Just in case alcohol isn’t really your thing but you’re still looking for a way to enjoy the royal wedding (and you happen to be located in Oregon), it looks as if Meghan Markle’s nephew may be able to hook you up.
According to the Daily Mail, Tyler Dooley, Markle’s nephew, is developing a special cannabis strain, to be dubbed “Markle’s Sparkle,” in honor of his aunt’s wedding.
Dooley told the Mail that he would be “more than happy” to offer a sample to his aunt and her fiance, Prince Harry, should they ever swing by his way in Grant’s Pass, Ore., during any of their travels.
As it turns out, either which way, the 25-year-old Dooley has quite the business acumen, having become “fully immersed” in the booming marijuana business since recreational weed was made legal in the state in 2015.
He brokers land for growers (pocketing a nice commission along the way), advises growers on the type and strains of plants to grow, and even helps to work out watering and lighting systems to help the precious produce grow.
And even though, back in Britain, there remains a strong ban on the drug, Dooley—who says that he no longer uses cannabis himself—remains firm that there are other things more harmful.
“Yes, the strains are way more potent now,” he acknowledged. “But I would argue against it being a gateway drug. Alcohol and tobacco are far more harmful. Prescription pills kill millions in Britain and America every year. Marijuana can help people coming off opioid painkillers.
“I know this is a controversial subject, but I’m proud to be involved at the start of an industry that will be worth billions and billions of dollars and could help people around the world,” he added.
And though Dooley said he hasn’t spoken to his aunt in about three years, he’s pretty sure she finds no scandal in his trade.
“Meghan grew up in California and I am sure has an American view on pot,” he said. “Prince Harry enjoys a good party. I’d be happy to show them around if they ever come out here, and educate them on the medicinal benefits of marijuana, which helps everything from post-traumatic stress syndrome to insomnia to pain in cancer patients.”