Lamar Odom’s new lease on life since coming out of a coma has made him want to improve other people’s lives too … enter his cannabis company. We got the former NBA Champion at Five Star Juice in Torrance, CA Friday and talked to him about the release of his brand of marijuana products, called Rich Soil, which he believes can help people with their ailments … like it’s helped him. Odom says his goal to get people “healthy high,” saying … “I want to get people better, bro. If I can get ’em high, I can get ’em better.”
“All of my best games, I was medicated,” says Matt Barnes, who won the NBA championship with the Golden State Warriors last year and spent 14 seasons in the NBA. “It wasn’t every single game but, in 15 years, it was a lot.”
Kenyon Martin, who played 15 seasons in the NBA, estimates 85 percent of the league smoked during his career. “It was a lot. It was people who you wouldn’t think,” he told B/R at a roundtable discussion in February:
In an interview with TheBlast.com, Odom said he is going to invest in the marijuana business. He plans to launch his new line, Rich Soil Organics, in California later this year. According to the interview, Odom said his gravitation toward marijuana arose when he was recovering from substance abuse issues. They reached a peak in 2015 when he fell into a coma after a drug overdose.
“While going through rehab, I discovered certain strains that support wellness,” Odom said according to the interview. “… It’s a perfect time to offer these Cannabis solutions to the public who may be going through similar body issues as I am.”
Your winter meeting is Friday. Can you share what is on the agenda? Michele Roberts: “Not much. It will be a discussion of some of the issues that have been in the news. There has been a lot of buzz from the start of the year about medical marijuana. A lot of players are interested in knowing what that is all about, so we will have some conversations about that. [NBA commissioner] Adam [Silver] has revisited the issue on one-and-done, but there are some conversations we will have with the league about that. I wanted to get some input from players about that.