RVD On Being An Early Advocate For Cannabis In WWE
Copyright 2005 John Sciulli
Speaking with The High Times, Rob Van Dam opened up on being an early advocate for marijuana in WWE, including a fun interaction with Stephanie McMahon in 2001.
“She said, ‘Look if you’re going to get high, at least be discreet about it,’” recalls RVD, who continued consuming and discussing its use. Likening himself to a bible thumper, Van Dam said, “I used to advocate from the perspective of feeling like I knew something that everyone else needed to know.”
Regarding Van Dam’s July 2006 arrest for marijuana possession, RVD feels his suspension coincided with the downfall of the WWE-revived ECW brand.
“No trial, no nothing,” said RVD, noting his suspension coincided with the downfall of the WWE-revived ECW brand. “It was way better before I got busted. When I came back, it was going downhill fast to its ultimate destruction.”
Today, RVD is on IMPACT Wrestling and is even involved in the cannabis industry as well, with his RVDCBD line. Van Dam’s company plans to expand into THC as well.