Gene Simmons talks at Las Vegas convention about getting into marijuana industry

Posted at 6:05 PM, Nov 15, 2018

He's best known for wearing a lot of makeup rocking out with the legendary band KISS, but now, Gene Simmons is embarking on a new business venture.

He's the "Chief Evangelist Officer" for a Canadian cannabis company called Invictus M.D. Since Canada doesn't allow celebrity endorsements, the Vancouver-based company actually brought Simmons on board. Their trading letters are even GENE.

The company's CEO says their main focus is still medical products, and that's what got Simmons interested. Simmons admits he doesn't use marijuana himself, but after doing research, he went from a skeptic to a believer. 

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"I saw a 6 year old with epilepsy," Simmons told KTNV television station at the Marijuana Business Convention in Las Vegas. "And from using an ointment it miraculously cured her."

As the industry continues to grow, Simmons hopes people will keep an open mind.

"I urge everyone to do their own research and find out the benefits it is up to you to find the newest information, the newest research," he says.