The very successful rap artist Drake starts a cannabis company with pot-producing powerhouse Canopy Growth, which already has similar companies with celebrities Martha Stewart, Snoop Dogg and Seth Rogan.
Canopy, & # 39; the world's largest cannabis producer by market value, announced on Thursday that it is partnering with Drake, a 33-year-old Canadian citizen with the real name Aubrey Drake Graham, to launch More Life Growth.
The company, formerly a Canopy subsidiary, will become a & # 39; fully licensed cannabis producer & # 39; in Drake & # 39; s hometown Toronto, Canopy said in a statement released.
The rap artist Drake (photo) is the newest celebrity who enters the burgeoning marijuana industry, along with the pot-producing powerhouse Canopy Growth
Canopy Growth, & # 39; the world's largest cannabis producer by market value, also has partnerships with rap artist Snoop Dogg (left) and lifestyle guru Martha Stewart
Comedian Seth Rogan in the photo is one of the celebrities who have partnered with Canopy Growth
More life Growth will be focused on well-being, discovery and overall personal growth with the hope of enabling connections and shared experiences around the world & # 39 ;, says Canopy in a released statement.
Drake will hold a 60% interest in the company, the rest will go to Canopy.
Canopy has joined celebrities to stand out in the thriving cannabis industry, and has already formed partnerships with lifestyle guru Stewart, Snoop Dogg, a rap artist, host of a game show and trend-setter who has smoked weed outside the White House and funny man Rogan .
The connection with celebrities comes in thirty-three states and the District of Columbia has somehow legalized marijuana, whether for medical or recreational purposes.
As measures continue to expand legalization, the industry is working on momentum with sales of $ 52 billion and a 76 percent increase in cannabis-related jobs. Markets Insider.
The Marijuana Business Factbook estimates that the economic impact of the legal cannabis industry on the US in 2017 was between $ 20 billion and $ 23 billion, and predicts it will rise to $ 77 billion in 2022, Markets Insider reports.
The map shown indicates the thirty-three states, along with the District of Columbia, which have legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use
As measures continue to expand the legalization of marijuana, the industry is working on sustaining sales with sales of $ 52 billion.
Celebrities work with pot producers and other cannabis companies to cash in the pot crop, or set off on their own.
Singer Miley Cyrus, who is openly an avid marijuana smoker, along with DJ Mark Ronson and comedian Chris Rock, are among famous investors in Lopwell Farms, the first cannabis cafe in America that opened in West Hollywood, California last month.
Singer Miley Cyrus (photo), who is openly an avid marijuana smoker, along with DJ Mark Ronson and comedian Chris Rock are among famous investors in Lopwell Farms, the first cannabis cafe in America that opened in West Hollywood, California last month
Bad boy actor Charlie Sheen (photo) came into his own line of cannabis fumes after he fell ill from boat rangers who named quirky marijuana species after him.
Billionaire rapper Shawn & # 39; Jay-Z & # 39; Carter (photo) entered the fast-growing legal cannabis industry and played a role at the Caliva California company as a strategist
Bad boy actor Charlie Sheen got into his own line of cannabis fumes after he got sick from boat rangers who named quirky marijuana species after him.
Billionaire rapper Shawn & # 39; Jay-Z & # 39; Carter joined the fast-growing legal cannabis industry and played a role with the California company Caliva as a strategist.
The rapper, who acts as the & # 39; brand strategist & # 39; of the company, also promotes its social justice efforts by improving job training for former prisoners and promoting quality and fairness in the development of the legal marijuana industry, the company said in a statement.
& # 39; We want to create something great, have fun in the process, do well and bring people along & # 39 ;, the rapper said in the statement.
Among the other well-known names with connections to the pot industry are retired NFL legend Joe Montana, comedian Cheech Marin (better known as half of the stoned comic duo Cheech and Chong), The View & Whoopi Goldberg, Star Trek & # 39 Patrick Stewart, & Margaritaville & # 39; singer Jimmy Buffett, country music legend and non-apologetic cannabis smoker Willie Nelson, retired boxer Mike Tyson and Kiss co-lead singer and co-founder, Gene Simmons.
Cheech Marin (right) and Tommy Chong together were the stoned comic duo Cheech and Chong. Marin is now included in the list of celebrities associated with the pot industry
Kiss co-lead singer and co-founder Gene Simmons is one of the celebrities with connections to the pot industry. Simmons has the title of & # 39; chief evangelist officer & # 39; at Invictus, a medical marijuana company based in Canada
Count Willie Nelson, the non-apologetic pot-smoking country music legend, among celebrities associated with the cannabis industry
Drake, one of & # 39; the world's best-selling music artists with 170 million records sold, has two hits in the top 10 of the most streamed songs on Spotify: & # 39; One Dance & # 39 ;, with Wizkid and Kyla, who is at No. 2; and & # 39; God & # 39; s Plan & # 39; of his album & # 39; Scorpion & # 39 ;, which is released at 6 am.
Reportedly from Kylie Jenner, Drake is known for intertwining the background stories of his personal relationships with women in his music. He is often identified by his slogan & # 39; YOLO & # 39; and mentions Kanye West, Jay Z and Lil Wayne as rap influences, as well as Aaliyah and other R&B artists.
He is also the founder of the OVO Sound record label with 40-year-old employee, helped Virginia launch Black Bourbon, served on the management committee for the NBA franchise Tornoto Raptors and has an exclusive deal with Apple, reportedly worth $ 19 million, which the the tech streaming service of tech giant first runs on the new releases of the rap artist.
Mark Zekulin, CEO of Canopy, says Drake's next step is to bring the best cannabis products in the world & # 39;
& # 39; Drake & # 39; s perspective as a culture leader and entrepreneur combined with Canopy Growth's broad cannabis knowledge will enable our new company to bring an unparalleled cannabis experience to the global market & # 39 ;, said Zekulin.
Mark Zekulin, CEO of Canopy Growth, says Drake's next step is to bring the best cannabis products in the world & # 39 ;. The rap artist is shown during the British premiere of Top Boy at Hackney Picturehouse in London in September
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