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Return of the Canna-King: Champelli Is Back in the Weed Game After 20-Year Hiatus
In the ‘90s, Champelli’s weed was so good that rappers from around the country regularly name-dropped him in lyrics. Well, the pot legend is back, and he’s hustling to bring his infamous bud to the legal, regulated market.
Published on January 15, 2020

All photos courtesy of Champelli

Before Berner created a multi-million-dollar empire with Cookies, even before Sherbinskis basked in rappers’ praises for Sherbert and Gelato, Champelli was the first hit strain to blow up the weed mecca of San Francisco's Bay Area and rock the West Coast hip-hop scene. 

If you're unfamiliar with Champelli — the man or the weed strain — you've likely still heard either mentioned in rap tracks from the late ‘90s. Champelli and his famous bud has been named-dropped by Memphis Bleek, Mac Dre, Beanie Sigel, fellow weed entrepreneur Berner, and even the one and only Snoop Dogg.

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Based in Denver, Randy studied cannabinoid science while getting a degree in molecular biology at the University of Colorado. When not writing about cannabis, science, politics, or LGBT issues, they can be found exploring nature somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. Catch Randy on Twitter and Instagram @randieseljay
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