dispensaries, Leafly offers… Read more.
In this week’s cannabis news round-up, supermodel Gigi Hadid was arrested and pleaded guilty to cannabis possession; Philip Morris to acquire Israeli firm for up to $650M; Ukraine takes first step towards medical cannabis; and Berner teams up with the Last Prisoner project for Release Papers. Photo courtesy of Cayman Islands Classic Gigi Hadid Arrested for Cannabis Possession in Cayman Islands Gigi Hadid’s recent trip to the Cayman Islands took an unexpected turn when Customs & Border Control agents discovered… Read more.
Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA) tacitly endorsed rapper Wiz Khalifa’s plan to get “stoned af” on marijuana before throwing the ceremonial first pitch at a Pittsburgh Pirates game this week. But the artist’s plans apparently involved cannabis and psilocybin mushrooms. Khalifa first said that he planned to get high before the game on Monday, and Fetterman quoted the tweet with a photo of him holding up his flag that says “It’s 420 Somewhere.” The senator has been known to use flags to promote his… Read more.
In this week’s cannabis news round-up, data shows celebrity cannabis brands are outselling traditional brands in California; Maryland’s booming cannabis market is poised to reach billion-dollar status; Maine reports record-breaking adult-use cannabis sales in June; and Scotland pushes for drug decriminalization, but the British government rejected the proposal. Data Shows Celebrity Cannabis Brands Outshine Traditional Brands New data suggests that celebrity cannabis brands are making a big impact in the California market and outperforming traditional brands, according to insights from cannabis analytics provider… Read more.
It’s no secret that celebrity-backed marijuana brands – such as actor Seth Rogan’s Houseplant or rapper Wiz Khalifa’s Khalifa Kush – can leverage legions of fans and social media followers to attract consumer attention and buzz. An MJBizDaily comparative analysis of recent retail sales data suggests these inherent characteristics and others, such as promotional events and partnerships, also help drive consumer purchases. Celebrity brands in the California market – including Cann, Houseplant and Mirayo by Santana – outsold traditional marijuana brands by… Read more.
Located in the heart of Los Angeles’ Arts District, the impossibly popular Coast to Coast Cannabis dispensary will open its doors at 542 Alameda Street, on July 1, as the newly relaunched Arts District Cannabis. The rebranded dispensary will officially reopen its doors hoping to bridge the gap between cannabis and art, using its platform to feature local, rising artists and creatives. The space was originally the Cirrus Gallery, which art dealer and publisher Jean Robert Milant opened in 1970.… Read more.
“My mind is constantly racing every second, a new thought or a new idea. Sometimes it feels like a million voices at once, but I have learned... cannabis helps calm the voices down and I get more focused,” says the Grammy-winning musician and producer Wyclef Jean in an exclusive interview. The artist shared his thoughts on cannabis, its connection to hip-hop culture and his own journey with the plant during an interview before performing at The Grass Is Greener Gathering in Hadley,… Read more.
Illinois’ First Music Concert Allowing Onsite Cannabis Consumption, The Miracle In Mundelein, Unveils Details + Lineup
Illinois is about to witness a groundbreaking moment with the announcement of the inaugural The Miracle In Mundelein, the state’s first-ever music concert allowing onsite cannabis consumption. Presented by RYTHM Premium Cannabis, Sacred Rose, and Dayglo Presents, The Miracle In Mundelein is set to merge the realms of music and cannabis culture on Saturday, Sept. 9, and Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023, just outside of Chicago, across the street from RISE Mundelein in Mundelein, Ill. The innovative event, also simply referred… Read more.
Scents of cannabis and sounds of hip-hop will fill Ypsilanti’s Riverside Park this weekend with the arrival of the first Spark in the Park music festival. Staples of 90′s and 2000s hip-hop including Method Man and Redman and B-Real are slated to headline the festival, which takes place from 1 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11 in Riverside Park, located at 2 E. Cross St. The lineup is rounded out with a range of hip-hop… Read more.
Cypress Hill's B-Real turns 53 today. Born on June 2, 1970 in South Gate, California to a Cuban mother and Mexican father, B-Real (his real name is Louis Freeze) grew up in South Central Los Angeles. As a teenager, he joined he Bloods and was shot in 1987, puncturing his lung. Leaving the gang life behind, B-Real began rapping with his friend Mellow Man Ace, the younger brother of Senen "Sen Dog" Reyes. After Reyes met New York transplant Lawrence "DJ Muggs" Muggerud,… Read more.
RICKY Williams used to plow through defenders on the field now he's trying to use his platform to change the narrative around his new career. The former 1998 Heisman Trophy winner has taken the name to a new level and opened up Highsman, a multi-state cannabis lifestyle brand. Williams attended the University of Texas and was a standout player for the program. He was a two-time All-American, the 1998 Heisman Trophy winner, and finished third in the NCAA Division I records for career… Read more.
