20 musician-owned cannabis brands that hit a high note
The music world has long welcomed cannabis, at least in most spaces. From 1960s rockers like The Grateful Dead inspiring generations of spinning hippies to Cypress Hill encouraging “Hits From the Bong,” musicians have shown love for the plant for generations.
As cannabis legalization takes hold of the nation, more celebrities are starting their own brands. These musician-owned cannabis brands run the gamut from hip-hop to country.
Cannabis icon and folk singer Willie Nelson has long been a known connoisseur. Fans have always flocked to concerts with weed offerings in their pockets, and Willie’s Reserve is how the singer is returning the favor. The cannabis brand has pre-rolls, cured flower, and cartridges available in California, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.
The Marley Family
The family of Reggae legend Bob Marley is behind the Marley Naturals brand. Marley Naturals began as a cannabis brand California cannabis brand in 2016. Over the years, the mission has evolved. Now the website features cannabis accessory offerings.
As for the cannabis arm of the brand, it has moved to the birth country of Bob Marley. Those in Kingston, Jamaica can stop in the Marley Natural Dispensary. The dispensary has bud and is home to the Bob Marley Museum and One Love Cafe.
Love Yer Brain
Lead vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist, bassist, and theremin player for the Flaming Lips, Wayne Coyne, has his own cannabis offering. Love Yer Brain Gummies are a line of live resin, strain-specific gummies available in Oklahoma.
The brand added hemp-derived morsels that include functional mushrooms a few years later. These products are available nationwide. The brand aims to connect people with their creative selves, which is something Coyne appreciates about the plant.
What started as a goated indica strain developed into a brand line with loveable stoned rapper Wiz Khalifa at the helm. Khalifa Kush now offers flower, pre-rolls, edibles, and concentrates in Arizona, California, Florida, Oregon, Michigan, Nevada, and Utah. Though partnerships with corporate cannabis have garnered negative press for the brand, Wiz continues to be a beloved face on the scene.
Lifestyle brand 22Red was founded by Shavo Odadjian, bassist of System of a Down. The boutique cannabis brand also sells apparel and hemp-derived cannabis products, all of which honor creativity. 22Red has flower, pre-rolls, and live resin available in Arizona and California markets.
Rapper Lil Wayne smokes and approves every Gkua premium cannabis strain before it hits the market. Fans of Wayne can find Weezy weed in California, Colorado, Oklahoma, Michigan, and Nevada.
Stoopid Organics and Stoopid Strains
Southern California beach rock band Slightly Stoopid has two cannabis ventures. Stoopid Organics is a combined cannabis, wellness, and spirits brand that offers Stoopid Fruits and Collie Man Kush seeds and full-spectrum hemp oil. Stoopid Strains has cannabis products like infused pre-rolls and cured flower in the California and Washington markets.
Triple-threat musician, actor, and record producer Method Man added cannabis entrepreneur to the list in 2020 with Tical. The brand name is a term Method Man coined for cannabis, and now it serves as a purveyor of fine cannabis strains in eight U.S. markets. Each state has a unique list of Tical strains, like Glueball in Arkansas and Glitter Bomb in Oregon.
Xzibit named his cannabis brand after his seventh studio album, Napalm. The brand is known for thematic, novel packaging, including weed in a jar shaped like an atom bomb. Napalm sells an 8-gram pre-roll infused with live resin aptly named The Grenade alongside Rockets, a.k.a. pre-rolls. These products and vape carts are available in Illinois and California.
The brilliant guitar player Carlos Santana has a cannabis brand named Mirayo that takes a more ethereal approach to product marketing. Mirayo by Santana crafts gummies, flower, and pre-rolls are available in California in strains like Blueberry Muffin, Apple Fritter, and Blue Dream.
The rapper and mogul has never shied away from being honest about his past as a drug dealer, which makes his entry into the cannabis space extra iconic. Luxury branding adorns jars of Monogram flower, pre-rolls, and hand-rolled joints in the California market.
Barker Wellness (CBD)
Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker hopped on the CBD train in February 2021 with the launch of Barker Wellness. The CBD brand carries a line of skin care, muscle therapy topicals, gummies, and collaborations with his famous wife, Kourtney Kardashian. Major and minor cannabinoids like CBG, CBN, CBD, and more grace the formulations of these apothecary-style hemp products.
“Smoke Two Joints” appeared on the self-titled 1996 album from Sublime, solidifying the California rockers on stoner playlists everywhere. Now, Sublime has its own cannabis to supply its fans. Reefers pre-rolls are available in Smoke Two Joints in the Morning (sativa), Smoke Two Joints At Night (indica), and Smoke Two Joints In The Afternoon (hybrid). There are multiple strains of each one available at select California dispensaries.
Mind Your Head
Mickey Hart, former drummer for The Grateful Dead, partnered with Left Coast Ventures to bring Mind Your Head cannabis brand to the California market. Mind Your Head hopes to carry the torch of creative community lit by the Grateful Dead. Mind Your Head crafts Magic Minis, small joints packed in a limited edition art tin.
Country singer-songwriter Margo Price collaborated with Dad Grass on a special edition pack of Mom Grass hemp-derived CBG pre-rolls. The packaging is designed to complement Price’s 2023 album Strays. The Margot Grass takes on the Mom moniker because of the nickname of CBG: mother of all cannabinoids.
This is one of the most well-known musician-owned cannabis brands in the industry, and it was all started by rapper Berner and cannabis cultivator Jai. Jai is the original mind behind Girl Scout Cookies, the sweet, earthy strain that started it all. Over 10 years later, the brand sells regulated cannabis products at Cookies dispensaries in California, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Washington. Cookies sell THCA flower nationwide.
Kurupt & Dr. Zodiak
The Real Kurupt’s Moon Rocks
Though moon rocks weed has become something made by brands across all states, it was all started by rappers Kurupt and Dr. Zodiak. The Real Kurupt’s Moon Rocks can be found in some California dispensaries. There are also trademarked products branded as Dr. Zodiak Moon Rocks. No matter which out-of-this-world option ends up in the bowl, the same rule to not overdo it stands. This is one potent way to consume cannabis.
Apple Trees and That Badu
Musical artist Erykah Badu established Apple Trees, a cannabis brand that released a strain named That Badu in partnership with Cookies. Badu describes the effect of the Limoncello cross like that of a ballad. That Badu strain and product line (including gummies) is available at select Cookies dispensaries.
Fans were elated when Lil’ Kim announced her new line of cannabis: Afrodisiak. The premium flower and pre-rolls are crafted through a partnership with “Hollyweedqueen” Priscilla Vilchis. After a soft launch, the brand is available in Las Vegas, Nevada dispensaries.
Dispensaries around California don the name Dr. Greenthumb’s, named after the song from hip hop group Cypress Hill. The dispensary chain was founded by rapper B-Real, an original group member. Last year, B-Real entered the product side of things, releasing Dr. Greenthumb’s flower. The main goal? To “amplify the culture.”
As the cannabis industry proliferates, product sectors are diversifying. Nowadays, there’s something for everyone. Dispensary shelves will have sun-grown craft cannabis flower, indoor hydroponically grown exotic weed, and topicals designed for pain. Just like in other American markets, celebrity endorsements and brands have made their way into the space.
Though a musician or celebrity name can influence consumers, cannabis brands are held to a high standard by connoisseurs. These musician-owned cannabis brands aren’t just big name on a label, there’s fire to back them up.