Lamar Odom praises marijuana for helping him get off crack cocaine

Former NBA star Lamar Odom opened up about addiction and talked about how marijuana helped him overcome his problems with harder drugs.

Emily Treadgold

Lamar Odom struggled with crack cocaine addiction, and now he's investing in the marijuana business.


In a new interview with The Blast he talks about the benefits of marijuana and how it helped him recover from substance abuse.


"While going through rehab, I discovered certain strains that support wellness," he began. "Friends, associates, and ex-teammates asked me what solutions I was using on my road back to recovery, and that's when Rich Soil Organics was born."

Rich Soil Organics have a mission to "organically grown, pesticide-free cannabis." They will be launching a line of products including concentrates, extracts and other CBD/THC infusions, the outlet reports.


Odom's history with drugs started in 2001 when he was suspended for violating the NBA drug policy twice after he admitted to smoking marijuana. On October 13th in 2015 the 38-year-old was rushed to a hospital after he was found unconscious in a brothel in Nevada.


Odom barely survived the near-fatal overdose.

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