This Weed in Sports: Odom Will be Keeping up With Canna-Business

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Odom played for 14 years in the NBA, for the Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks. Two-time NBA champion Lamar Odom is the latest in long list of former professional athletes trying their hand at the cannabis industry after retirement. In 2015, Odom was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel and had to be placed on life support. I lost four game checks. … Long story short: The drug program [is]miserable. Their wedding was featured on “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” and they starred in a spinoff reality series.

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Two-time NBA champion Lamar Odom is the latest in long list of former professional athletes trying their hand at the cannabis industry after retirement.

The 14-season NBA veteran and former Parade high school player of the year went through a rough number of years, which he attributes to a crack cocaine addiction. Throughout his treatment and recovery, the therapeutic value of marijuana became apparent to Odom, he said.

He told celebrity news website The Blast, “While going through rehab, I discovered certain strains that support wellness.”

This discovery planted seeds that eventually grew into the business plan for his own cannabis company, Rich Soil Organics.

“It’s a perfect time to offer these cannabis solutions to the public who may be going through similar body issues as I am,” Odom said. “Friends, associates, and ex-teammates asked me what solutions I was using on my road back to recovery, and that’s when Rich Soil Organics...

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