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Carmelo Anthony Launches A Cannabis Brand That Will Donate A Portion Of Proceeds To A Nonprofit Fighting The War On Drugs

Carmelo Anthony has launched a cannabis brand that will allocate a portion of its profits towards a good cause. Forbes reports the 10-time NBA All-Star player is launching StayMe7o Cannabis under Grand National, a cannabis-focused agency created in partnership with Lowd Cannabis’ CEO and Founder Jesce Horton and Chief Creative Director Brandon Drew Jordan Pierce. Anthony had connected with Horton when he first moved to Portland, OR, through a mutual friend. “We understand what the value proposition is,” Anthony told Forbes . “I grew up on the Grand National car, we just wanted to tap into something that was very timeless, combining the businesses of all three of us and what we bring to the table.” As for his motivation to enter into the cannabis sector, it was a culmination of remaining a student within the industry over several years and firsthand experience for sports recovery purposes. Among his chosen products were tinctures, CBD formulations, and topicals — all tailored to...

Samantha Dorisca

Apr 23, 2024

Rapper Xzibit Opens A Marijuana Dispensary After Creating A Podcast To Remove The Stigma In The Cannabis Industry

He made his mark in rap, now Xzibit is looking to do the same in a new industry. The “Get Your Walk On” artist, born Alvin Nathaniel Joiner, will be scaling his interest in the cannabis industry. In 2023, he launched the “Lasagna Ganja” podcast in collaboration with co-host Tammy “The Cannabis Cutie” Pettigrew, CNN reports. The purpose of the podcast was to remove the stigma associated with cannabis use and to educate listeners. When speaking on the overarching goal of stewarding these conversations, he said in an interview on “Beyond the Red Carpet with Ny MaGee,” “I’ve seen the music industry go from millions to a billion-dollar industry. And I’ve also seen cannabis, you know, take on the same journey that maybe alcohol did after prohibition. And the misinformation that can lead us to continue to be left out of things is something that I want to combat. So when I say us, I mean people of color, people who have been incarcerated for cannabis, and now as it turns into this...

Samantha Dorisca

Apr 16, 2024

OURS, A Black Women-Led Cannabis Company, Launched An Infused Chocolate Bar With Profits Benefitting Black And Brown Farmers

If you want to go fast, go alone, but if you want to go far, go together. That was the case for these Black women, who teamed up with friends to launch a cannabis company. Chicago Reader reports Grow Greater Englewood Executive Director Anton Seals Jr. was joined by Harvard Law School grad and entrepreneur J.T. Stinnette, the group’s wellness officer Jamaal Kendrick, restaurant owner Chris “Dough” Fryison, and additional silent partners to launch Organic Urban Revitalization Solutions (OURS) in 2019. Their collective aim is to introduce a “culture-driven urban brand” in Illinois, with the overarching goal of enhancing Black and brown communities by setting a higher standard for equity within the cannabis sector, their company website mentions.

Samantha Dorisca

Jan 11, 2024

Allen Iverson Brings His 'Iverson '01' Cannabis Strain To Pennsylvania In Partnership With Black-Owned Viola Brands

Former NBA player Allen Iverson plans to disrupt the cannabis industry in Pennsylvania.

Samantha Dorisca

Aug 28, 2023

Snoop Dogg Grants Rights To Atlas Global To Use His Name, Likeness To Sell Cannabis Products Internationally

Snoop Dogg has sealed an international exclusive licensing deal for branded cannabis products.

Samantha Dorisca

Mar 3, 2023

Al Harrington's Viola Now Offers Edibles, And His Grandma Is The Reason Behind It

The emergence of the holiday season usually means an array of parties, an abundance of shopping, and a lot of seasonal foods and drinks. And when it comes to food, some venture out and try new recipes. However, many people stick to their parents’ and grandparents’ tried-and-true culinary dishes. While the consistency of grandma’s sweet potato pie and deeply brewed sweet tea never misses, former NBA star Al Harrington is putting quite the unique spin on some of his favorites from his grandma that he believes will not disappoint. Harrington enjoyed a long and successful career in the NBA, spending 18 seasons with seven teams. During his time, he averaged 13.5 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. As he approached the final years of his basketball career, Harrington entered an industry many may not have thought of for him. However, inspiration from a loved one sparked his entrepreneurial pursuits. Harrington had a close relationship with his grandmother Viola. She had long suffered from...

Josh Rodgers

Dec 8, 2022

Diddy Enters $185M Deal That's Set To Create The Nation's Largest Black-Owned Cannabis Company

Sean “Diddy” Combs plans to break down barriers as he makes his debut into the cannabis space.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by LOVE (@diddy)

Samantha Dorisca

Nov 4, 2022

Star Buds Becomes First Predominantly Black-Owned Licensed Cannabis Company To Open Shop In Illinois

Illinois has welcomed its first licensed predominantly Black-owned cannabis business thanks to the helping hand of a disrupter in the space. Star Buds, a weed company based in Colorado, partnered with SB IL Grow LLC to help them get their feet wet in Illinois.

Samantha Dorisca

Oct 6, 2022

How Using Cannabis To Fill The Shoes Of His 'P. Valley' Character Led J. Alphonse Nicholson To Take On The Industry With Ball Family Farms

J. Alphonse Nicholson is gaining momentum in the limelight thanks to his breakout role as “Lil Murda” on Starz hit series “P-Valley.” Now, he is taking advantage of his growing popularity by shining a light on the growing sector of cannabis through the launch of his own cannabis strain in partnership with Black-owned Ball Family Farms.

Samantha Dorisca

Sep 13, 2022

Mike Tyson's Tyson 2.0 Cannabis Company Announces The Launch Of The Ric Flair Drip Cannabis Line

In more cannabis news, Mike Tyson will be dropping a new line in partnership with Verano Holdings Corp. The multi-state cannabis company joins Tyson 2.0 to launch the cannabis offering Ric Flair Drip. “WOOOOO! I’m so thrilled to bring Ric Flair Drip Cannabis products to TYSON 2.0 fans. Now, more people can get into the Ric Flair state of mind– limousine riding, jet-flying, good vibes only,” said Flair, according to a press release. “I discovered the benefits of cannabis later in life and was overwhelmed by how much it has helped elevate the mind and heal the body. Alongside TYSON 2.0, I am committed to sharing these amazing benefits with as many consumers as possible.”

Samantha Dorisca

Aug 22, 2022

Green Thumb Industries Welcomes Nonprofit Organizations That Are Fighting The War On Drugs To Apply For The Good Green Grant

The Good Green Grant Program plans to provide financial relief for organizations making progress against the War on Drugs. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Good Green (@begoodgreen)

Samantha Dorisca

Aug 16, 2022

Players Only: Chris Webber Announces The Launch Of His Cannabis Brand With Strains Coming From Quavo, Raekwon, And More

Chris Webber is accelerating his efforts in the cannabis industry. View this post on Instagram A post shared by PLAYERS ONLY (@playersonlylifestyle)

Samantha Dorisca

Aug 12, 2022