Jimmy Buffett plans to release his own ‘Coral Reefer’ brand of marijuana

https://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2018/09/11/jimmy-buffett-plans-to-release-his-own-coral-reefer-brand-of-marijuana/


Jimmy Buffett will be the latest celebrity to enter the legal cannabis business.

The popular songwriter and Florida resident has partnered with Surterra — known as one of the state’s largest medical marijuana businesses — to sell cannabis products named after his Coral Reefer Band, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Buffett’s Coral Reefer products will include vape pens, gel caps, edibles, and lotions. According to Surterra, the products will be aimed towards improving appetite and mood, relieving pain, and alleviating symptoms from chemotherapy.

“Cannabis is good medicine, and should be made available to all who need it,” Buffett said in a statement. “I feel that joining with Surterra, in the medical cannabis world, is the right place for Coral Reefer products to be.”

Buffett is no stranger to licensing his brand, as dozens of businesses such as hotels, casinos and restaurants have profited from Buffett and his hit songs such as “Margaritaville.” Although Buffett will not have a stake in Coral Reefer, his band will receive royalties from use of the name.

Buffett has supported cannabis legalization efforts in Florida since posting a video in 2016 urging fans from his state to support the Amendment 2 initiative that was eventually approved.

“All it took was for me to fall off the stage in Australia and have to get serious medical attention afterwards, and I can tell you from firsthand experience that medical marijuana is a great cure,” Buffett said.

Buffett joins a growing list of celebrities who now sell their own brand of pot products, including Willie Nelson, Melissa Etheridge, and Whoopi Goldberg.

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