Hulk Hogan is following Ric Flair and Mike Tyson into the cannabis business, brother. WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan was a recent guest on TMZ Sports to discuss a wide variety of subjects. When talking about all of the injuries he’s been through in his career, Hogan revealed that CBD and THC have him feeling better than he’s felt in a very long time. “I always joke about I didn’t get the memo that this stuff was ‘fake’ and after the 10 back… Read more.
Hey, man, it's Tommy Chong's 85th birthday. Here are 10 things you may not know about the stoner funnyman: 1. He was born in Calgary. 2. His middle name is Kin. 3. He first smoked pot when a jazz musician gave him a joint. 4. He played guitar in the Motown band Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers. 5. He met his comedy partner Cheech Marin in Vancouver when he was defecting from the U.S. draft. 6. He's eight years older than Cheech. 7. He's… Read more.
urious to learn how our beloved Disney movie stars and entertainers have used cannabis to tackle their career and personal challenges? Whether they are actors or singers who made their mark as teenage idols or have since evolved into accomplished artists, here’s a list of those who voiced their support for cannabis over the years. Miley Cyrus Destiny Hope Cyrus who legally changed her name to Miley Ray Cyrus in 2008, was the face of Disney Channel's “Hannah Montana” from 2006 to 2011. And fun fact: Dolly Parton is… Read more.
I missed the abrupt breeze that tends to grace these parts as I stood in line on that hot August afternoon, waiting to enter Pine Creek Lodge, a relatively intimate music venue nestled beneath the Absaroka Mountain Range in Montana’s Paradise Valley. The lack of shade didn’t stop the excited crowd from mingling, one of my favorite parts of a live music experience. Once the line started moving, I had the pleasure of meeting people from other states, many of… Read more.
A Dr. Phil episode that features mothers touting the benefits of magic mushrooms shows that psilocybin is becoming more mainstream, SFGate reports. “Moms on Mushrooms”: A Growing Trend?, which aired May 4, shows two mothers who claim the use of magic mushrooms has benefited their mental health and made them parents. “I’m not as reactive,” Tracey Tee said. “I think before I speak. I don’t get as upset. ... It just softens everything and allows me to be more present, more present with… Read more.
Drew Barrymore won the Best Host trophy at the 2023 MTV Movie & TV Awards on May 7. The CelebStoner has helmed The Drew Barrymore Show on CBS for the last three years. "Thank you for letting me in," she said in her video acceptance speech, "to get eyeball to eyeball... thank you from us and me." Her druggy upbringing in the legendary Barrymore family is well documented. Drew started drinking and smoking at a very young age. Coke came next and then rehab. But she never… Read more.
May is Mental Health Awareness month, and former Saint Ricky Williams is weighing in, on how cannabis can help NFL players deal with stress both mental and physical. Williams owns a cannabis business. He spoke with WGNO Sports Monday about his business, Highsman, its success, and his brief three turbulent years with the New Orleans Saints. Williams’ best year with the Saints was 2001, when he rushed for 1.245 yards and and added 60 receptions. He was traded after the… Read more.
Every sale of the Good Fortune Bundle results in a contribution to AACE. Sweet-flavored edibles have dominated the infused food categories for the cannabis industry, but savory snacks are slowly gaining fans. According to BDSA, edibles were responsible for 12.1% of all U.S. cannabis sales by September 2022. Candy topped demand, for 73% of edibles sales in 2022, while “other edibles” – which includes savory snacks – commands less than 1%. It’s a small category, but it has also grown 414% year-over-year. That… Read more.
Willie Nelson will be inducted into the Rock & Rock Hall of Fame this year along with George Michael, Missy Elliott, Sheryl Crow, Rage Against the Machine, the Spinners and Kate Bush. Congrats especially to the Red Headed Stranger! Founded in 1983, the RRHOF is finally getting around to acknowledged the impact of country performers in popular American music. Johnny Cash was inducted in 1992 and Dolly Parton in 2022. At first Parton asked to be taken off the ballot, but then thought… Read more.
“My mind is constantly racing every second, a new thought or a new idea. Sometimes it feels like a million voices at once, but I have learned... cannabis helps calm the voices down and I get more focused,” says the Grammy-winning musician and producer Wyclef Jean in an exclusive interview. The artist shared his thoughts on cannabis, its connection to hip-hop culture and his own journey with the plant during an interview before performing at The Grass Is Greener Gathering… Read more.
From the moment the two-day, star-studded “Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90” birthday bash at the Hollywood Bowl was announced, it promised to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the cross-generational cannabis crowd to convene and pay tribute to a longtime advocate of the herb. Organizers seemed to recognize this too, with plant-friendly performers including Snoop Dogg and Billy Strings on the bill (the latter having just released a weed-centric duet with Nelson called “California Sober”) and not one but two different… Read more.
On his 90th birthday, here are 75 things you need to know about Willie Nelson. 1. He born was in Abbott, Texas on Apr. 29, 1933. 2. Because he was born close to midnight, his birth date is often cited as April 30. 3. His middle name is Hugh. 4. His parents were named Myrle Marie and Ira Doyle Nelson. 5. He and his sister Bobbie were raised by their grandparents, Alfred and Nancy Nelson. 6. He excelled in sports at Abbott High School. 7. He got his… Read more.
