As cannabis breeders continue to make what seems like countless strains of marijuana, some of them draw inspiration from their living heroes: singers, actors, and other celebrities. Here we present ten famous people who either helped cultivate a namesake cannabis strain or has a variety of marijuana named after them with hopes of immortalizing some of their more tangible characteristics.
1. Snoop Dogg
He's built an empire celebrating cannabis culture, and among the many strains of high-quality marijuana, he's helped cultivate two are named in his honor: Snoop Dogg OG, a potent indica, and Snoop's Dream, a hybrid of Blue Dream and Master Kush.
The red-headed stranger's namesake strain of cannabis is a stress-relieving sativa cross between Nepalese and South Asian Sativa that has several nicknames, including Willie's Wonder and Grandpa Willie.
3. Bob Marley
A visit from his widow inspired Sensi Seeds in Los Angeles to create Marley's Collie, a sweet tasting and relaxing indica-dominant hybrid bred from Maple Leaf Indica and Jamaican (sativa).
4. Tommy Chong
A rare strain called Chong Star is made by Marisol Therapeutics is named after the cannabis culture icon. The parentage of this hybrid strain is a closely guarded secret, but Chong Star has a reputation for leaving consumers feeling euphoric.
5. Margaret Cho
The comedian and cannabis activist has put out her own hybrid strain called Margaret Cho-G, which draws many of its attributes from OG Kush and is described as having sweet and sour flavors of citrus, diesel, pine, and honey.
6. Stevie Wonder
The iconic singer-songwriter’s eponymous cannabis strain is a sativa-dominant hybrid bred from Bubba Kush, Blueberry, Sensi Star, and Trainwreck said to offer a powerful mix of relaxing and uplifting effects.
7. Charlie Sheen
An indica-dominant hybrid named after Charlie Sheen was bred from Blue Dream, OG Kush, and Green Crack. The lemon-scented flowers are said to offer both euphoric, energetic highs as well as calming effects that are good for insomnia and pain management.
8. Wiz Khalifa
Bred at the request of the Pittsburgh rapper, Khalifa Kush (aka Wiz Khalifa OG) is a hybrid strain that smells of sour lemon and pine and offers a relaxing, cerebral high.
9. Jerry Garcia
Jerry Garcia OG Kush is a potent indica that has a fruity, floral aroma and is said to be good for anxiety.
10. Barack Obama
A cross between a sativa-dominant OG Kush and a unique Afghani indica, Obama Kush is known for its powerful physical and cerebral effects that are stimulating, uplifting, and euphoric.