Cannabis Lifestyle

Celebrities With Cannabis Brands in Canada

June 30, 2022

As the cannabis industry grows and expands, more and more celebrities are jumping on board. Some are just here to promote the idea of a safe and legal industry, while others are working their way into the industry themselves. Many actors and artists have become affiliates for brands while some have started brands of their own. 

Happy Dayz will be speaking about different celebrities’ ventures. And what do all of these celebrities have in common, you might ask? They all love cannabis. 

It shouldn’t come to much surprise that the first country to take the leap of federal legalisation would also be full of supportive minds and creative entrepreneurs using their celebrity status to boost their brand or advocate for further cannabis legalisation and normalcy around the world. 

Drake

This Canadian rapper boasts in his music that “back home” smoking is legal – showing pride for his country that has taken the leap to legalisation when most of the world remains hesitant. The musician and actor says that he doesn’t smoke or drink recklessly, although he admitted on Jimmy Fallen’s show that he took a bong hit before his audition for the Canadian sitcom, Degrassi.

Drake is remixing hip hop and cannabis at the Bullrider dispensaries. Photo credit: Bullrider

Previously, Drake worked with Canopy Growth Corporation and has recently joined a newer brand called Bullrider. The mission behind Bullrider is to converge street art, hip-hop and premium cannabis. Their flagship dispensary is based in Ontario and Alberta. They are known for their Wedding Cake Gio vape cartridge which features a wickless cartridge and their strains: Afghani Bullrider, Peach Crescendo, and the highly acclaimed Wedding Cake.

Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg is partnered up with Tweed. Photo credit: Creative Commons

Snoop Dogg is one of the largest celebrity cannabis owners in the world, stretching from the United States into Canada’s market with his brand Leafs by Snoop, in 2016. The Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team battled for the name and trademark logo of Leafs to be changed due to the similarities in trademark. Snoop Dogg rebranded with Tweed, no longer under the branding Leafs by Snoop, which has a large selection of cannabis products including flower, edibles, beverages, vape cartridges, and more.

Jim Belushi and Dan Aykroyd

Forever one of our favourite Ghostbusters, Dan Aykroyd has been a supporter of cannabis for a long time. In fact, he believes that his late friend and partner in action John Belushi might still be alive if he had smoked (though, this is something even medical science can’t prove). 

John Belushi’s younger brother partners up with Dan Aykroyd to launch Blue Brother’s pre-rolls and Good Ugly Weed for the Canadian market. Photo credit: Belushi’s Farm

These days he is working with Belushi’s younger brother, Jim, an emerging cannabis industry entrepreneur, to launch their brand, Belushi’s Farm. People are raving over The Blues Brothers’ Working Man’s Brand pre-rolls and their Good Ugly Weed. 

Trailer Park Boys

The Trailer Park Boys are best known for their TV show, but they’ve had a bit of a controversy with the Canadian government over their cannabis brand, Trailer Park Buds. As it turns out, they have to re-brand entirely because of how restrictive Canadian laws surrounding advertising are. One of the classic schemes the Trailer Park Boys characters were known for was growing the best weed in Canada or “Way better than any governor-mints weed”. 

Grab a Big Bag O’ Buds and durn down like The Trailer Park boys. Photo credit: Creative Commons

They are now rebranded and can be found in Canadian dispensaries under the name, Big Bag O’ Buds

Wrap Up

It will be exciting to see what celebrities jump into the cannabis industry next. You can count on Happy Dayz to keep you updated with any new launches ahead!