Celebrities are usually known for capitalizing off of a God-given talent. However, there are some celebs who make a little more money on the side, profiting from the fast-growing cannabis industry. To celebrate #420, Baller Alert wanted to showcase a few in no particular order:
Mike Tyson – After years of using marijuana to manage pain, former boxer Mike Tyson now manages his own cannabis empire, Tyson Holistic Holdings, which includes hemp-infused products and employs mostly military veterans. Mike also has Tyson Ranch, a 420-acre property in the Palm Springs, CA area that includes a cannabis University and a holistic resort. “After retirement, I had two surgeries and they gave me obituates. They would wear me out and have me thinking crazy. I started smoking marijuana and getting better effects. It was just what I needed, and I never knew it.”
Martha Stewart – Lifestyle guru and living brand Martha Stewart recently joined Canadian marijuana company Canopy Growth as an adviser to help them develop cannabis products for people AND their pets. No wonder the chemistry between her and Snoop on VH1’s Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party; Snoop also has a preexisting partnership with Canopy Growth. “So someone smokes marijuana? Big deal! People smoke cigarettes and die from cancer. I haven’t heard of anybody dying from cannabis. I’m quite egalitarian and liberal when it comes to stuff like that.”
Montel Williams – Famed 90’s talk show host Montel Williams founded Lenitiv in 2016, which is a line of medical cannabis products. Montel was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1999 and used cannabis products to help manage his symptoms. Also a decorated former Naval officer, Montel has led the initiative for military veterans to legally access medical cannabis without the threat of losing their benefits.
Whoopi Goldberg – Whoopi Goldberg partnered up with 10-time High Times Cannabis Cup winner Maya Elisabeth, to create female-focused products designed specifically for relief from menstrual discomfort. ’Whoopi & Maya’ is Goldberg’s first line of cannabis-derived Epsom salts and menstrual relief rubs, as the actress describes.
“It’s not so much the laws that have to change but the attitudes. When you think of penicillin and all the things we discovered penicillin could take care of, I feel that’s what marijuana is.”
Seth Rogen – It’s no secret Seth Rogen has been a weed advocate for years, starring in stoner films like Pineapple Express and This Is The End. And he’s also been a vocal advocate of legalization. But Rogen has taken his love of marijuana a step further, partnering with Evan Goldberg (Superbad, Sausage Party), launching a cannabis company called Houseplant that will “make it easier for people to learn to love cannabis” in Canada. “Every decision we’ve made for the business reflects the years of education, first-hand experience and respect we have for cannabis.”