Retired NBA Player Lamar Odom Used Cannabis To Kick Addiction

Lamar Odom, who used to play for the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat says cannabis helped him recover from substance abuse issues.

"While going through rehab, I discovered certain strains that support wellness." Odom fell into a coma after a drug overdose in 2015 and says that marijuana has aided in his recovery.

Now Odom is getting into the pot business himself, according to a report from the Miami Herald. Odom says he plans on launching a product line called Rich Soil Organics later this year in California.

Odom says his initial interest in the cannabis industry stemmed from his own experiences with addiction, and hopes his line will help others.

"It’s a perfect time to offer these cannabis solutions to the public who may be going through similar body issues as I am."

Odom joins a growing roster of celebrity athletes and entertainers who are getting in to the marijuana business.

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Lawmakers in Quebec failed to pass a bill that would have increased the minimum age for purchasing and consuming cannabis from 18 to 21 before the end of the legislative session. When the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) was elected to power in Quebec last year, they brought with them a promise to raise the legal age for buying and consuming recreational cannabis. Right now, anyone 18 or older can legally purchase cannabis in Quebec, which is tied with Alberta for having the lowest legal age for recreational cannabis.

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