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The trend of celebrities owning cannabis businesses is a recent phenomenon, sparked by the decriminalization of non-medical cannabis in the United States.[1][2]

List of celebrities

Below is a partial listing of celebrities who own commercial cannabis farms or other cannabis-related brands or businesses.

Celebrity Business Notes Reference
Jim Belushi Belushi's Farm American Actor Jim Belushi grows and farms his own weed. One of his signature brands is named Blues Brothers, in reference to his brothers famous movie role. [3]
Snoop Dogg Snoop Dogg G-Pen Rapper Snoop Dogg released the electrical weed vaporizer G-Pen in a collaboration with Grenco Science in 2013. [1][4]
Creagen Dow Poke A Bowl The Big Bang Theory and Zoey 101 actor Creagen Dow owns a company that sells ashtrays that remove both ash and resin, designed by himself. [5]
Melissa Etheridge Etheridge Botanicals Melissa Etheridge co-founded Etheridge Botanicals in 2021 to advocate and represent "wellness as a human right." [6]
The Game Trees by Game Rapper The Game started his own cannabis company called Trees By Game after purchasing a cannabis dispensary called The Reserve in Santa Ana, California. [7]
Jason Gann Wilfred Jason Gann launched Wilfred Cannabis in 2020. [8]
Whoopi Goldberg Whoopi & Maya Actress Whoopi Goldberg started selling medical marijuana in 2016. The company shut down in 2020. [9]
Rob Gronkowski CBDMEDIC Former NFL player Rob Gronkowski became a spokesperson for CBDMEDIC in 2019. [10]
Woody Harrelson The Woods Woody Harrelson opened The Woods dispensary in West Hollywood in 2022. [11]
Al Harrington Viola Brands NBA star Al Harrington was ahead of the curve with legal weed, founding Viola in 2011. [12]
Mickey Hart Mind Your Head Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart started selling pre-rolls in 2019. [13]
Jay-Z Caliva Rapper Jay-Z entered a partnership with California-based cannabis company Caliva in 2019. [14]
Kourtney Kardashian Hora x Poosh Reality star Kourtney Kardashian started selling CBD-based face serum as an anti-aging solution in 2019. [15]
Wiz Khalifa Khalifa Kush Khalifa launched Khalifa Kush in 2014. [16]
John Legend Plus Products Inc. Singer John Legend started investing in a company that produces CBD products such as edible gummies in 2019. [17]
Method Man Tical Method Man launched Tical to support black business. [18]
Cheech Marin Cheech's Stash Marin got into the cannabis industry in 2018 with Cheech's Stash, introducing both marijuana and CBD products. [19]
Bob Marley Marley Natural The brand launched in February 2016 on the 71st anniversary of Bob Marley's birthday. [20]
Shavo Odadjian 22Red In 2016, the bass player launched his licensed marijuana operation, 22Red. [21]
Gwyneth Paltrow Cann Actress Gwyneth Paltrow's company Goop started investing in Cann, a cannabis-infused beverage maker, in 2020. [2]
B-Real Dr. Green thumb's Dr. Greenthumb's is a cannabis retailer owned and founded by Cypress Hill rapper B-Real. The original location opened in August 2018 in Sylmar, California. [22]
Carlos Santana Mirayo Carlos Santana joined the Cannabis industry in 2020, heavily linking his Mirayo by Santana brand to spirituality practices. [23]
Martha Stewart Martha Stewart CBD Stewart released her line of CBD-products in collaboration with Canopy Growth Corporation and Marquee Brands in 2020. [24]
Bella Thorne Forbidden Flowers Actress Bella Thorne launched her consumer cannabis and CBD brand in 2019. [25]
Mike Tyson Tyson Ranch Heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson opened his 400-acre cannabis resort 2019. [26]
David Crosby Mighty Croz David Crosby announces 'MIGHTY CROZ' Cannabis Is Coming! [27]
Willie Nelson Willie's Reserve Willie Nelson endorses his own brand of Cannabis-based products sold in Colorado and Arizona. [28]
Seth Rogen Houseplant Seth co-founded the company with Canadian screenwriter Evan Goldberg in 2021. [29]
Lil Wayne GKUA In December 2019, Carter announced his own cannabis brand under the name of GKUA Ultra Premium. [30]
Jaleel White itsPurpl Jaleel White launched the brand in collaboration with 710 Labs in 2021. [31]
Ricky Williams Highsman Ricky Williams launched his sports-themed weed brand, Highsman, in late 2021. [32]

See also

References

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