Joining the slew of other celebrities making the most of states legalizing recreational marijuana, Lil Wayne has announced his own weed brand. Clearly a huge fan of the plant, Wayne will be entering the same marketplace as Snoop Dogg, Whoop Goldberg, Willie Nelson, and Wiz Khalifa.
"I used to just want to get high, now I smoke to get inspired," said Lil Wayne of the launch of the brand. "With GKUA, I'm sharing a feeling that I love."
GKUA boasts products with some of the "highest natural levels of THC available," which they added is sourced from growers specializing in limited and potent strains.
"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," said GKUA co-founder and president Beau Golob. "It's an honor to lead this company along with Lil Wayne, curating a premium line of products that inspired people and feeds their creativity."
To coincide with the launch of the brand, GKUA will offer customers the chance to win tickets to the GKUA VIP Party, featuring a performance from Tunechi himself. The brand's products will be available at select Los Angeles dispensaries starting in 2020, with more locations expected to follow. At launch GKUA will offer THC vape carts, concentrates, and more.
The news of the brand arrives shortly after Wayne found himself in trouble in Ad Diriyah, Saudia Arabia for Diriyah Music Festival. In a since-deleted tweet, Wayne said, "Never going to Riyadh again." As HotNewHipHop pointed out, one of the officials of Saudi Arabia tweeted at him directly telling him how illegal drugs are in the country. "Drugs are not allowed in Saudia Arabia and I am sure that our guys informed you before," he tweeted. "So shut up and go back to your home."
It seems like he had a close call.