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7 Weed Strains Named After Celebrities and Why

June 15, 2021 3 min read

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From Puss Kush and Scooby Snacks to Grim Reefer, there are some hilarious and crazy weed strain names out there. You may not realize it, but there is a long list of weed strains named after celebrities. These are just a few of our favorites and the stories behind them.

Blue Ivy

Los Angelenos love their celebrities and pop culture, so it was no surprise that just after Beyonce and Jay Z released the name of their first child, a mysterious Blue Ivy strain started making appearances in LA dispensaries. Believed to be a cross between Blue Dream and OG Kush, the Blue Ivy strain is a potent and energizing strain that tastes like blueberries and is sometimes also referred to as Blue Ivy Carter, Blue Ivy OG, or Blue Ivy Kush.

Michael Phelps OG

If you’re an Olympic gold medalist as famous as Michael Phelps and have the courage to publicly state that you smoke bud, you’re bound to have a strain named after you. While smoking some Michael Phelps OG will not turn you into a world-class athlete, it will provide stress relief, pain relief, and a feeling of calm. No one knows the true ancestry of this strain aside from OG Kush.

Obama Kush and Obama Runtz

While Obama Kush has been around for some time, the latest Obama strain is even more popular than its predecessor. Obama Runtz started trending online in 2020, though its impossible to find out who created it or what its ancestry is though it’s not related to the Runtz strain or Obama Kush. The new hybrid cannabis strain even made its way into a few rap songs from that year, solidifying it in pop culture history, though some may say it was one big joke. WheresWeed.com describes the Obama Runtz strain as "...a unique indica-dominant strain [that] appropriately channels the President's famous message of 'Change' as it invigorates and inspires."

Air Jordan OG

Known as one of the greatest athletes of all time, this 100% indica strain has few resemblances to the basketball star. Created by California cultivators Good as Gold, Air Jordan OG is a rare medical marijuana strain used for pain relief, muscle relaxation, and insomnia. Expect to slowly melt into the couch with every exhale and be sure to only smoke this strain at night when you have no responsibilities.

Beast Mode OG

In 2014, Nate “Diggity” Johnson, a Seattle Seahawks fan from the Green Umbrella cannabis delivery company decided to name a strain in honor of his team’s appearance in the Super Bowl. Beast Mode OG, now sometimes referred to as Beast Mode 1.0 is named after the nickname of Seahawks running back, Marshawn Lynch. After heading to the Super Bowl the following year, an even better strain was bred and sold as Beast Mode 2.0 or Beast Mode Blue Fire. The creator described the new and improved strain as being potent and powerful, “There’s no way that you’re getting by smoking this without feeling it, kind of like how Marshawn literally pushes the defense down instead of them pushing him down. It’s going to push you. You’re going to feel it right away.” 

Markle Sparkle and Royal Wedding

Created in Oregon by the Duchess of Sussex’s nephew, this sativa-dominant hybrid strain was named after his royal aunt’s catchy nickname. When Meghan Markle first began dating the British royal, the media would often say she had the “Markle Sparkle” effect. Let’s not forget about the Royal Wedding strain, honoring the most talked about wedding in history. This hybrid strain is a hilarious mix between the 4 Kings strain and Wedding Crasher #41 and is dominated by the limonene terpene.

Snoop Dogg OG

Rappers love their bud (and like to sing about it), so it’s no surprise that there are quite a few weed strains named after rappers. Snoop Dogg is probably the most open about his love for the green goddess. He has his very own talk show GGN Network where he gets high with celebs and talks about ganja, plus he started his own celebrity weed brand called Leafs by Snoop. The Snoop Dogg OG strain is a cross between Lemon OG and Sour Diesel with similar characteristics to OG Kush. This potent indica strain will have you feeling relaxed and creative just like Snoop himself.

Other weed strains named after celebrities

  • Willie Nelson
  • Dank Sinatra
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Marley’s Collie
  • Tiger Woods
  • Chong Star
  • Berry White
  • Ray Charles
  • Stephen Hawking Kush (SHK)
  • Chuck Norris
  • Maurkice Ouncey
  • Charlie Sheen

Now that you’ve picked up an eighth of Blue Ivy and Obama Runtz, it’s time to give these celebrity weed strains a try. Visit our online smoke shop for cheap water bongs, bubblers, smoking pipes, dry herb vapes, rolling papers, lighters, and more!


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