By Hunter Dublin | August 16, 2022
Vic Mensa went from drug arrest to cannabis brand in months. The Chicago rapper was arrested in January for carrying LSD and magic mushrooms. Mensa pled guilty in June. He announced the start of 93 Boyz in Illinois in August.
Mensa was arrested and searched at Dulles International Airport in Washington, DC, on January 15, after returning from a vacation to Africa. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) discovered the 28-year-old Chicago rapper possessing LSD and psilocybin mushroom products.
According to a CBP news statement, "officers discovered about 41 grams of liquid Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD), approximately 124 grams of Psilocybin pills, 178 grams of Psilocybin gummies, and six grams of Psilocybin mushrooms stashed within Mensa's luggage."
Mensa, whose real name is Victor Mensah, was arrested and charged with felony drug possession. Before coming to the United States, he traveled with Chance the Rapper in Ghana.
Mensa pled guilty to "one count of possession of a Schedule III controlled substance, which is a Class 1 misdemeanor" on June 27, according to TMZ. Mushrooms and LSD are both Schedule I substances, not Schedule III. Schedule I drugs are the most prohibited.
"As part of the plea agreement, he was sentenced to 12 months in prison, but that was suspended, so instead of doing it behind bars, he'll serve it on unsupervised probation for a year." Vic will also be required to undergo a drug addiction evaluation, conduct 25 hours of community service, and pay a $1,000 fine. BTW, if he successfully completes the other probation terms, he will receive a 50% reduction in the fine."
According to Forbes, Mensa started the cannabis startup 93 Boyz in Illinois on August 11. "I sold an eighth before I ever sold a rap," he explains. "I believe cannabis should be nationally legalized since it is a physical plant from the soil with tremendous medicinal potential." "All plant medicine should be decriminalized," he says, hinting at psychedelics but not discussing them or his detention.
"I believe the Cannabis tax revenue generated should be used as reparations to the communities most affected by the War on Drugs - like literal cash payment reparations, subsidized housing, education, everything," Mensa says of 93 Boyz, the "first Black-owned [cannabis] brand in Illinois stores when we dropped."
To begin, 93 Boyz items – flower, pre-rolls, and vape oil cartridges – will be accessible in Chicago-area dispensaries.
Mensa was nominated for a Grammy in 2016 for his song "All Day" (Best Rap Song). He was one of the song authors that Kanye West recorded (No. 15, 2015). He also fronts the rock band 93 Punx.