Having a strain of weed named after you is supposed to be a high compliment. (Wink!)
According to Popcrunch, Toronto drug dealers are hawking a strand of weed called JB Kush, after music, hair, and perfume icon, Justin Bieber.
While it would be a sweet compliment to some, NME reports that when Bieber heard about the bud he was angry and “asked his team to consider legal action for ‘unlawful use of his name.’”
If it’s true that Bieber is “fuming,” I would first ask “Why”? Legend Willie Nelson famously inspired the strain dubbed “Willy Weed,” and Rock and Roll’s grandfather Elvis Presley has “Elvis Pressedme.” Also, friend of mine once bought medical marijuana in California called “Ganjalina Jolie.” That’s pretty good company, even for Bieber.
Maybe he fears that drug dealers are using his name to purposefully market marijuana to emotionally unstable young girls age 3-13.
If so, and if that’s why Bieber is miffed, a new question comes up: does he have a leg to stand on? His new perfume ad which hit the internet yesterday had a seemingly pro-drug agenda. As Matt Kiebus put it: “The pop sensation’s bizarre perfume commercial suggests wearing his new scent will result in a Bieber-infused acid trip.”
What’s even weirder is that apparently the bud is being distributed with the message: “To help you get through those tough times with your loved one, and make you closer.” What stoner came up with that confusing tagline? Is Bieber the loved one? Or is weed the loved one and Bieber the “tough times”?