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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