Celebrity Endorsement

Jay-Z Gets Into the Pot Game

The legendary rapper/entrepreneur got 99 problems but a bud ain't one.
Jay-Z Gets Into the Pot Game
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This story originally appeared on Benzinga

Shawn Carter, better known as the rapper Jay-Z, will be “chief brand strategist” for California cannabis company Caliva, working to boost the benefits of the legalization of cannabis in communities that were hit hardest by the War on Drugs.

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High Times first reported Tuesday that Jay-Z has agreed to a multi-year partnership with the company and will focus on increasing opportunities resulting from legalization for “citizens returning from incarceration.” The rapper released a 2016 film that called the War on Drugs an “epic fail.”

“With all the potential in the cannabis industry, Caliva’s expertise and ethos make them the best partners for this endeavor,” Jay-Z told High Times. “We want to create something amazing, have fun in the process, do good and bring people along the way.”

Caliva and Jay-Z will work on issues surrounding job training and workforce development in communities heavily hit by drug incarcerations.

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