Some of California's medical marijuana dispensaries are selling a strain of weed called 'Usain Lightning Bolt O.G.'
The dealers claim that the new grain of the cannabis is in honour of the living legend. According to forbes.com Usain Bolt 'smoked' the competition in London and now, users too can 'smoke' some Usain Bolt.
On the celebrity gossip website tmz.com, a source had confirmed that ever since the Olympics began, multiple weed dispensaries in the Orange County area were selling the new product. The report further stated that potheads have a new reason to cheer for Usain Bolt, besides Jamaica's athletic programme.
In the article, one pot shop pioneer from California was reported as saying ,"Usain Bolt.O.G" got its name because it's so "fast-hitting".
Checks with an Attorney revealed that Bolt would have a cause of action against these persons if in any way his image is affected. The attorney said, "Absent the acknowledgement of the California Medical Marijuana Dispensaries that this drug was named in honour of Bolt one could bring action against a party that use the name or image of a celebrity without his or her permission under the cause of action of passing-off".
Usain Bolt was criticised in 2009 when in an interview with Germany's Bild newspaper, he reportedly said, "When you're a child in Jamaica, you learn how to roll a joint ... Everyone tried marijuana, including me, but I was really young."
Bolt subsequently issued an official apology for his utterance just days after the interview came out, saying in a statement, "I want to apologise to the Jamaican people if at anytime it may have come across that all young people roll a joint."