Actress Meghan Markle is set to tie the knot with Prince Harry on May 19th, and by all accounts, it appears their wedding ceremony is poised to be quite the extravagant affair. This is not surprising, considering it is a royal wedding, however, there is at least one unofficial addition to the ceremony that is already beginning to turn heads. Tyler Dooley, the nephew of the future princess, is heavily involved in the legal marijuana industry and is hoping to bestow some of his product upon the royal couple on their special day. In fact, he’s breeding his own special weed strain for the momentous occasion.
The 25-year-old Dooley, who considers himself a ‘pioneer’ in the burgeoning legal weed industry, is developing a new hybrid strain dubbed ‘Markle’s Sparkle,’ in honor of his aunt’s special day.
According to The Daily Mail, Tyler, who is the son of Meghan’s half-brother Thomas Markle Jr., got into the industry back in 2015, when Oregon first legalized recreational cannabis. Surprisingly enough, the entrepreneur says he no longer smokes the ganj but is all-in on the business side of the plant.
Since 2015, Dooley has captained a variety of roles in the business, including brokering land for growers on commission, maneuvering complex watering and lighting systems, giving grow advice to industry newcomers, and even building some of the state-of-the-art grow facilities throughout the Oregon region.
Although Dooley says he hasn’t seen or spoken to his aunt in almost three years, he thinks she would approve of his career-choice, despite England’s flailing attempts to continue the prohibition of the plant.
“Meghan grew up in California and I am sure has an American view on pot,” Dooley told the Daily Mail. “I know in England that marijuana is still a taboo subject but it’s more normal to us here because we grew up around it in high school. Everybody experiments with it here.”
Dooley also says he has a feeling Prince Harry might still have an affinity for the plant. The Prince was known to dabble with the plant in his youth, but it’s unclear whether or not he still enjoys the occasional toke.
Either way, Markle’s nephew says he’s more than happy to show the Prince the ins and outs of the industry.
‘Prince Harry enjoys a good party,” Dooley joked. “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.”
With his aunt set to become British royalty, it’s obvious Dooley is doing everything he can to capitalize on a larger-than-life business opportunity. However, it’s hard to admonish the man’s marketing skills, drive, and most importantly, passion for the blossoming industry. His heart clearly seems to be in the right place when it comes to the marijuana biz.
‘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,” Dooley noted.
“Oregon is at the forefront of a revolution and we’ve proved legalizing recreational marijuana works and doesn’t make society descend into chaos.”
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