Lee Stowell worked on Wall Street selling high yield junk bonds for 25 years before deciding to return to her native Vermont with her six children in March 2020 to take over a medical cannabis operation in Brandon, called Grassroots Vermont. "I wanted to get back to Vermont," Stowell said in a recent interview. "I built my house 15 years ago, but I didn't move up here permanently until Covid hit." Stowell built her house on Goodsell Point on Lake Champlain… Read more.
Add Martha Stewart and it's cannabis celebrity overload When Snoop Dogg's BIC EZ Reach lighter and Martha Stewart's favorite scented candle go missing, who's your prime suspect? Spoiler: It's Willie Nelson! BIC launched its first official campaign for 4/20, although we all know this brand leans heavily into the market and embraces the many uses for its popular lighter. When Snoop's unable to find his fave lighter, he video calls Willie, to find the beloved octogenarian denying knowledge of its… Read more.
It’s that time of year again—the unofficial marijuana holiday 4/20. And as has become tradition, a lot of brands, celebrities and organizations are leveraging the occasion to promote cannabis-themed campaigns and products. There are some of the usual suspects—like Jack in the Box, Weedmaps and Ben and Jerry’s—as well as general mainstream brands like Red Lobster that are getting in on the cannabis culture festivities. With more states moving to legalize marijuana, and markets expanding across the country, it seems that… Read more.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), along with the organization’s Ohio chapter, has filed a proposed amicus brief supporting Afroman in a civil lawsuit brought against him by seven police officers who are upset the hip hop artist used footage of their marijuana raid on his home in a music video. Afroman, whose real name is Joseph E. Foreman, was sued last month by members of the Adams County, Ohio Sheriff’s Office who conducted a 2022 search of his house… Read more.
Marijuana icon Snoop Dogg is applauding the National Basketball Association (NBA) over reports that it plans to drop cannabis like it’s hot from the league’s banned substances list for players. The rapper weighed in on the policy change during an appearance on EPSN’s “Stephen A’s World” last week. He said that he supported the reform based on the “medical side of it, the health benefits and how it could actually help ease the opioids and all the pills that they’ve been given… Read more.
Inspectah Deck (nee Jason Hunter) is the latest Wu-Tang Clan member to have a cannabis brand. He's teamed up with Massachusetts craft hash rosin producer Coyote Cannabis. Deck tells the Grow Bud Yourself podcast: "I met a great cannabis lawyer, Blake Mensing. He wanted to get me more into the business. I'm not normally into the vape pens, the oils and waxes that are out there. He convinced me to try some shatter. I was impressed with the quality of it. A lot of the market… Read more.
Dr. Greenthumb’s brand, headed by rapper B Real, has just launched a new cannabis strain in Florida. Known as “Latin Lingo,” the strain pays homage to Cypress Hill’s 1992 single of the same name. It is described as a mix of sweet fruit and old-school gas, featuring Jet Fuel Gelato and a lemon cherry cross. The launch represents B Real’s first foray into the Florida cannabis market, highlighting his roots and close ties to the state’s large Hispanic and Latino population. The… Read more.
David Ortiz is probably best known around New England for hitting home runs for the Boston Red Sox. But the MLB Hall of Famer will soon be known by some Mainers for his cannabis company. 'Papi Cannabis' recently launched products in Massachusetts, and starting Thursday, they will be on sale in Maine. Ortiz partnered with JAR Cannabis to help the expansion into Vacationland. "It was a little bit surreal the way the whole process started," JAR Co-Founder Joel Pepin said. “Even if… Read more.
What would you do if Nixon called your father the “the most dangerous man in America”? Tough question – but it’s one of many that stalked Zach Leary, now 49, as he grew up in the shadow of his dad, Timothy Leary (AKA the “Pied Piper of the psychedelic 60s”). Over the years, he tried to get away from his father’s towering legacy and forge his own path. He had big shoes to fill: Leary Sr. inspired the Beatles, got fired… Read more.
Jim Belushi can't wait for the Apr. 5 Season 3 premiere of Growing Belushi on Discovery+. The network planned for an earlier rollout in February, but then decided to wait until April - the month of the 4/20 stoner holiday. Season 2 ended with a fire on the Belushi's Farm property in Medford, OR. Belushi tells CelebStoner: "This time we did six episodes . It was a 30% jump from Season 2. Discovery has only had four shows in… Read more.
Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream co-founder Ben Cohen has launched a cannabis brand called Ben’s Best Blnz, or B3, and the company’s profits will be used for social benefit, according to a Fast Company report. The product line includes low-THC products including pre-rolls and vape options. B3 is a registered non-profit and 80% of the company’s profits will be administered in partnership with NuProject as grants to Black cannabis entrepreneurs. Another 10% will go to the Last Prisoner Project, and 10% will be donated to the Vermont… Read more.
