Child Star Susan Olsen Is A Former Marijuana Farmer

It's so common nowadays to hear about former child stars getting into legal trouble that it's more surprising when they grow up to be functional adults. But few went off the rails with the same entrepreneurial spirit of Susan Olsen (a.k.a. Cindy Brady) who moonlighted as an illegal marijuana grower after The Brady Bunch wrapped.

Olsen - who turns 55 today - opened up about growing pot during a 2015 with Australia's "It was my husband's idea," she said, "my husband at the time and I grew it hydroponically. It was really fascinating and I’ve always been into ‘gardening’ and it’s such a complicated, wonderfully fascinating plant."

However, she didn't enjoy partaking in the fruits of her labor. “I have never really enjoyed smoking it, it makes me paranoid,” she said. 

And she soon broke up with her husband because she felt uncomfortable about breaking the law. "[T]hat was one of the reasons why I did leave my husband, because it just bothered me too much that we were doing something so illegal."

Unfortunately, she didn't dish on what they named their strains. What would you call them - Brady Buds? Cindy OG? Or maybe The Sativa Platters after the name of the pop group that the kids formed on 'The Brady Bunch.' (Good luck getting this song out of your head if you watch the video.)

Banner Image: The Brady Bunch TV Show Promotional Image. (Wikimedia)


After a battery of tests and misdiagnoses, I was finally diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease twelve years ago, and thus began a long battle with trial-and-error medical treatments. I changed my diet several times, even though my doctors didn’t seem confident it would change much (it didn’t), went to physical therapy for pain-related issues, and took so many different pharmaceuticals I can’t even begin to recall each and every one. My days were foggy due to side effects from pharmaceuticals, such as steroids, that made me feel worse than I did before I even took them.

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