Meet the 3 men who became millionaires and billionaires thanks to marijuana

Meet the 3 men who became millionaires and billionaires thanks to marijuana

South Africans are focuses on marijuana this week after the ConCourt decriminalised the personal use of the dagga.

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Pro-dagga South Africans celebrated a massive win for the cannabis community following the ruling, which they believed was a step in the right direction.

Although the legalisation of weed is new in South Africa, there are many who already built an empire with the herb.

So, Briefly.co.za decided to take a look at three men who made millions, or even billions, thanks to Marijuana.

1. Terry Booth

Terry Booth is the 54-year-old CEO of Aurora Cannabis. According to Fin24, Booth started dealing weed in high school. He grew his high school side-job into a luxurious business which is worth $95.1m.

Meet the 3 men who became millionaires and billionaires thanks to marijuana

Terry Booth, the founder of Aurora Cannabis Inc. Photo credit: Prince George Citizen
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2. Bruce Linton

Bruce Linton, 52, is the founder of Canopy Growth, one of the world’s largest marijuana companies.

The value of the company's stakes estimates $142.6 million.

Meet the 3 men who became millionaires and billionaires thanks to marijuana

Bruce Linton, CEO of Canopy Growth. Photo credit: Dankr.ca
Source: Instagram

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3. John Cervini

Cervini started out in a small greenhouse business where he sold vegetables with his family. He left the family business and co-found Aphria Inc with his friend, Cole Cacciavillani.

Neither Cervini, 47, or his partner had any knowledge or experience with weed, but they ended up becoming one of the first publicly traded marijuana growers.

Meet the 3 men who became millionaires and billionaires thanks to marijuana

John Cervini, co-founder of Aphria Inc. Photo credit: 420 Magazine
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