7 Celebrities Cashing in on the Cannabis Industry

25th February 2020

Celebrities know all too well the power and influence their names have on us mere mortals and so it comes as no surprise that many of them have lent their name to a cannabis brand.

Increased worldwide legalisation, in particular in the United States and Canada has led to an economic boom known as the “The Green Rush” which celebrities are quickly cashing in.

Some like Snoop Dog threw caution to the wind early on by celebrating their pot use during prohibition times but now that this plant’s medicinal benefits are being widely recognised, more and more celebrities are coming out of the cannabis closet and selling the green dream.

Kourtney Kardashian

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star may not be known for smoking pot but she certainly enjoys all the benefits of the non-intoxicating cannabis ingredient CBD. After announcing that she is taking a step back from the much-loved hit tv show, fans were keen to see what her next move would be. In April 2019 she teamed up with Hora Skin Care to launch a CBD infused skincare serum and Rose-gold coloured derma roller.

Kourtney Kardashian

Mike Tyson

The former undisputed heavyweight boxer of the world, Mike Tyson, operates a 40-acre cannabis farm in southern California with his business partner Eben Britton. Given that cannabis has been shown to have neurodegenerative abilities this might turn out to be a smart move for the legendary boxer who has been hit in the head a few too many times in his career.

The 53-year-old loves smoking cannabis as much as he loves selling it and speaking on his podcast he says he goes through tonnes of the green stuff a month so don't be surprised if everything goes up in smoke.

Chelsea Handler

Chelsea Handler is a woman of many talents with a resume that includes comedian, author, actress, writer, activist, cannabis advocate and soon to be cannabis entrepreneur. The 44-year-old has teamed up with California cannabis company ‘Norcal’ to create a line of cannabis products that they say will focus on the needs of female cannabis consumers”.

Montel Williams

A lot of us grew up listening to Montel Williams as he tried to solve the problems of everyday people and now he wants us to listen to him one more time as he tells us cannabis can solve so many of our problems too.

The former TV show host was diagnosed with MS in 2000 and after trying pill after pill a doctor told him to try cannabis. Seeing first hand how this flower can help with the pain and muscle spasms of MS, Montel is now an advocate and entrepreneur of a cannabis line of products known as Lenitive Labs.

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus is no stranger to cannabis and caused a bit of a stir last year with an Instagram post showing her smoking a joint with the caption “Weed makes you happy”. The ‘Nothing breaks like a heart’ star recently teamed up with the songs co-collaborator Mark Ronson by investing in a cannabis-themed restaurant ‘The Original Cannabis Cafe’. Based in California this chic 240 seater cafe features both a food menu and cannabis menu offering pre-rolled joints, flowers and more.

Miley Cyrus

Ricky Williams

One of the most celebrated American football players of this generation, Ricky Williams has been a keen advocate of the medicinal power of the cannabis plant for some time. The sheer physicality of the modern game left Ricky in a bad way but he found the pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties of the cannabis plant gave him a new lease of life allowing him to play.

Unfortunately, the NFL did not see it this way and was still living in the propaganda fueled fears of the past. The now 42-year-old received multiple suspensions from the games ruling authority losing millions of dollars in the process. Now though he is making it all back through his celebrated cannabis line of products known as “Real Wellness”.

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