System of a Down's Shavo Odadjian Opens Up About Weed

The legendary bassist has a popular cannabis brand 22Red that's no sold in California, Nevada, and Arizona.



Shavo Odadjian is the bassist for the legendary metal band System of a Down. He is also a cannabis advocate and founder of the cannabis lifestyle brand 22Red, which focuses on cannabis, fashion, music, and wellness. The company started in California, but 22Red is now sold in Nevada and Arizona as well. On the Green Entrepreneur Podcast, Shavo talks about the first time he smoked cannabis as a teenager at a Metalica concert, the significance of the number 22 in his life, why the band decided to record their first song in 15 years, and the origin of his trademark beard.


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Jonathan Small is editor-in-chief of Green Entrepreneur, a website and magazine focused on the cannabis industry. He is also an award-winning journalist, producer, and podcast host of the Green Entrepreneur and Write About Now podcasts and the founder of Strike Fire Productions, a premium podcast production company with clients such as SAG-AFTRA and Purely Elizabeth. He had held editing positions at Glamour, Stuff, Fitness, and Twist Magazines. His stories have appeared in The New York Times, TV Guide, Cosmo, Details, and Good Housekeeping. Previously, Jonathan served as VP of Content for the GSN (the Game Show Network), where he produced original digital video series.