Both noted for their cannabis advocacy, rapper Rick Ross and entrepreneur Ben Cohen have announced new cannabis ventures and brands. Rick Ross Rick Ross is teaming up with High Tolerance Los Angeles on the launch of the Collins Ave strain, named for the popular strip in Miami Beach. Raised in Florida, Ross' debut album in 2006 was titled Port of Miami. "High Tolerance is the best flower for all the ones who like to blow that good gas," he tells TMZ. "This is… Read more.
Seven police officers with the Adams County Sheriff’s Department in Ohio are suing the rapper Afroman, legal name Joseph Foreman, over his use of home security footage from a raid they carried out at his house last September, FOX19 reports. The plaintiffs claim that Afroman has illegally profited off footage that shows their faces without consent in music videos and to generate social media engagement, which has resulted in “emotional distress, embarrassment, ridicule, loss of reputation and humiliation.” The lawsuit claims the plaintiffs are… Read more.
“I started smoking cannabis in college. During my sophomore year,” discloses NBA legend Allen Iverson. “Entering my rookie year, I got a hold of something quite strong, and that changed my thought process around smoking.” Now a weed connoisseur, Iverson has joined forces with Al Harrington’s Viola Brands to launch a line of cannabis products and merchandise under The Iverson Collection name. But it wasn’t always smooth sailing in the marijuana world for Iverson. In fact, the athlete was arrested for pot possession back in 1997.… Read more.
The stoniest moment at the recent Oscars occurred when host Jimmy Kimmel teased Seth Rogen, who was sitting in the audience with his wife Lauren Miller, right behind director Steven Spielberg and his wife Kate Capshaw. "Seth, what are you on now? Be honest" Rogen shrugged. "Nothing? Mushrooms, right? Did you give one to Steven? Give him one. Let's see what happens. Maybe he'll make something crazy." Kimmel then zeroed in on Spielberg, who claims to have never smoked pot. "I find hard… Read more.
Berner is a boss. As the founder and CEO of Cookies, he’s built the world’s first billion-dollar cannabis empire. The Cookies lifestyle brand launched in the Bay Area in 2010 and grew into dispensary storefronts by 2018. As a legacy cultivator, Berner’s presence in the cannabis community was beloved before adult-use cannabis became legal in California. Today, the homegrown brand has a massive retail footprint across the world, including its stylish 58th dispensary which opened in early 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand. Cookies also expanded… Read more.
Death Row Cannabis, an extension of Death Row Records, launched its newest product - whole flower liquid diamond infused pre-rolls. Whether you’re a Snoop Dogg fan or a cannabis enthusiast, you know that Snoop is synonymous with rolling up the best Cali weed so you can imagine the rigorous R&D that went into creating the best pre-roll in the market under the Death Row name. Death Row Cannabis, led by Tiffany Chin, AK and Travis “Shaggy” Marshall underwent round after round of R&D testing with various infusion methods, landing on… Read more.
SHAMAN Adriano Delgado Alvarado blows pure tobacco smoke into my face while chanting and shaking the shacapa plant over my scalp. He is cleansing my body of evil spirits ready to take the potent psychedelic drug ayahuasca — championed by Prince Harry in his online interview with self-help guru Dr Gabor Maté. Dr Maté endorses and promotes The Temple of the Way of Light healing centre in the Peruvian rainforest, where Shaman Adriano works. Harry told how he took ayahuasca to help him deal… Read more.
Lily Tomlin is a shaman and she and her acting partner and friend Jane Fonda have taken peyote together, we learned on The Late Show on Mar. 9. Tomlin and Fonda were there to hype their new comedy Moving On, which will be in theaters Mar. 17. Three minutes into the interview, host Stepehn Colbert asked: "You guys have done peyote together. A lot of people are microdosong. What was that experience like?" Tomlin I microdose. She's not that advanced. Colbert Are you microdosing right… Read more.
Seattle dispensary owner and former Sonic Shawn Kemp was involved in a shooting incident at the Tacoma Mall on Mar. 8. Tacoma PD reported: "An altercation between the occupants of 2 cars led to shots being fired at a parking lot in the 4500 blk of S. Steele St. One car fled. No injuries were reported. A gun was recovered. A 53-yr-old male was booked for Drive-By Shooting. The investigation is ongoing." That male person was Kemp, the six-time NBA… Read more.
Aaron Rodgers is finally set to speak up since returning from his four-day darkness retreat... but it's unrelated to his NFL future, as the quarterback will talk about psychedelics at a conference this summer - amid a potential trade to the Jets. From June 19-23, the 39-year-old will feature as a celebrity guest on the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies' 'Psychedelic Science 2023' event in Denver, Colorado, also known as the 'largest psychedelic gathering in history'. Previously, Rodgers, a Super Bowl champion, has opened up… Read more.
Kevin Smith's life has not been the same ever since he suffered a massive heart attack in 2018. He trimmed down more than 100 pounds and adopted a vegan lifestyle. Now, five years after that fateful day, Smith has also quit smoking pot. The Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back director posted the following at Instagram on Feb. 28: Today marks my 5th week without weed.I feel less numb and more present than I have in 10 years.No judgment on my green friends,but this… Read more.
