Here's our guide to the top celebrity canna-brands...
Celebrity: Snoop Dogg
Brand: Leafs By Snoop
On the heels of legalization in Colorado and Washington, Snoop Dogg was one of the first to jump in the new cannabis business. The L.A. rapper got his start in Colorado partnering with LivWell in 2015. The next year the company expanded to Canada where its products are grown and distributed by Tweed, which is owned by Canopy Growth.
Celebrity: Willie Nelson
Brand: Willie's Reserve
Also announced in 2015, Nelson's products arrived in stores in Colorado and Washington in 2016. A line of infused chocolates created by his wife Annie was added in 2017 and Willie's Remedy hemp coffee in 2018.
Celebrity: Bob Marley
Brand: Marley Natural
Celebrity: Tommy Chong
Brand: Tommy Chong's
The stoner comic and actor was also among the first celebs to launch his own cannabis brand, starting in one shop in Colorado in 2015 and then branching out to Washington in 2016. Its product line is now available in Arizona, California, Illinois, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.
Brand: Dr. Greenthumb's
The Cypress Hill frontman won a dispensary license in California in 2015 and opened three years later in Sylmer. He has since opened five more Dr. Greenthumb's stores in the state. He also has a partnership with SweetWater Brewing Company, who's manufacturing his Insane OG Mexican-Style Lager.
Celebrity: Wiz Khalifa
Brand: Khalifa Kush Enterprises Oil
The rapper has had his own Khalifa Kush strain available in RiverRock stores in Colorado since 2016, but on June 25, 2019 he made a bigger deal with Supreme Cannabis to provide his KKE Oil to Canadian consumers.
Celebrity: Method Man
Brand: Tical Official
The much-awaited brand from Wu Tang Clan's Method Man launched on June 12, 2020 as people protested across the nation calling for an end to racism and police brutality. His products will only be sold in "black owned and socially conscious dispensaries." Four strains - Cake, Gelato, OG and Punch - are currently available in four California shops (Berner's in the Haight, Blunts+Moore, Empire and Litco).
Celebrity: Seth Rogen
Rogen, who made his name acting in popular stoner comedies like Pineapple Express and Neighbors, along with his writing and producing partner Evan Goldberg, launched this product line in Canada in 2019 with Canopy Growth. It includes flower, pre-rolls, softgels and one beverage, a grapefruit drink. They're available in most of the Canadian provinces.
Celebrity: Martha Stewart
Brand: Martha Stewart CBD
Like Snoop Dogg and Seth Rogen, Stewart has partnered with Canada's Canopy Growth to launch her own CBD line that includes drops, softgels and gummies in citrus and berry flavors.
Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z has teamed up with Caliva and Left Coast Ventures to form the high-end California cannabis brand, Monogram. The company is currently offering four numbered strains as flower and prerolls. Check out our taste test here.
Celebrity: Lil Wayne
Brand: GKUA Premium Ultra
The rapper known as Weezy has his own brand. The product line includes flower (GKUA VIP, Hollygrove, Julius Caeser, Mendo Crumble, Mimosa, Uproar), concentrates (Perfecta, Boom Box, 3 Hour Tour), vapes and prerolls. They're available in numerous California dispensaries.
Celebrity: Montel Williams
Brand: Montel Hemp Extract Capsules
In 2016, the former TV talk-show host announced he'd started his own cannabis company, LenitivLabs. His 50 mg. hemp extract capsules are availble online.
Brand: Grassroots Uplifter
Following the release of its Grassroots Uplifter Cart in 2016, the SoCal brand now offers the v2 successor to the original. It's available at stores in Los Angeles and Nevada.
Celebrity: Jim Belushi
Brands: Belushi's Farm, Blues Brothers
After Oregon legalized marijuana in 2014, the actor and former Saturday Night Live cast member purchased 83 acres in Eagle Point and began growing strains under the Belushi's Private Vault name. Six strains are currently available at 14 Oregon shops.
In September 2020, Belushi and Dan Aykroyd launched the Blues Brothers brand. The first strains are available at Grassroots Cannabis in Skokie, Illinois.
Celebrity: Cheech Marin
Brand: Cheech's Private Stash
Like his comedy partner Tommy Chong, Marin's now in the cannabiz, selling four custom strains in three states: California, Colorado and Nevada. He launched in Nevada in 2018 after partnering with Redwood Cultivation.
