Rapper Cameron Thomaz, known by his pseudonym Wiz Khalifa, began producing medical cannabis in partnership with the American hemp company Trulieve. The artist-branded products with cannabinoids are currently only sold in the United States.
On December 12, Wiz Khalifa arrived at Squirrel Hill, a medical cannabis store in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to present Khalifa Kush medical marijuana. According to Cameron, he spent several years breeding this strain, which has healing properties.
Khalifa Kush is a hybrid cannabis strain that contains 21% THC. It smells like lemon and is famous for its ability to boost creativity. According to reviews posted on Leafly, this cannabis strain is an excellent stress reliever as well as helping with depression and pain.
Trulieve director Kim Rivers commented on the news of his collaboration with Tomaz: "We are delighted to have been able to form an exclusive partnership with Wiz Khalifa. We will promote and oversee the marketing of his unique products in Maryland. As an artist, he clearly understands how to express his thought and emotion. Together we have created a line of the highest quality products that combine the passion and creativity of a rapper."
The rapper came to Pennsylvania to promote medical cannabis for a reason. This state allowed cannabis treatment in 2016, and within six years, cannabinoid preparations have become very popular. As of May 2022, 712,421 residents of the region (about 5% of Pennsylvania's population) were enrolled in the Medicinal Cannabis Access Program. In addition, the volume of trade in medical cannabis in 2021 increased by a third and reached $1.5 billion.
Experts predict that the demand for the drug in Pennsylvania will continue to grow, so in 2022, patients will spend $ 2 billion on drugs with cannabinoids. Legal cannabis is popular despite its high cost. The retail price of one gram of mj averages $15, which is quite expensive by American standards. However, this year, the wholesale price of marijuana has fallen by a quarter to $6,600 per kilogram, and the retail price should fall as well.