Cookies is partnering with neo-soul musician Erykah Badu’s cannabis company, Apple Trees, for a product line called That Badu. Badu opened her online store, Badu World Market, in 2020, debuting the Apple Trees line of cannabis accessories. In a statement, Badu said she had “to take her time and do her research” before deciding to partner with Cookies. Apple Trees’ first product, a cross between Lemonchello and Jet Fuel Gelato, will launch on March 8 – International Women’s Day. The pre-roll version of the… Read more.
On the Revel events usually feature one major celebrity interview. In the past, it has been Styles P and Al Harrington. At their latest winter conferece at City Tech Theater in Brooklyn, NY on Feb. 25, rapper Vic Mensa was the final act of the day. Mensa has his own cannabis brand, 93 Boyz, based in Illinois. Last year, he was arrested for possessing LSD and psilocybin mushroom products at Dulles International Airport in Washington, DC. In June, he made a plea deal that allows for unsupervised probation for one year.… Read more.
The post Future Files Trademarks Signaling A Medical Marijuana And Cannabis Company appeared first on AfroTech. The Atlanta rapper’s legal team has reportedly filed six trademarks for the name “EVOL BY FUTURE,” according to trademark attorney Clarissa Harvey. “On 2/17/23- his legal team filed six 1(b) intent-to-use trademark applications in several classes for “EVOL BY FUTURE” to be used in connection w/ smoking lounge services, vape pens, medicated oil, etc,” Harvey wrote in a tweet. Based on the trademark filings, EVOL BY FUTURE is set… Read more.
Dr. Greenthumb’s Worldwide — the cannabis company founded by B Real of the hip-hop group Cypress Hill — and its Los Angeles-based dispensary partner LAHC Inc. have mutually decided to part ways. Dr. Greenthumb’s Worldwide, founded by legendary hip-hop artist B Real of Cypress Hill, and LAHC Inc., a multi-year partner at Dr. Greenthumb’s dTLA dispensary location, have mutually decided to part ways, according to a recent press release. The shift is due to the quickly changing landscape of California’s… Read more.
The star of the hit show Succession, Brian Cox, started smoking pot when he was 50. Now that he's 76 and the winner of the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a TV Series - Drama in 2020 for his role as Logan Roy in the Showtime series, Cox says about his favorite smokeable herb: Cox should be familiar to Super Troopers fans. He played Captain O'Hagan in the 2001 original and 2018 sequel. His troops were the stoners. Cox adds about cannabis: "I didn't start… Read more.
John Oliver is back on “Last Week Tonight” and is once again taking a deep dive into a very intriguing topic: the potential benefits of psychedelic assisted therapy. The show, which aired on Sunday, delves into the history of psychedelics and its potential benefits for mental health. After classically making fun of himself, Oliver, a self-proclaimed drug connoisseur, goes on to look into the different uses of psychedelics, including spirituality, healing, and recreation, throughout the centuries. However, the show focuses on the use… Read more.
SZA is on a hemp hiatus. The Grammy-winning R&B singer tweeted Feb. 13: "Today officially makes a year + I haven't smoked weed. don't miss it at all .. never thought I'd say that." SZA is riding high on the success of her 2022 album SOS, which has been been No. 1 on Billboard's Top 200 for nine nonconsecutive weeks (Adele was the last female artist to accomplish that feat in 2016). The Grammy was for her supporting role on Doja Cat's "Kiss… Read more.
Actor/comedian Richard Belzer passed today, Feb. 19. He was 78. Best known for his work on TV series like Law & Order and Homicide: Life on the Street, Belzer was a testicular cancer survivor and a medical-marijuana advocate. In 2010, when he spoke at the Plant Medicine Expo in Denver, Belzer told Westword: "When I had cancer and was radiated, my doctor recommended marijuana. He couldn't prescribe it - this was 25 years ago. But it just makes so much sense. The science… Read more.
Raekwon is taking his talents further into the cannabis industry. The post Wu-Tang’s Raekwon To Open Hashstoria Cannabis Lounge In New Jersey appeared first on AfroTech. The Wu-Tang rapper is set to open Hashstoria, a cannabis lounge in Newark, New Jersey, according to Jersey Digs. “My own life compass has been great to me and can only become greater…these are goals and admirations on my vision board. I’m just marking them off,” Raekwon said in an Instagram post. “I’d like to thank team @hashstoria and the beautiful… Read more.
With the Super Bowl and Phoenix Open in Arizona this weekend, nearly every current and former athlete was in the Valley of the Sun. Most where there to talk about the upcoming big game or next season, but others, especially those retired from their respective sports, were in town to promote their latest ventures. For Ricky Williams, Champ Bailey and Jim McMahon is means promoting their cannabis brands, and for former ASU QB Jake Plummer that latest ventures involves the… Read more.
