Professional wrestling legend Jim Ross is planning to launch a cannabis farm in his home state of Oklahoma, according to a SEScoops report. Ross has served as a commentator for professional wrestling promotions since 1974 and is currently in that role for All Elite Wrestling (AEW).
On the October 29 episode of his “Grilling JR” podcast, Ross said he was working on the project – tentatively called Black Hat Farms – with his youngest daughter, son-in-law, and an unnamed attorney.
“I bought some land in Oklahoma recently for the grow houses and all the things. That’s gonna be their life, that’s a big deal.” – Ross via SEScoops
Ross added that the project was an effort to leave something to his children while he is alive rather than have them “sort through all the heartbreak, and the minutiae, and the legal stuff, [and] the probate courts” after his death.
Earlier this year, Ross discussed World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) changing its cannabis policy in 2008 and while he declined to advocate for or against the policy changes, he noted he was “420-friendly” in his personal life.
“I think marijuana should be legal and it should be taxed and it should create new money,” he said on the February 11 episode of his podcast.
The 2008 changes in WWE removed cannabis from the organization’s list of substances that would cause a wellness violation and dropped testing for cannabis to just once a year. The changes also reduced fines for positive cannabis tests to $1,000.
Ross, who also served as head of talent relations for WWE, noted that he would “rather have a talent go to his room or her room and smoke a joint, get some room service, [and] watch a movie, as opposed to be out gallivanting around.”
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