The Game Buys Stake in Marijuana Dispensary in California
It's no secret that The Game is a big fan of the ganja, but now the Documentary MC is taking his love for weed to the next level: the West Coast rapper is now a part-owner of a Santa Ana, Calif. dispensary.
The store is called The Reserve, and it's one of 10 licensed medical marijuana dispensaries in Santa Ana, according to The Orange County Register. In a statement, the Compton artist tells the OC Register, “Our mission as a community is simple: safe and legal access to a plant that saves lives and changes futures."
The Game tells the publication he views access to medical weed as a human rights issue. He says, “At the foundation of every emerging industry is good people willing to stand up, step out and pave the way for future generations to come. The Reserve is my platform for nationwide education and statewide access to consistent, locally grown, premium medicine."
In other Game-related news, on Aug. 16, he revealed the cover art for his upcoming 1992 album. Darryl “Joe Cool” Daniel (best known for Snoop Dogg’s Doggystyle cover) made the artwork, which features the OJ Simpson car chase in the top left corner, the Rodney King beating in the top right and The Game himself at the bottom, being pulled in both directions by the Crips and the Bloods. The album is slated to arrive next month.
In an Instagram caption, The Game typed, “#1992 Cover art is inspired by what was going on in my life, my city & the world when I was 12 years old coming into my teenage years: The Los Angeles Riots, Michael Jordan & the #DreamTeam featured above on my shirt won Olympic Gold… Crips & bloods were both pulling me in both directions & joining one of the gangs was almost a normality for a young African American male growing up in Compton & the surrounding areas of Los Angeles County…”
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