Meghan Markle is getting her own weed strain as a royal wedding gift
Markle’s Sparkle will get you royally high.
The Royal Wedding between Prince Harry of Wales and former Suits star Meghan Markle is only a month away. But it’s not like any of us are invited. If commemorative mail-order plates aren’t your speed, there’s a new way to get a regal edge on whatever you end up doing on May 19th. Meghan Markle’s nephew, Tyler Dooley, happens to be creating a strain to celebrate his aunt’s big day.
Markle was born in California, making her the first American to enter the British royal family since 1936. Tyler Dooley hasn’t spoken with Markle in three years, which means he’s likely never met the prince outside of some outrageous coincidence. Back in the small town of Grants Pass, Oregon, Dooley has been working on a pretty unique wedding gift. A hybrid he’s created for the big occasion, called “Markle’s Sparkle.”
The 25-year-old says he hasn’t smoked since high school, but now works in the growing Oregon world of canna-business. He brokers land deals for pot farmers and works as a consultant to growers on proper agricultural practices. Tyler’s mother, Tracy, works in advertising, and many of her clients are dispensaries.
Of course, recreational marijuana is still illegal in the UK, and even policy around medicinal marijuana use is extremely conservative compared to most states. Recreational pot sales have been legal in Oregon since 2015, so if the royal couple want to try the strain in their name, they’ll have to hop a plane. Dooley says he knows it’s a ‘taboo subject’ back in England, compared to how casually it’s used stateside.
“Everybody experiments with it here,” said Dooley, “I’d be happy to show them around if they ever come out here and educate them on the medicinal benefits of marijuana which helps everything from post-traumatic stress syndrome to insomnia to pain in cancer patients.”