Kristin Cavallari is getting candid about her experience with Bufo therapy, motherhood and dating after divorce. On Tuesday, the former "Laguna Beach" star made an appearance on the latest episode of Kaitlyn Bristowe's podcast, "Off The Vine," where she gave fans "the tea" about getting in touch with her spiritual side through Bufo alvarius toad therapy. Bufo alvarius toad venom contains 5-MeO-DMT, a component that according to Forbes has "shown to produce sustained enhancement of satisfaction with life, and easing of anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress… Read more.
Hello, darkness, my old friend…. It’s Aaron Rodgers. As speculation swirls as to what the future holds for the Green Bay Packers quarterback, Rodgers is taking a unique route to figuring out his path, by entering a four-day “darkness retreat” not long after the Super Bowl. “I’ve got a pretty cool opportunity to do a little self-reflection in some isolation, and then after that I feel like I’ll be a lot closer to a final, final decision,” four-time MVP Rodgers said in… Read more.
One of the most influential CEOs in the world whose statements alone managed to move the needle and create a change has once again expressed his unambiguous support for cannabis. This time, with just three numbers Elon Musk promoted marijuana for free, reported TheStreet. His "420" tweet on Saturday resonated with Twitter users worldwide, as over 65 million users have already viewed it. April 20, known as "420," is the unofficial holiday celebrated by marijuana users. Musk's Outspoken Support For Cannabis Even though he is not a regular consumer and has… Read more.
Prince Harry shares many personal stories in his sweeping memoir Spare — like the time he took magic mushrooms at Courteney Cox's Los Angeles home. The Duke of Sussex, 38, revealed in his bestselling book that he is a "Friends fanatic" and took comfort in the hit NBC sitcom while navigating panic attacks after completing his second tour of Afghanistan a decade ago. Harry wrote in Spare that he became anxious around crowds and cameras after returning to London, so he started staying home. "Day after day, night after… Read more.
Cannabis companies are gearing up to grab some attention at the Super Bowl in Arizona, which is expected to be seen by 100 million viewers. Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jim McMahon has already staked his claim. Revenant, a cannabis brand founded in 2021 by McMahon and former NFL players Kyle Turley and Eben Britton, will be hosting a celebrity golf tournament to raise funds for the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund, a nonprofit set up to help retired NFL players and their families in financial… Read more.
The 89-year-old country music legend - who is due to turn 90 in April - is unsure what has kept him in such good shape as he approaches his milestone birthday but explained that as well as following a healthy diet, smoking the Class B drug was an aid to himself and the people around him because he was "drinking a lot" beforehand. He said: "I wish I could tell you . I really don't know, except… Read more.
Seth Rogen has found his ultimate muse and partner in wife Lauren Miller Rogen. The Golden Globe nominee, 40, tells PEOPLE that his cannabis home goods brand Houseplant might not exist "if she hadn't encouraged me" as he prepares to treat guests to an overnight stay and pottery session with an Airbnb collaboration inspired by the venture. "She had done ceramics, and she just thought I would like it," Seth recalls. "And she kind of implored me to go take lessons with her." RELATED: Seth Rogen Shows… Read more.
Jerry Garcia is one of the most iconic pot smokers in California history. Born in San Francisco, Garcia led the Grateful Dead for 30 years as the city became an international beacon of counterculture, and he did it all while casually and openly smoking weed. His pot pipe is considered an artifact of California cannabis history. But even the iconic Jerry Garcia name couldn’t survive California’s turbulent legal pot market. The Garcia Hand Picked brand, launched by the deceased musician’s family in 2020, has… Read more.
Seth Rogen and Steven Spielberg attended the Palm Springs International Film Festival, presenting The Fabelmans, the director's autobiography in which Rogen plays his uncle. During the festival, they were intercepted by the press and a journalist from Variety magazine asked Spielberg what the stoner movie he liked the most about the actor from "The Night Before." He replied: "Since I've never gotten high, I don't consider them smoking movies." However, that doesn't stop him from enjoying the cannabis fanatic's comedic films. The winning film of 2 Golden Globes (Best Dramatic Film and… Read more.
Taking its place alongside immersive museum-style exhibits from Pink Floyd to Vincent Van Gogh, the Bob Marley One Love Experience has arrived in Los Angeles at the Ovation (formerly Hollywood & Highland), the massive complex which houses the Dolby Theater, home of the Academy Awards, and the legendary Chinese Theater, noted for its cement footprints of the stars, many of whom are represented on Hollywood Boulevard. The sprawling, seven-room installation, which premiered last year at London’s Saatchi Gallery and Toronto’s Lighthouse Artspace… Read more.
He once attributed his issues with short-term memory to his prodigious marijuana smoking. But that doesn't seem to have stopped Michael Douglas from giving up weed, as he was spotted making a short visit to a marijuana dispensary in his former home town of Santa Barbara, California, on Wednesday. The 78-year-old, who got his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, was seen leaving the Coastal Premium Cannabis Dispensary with a small black bag full of his purchases. The actor, who didn't… Read more.
