WWE Hall Of Famer and current AEW play-by-play announcer Jim Ross (JR) has revealed he plans to open a cannabis farm in his home state of Oklahoma.
Jim Ross is getting into the weed business! The legendary play-by-play broadcaster recently revealed his plans to open a cannabis farm with his daughter in his home state of Oklahoma.
Good ol’ JR spilled the nugz on a recent episode of his Grilling JR podcast.
“My youngest daughter, her husband and I, and another guy, a lawyer, are getting ready to start a cannabis farm,” JR said. “We’re looking at the working title of Black Hat Farms. I bought some land in Oklahoma recently for the grow houses and all the things. That’s gonna be their life, that’s a big deal. She’s got a great job in marketing. She’s not gonna quit that, I wouldn’t even let her consider that. So, I’m excited about that for my kids,” the WWE Hall Of Famer added.
Although its weed laws are continuously evolving, the use of recreational cannabis is currently still illegal in the state of Oklahoma. Despite the changing attitudes towards weed, Oklahomans continue to be arrested for possession and, in 2020, the ACLU released a report that revealed black people 4.2 times more likely to be arrested for possessing cannabis in Oklahoma than white people.
As you’re no doubt aware, Jim Ross has dabbled in several business ventures outside the world of wrestling. He has a line of barbecue sauce and also sells his own brand of beef jerky called JR’s Family Barbecue. On his podcast, Ross said that his desire to leave something behind for his kids is partly what inspired him to get into the cannabis industry.
“I figured out it was probably smarter to leave them things while I was alive and sort through all the heartbreak and the minutiae and the legal stuff, the probate courts and all these things after I was gone,” he said. “It’s gonna be hard enough after I’m gone simply because I’ve got so much memorabilia. I need a clever, creative way to have somebody that knows what the hell they’re doing come into my home, inventory my memorabilia, then figure out the best way to pair it down.”
Ross was recently diagnosed with skin cancer after discovering a growth on his lower leg. During his time as WWE’s lead announcer, JR earned a deserved reputation as one of the best professional wrestling announcers of all time. He called almost the entire Attitude Era and is the definitive voice of professional wrestling to many fans as a result. Ross signed a three-year deal with All Elite Wrestling when the company launched back in April of 2019.