Marijuana Industry Rides High Thanks to Celebrity Investors

Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg’s involvement in the burgeoning marijuana business may not come as a shock, but professional athletes and a former boyband member are also getting in on a potentially lucrative endeavor

Lured by rapid growth prospects for a lifestyle product long beloved by many celebrities, many are starting to pour their money into one of the newest US industries: marijuana.

The list of celebrities who are financially (and publicly) backing pot-related businesses includes a number of individuals whose support will likely surprise no one, including rapper Snoop Dogg, country music star Willie Nelson, actor Seth Rogen, and members of the late Bob Marley’s family.

But there’s also a growing list of celebrities not commonly associated with marijuana. Former boyband star (and ex-husband of Jessica Simpson) Nick Lachey, former NBA great Oscar Robertson, former talk show host Montel Williams, singer Melissa Etheridge, and current NFL defensive tackle Frostee Rucker are all investing money in pot.

– Read the entire article at The Guardian.