Ex-NBA Player Brad Miller Opens New Marijuana Company, Manufacturing Facility in California | Def Pen
Brad Miller
Brad Miller enjoyed a 14-year NBA career with 6 different teams. (Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

With marijuana becoming increasingly common in the United States for both recreational use and medical benefits, the state of California remains at the forefront of the movement. One certain area in California has proven to be a hotspot for hopeful marijuana farmers and entrepreneurs, including celebrities.

In fact, Brad Miller, ex-NBA player and two-time NBA All-Star, is one of those celebrities. Miller is opening his own marijuana company which will cultivate the plant in Kern County, California. According to SacBee’s Benjy Egel, Miller’s company will sell a myriad of THC products ranging from edibles to vaporizer cartridges:

Brad Miller’s adult life has been spent towering above most others. Now he’s working on a different way to get high.

The former Sacramento Kings center’s new company, CHC California City, broke ground Friday on its cannabis manufacturing facility in eastern Kern County.

The plant will put out 38 different cannabis products including edibles, water-soluble THC and vaporizer cartridges under the name Mountain Chief Products, California City Chamber of Commerce announced in a news release. Miller is the principal in CHC California City but will leave day-to-day operational oversight to deputy Ricky Mauch.

During his playing days with the Sacramento Kings, Brad Miller failed multiple drug tests thanks to testing positive for marijuana. The 7-footer even served a 5-game suspension to start the 2008 season for violating the league’s anti-drug policy.

Following the suspension, Miller admitted to frequent marijuana use to cope with his stress and bad sleeping habits so there’s no doubt he’s aware of the effects cannabis has on the human body. With the company just recently breaking ground, the facility isn’t expected to be opened until later in March with the sale of items beginning in April.

Miller enjoyed a successful 14 year NBA career in which he suited up for the Kings, Hornets, Bulls, Pacers, Rockets, and Timberwolves. The stretch big finished with career per-game averages of 11.2 points to go along with 7.1 rebounds.


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