Wiz's Weed Empire

Liz Filmer
08 Sep 2022

Today is cannabis icon Wiz Khalifa's birthday. The young hip-hop mogul is following in the footsteps of the godfathers of weed culture like Snoop and Cypress Hill with his expanding pot empire.

The Grammy and Golden Globe-nominated artist has been advocating for weed as long as he has been making music. His weed brand Khalifa Kush launched in California this year to adoring fans. 

His "Khalifa Kush" (KK) strain was developed for Wiz in the early 10's, tailored specifically for his tastes and held closely within his private stashes in Los Angeles, California.

After years of keeping it as his strain, he chose to share KK with the world in 2014. A two-year development path ended with the first Khalifa Kush flower sales in 2016 in the Southwestern US. Nw it is 6 years and a full line of products later. Even as the industry evolves, Wiz remains consistent in his drive to create a world where everyone can smoke like him.

The KK team between Pittsburgh and Los Angeles works daily to bring KK products to market across the US and worldwide. Everything they do is rooted in authenticity, consistency, and quality first, no sacrifices approach. Whether you're looking to roll something up, grab a pre-roll on the go, enjoy an edible to unwind, or are ready to get the weekend started with your choice of concentrates.

Available products include flower, pre-rolls, vapes, edibles, and concentrates and are now available in California, Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, and Utah. Khalifa Kush will be expanding to Florida and additional markets throughout 2022.

Khalifa Kush is on shelves in California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah. The brand is in an exclusive partnership with weed super brand  Cookies. Khalifa and Cookies' founder Berner have been working together since 2010. 

The brand is now evolving into a lifestyle endeavour with plenty of hoodies and a hype-worthy clothing line with Stoney, psychedelic sentiments like "Stay Positive and Stoned," and "Smoke Better Weed."

However, Khalifa Kush plans to branch out further, and consumers can expect Khalifa Kush on shelves at Trulieve medical dispensaries across Florida this summer. Khalifa says the brand will expand across the country in 2022, with plans to expand into Pennsylvania and Michigan later this year. 

The rapper's entertainment label Taylor Gang—boasting up and coming talent like Ty Dolla $ign, Juicy J, Project Pat, and Chevy Woods— also recently announced a partnership with Stündenglass. 

You have probably seen these in online videos, which look pretty cool. They are re-imagining the gravity bong rec christened as a"gravity infuser. However, they don't come cheap, with Khalifas' limited-edition Taylor Gang x Stündenglass coming in at an RRP of $599.95. 

Whatever Wiz is doing its clear that he is going to be an important cultural figure within the international cannabis industry for some years to come.

Liz Filmer