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Thomas, Stone, Boehner, Tyson and Sheen: The New Faces of Cannabis?

Isiah Thomas

A member of the Basketball Hall of Fame and former Knick and Pacer coach, Thomas was charged with sexual harassment by a Knicks staffer in 2006. A $11.5 million settlement was paid to Anucha Brown Sanders. Fourteen years later, the diminuitve point guard who played on two Piston championship teams was named CEO of One World Pharma, a Las Vegas hemp company that does business in Colombia. 

According to Hemp Industry Daily, Thomas is "currently partner and owner of Vesl Oils, which operates in Colorado and Oklahoma. In Colorado, the company focuses on CBD products; in Oklahoma, it focuses on medical marijuana and THC byproducts."

Roger Stone

The Republican dirty trickster tried to get the industry's attention, starting the US Cannabis Coalition and getting booked to speak at events like the Cannabis World Expo. But after his first CWC gig in New York in 2017, activists began to howl and forced the CWC to cancel his speaking engagements at its Los Angeles and Boston events. Stone has since been tried, convicted and pardoned by Trump for witness tampering and lying to Robert Mueller's team during the probe into Russia's efforts to influence the 2016 election.

John Boehner

In 2018, the former Republican Speaker of the House joined the board of Acreage Holdings, a New York-based company with dispensaries and investments in a number of legal cannabis states. During his time in the House (1991-2005), Boehner never lifted a finger to support any efforts to reform marijuana laws and end federal prohibtion. "My thinking on cannabis has evolved," he explained.

Mike Tyson

The former heavyweight champion now has a line of cannabis products. In 2018, Tyson announced that he and his partners (Robert Hickman and James Stromman) were converting a 40-acre ranch in Califiornia City, 110 miles north of Los Angeles, into a pot farm. Tyson has a long rap sheet. He was convicted of rape in Indiana in 1992 and served three years in jail and another 60 days for violating his parole. From 1987-2007, Tyson had repeated incidents and was charged with numerous assaults, including by his wives. In 1997, during a championship bout with Evander Holyfield, he bit off a piece of his opponent's ear.

Charlie Sheen

The controversial TV and movie star announced on Apr. 20, 2018 that his new line of vape pens, Sheenius, would be available in the near future. He appeared on the cover of October 2018 issue of High Times. Sheen has a well documented history of cocaine, prostitutes and generally treating women badly. In 2009, he was charged with second-degree felony assault after threatening to kill, attempting to strangle and holding a knife to throat of his ex-wife Brooke Mueller. In 2009, Sheen pleaded guilty to third-degree domestic violence. His vape line ha yet to be released.

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Steve Bloom

Publisher of CelebStoner.com, former editor of High Times and Freedom Leaf and co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness.