Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt is venturing into the cannabis industry as an investor, adviser and brand ambassador for California cannabis farm Goldenseed.
Dirnt's involvement stems from his wife Brittney's battle with breast cancer a few years ago, during which the Dirnts learned of the plant’s effectiveness as a medicinal option for cancer patients.
Mike explained, “I asked my wife if she was OK with us investing. She was absolutely all for it because cannabis was a tremendous help during her chemotherapy treatments when she was battling breast cancer. To this day, it helps with her body aches and pains and the residual effects of a lot of drugs that went into her system.”
The bassist said that his appreciation for cannabis went back even further to his childhood, explaining, “Both of my parents and their friends smoked pot. When they were drunk, they fought, but when they (smoked) cannabis, they laughed. That much was clear.”
Dirnt said he's interested in promoting cannabis as an alternative to the “conventional medicines” provided by big pharma that are “filled with bad side effects.”
Green Day's new album, Father Of All Motherf**kers, is out on February 7th.