A new strain of medical marijuana that takes its name from the unusual moniker given to Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s infant daughter is selling out all over Hollywood.
The showbiz world sent its collective congratulations to superstar couple Jay-Z and Beyoncé last week, just as the pair basked in the joy of welcoming their first child, a baby girl they’ve named Blue Ivy Carter.
The Underworld is giving honor to Celebville’s newest celebu-tot, too: They’ve named a strain of marijuana in Blue’s honor!
Just one week after Blue’s birth, a strain of marijuana has popped up bearing the infant’s name. Several medical marijuana dispensaries in Hollywood are selling a strain of pot dubbed “OG Blue Ivy,” TMZ tittle-tattled over the weekend.
The dispensaries didn’t ask permission to use the name, but so far none have received legal notices from the superstar couple ordering them to cease and desist.
Baby Blue is just the latest big name to inspire weed aficionados. Last year, our proud neighbors to the North reportedly paid homage to mop-headed teen idol Justin Bieber in a way that could make Snoop Dogg burst with pride: Drug dealers in the Biebs’ native Canada named a popular strain of marijuana in his honor.
Allegedly, of course.
“The new kind of weed is apparently being sold on the streets of Toronto, Canada under the name J.B. Kush and is advertised to apparently ‘help you get through those tough times with your loved one, and make you closer,'” an insider said at the time.
Beyoncé gave birth naturally to baby Blue at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City on Jan. 7.
“Her birth was emotional and extremely peaceful, and we are both in heaven,” said the couple in a joint statement. “She was delivered naturally at a healthy seven pounds and it was the best experience of our lives. We are thankful to everyone for all your prayers, well wishes, love and support.”
Baby Blue’s arrival prompted a flurry of well wishes from the couple’s celebrity pals on Twitter.
“The best part of [Beyoncé’s] life is about to begin. I just wish her the best. I know she’s going to love it and be a great mom,” Jennifer Lopez wrote.
“Welcome to the world Blue! We love you already,” Gwyneth Paltrow remarked.
“The most beautiful girl in the world,” Beyoncé’s sister, Solange Knowles, tweeted the day after the baby’s arrival.