This East Coast Rap Legend Just Bought An Upstate New York Cannabis Company

Since recreational marijuana was legalized in New York in 2021, the industry has grown steadily ever since. New York is expected to generate more than $1.25 billion in cannabis-related revenue over the next six years, and given how quickly the industry has grown since legalization, that total could end up being even higher. higher.

A legend of the rap and hip-hop genre noticed this trend and got into the cannabis business in upstate New York and beyond.


Rap icon Sean “Diddy” Combs buys assets of Rochester-based cannabis company

A story from CBS 6 in Albany, New York, details rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs’ recent purchase of a major cannabis manufacturing and distribution company that has a location in Rochester, New York.

Combs is set to buy assets from Cresco Labs and Columbia Care, a purchase that will cost the artist the incredible sum of 185 million dollars.

Given Combs’ history in rap and in business, however, it’s no surprise that he would make a purchase of this magnitude, or have the capital to make it happen. Combs rose to prominence as an artist working alongside The Notorious BIG among other notable artists, both as a rapper and as a producer.

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Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs performing on New Years Eve 1999 /Getty Images

Combs released his first solo album in 1997 and has been one of the titans of the industry ever since. He launched a clothing line in 1998 and has been involved in many other high profile business ventures since under his umbrella company, Combs Enterprises.

Now he’s getting into the cannabis business, one that has an upstate New York connection, because Combs will be. invest in Columbia Care Rochester Dispensary on West Ridge Road as part of its purchase.

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The agreement Combs has signed will give him sole ownership of the entire company process and infrastructure: from growth and cultivation, to packaging, distribution and beyond. It’s a heavy investment, but looks set to yield a high profit sooner rather than later.

Combs is an Empire State native, born in New York City. Now, at 53, he’s heading a little further north to continue building his business empire.

He is a bad boy for lifeand a New Yorker for life, as well.

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