Jimmy Buffett Is (Finally) Getting Involved in the Cannabis Business

When you think of celebrities who should be involved in the cannabis industry, certainly people like Snoop Dogg or Willie Nelson come to mind. But now another appropriate celebrity has joined the marijuana world.

Musician Jimmy Buffett announced that he is licensing his "Coral Reefer" brand to Surterra, a cannabis company based out of Atlanta, Georgia. The Coral Reefer Band is the name of the musicians who travel with Buffett when he goes on tour. Buffett will earn royalties for all products sold with the Coral Reefer branding, although he will not have a stake in the company.

Considering the name of his band, you'd think Buffett would've gotten involved in the cannabis industry sooner. And supposedly the musician had been approached by several companies in the past, but he chose to go with Surterra because the company is focused on medical marijuana, not recreational.

Buffett is the second noteworthy individual to join Surterra recently. William Wrigley, Jr., the former CEO of the Wrigley candy company, also recently invested in the company

Perhaps the only question now is how long will it take before Margaritaville, Buffett's chain restaurant, becomes some sort of cannabis business as well.

(h/t Fortune)


Former Donald Trump supporter and country singer Kraig Moss once counted himself among the president’s biggest supporters - until he felt "betrayed" by Trump's stance on drug policy. Throughout the 2016 election campaign, Moss could often be seen singing candidate Trump’s praises – literally. He would host impromptu concerts on the streets of Owego, New York, and produced a number of independently released CDs of songs supporting the future president.

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