Prince Harry and former actress Meghan Markle will walk down the aisle in a month, and her cousin is releasing a new product in honor of their nuptials.
The 25-year-old Tyler Dooley, the son of Markle's halfbrother, Thomas Markle Jr., is determined to revolutionize the cannabis industry and considers himself a pioneer in the field.
As reported by Daily Mail, Dooley plans to develop a 'potent new hybrid strain of cannabis' called Markle's Sparkle and hopes to have it available before her wedding day on May 19, 2018.
While cannabis is still an illegal substance in the UK, Oregon is on the forefront 'of a revolution,' and Dooley adds that they've 'proved legalizing recreational marijuana works.'
Oregon became the first to decriminalize cannabis in the early 1970's, and recreational use was made legal in 2015. Daily Mail reported that the industry could generate 1.1 million jobs within eight years.
Dooley is in business with his 26-year old brother, TJ, as well as his 52-year-old mother, Tracey. She represents 11 dispensaries and says the cannabis industry is boosting the local economy.
'A properly regulated industry is the way to go,’ she adds. ‘I hope people in England can see what we are doing here. We haven’t all turned into pot-tokeing zombies.'
Tracey Dooley, Daily Mail, April 14, 2018.
The Dooley's work at the Southern Oregon Cannabis Connection, and they've partnered with a family friend, 49-year-old Fred Tamayo.
The company boasts a 6,000 square foot warehouse. There are two retail stores on the property and the farm employs 25 people.
Hundreds of products are available for sale, including pre-rolled joints, cannabis-infused gummy bears, as well as cookies and popcorn. A 10% discount is offered to war veterans and pensioners.
When asked about the increased risk of psychosis and schizophrenia in regular smokers, Dooley admits that even though strains are more potent these days, it is still not as harmful as prescription medication and alcohol.