Celebrity: Mickey Hart
Brand: Mind Your Head
The Grateful Dead and Dead & Company drummer and Left Coast Ventures offer one-third gram "magic mini" pre-rolls of the legendary Chemdog strain. Announced in May 2019, they're available at numerous NorCal shops.
Celebrity: Carlos Santana
Brand: Mirayo by Santana
Partnering with Left Coast Ventures (like Mickey Hart's Mind Your Head and Marley Natural), the Mirayo by Santana strain names are predictably cosmic: Radiance (sativa), Centered (indica), Symmetry (hybrid) and Essence (CBD). They're currently available as loose flower and prerolls at California pot shops. Four of the stores, including Dr. Greenthumb's in Sacramento, are Latinx-owned businesses.
Celebrity: Dennis Hopper
The maverick actor and director was a long-time cannabis user before his death in 2010. Hopper's daughter Marin is keeping that flame alive with a brand dedicated to her father. So far they have the following flower categories and strains available as pre-rolls at several Los Angeles-area dispensaries: The Strong-Willed Rebel (Pink Lemonade sativa), The Mystic of the Desert (Gas OG indica) and The Artist of the Mind (Sugar Shack hybrid).
Celebrity: Ricky Williams
Brand: RW/Real Wellness
The original NFL player to advocate for marijuana now has his own line of CBD products: a maintenance and repair salve and an optimum tonic (tincture). Williams was suspended several times for failing drug tests and took a hiatus in the middle of his playing career. "It doesn't cut your awareness off from your body the way most pain medications do," he says about cannabis. "It actually increases awareness of your body." RW products are avaiable online.
Celebrities: Rachael and Megan Rapinoe
The soccer sisters have created a CBD line with athletes in mind. Rachael runs the company and Megan, whose U.S. Women's Soccer team won the 2019 World Cup, is brand ambassador. Mendi offers no-THC and full-spectrum products including gummies, creams, tinctures, gel caps and sticks online.
Celebrity: Shavo Odadjian
System of a Down's bassist founded this Los Angeles-based cannabis line that features four flower strains (including 22 OG) and pre-rolls as well as THC and hemp oil vape cartridges. The products are available in numerous shops around L.A. and San Diego.
Celebrity: Brendan Hill
Brand: Paper & Leaf
Blues Traveler's drummer has owned and operated this pot shop located on Washington State's Bainbridge Island since 2017.
The SoCal reggae band teamed up with FlavaRx in 2017 to produce all-natural cannabis oil cartridges. They're currently available in California, Colorado and Washington.
Celebrity: Julian Marley
Brand: Juju Royal Ultra Premium
Celebrity: Al Harrington
Brand: Viola Extracts
The former NBA player founded the concentrates company in Colorado and has since expanded to California, Michigan and Oregon. He played for the Denver Nuggets from 2010-2012. On December 28, 2020, Rapper T.I. was named the company's Social Justice and Reform Ambassador.
Celebrity: Kristen Bell
Brand: Happy Dance
Actress Kristen Bell's Happy Dance line of CBD topical products has been released in association with Cronos, the Ontario-based cannabis company. The first three products are body butter ($30), coconut melt ($25) and bath bomb ($15). They all contain full-spectrum hemp extract and either Shea or cocoa butter.
“I discovered CBD in 2017 and was blown away by its quality, integrity and consistency," Bell explains.
Celebrity: Umphrey's McGee
Brands: Day Nurse and Night Nurse
The popular jamband teamed with Batch Signature Extracts this year to create two disposable vape pens, a sativa (Day Nurse) and an indica (Night Nurse). They're available at numerous Lightshade retail outlets in and around Denver.
Celebrity: Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
Brand: Nightstache Collection
Nathaniel Rateliff's pop band caught the eye of Willie Nelson and began touring with him. During many hangouts on Nelson's bus, it became clear that the two artists had a lot in common. This has resulted in the first custom cannabis product from Rateliff on Willie's Reserve, Nelson's popular line of cannabis products: Cherry AK Distillate cartridges, made by AJ's Craft Cannabis in Boone, Colorado. They're available at Livwell shops in Colorado.
Celebrity: Jason Gann
Brand: Wilfred Cannabis Pre-Rolls
The creator and star of the hit TV series Wilfred has his own line of pre-rolls featuring Wilfred on the packaging. For five seasons on FX, the Australian-born Gann portrayed the pot-smoking, talking dog. Now his brand is avaialble in indica, sativa, hydrid and hemp varieties in joint boxes (seven .5 gram pre-rolls per box) at six California retail outlets. Woof!
