Cannabis is a plant, it can even be characterized as an herb but anyhow, due to its hemp properties, it's a very productive natural resource. Marijuana is illegal in certain parts of the country and legal in others parts. Marijuana has always been a business despite of it being illegal in the whole nation at one point. It is a "enriched" natural resource like gold, oil and diamonds; which makes it very easy when it comes to generating wealth.
The marijuana business is projected to accumulate an average of $45 billions in revenues by 2020 and many have already began investing in it to get a piece of that multi-billion dollar pie. From nickel, dime bag hustlers to musicians, actors, blue collar business men and others; who are transforming themselves into billion dollar Mary Jane kingpins, and even queenpins too.
Starting with kingpin, Snoop Dogg who invested and collaborated with Ted Chung to launch his own marijuana infused company called, "Merry Jane." Well, we already know Snoop D.O.Double G is the Godfather to cannabis and many other things, created Merry Jane as a resource when it comes to marijuana which provides products such as: food, chocolate, candy and also, services such as: news pertaining to marijuana, fashion inspired by cannabis and etc. Snoop also launched his own brand of cannabis called Leafs by Snoop.
Snoop's Merry Jane took the culture of Hip Hop and cannabis which was already an item and part of music culture, to create a business off it. Snoop being a very wise businessman also, brought style to the table and the fashion sense of being high is to stay fly.
Next up is Wiz Khalifa, who keeps it real and trill when it comes to Mary Jane. Earlier this year in February, it was reported that Khalifa linked up with RiverRock Cannabis from Colorado to manufacture his own strain of cannabis and also, brand his name with anything pertaining to marijuana. This would include food, cologne and etc.
He began promoting his line of cannabis called Khalifa Kush and if you remember, it made Kanye feel some type of way when he saw Wiz tweeting "KK." And thought it was about his boo boo Kim Kardashian, that little misunderstanding transpired into a beef Ye was ready to serve without knowing if it was seasoned or not. Thank God it simmered down, after a couple of gas faces from both of them, Wiz Khalifa went about conducting business as usual.
Since then, Wiz proceeded with executing his blueprint for his cannabis empire and released Khalifa Kush on mary jane day last month in Colorado. Wiz Khalifa and RiverRock Cannabis are in the process of developing other products to market and sell to the public.
Also from the West Side of Cali is, The Game who became a ganja entrepreneur and went into the blunt business himself. The Game took a different route with his masterplan and launched a cannabis infused beverage called G Drinks last month. Teaming up with G Farma Brands, The Game's G Drinks are lemonade beverages infused with the company's Liquid Gold cannabis and come in three different flavors: original, strawberry and pink. Along with the G Drinks, Game created his own brand of joints called G Sticks that are rolled up and ready for consumers to blaze.
Whoopi Goldberg who so far is the only woman from the entertaintment business to become a queenpin and bank some green off that green. Whoopi invested into a cannabis infused botanical company that caters to women (which is a great move with all the yoga and meditation companies). Goldberg is a rebel who breaks the rules and gets high on her own supply, just like Snoop, Khalifa and Game.
Whoopi's cannabis company called "Whoopi & Maya" was financed and consist of family and friends, where Whoopi is the chairman, basically CEO. Her marijuana manufactured products are aimed at alleviating the pain and discomfort women endure during their menstrual cycles. Whoopi & Maya's products consist of: bath soaks, balms, tinctures and hot chocolate. The marketing of the Whoopi & Maya products involve calming words such as: relax and savor that coincides with the natural effects of cannabis.
Whoopi revealed she sips on marijuana infused tea, there are no reports if she will invest in her brand of teas as of yet but who knows, anything is possible at this point.