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‘Tiger King’ star Joe Exotic to launch own cannabis line from prison

“Tiger King” star Joseph Maldonado-Passage, also known as Joe Exotic. Maldonado-Passage is launching his own cannabis line while serving time in federal prison. TWITTER

“Tiger King” star Joseph Maldonado-Passage, also known as Joe Exotic, is launching his own cannabis line while serving time in federal prison.

On Monday night, Maldonado-Passage announced on Twitter that his attorney Brad Small signed a licensing deal with THC Group and Cannabis to bring a variety of cannabis products under the Tiger King’s name to Colorado, California and Oklahoma.

“They will include edibles and various top shelf exotic strains. The products will be sold in dispensaries in these three states. It’s the Joe Exotic strain of Cannabis, CBD and Edibles,” Maldonado-Passage wrote. “Ask your dispensery for a Joe Exotic and smoke a Joe.”

Small told TMZ in an interview that Maldonado-Passage has been directly involved in the business through calls and emails with his attorney and that the Netflix star is pursuing the business to help people who need cannabis to ease their pain from various ailments.

Maldonado-Passage is currently serving a 22-year sentence at a correctional facility in Fort Worth. In 2019, he was convicted for two counts of murder-for-hire and 17 wildlife charges.

Prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Oklahoma say that Maldonado-Passage paid someone $3,000 to travel from Oklahoma to Florida to carry out the murder of big cat activist Carole Baskin. His attorneys have maintained his innocence and claimed that he was framed.

To Read The Rest Of This Article By Katherine Fung on Newsweek

Published: June 16, 2021

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