The San Francisco rapper and protege of B-Real owns Cookies dispensaries in Los Angeles and Maywood (near Los Angeles) and a clothing shop in San Francisco. According to Wikipedia, Berner is "associated with the 'Cookie Family' of marijuana geneticists, who produce strains common in California, such as 'Girl Scout Cookies' and 'Sunset Sherbet.'" In July, Berner and Killer Mike announced they were collaborating on a strain called Ooh La La.
Celebrity: Terrell Davis
The former NFL running back and Hall of Famer and his Defy team created this "performance drink" that includes 20 mg of hemp extract for athletes that are looking to perform, rest, recover and maintain after a tough workout. It's available in three flavors and is sold online. Davis played for the Denver Broncos from 1995-2001.
Celebrity: Paul Pierce
The Top 50 all-time NBA player is co-founder and CEO of this portable vaporizer company. The Vesper One comes in three colors, but doesn't include a "pod" or 510 cartridge. They're sold online.
Celebrity: Sigur Rós
Brand: Sigurberry CBD Gumdrops
The Icelandic rock band and Lord Jones have "come together to bring you CBD gumdrops inspired by the flavors of foraged Icelandic berries: wild blackberries, strawberries and blueberries," according to the company's website. Each gumdrop contains 20 mg of the "finest broad spectrum CBD extract." Boxes of nine of these delectable sweets are sold online.
Celebrity: CJ Wallace
Brand: Think BIG
The actor and son of rap legend Notorious B.I.G. has linked up with California cultivator Lowell Smokes on the Frank White Creative Blend, an eighth-ounce pack that contains seven pre-rolls and wooden matches. They're available in shops in California.
Celebrity: Gary Payton
The former NBA point guard and Hall of Famer created a unique line of vape batteries that look like his various jerseys with the No. 20 on them. They're available online. The company also has six different oil cartridges with fun strain names like Courtside Colada, Alley Scoop Vanilla and Sonic Skittlez.
Celebrity: Bella Thorne
Brand: Forbidden Flowers
The former Disney star has teamed up with Glass House Farms to create a flower line that includes Midnight Thornberry (indica), Cosmic Wolf (sativa) and Rosé Lemonade (hybrid). They're currently available at 17 California pot shops.
Celebrity: Vinnie Fiorello
Brand: Sailor Diggen's Finest
Less Than Jake's drummer Vinnie Fiorello has teamed up with Portland, Oregon-based cultivator Mongo Ranch on a line of CBD products that includes a 16% CBD Bubba Kush preroll and a Rogue Valley CBD-infused coffee blend. Fiorello has found that CBD works to offset the aches and pains that come with drumming. "I'm a full believer in CBD," he tells CelebStoner. "It was a natural progression from being a believer to wanting to spread the word on what products I thought were the most effective." The products are currently available online.
Celebrity: Ivan Moody
Brand: Moody's Medicinals
Five Finger Death Punch frontman Ivan Moody is also a fan of CBD. The heavy-metal singer's Las Vegas-based company offers a line of vape pens, throat sprays, CBD shots (flavored with fruit) and water. "I use Moody's Medicinals, because it tames my anxiety before, during and after performances," he explains. "On the road, I'm often not able to eat on a normal schedule and Moody's Medicinals has managed my appetite when I need it and helped me stay focused and healthy." The products are available online.
Celebrities: Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes
Brand: Famous Brandz
The stars of numerous Smith movies, including last year's Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, have a line of accessories that includes bongs, pipes, rolling trays, grinders and stash jars, all with their goofy mugs on it. Snoochie boochie!
Celebrity: Darren McCarty
Brand: Pucker Up
The first professional hockey player to enter the cannabiz, former Detroit Red Wing Darren McCarty, is offering pre-rolls at several Michigan pot shops. He's partnered with Pincanna.
Note: Mike Tyson and his brand have been removed from this article at the request of several readers due to Tyson's rape conviction in 1992.
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Celebrity: Whoopi Goldberg
Brand: Whoopi & Maya
The brand was founded in 2016 by Goldberg, infusion specialist Maya Elisabeth, former High Times publisher Rick Cusick and NORML board member Evan Nison and lauched with a line of non-smoking products aimed at women in 2017. However, due to a dispute between Goldberg and Elisabeth, the company closed its doors on February 3, 2020.
This article was posted on July 12, 2019. It's been updated numerous times.