Medical marijuana facility partners with rapper

FILE - In this booking mug originally released by the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office on March 29, 2010, Stanley Howse _ whose stage name is Flesh-N-Bone from the group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, is shown in police custody in Cleveland, Ohio. Howse was wanted on domestic violence and felonious assault charges. He is accused of striking his mother with a gun in 1998, leaving a 1-inch gash on her head. (AP Photo/Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office) (AP)

March 20, 2013 8:02:58 AM PDT
A Michigan medical marijuana facility is partnering with a member of the Grammy-winning rap group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony to cultivate and distribute a new strain of medical marijuana.

The Green Oasis and Stanley "Flesh-N-Bone" Howse have agreed to work together on "Phifty Caliber Kush," which they say has a noticeable floral taste and is an effective pain reliever.

The Flint-area dispensary's owner, Anthony Butler, calls the new pot strain "the best of the best."

Flesh-n-Bone Global executive Michael "Tony B." Bernardi tells The Flint Journal ( ) that Howse hopes the product can provide relief for any qualified, verified patient.

In addition to distributing "Phifty Caliber Kush," The Green Oasis could begin selling merchandise and possibly host a visit from Howse.

Michigan voters approved marijuana for some chronic medical conditions in 2008.