The number of marijuana-friendly states is only growing. Despite the federal government’s opposition, cannabis — both medical and recreational — is proving itself as the next big business ripe for investment. Cannabis stocks are skyrocketing, and it’s easy to see why: There’s now a burgeoning weed wedding market, for example, and the number of jobs in the marijuana industry is expected to grow by 250,000 by 2020.
Cannabis loving celebrities see where the money is and, naturally, are eager to invest their time, money, and popularity. Here are 17 celebrities who have dabbled in the marijuana industry.
Frank Sinatra had Jack Daniel’s, Nicki Minaj has her Myx Moscato, and Willie Nelson has cannabis. Nelson has been a proponent of marijuana for decades, so it’s no wonder he’s getting into the legal side of the business. He’s putting his name behind a personalized strain of weed he’s calling “Willie’s Reserve.”
Bob Marley was at the vanguard of the legalization movement before he passed. His son Damian, a fine musician in his own right, is now carrying the torch by converting a former California prison into a massive pot farm.
The actress and comedian has faith in the pain relieving powers of cannabis. She partnered with a medical marijuana company to create Whoopi & Maya, which focuses on women who suffer from intense menstrual pain.
It’s impossible to talk about Snoop Dogg for very long without the conversation veering into talk about marijuana. Now that talk can be aided by product from Snoop’s own store: Leafs by Snoop.
As one half of the legendary Cheech and Chong, as well as an avid defender of the pain relief marijuana can provide people in need, Tommy Chong is pushing pre-rolled cones and his own strain called Chong Star.
There was a weed-free time in Wu Tang rapper Ghostface Killah’s life, but no longer. Ghostface is behind a personal line of vape cartridges called Ghostface Killah’s Wu-Goo. Not a bad business move considering vaping could very well be the next trend in the industry.
Wiz knows his weed. He’s partnered with RAW Rolling Papers for “a unique collection of smoking accessories,” and he has his own strain of weed called Khalifa Kush.
Oregon may have recently decided to outlaw marijuana-infused alcohol, but Melissa Etheridge is all for the combo. She has a wine called Private Reserve Cannabis Infused Wine Tincture, which sounds like a pretty fun drink.
Richard Branson is a business man who lives life like a rock star. It’s the business side of marijuana that he’s most interested in, though. He’s invested big time into a medical marijuana delivery and ride-hailing service called SideCar in San Francisco.
To be completely fair, Woody Harrelson hasn’t done anything in the marijuana industry yet. But that doesn’t mean he isn’t trying. Harrelson worked to get one of the eight dispensary permits in Hawaii that would allow him to open up two shops.
The Law & Order creator doesn’t agree with the law and order brought by marijuana regulation. He invested $1.2 million in DigiPath, a marijuana testing and education center.
Roseanne Barr is another star who has made public comments about how marijuana can help heal. She’s opening a medical marijuana dispensary in California called Roseanne’s Joint, which will sell her personal strain of weed as well as edibles.
Former NBA player Cliff Robinson knows his way around the weed. He was suspended twice for failing marijuana tests, but now he’s turning it into a positive with Uncle Spliffy, a “Sports Cannabis” business that specifically targets athletes.
Margaret Cho — like many of the celebrities on this list — knows the power of branding. The comedian is pushing her brand through her own strain called Cho-G.
Bethenny Frankel is known just as much for her Skinnygirl brand of wines as she is for her role on Real Housewives. Now she’s moving into another business with her own strain of marijuana.
Method Man teamed up with Redman to try and keep anyone from struggling to find weed. The two invested in an app called BlazeNow that will be “a GPS-enabled platform connecting consumers with dispensaries, delivery services, vape shops and doctors in their area.”
Silent Bob refuses to be silent when it comes to the marijuana industry. He partnered with an L.A. dispensary called Buds & Roses to make two strains branded with art from his movie “Tusk.”
Miley sold 24-karat gold wrapping papers during her 2014 Bangerz tour that weren’t specifically labeled for marijuana use, but they were definitely for marijuana use.