The controversial figure gets in on the cannabis business after his release from jail
The case of Joe Maldonado-Passage, known as Joe Exotic, became so famous that even Netflix released a documentary called “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness.” This has undoubtedly made him much more popular, and he plans to make that his own cannabis company so he can pay his legal bills.
This news comes after learning that Joe Exotic may be released from prison earlier than planned, as a federal court last week overturned his 22-year sentence related to a murder-for-hire plot and various violations of federal laws regarding the country’s wildlife. Regardless of whether he gets out of prison or not, it appears that Joe Exotic’s plans to bring more marijuana to the marijuana-enthusiast community will always be on the table.
Later this month, former zookeeper Joe’s Exotics cannabis brand will be launched with products that are based on Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol THC. Included are products such as pre-rolled joints, gummies, and cannabinoid-infused seltzer, aptly named “Tiger Piss,” which will be distributed in a total of 37 states.
Joe Exotic, for those who don’t know his story, was sentenced early last year after being convicted of hiring two people to kill animal rights activist Carole Baskin. She had long been fighting directly against Joe Exotic and the way he mistreated animals and profited from them to generate income, especially tigers, which were sold, abused, and killed.
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Maldonado-Passage’s sentence was incorrectly calculated because the court treated the two murder-for-hire convictions separately. “The district court erred in failing to group the two murder-for-hire charges together,” the three-judge panel wrote in its opinion. Now his case will return to court for resentencing.