4

Reader: Lil Wayne Is a Little Late to the Legal Cannabis Party

Lil Wayne entertaining the Colorado crowd on 4/20.
Lil Wayne entertaining the Colorado crowd on 4/20.
Miles Chrisinger
^
Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

Another musician just joined Colorado's marijuana industry: GKUA Ultra, a marijuana flower and vaping oil products brand co-founded by Lil Wayne, has launched in the country's oldest recreational pot market, with Weezy-approved weed now available in dispensaries across the state.

As is common among celebrity weed brands — Nathaniel Rateliff, Snoop Dogg, N.O.R.E., Rebelution and Wiz Khalifa have all joined in similar endeavors — GKUA has partnered with a local cultivator and extraction company for its Colorado efforts. Harmony Extracts, a well-known retail marijuana name in its own right, is producing GKUA-branded flower and vaping products.

But will that be enough for Lil Wayne's line? Not according to some consumers commenting on the Westword Facebook post reporting the launch. Says El Tim:

 He's a little late. The whole weed culture thing is an already overly saturated market.

Adds Nathan:

Nobody cares. Support your local homegrower.

Notes Yannek:

Growing your own > any celebrity-endorsed stuff

Comments Krissy:

I’d rather not get my weed from some irrelevant narc Trumper boy.

Responds Carol:

Maybe he can get Trump to smoke and chill the fuck out! But I won't touch it.

Counters Stony:

All right, for shitz and giggles I will try it. I tried to Doobie Brothers. Willie Nelson's brand, Cheech's brand. So why not

Concludes Eva:

Since he’s newly pardoned, rather coming here to Colorado to promote his weed brand, he should be going back to his home state of Louisiana and work on changing legislation around MJ laws, and help overturn unjust jail time for minor marijuana offenses. He could make a difference, but instead he wants to sell out.

What do you think of Lil Wayne's line? Other cannabis companies launched by musicians? Post a comment or share your thoughts at marijuana@westword.com.

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.