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10 Celebs Who Share Their Names with Cannabis Strains

Published on February 23, 2016 · Last updated July 28, 2020

The nominations are in, the red carpet gowns are (presumably) purchased, and Oscar week is upon us! In celebration of all the celebs who’ll be gracing the awards ceremony with their presence on Sunday, we compiled our own A-list – of celebrities with cannabis strains named after them.

Numerous luminaries, both living and dead, lend their names to strains. Among them are rappers, singers, actors, comedians, athletes, a president – even celebrity youngsters. The following are just 10 of the stars immortalized by strains. And the awards go to…

Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg holding microphone and rapping at concert

Leafly "Snoop's Dream" hybrid cannabis strain tile
Leafly "Snoop Dogg OG" indica cannabis strain tile

The inimitable rapper and cannabis evangelist has been singing about smoking weed every day since the 90s, and even has his own cannabis brand, so it’s no surprise that he lends his name to both Snoop’s Dream and Snoop Dogg OG.

Marshawn Lynch

Marshawn Lynch drinking from cup at press conference

Leafly "Beastmode OG" hybrid cannabis strain tile
Leafly "Beastmode 2.0" indica cannabis strain tile

The legendary Seattle running back, who hung up his cleats for good on Superb Owl Sunday, inspired two strains with his nickname – Beastmode OG, and Beastmode 2.0.

Blue Ivy Carter

Beyonce and Jay-Z in crowd wearing winter coats

Leafly "Blue Ivy" hybrid cannabis strain tile

Though it’ll be years before she’s old enough to consume cannabis herself, the four-year-old daughter of Beyoncé and Jay-Z inspired the eponymous Blue Ivy hybrid.

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Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps smiling at press conference

Leafly "Michael Phelps OG" hybrid cannabis strain tile

The 18-time Olympic gold medal swimmer and most decorated athlete in Olympic history made waves in 2009 when a photo surfaced of him smoking out of a bong. Michael Phelps OG is named in his honor.

Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen with microphone at press conference

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The TV and movie star, who was once the highest-paid actor on television, lends his name to the hybrid strain Charlie Sheen, whose effects are in fact relaxed and mellow.

Margaret Cho

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Leafly "Margaret Cho-G" hybrid cannabis strain tile

Edgy, outspoken and hilarious, actress and comedian Margaret Cho is also a cannabis entrepreneur and activist, meriting a strain called Margaret Cho-G.

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods smiling at press conference

Leafly "Tiger Woods" hybrid cannabis strain tile

The lionized golfer, considered by many to be the best of all time, is just one of many superstar athletes thought to consume cannabis – hence the Tiger Woods strain named after him.

Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder singing at concert

Leafly "Stevie Wonder" hybrid cannabis strain tile

The prodigious singer-songwriter’s relaxed, uplifting music matches the relaxed, uplifting effects of the Stevie Wonder hybrid.

Barack Obama

Barack Obama speaking at even with American flag in background

Leafly "Obama Kush" indica cannabis strain tile

Though we wish he’d take more of a stand on cannabis reform before leaving office, it’s no secret that Barack Obama has both enjoyed cannabis himself and allowed states to legalize free of federal opposition. Obama Kush shares his name.

Tommy Chong

Tommy Chong smiling at event

Leafly "Chong Star" hybrid cannabis strain tile

Tommy Chong’s acting and comedy careers alike have been interwoven with cannabis culture for decades, so it’s no surprise that the cannabis personality and activist is the namesake of the Chong Star strain.

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Image Sources: WEBN-TV via Flickr Creative Commons, Angela George and Tim Hipps via Wikimedia Commons

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Brett Konen
Brett Konen
Brett is a former editor at Leafly who loves travel, craft cocktails, and shining a spotlight on unique lifestyle trends.
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