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Wu-Tang Clan Members Cement Cannabis Industry Dealings

Members of the Wu-Tang Clan are getting in on the legal cannabis market, partnering with Dr. Zodiak for their products and hiring former marijuana smuggler Brian O’Dea to expand the business, Ghostface Killah said in an interview with Vice.

O’Dea, who was active throughout the 1970s and 1980s, was tabbed because “he understands the market,” Ghostface said. O’Dea specializes in ensuring his clients’ products meet state compliance standards.

“My history actually works to my benefit,” O’Dea said in the report. “It’s one of those few instances in your life when your criminal past is actually a qualifier for your legitimate presence.”

Ghostface and Wu-Tang partner Killah Priest released Wu Goo, a 70 percent THC oil, earlier this year. The product is designed to be smoked out of their Dynamite Stix vaporizer.

Ghostface said he never thought a legal cannabis industry would exist, let alone he would be a part of it. He argues that the only reason the market does exist is because the government realized its money making potential, alleging that if people weren’t dying from crack and heroin, the government would “do [those], too.”

“At the end of the day, it’s all about money. The government says you were a criminal if you were getting money off of this weed. Then they saw the demand,” he said. “They saw it was a growing business. Now they wanna take it and put a dollar on it, so they can get a dollar. They do this with whatever is blowing up.”

Wu Goo is currently available in Oregon, Washington and Colorado, but O’Dea is working to bring the products to his home country of Canada. They are also planning on ensuring their products are ready to be sold in California, confident voters will legalize recreational cannabis in November.

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