Yes, Method Man can do anything. The rapper-actor-producer is now adding a few more words to his multi-hyphenate job title: cannabis entrepreneur and political advocate.
Clifford Smith Jr. aka Method Man has launched his own cannabis brand with the hopes that it will fight racial injustice in the legal system.
The brand is called TICAL, an acronym for “Taking Into Consideration All Lives,” which is taken from his 1994 solo album of the same name.
TICAL bud launched on June 12 in four California dispensaries, all of which are operated by black owners. The brand currently consists of three strains, “Cake,” “Crusher,” and “Gelato,” which are produced in partnership with California cultivator Clone Guy Industries.
The Wu-Tang Clan member says he hopes to use the brand to promote social causes including cannabis legalization and fighting racism in law enforcement.
“Personally, it is essential that we use our brand to help bring awareness to the social, systemic and economic injustice in communities that have struggled with oppressive mass incarceration and racially-biased policing procedures,” Method Man said in a statement, as reported by New York Post.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, TICAl also says it will be committed to meeting high health standards.
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