I mentioned in an earlier article how celebrities, forever America’s barometer of all things hip and legitimate, are hoping on the ganja bandwagon and doing what celebrities do best–making money by shamelessly promoting themselves.
Some of these celebrities have every right to be on the bud bandwagon. Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson, Whoopi Goldberg–they all were paying dues and smoking the sticky green stuff when many of you were still sipping similac. So more power and money to them.
But what about this new generation of stoner celebrities? Have they paid their stoner dues or is this another case of “let me get mine” while we poor average folk barely get ours?
Wiz Khalifa, arguably the most popular stoner among the 30 and under crowd, is the newest of these “canna celebrities”. He’s joined forces with Colorado-based River Rock Cannabis to put his brand name on cannabis related items that also includes a strain of his own called Khalifa Kush, or KK for short.
Unfortunately for Mr. Wiz, his on again/off again pal and tossed salad aficionado Kanye West immediately took issue with the moniker, thinking Wiz was throwing shade at Kanye’s wife, Kim Kardashian, who also goes by the same abbreviation. What a controversy. They raged in a Twitter battle which ultimately disappeared from our collective conscious about 3 seconds after it transpired.
Wiz, who apparently still has feelings about his epic Twitter battle with Kanye, hasn’t let the controversy mar his hustle. His venture with RiverRock has put them both in line to sell various infused cannabis products and concentrates for a nice profit, products which they both created together.
The Taylor Gang don has made it clear that he believes marijuana should be legalized in the whole of the US. He’s also made it clear that he is not afraid of anyone; that he loves his sh** and f*** the popo. I couldn’t have said it better myself.
Do you think Wiz is just another celebrity shamelessly jumping on the reefer bandwagon, or does he really have a political message he would like to see exercised, like oh I don’t know, the release of people incarcerated for non-violent drug offenses? Only time will tell.
My name is Petey Wheatstraw, also known as Charles Stevens. I’m an avid marijuana smoker, writer, devoted father and non-profit minion– not necessarily in that order. A Chicago native I’ve lived off and on in the Bay Area since 1996. Seven years ago I finally settled here to capture the changing face of our communities.