Rapper Lil Wayne is joining the ranks of Drake and Snoop Dogg by entering the marijuana business with his newest venture.
The cannabis enthusiast launched his own line of marijuana products named GKUA Ultra Premium “designed to provide consumers with the best high of their lives.”
According to a press release, the line of products will include strains with some of the highest levels of THC naturally available, as well as other exclusive and hard-to-find flowers.
“I used to just want to get high, now I smoke to get inspired. With GKUA, I’m sharing a feeling that I love,” Lil Wayne said, who suffers from epilepsy and has been victim of intense seizures.
The company is set to host an exclusive launch party in 2020 for their customers, where Lil Wayne and “friends” will perform, while the products will be made available in select Los Angeles dispensaries first with the idea to expand across the state later next year.
“The combination of our incredible products, market knowledge and commitment to quality, paired with the unmatched fanbase of Lil Wayne, the ultimate cannabis connoisseur, creates an unprecedented opportunity to create a cannabis brand that values creativity and the artistic pursuit,” president and co-founder GKUA Inc. Beau Golob said.
Along with flowers, GKUA will offer vaporizers, vapes and potent concentrates that the company says will have “off-the-chart THC levels.”
Celebrities that love their weed
Lil Wayne reportedly had a brush with the authorities in Saudi Arabia recently, where he performed at the Diriyah Music Festival. In a since-deleted tweet, the rapper said he is “never going to Riyadh again.”
HotNewHipHop reported Saudi officials tweeted back at Lil Wayne, telling the rapper that “drugs are not allowed in Saudia Arabia and I am sure that our guys informed you before.”
Drug laws in the Gulf kingdom are notoriously severe, with sentences that can include up to 6 months in prison for possession and even whippings.
Meanwhile, other celebrities dipping their toes in the marijuana business include fellow rap star Drake. Drake, whose real name is Aubrey Graham, has recently teamed up with Canopy Growth on a marijuana wellness project.
Snoop Dogg also has a line of pot products backed by the Canadian cannabis giant.
Other celebrities in the weed industry include Jay Z, Wiz Khalifa, Willie Nelson, Jim Belushi and, perhaps most surprisingly, actress Whoopi Goldberg, who owns a line of medical cannabis products designed to help women with menstrual pain.