Rapper The Game has become the first celebrity to own share in a dispensary in Santa Ana, California. Besides a popular west coast rapper, The Game is also an actor and has a mobile app developed based off his ideas. This step into the marijuana dispensary business is the first celebrity to publicly announce his ownership in a dispensary named The Reserve OC in Orange County. Here is their grand opening coverage by GfarmaTV:
SANTA ANA – The Game is best known as a hip-hop artist, handpicked by Dr. Dre to join the rap group G-Unit. He’s also taken on the title of actor, with roles in several films and his own reality TV show. Now he has a new role: “potrepreneur.”
The Los Angeles rapper, whose real name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor, has become part owner of The Reserve, one of 10 licensed medical marijuana dispensaries in Santa Ana.
He’s also developing branded strains of marijuana flowers and concentrates that will be available first at his Tech Center Drive shop, then at other licensed dispensaries by the end of the year.
“Our mission as a community is simple: safe and legal access to a plant that saves lives and changes futures,” The Game said in a statement.
The Compton native said he considers medical marijuana access a human rights issue. And he sees it as being in line with his efforts in July, when he and fellow rapper Snoop Dogg led a march to a Los Angeles Police Department graduation ceremony to promote ending violence between cops and men of color.
The Game says, “It’s a little different that any other dispensaries. It’s 100% legal. We’ve got the best medicated marijuana probably in the world.” The Game, whose real name is Jayceon Taylor, bought stake in The Reserve, one of ten licensed medical marijuana dispensaries in Santa Ana. He’s also developing branded strains or marijuana buds and concentrates that will be sold in his shop. He joins other marijuana-friendly celebrities that have marketed pot products, including Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson, and Whoopi Goldberg. In November, Californians will vote on whether to legalize marijuana.
It’s no secret that cannabis plays an important role in any creative process. So, it should be no surprise that rap artist, The Game, has decided to take his role in the cannabis community to the next level. After enjoying the herb all these years, he’s finally decided to become financially invested in the market he’s grown to understand and appreciate.
The Game isn’t just excited about being a partner in a legal medical cannabis dispensary, he’s proud of how far the industry has come in his time, and he wants to be there to see what comes next. From his days of smoking brown, brick cannabis, to his introduction to chronic, The Game understands the impact cannabis has had on him and his crew.
After reaching his celebrity status, The Game began creating his own line of cannabis with help from partners at G Farma Brand.