The marijuana community of Canada has one more thing to be thankful for this year as a legal Trailer Park Boys brand of weed is coming soon.
Per Vulture, the Trailer Park Boys are getting ready to go into the legal weed business – and, no, this isn’t just the plot of a new series or movie the Canadian trio is working on. The Trailer Park Boys‘ Mike Smith, John Paul Tremblay, and Robb Wells (who play Bubbles, Julian, and Ricky, respectively) have hatched a partnership with a medical marijuana business in Canada.
Many believe Canada is on the brink of countrywide weed legalization since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau – who is known for being pro-marijuana – was elected last year. Since his election, the weed industry has been booming across Canada. In fact, the Trudeau government claims spring of 2017 is the target date for the legalization of recreational marijuana across Canada.
Anyone who has seen the Netflix Original Trailer Park Boys knows Bubbles, Julian, and Ricky never get too far without someone talking about or smoking marijuana. For years, the Trailer Park Boys‘ Ricky, Julian, and Bubbles have been the Canadian icon for the lost and stoned community. Since the year 1999, this Canadian trio has been giving the weed community several “Rickyisms” and valuable marijuana lessons.
Mike Smith, John Paul Tremblay, and Robb Wells have put themselves in a unique position when it comes to their ability to sell themselves as well as their show after the trio bought the rights to the Trailer Park Boys universe from Mike Clattenburg – the original creator of the series – a few years ago.
OrganiGram is the name of the medical marijuana company the Canadian trio has partnered with. They are currently working with the company on branding, promotion, and the development of the marijuana that will wear the Trailer Park Boys brand.
The Trailer Park Boys are joining several other celebrities who have also aspired to dive into the weed industry including Snoop Dog, Willie Nelson, and Melissa Etheridge.
Per CBC News, Ray Gracewood, the chief commercial officer at OrganiGram, first announced the partnership on Wednesday this week. Gracewood believes the Trailer Park Boys weed is the first step towards preparing the company for legal recreational use in Canada.
“Plants take a long time to grow, so we need to make sure that we — pardon the pun — but we have to plant the seeds now to sort of prepare ourselves for the future.”
To prepare for the growing business, the company purchased an adjacent building over the summer to make sure they would have enough room. The company hopes to grow as much as 16,000 kilograms by next year. Currently, OrganiGram is the only producer of medical marijuana in New Brunswick licensed by Health Canada.
Gracewood believes the Trailer Park Boys are the perfect partner for OrganiGram to gear up for the legalization of recreational marijuana as this is a trio a large portion of the marijuana community adores. She believes the Trailer Park Boys is just what the company needs to keep the weed industry fun as people adjust to the idea of marijuana being legal.
“We remain firmly committed to producing and supplying world-class cannabis for our increasing patient base; and we plan on maintaining that commitment in the future at OrganiGram. But we also need to be strategic about the opportunities that will be afforded to us with the advent of recreational use in Canada.”
Per Huffington Post, the financial details surrounding the five-year contract the Trailer Park Boys signed with the company has not been made public.
If you haven’t seen Trailer Park Boys before, you can watch a trailer of the series below. The series is available to Netflix subscribers. Warning: the series is NSFW.
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