Nearly 20 years ago, Canadian snowboarder Ross Rebagliati became one of the first olympians to come out of the cannabis closet after testing positive for THC at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.

Now he's one of - if not the first Olympian to become a ganjapreneur. In 2013, Rebagliati launched Ross' Gold - a brand of cannabis products marketed to health-conscious consumers and anyone leading an active lifestyle.

And in 2016, the brand ambassador and father of three added even more to his plate by opening up the Ross' Gold dispensary in Kelowna, British Columbia. "We got 200 plus lights to take care of. I've got three kids. Plus we're growing the brand, doing all the trade shows. We have a lot happening," Rebagliati recently told Civilized.

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