Rapper and entrepreneur to DJ an event at Montreal’s New City Gas dance club to celebrate success of marijuana company Namaste Technologies.
Snoop Dogg will be in Montreal today and the event couldn’t be better suited to the superstar hip-hop artist and marijuana entrepreneur. He will be DJing at a party at New City Gas, an invitation-only event for shareholders in the Toronto-based cannabis company Namaste Technologies.
Namaste CEO and founder Sean Dollinger said he thinks the guy who has often rapped about smoking weed is the perfect person to anchor the party.
“Snoop Dogg is the face of cannabis and so we thought there is no better person,” said Dollinger, in a phone interview Tuesday from Vancouver. “We sell a lot of his products on our platform. His products are called Snoop Dogg Pounds and we sell them so we have a fantastic relationship with him and his company. So we thought nobody better than him to be there and how awesome is it that 800 shareholders and investors get a performance? It’s not just a meet-and-greet. He’s actually coming and performing and DJing. It’s going to be a phenomenal night for everybody.”
Snoop Dogg, who spins the discs under the stage name DJ Snoopadelic, did a DJ set and gave a talk at the C2 conference in Montreal in late May, and his visit here included an encounter with Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante. Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., has a digital media company, Merry Jane, that delivers news about pot, and he also sells cannabis products via the company Leafs by Snoop. Snoop Dogg Pounds is a line of devices to consume marijuana, including bongs and bubblers.
Namaste Technologies is a leading cannabis-focused e-commerce company that is one of the world’s biggest sellers of vaporizers. Its slogan is “Your Everything Cannabis Store” and the concept is to provide one-stop online shopping for customers looking for everything to do with weed.
The company does not yet sell marijuana, but Dollinger said they are expecting to receive a licence within a couple of weeks from Health Canada in order to sell medicinal marijuana.
Dollinger, who was born and raised in Hampstead but has lived in the Bahamas and Florida for 15 years, said he is confident Namaste, which he founded three years ago in his garage in Jupiter, Fla., will become one of the world’s leading cannabis companies. He says the company generates $3 million in revenue each month. In addition to the vaporizers, it has an app that allows patients to connect with nurse practitioners in order to be eligible to receive medicinal marijuana.
“We want to be your No. 1 choice for anything cannabis,” Dollinger said. “If you want vaporizers, if you want cannabis, if you want CBD, if you want growing equipment for your own house … ”
Dollinger started the company with $1 million of his own money and it has recently raised $55 million from investors.
“I think we’ll be the most valuable company in the (marijuana) space,” Dollinger said.
SOURCE: The Montreal Gazette