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‘Markle Sparkle’: Cannabis strain from Meghan Markle’s nephew to debut in Santa Rosa next week

Tyler Dooley, Meghan Markle’s estranged nephew, made some unpleasant headlines over the weekend when he was caught carrying a knife into a nightclub in London where he had gone to celebrate the royal wedding.

But now the legal cannabis farmer from Grants Pass, Oregon, is back in the United States after avoiding arrest for the knife incident, the Sun reported. And the 25-year-old Dooley is no doubt hoping he’ll make more positive headlines for Markle Sparkle, a new strain of cannabis he developed in honor of his royal aunt.

He plans to debut the strain, both in flower and concentrate form, June 2 at the High Times Cannabis Cup Northern California in Santa Rosa. “Noble families often inspire their country persons to craft and dedicate products to them,” reads the online description of Markle Sparkle on Leafbuyer.com, an online dispensary database.

Dooley plans to showcase samples of Markle Sparkle at the Santa Rosa event and hopes to ultimately sell it at dispensaries for approximately $280 per ounce, according to Leafbuyer.com 

Dooley told Leafbuyer.com that Markle Sparkle, developed through his company Royally Grown, is “a potent sativa-dominant hybrid that helps relieve pain, anxiety, and insomnia.”

Dooley says it’s a high-yielding plant that grows best outdoors in the Pacific Northwest. “I can’t reveal too much at this point,” Dooley told Leafbuyer.com. “But what I can say is it smells like blueberries and it’s made up of three different strains: Blue City Diesel, Blueberry Northern Lights and a third secret strain, which you’ll find out on June 2nd!”

Dooley didn’t mention to Leafbuyer.com whether he’ll make free samples of Markle Sparkle-related products available to his aunt or to her new husband.

It would seem to be the decent thing to do, considering Dooley is the latest of Meghan Markle’s American relatives to try and exploit connections to the new member of the British royal family.

Actually, Dooley’s connections were tenuous at best even before his relatives began creating drama soon after Harry and Meghan, the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex, announced their engagement.

Dooley says he last spoke to his aunt three years ago, and he didn’t get invited to mingle with Queen Elizabeth II, George and Amal Clooney, Serena Williams or other A-listers at the wedding at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.

But that didn’t stop him, his mother Tracey Dooley and his brother T.J. from traveling to the United Kingdom to be in London for the big global event. Tracey Dooley, who helped Tyler develop the Markle Sparkle strain, was previously married to Thomas Markle Jr., Meghan’s older half-brother. Markle Jr. has spent the past few months going back and forth over badmouthing his little sister.

Now the Dooley mother and son presumably need to focus on launching their Markle Sparkle products through their company Royally Grown, which also plans to sell Markle Sparkle-infused brownies, oils, tinctures, as well as makeup, jewelry, bath products and an organic hemp clothing line, the Daily Mail reported.