In 2020, actress Kristen Bell announced her entry into the burgeoning CBD market with the Happy Dance skincare line in association with the Ontario-based Cronos Group. Just more than two years later, Cronos is closing it down as of Jan. 27. At the Happy Dance Instagram page, a Jan. 23 post reads "*Insert long, dramatic, drawn-out sigh* as we enter the last week that Happy Dance® products will be available on our website... You can also find Happy Dance® products for a limited time at… Read more.
David Crosby passed away at 81 on Jan. 19 "after a long illness," his wife Jan Dance reported. He was inducted twice into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Crosby played guitar, sang and wrote songs, notably "Eight Miles High" (with Roger McGuinn and Gene Clark), "Almost Cut My Hair," "Long Time Gone," "Triad" and "Déjà Vu," the title track of CSNY's 1970 album (see clips below). Here are some of… Read more.
After a rocky start, Snoop Dogg and Master P's Broadus Foods has partnered with Post Consumer Brands who will distribute Snoop Cereal - previously branded as Snoop Loopz. The rappers made headlines last August with the announcement of their Black-owned food company. But it was Snoop Loopz - a cereal based on Kellogg's popular Fruit Loops - that got most of the attention. When Kellogg's threatened to sue, Broadus changed the name to Snoop Cereal. At Post, Master P sampled the newly renamed Fruity Hoops using a… Read more.
Prince Harry's a stoner. Or at least he once was. The Duke of Sussex tells all in his new book Spare and in revealing interviews conducted by 60 Minutes and ITV. Harry, whose father is now King Charles, admits to using marijuana, cocaine and magic mushrooms during his wild teenaged years. He began smoking pot and drinking at 16 in and around Kensington Palace in London and his family's Highgrove country estate in western England four years after his mother Princess Diana's death in 1997. As… Read more.
In 2017, former pro basketball player Shaquille O'Neal and his business partner, Jerome Crawford invested $150,000 in Viceroy LLCcannabis company. Out of that total, O’Neal provided $100,000 and Crawford put up the remaining $50,000. However,last year they sued the company for more than $1 million. According to the suit, the plaintiffs were under the impression that around December 2015, Daron Campbell, “acting through his entity Capital LLC, founded Viceroy to pursue opportunities in the field of legal cannabis.” Nevertheless, the company had no license, no revenue and no… Read more.
R&B singer Erykah Badu is branching out into cannabis with a new strain that will be exclusively available at Cookies stores starting in Caliifornia. She discusses the Limoncello variety grown by Mad Cow Genetics and the partnership with Cookes co-founder Berner on YouTube. In the nine-minute promotional clip, Berner describes Limoncello as a "sativa leaner" that's a cross of Lemonnade, Cherry Pie and Jet Fuel Gelato. "The first time we demoed it, we had one spliff, no tobacco," Badu explains. "We each hit it two or… Read more.
Born in North Dakota, Wiz Khalifa ended up in PIttsburgh in 1996 at age nine when he mother moved the family there. He was known as Cameron Thomaz then. At 15, he changed his moniker to Khalifa and a few years later would start his career as a successful, pro-cannabis rapper. Today it's Wiz Khaifa Day as declared by the PIttsburgh City Council. He's in Pennsylvania to promote the rollout of his Khalifa Kush products at Trulieve stores. Khalifa will be at Trulieve… Read more.
The U.S. has negotiated a prisoner swap that released WNBA star Brittney Griner from a Russian penal colony today. Griner was arrested there in February for possessing cannabis, convicted in August and sent to the colony in October. In a deal made on Dec. 1, international arms dealer Viktor Bout, jailed in the U.S. on a 25-year sentence for attempting to kill Americans, was traded for Griner. She flew to Abu Dhabi in the UAE and is en route back to the States after Pres. Biden… Read more.
On the 59th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, readers want to know if the 35th president of the United States ever used marijuana. Consider the timeframe: JFK was elected in 1960 and served until that awful day in Dallas in 1963. Marijuana had yet to catch on in a big way. Jazz musicians and beatniks were its biggest users from the '30s to the '50s. By the '60s, only the coolest cats smoked pot. That doesn't mean… Read more.
Actor, comedian and cannabis entrepreneur Jim Belushi is full of surprises. On October 27, he traveled to Akwesasne in upstate New York to announce a Belushi's Farm partnership with St. Regis Mohawk Tribe member Zachery Oakes. The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the dispensary was filmed for Season 3 of Growing Belushi, which will air on Discovery in 2023. Season 2 ended with a fire on the Belushi's Farm property. Since then the company has expanded to nine more states, including Massachusetts, Michigan and Missouri. Growing Belushi also goes… Read more.
Ric Flair came up with a convenient way to get everyone high on his signature weed ... by using his own ganja blower to get smoke in fans' faces!! The WWE legend threw on one of his famous robes and got the party started in a recent video ... saying, "Ric Flair Drip go Wooooooooooo!!" The Nature Boy then used the weed blower (if that's what it's called) to blow potent smoke in the faces of those around him ... and… Read more.
Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield are teaming up once again ... but this time, it's not in the boxing ring -- the two legends are releasing a cannabis gummy collection together!! Iron Mike has become quite the weed businessman with his Tyson 2.0 brand in recent years ... and went viral when he released his "Mike Bites" edibles, which are a reference to the time he infamously took a chunk out of Real Deal's ear during their infamous 1997 bout. Getty Tyson is now including… Read more.
Sean "Diddy" Combs is the latest musical entrepreneur to jump into the cannabis industry. On November 5, MSOs Cresco Labs and Columbia Care "announced the signing of definitive agreements to divest certain New York, Illinois and Massachusetts assets to an entity owned and controlled by Sean 'Diddy' Combs. The divestiture of the Assets is required for Cresco to close its previously announced acquisition of Columbia Care. The Transaction is expected to close concurrently with the closing of the Columbia Care… Read more.
Sean “Diddy” Combs has agreed to purchase licensed marijuana operations in three states for up to $185 million, adding a new business to a portfolio that includes fashion, media and spirits. If approved by U.S. and state regulators, the deal could create the nation’s largest Black-owned and licensed cannabis company. Mr. Combs said he wants to use the business as a platform to increase Black participation in the cannabis industry. He said he decided to enter the market to help address long-running… Read more.
Move over, Roger Daltrey. The Who singer has railed against pot smoking at their concerts in the past. On September 21 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson did the same, stopping the show to complain about weed smoke coming from the front of the stage. “I would just ask for a tiny bit of respect,” Dickinson said. “If you want to go get completely stoned out of your fucking mind, go out the back and do it, alright? Otherwise, you’re… Read more.
If Dan Bilzerian had listened to his father and not taken his marijuana company public, the brash Instagram celebrity’s Ignite International Brands might not currently be under investigation by both the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice. “There is no reason to have a public company unless you intend to raise capital” from public markets, as Dan Bilzerian’s father, Paul, told MJBizDaily in an interview last month. Paul Bilzerian, who said he is now serving as an unpaid… Read more.
Cannanbis beverages are all the rage. Female celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Rosario Dawson, Kate Hudson and Chelsea Handler love them. They've all endorsed Cann. Now, Handler is making her own move, linking up with Leisuretown, another Califiornia company that's manufacturing stony sodas, in a "strategic partnership" (a.k.a. brand ambassador). "I'm always looking for ways to minimize my alcohol consumption with healthier options and Leisuretown offers a delicious, low-caloric, low-sugar option," the comedian and TV host states in a press release . "I'm looking to operate at my… Read more.
Brittney Griner will not be coming home for the holidays. In a disappointing decision on October 25, the WNBA star who was arrested for cannabis possession in Russia in February and convicted and sentenced to nine years in jail in August, lost her appeal and has been banished to a penal colony. The court appearance was not in person. While the Russian judge called the previous ruling "fair," Griner's attorney Alexander Boykov said, "No judge, hand on heart, will honestly say that Griner's nine-year sentence is in line… Read more.
Joe Biden took a step towards marijuana decriminalization last week when he granted a mass pardon to anyone convicted of a federal crime for simple possession of the drug. He also asked governors to take similar steps, and directed his administration to review marijuana’s status as a Schedule I substance alongside hard drugs like heroin. “Too many lives have been upended because of our failed approach to marijuana,” Biden said. “It’s time that we right these wrongs…There are thousands of people who were… Read more.
T.J. Miller is beaming. Fresh off the drop of his latest comedy special, he’s about to pause our phone chat to toast his wife when he gets some great news about a Christmas movie. And while film and TV are hitting for the comedian-turned-actor, he’s still very much attached to stand-up comedy and is focused on returning to his stand-up roots in the coming months and years, beginning with Dear Jonah, which is now available on YouTube. While most comedians dream of… Read more.
UFC Champ Tony Ferguson thrilled his fans as the guest budtender during a special appearance at Jardín Premium Cannabis Dispensary in Las Vegas on July 2. Tony arrived at the venue as fans assembled to meet him and purchase products. He answered questions, posed for photos, and passed out autographed merchandise to shoppers. “Jardín is one of the greatest dispensaries I have ever been in,” says Tony. “I am from Costa Mesa , and I would rather come here.” While he would… Read more.
Former New York Knick Al Harrington was back in the Big Apple for the Revelry event on August 28 at Restoration Plaza in Brooklyn. Harrington's Knick career spanned two seasons (2008-2010). In the 2008-2009 season, the 6-foot-9 forward peaked with a 20 point average. In 2010, he signed a two-year deal with the Denver Nuggets. During that time, Denver had decriminalized cannabis and advocates were pushing Amendment 64, which voters passed in 2012, legalizing it. That's when Harrington decided he was going… Read more.
Sometimes stoners fuck up - like this past Saturday at the 420 Expo in New Jersey when Tommy Chong was suppposed to be on stage for an interview with this reporter, but a last-minute snafu prevented that from happening. (Celeb Stoner) Full Article Read more.
Grammy-winning rapper Coolio, who died September 28 at 59, was a fledging marijuana entrepreneur. He planned to launch Coolio's Cannabis brand in 2020, but it never made it to market. (Celeb Stoner) Full Article Read more.