So far in 2016 numerous well-known musicians – including Prince, David Bowie, Maurice White, Glenn Frey, Paul Kantner, Keith Emerson, Merle Haggard, Billy Paul, Guy Clark, Bobby Hutcherson, Gato Barbieri, Phife Dawg, Buckwheat Zydeco, Scotty Moore, Bernie Worrell, Dan Hicks and Rob Wasserman – have passed away.
There seems to be no end in sight for celebrities making inroads into the cannabis industry. In the last week, both Montel Williams (LenitivLabs) and Melissa Etheridge (Etheridge Farms) declared they're moving ahead with corporate plans.
It's two for two for the First Stoner Daughter Malia Obama. Just five weeks after being caught on camera smoking what appeared to be a joint while she attended Lollapalooza in Chicago's Grant Park, Malia was snapped in a room with a bong at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia on Sept. 4.
Olympic swimming hero Michael Phelps is moving on. Fresh off winning six more medals in Rio, he plans to retire form competitive swimming. "I'm ready for something different," Phelps says.
So far in 2016, there have been 10 celebrity drug arrests. Seven of them are college and professional football players, one is rapper Twista, another is NBA player Travis Outlaw and the other is "Chumlee" Russell from "Pawn Stars."