Xzibit’s company — Napalm Cannabis — has been dragged online because its name is a sore reminder of a chemical agent that was used in firebombs during the Vietnam War … firebombs that killed and maimed innocent citizens, including the little girl whose photo became a symbol of the horror of the United States’ involvement in the war.
Napalm was also used against Japan in WWII. Its use on civilians was banned internationally in 1980 by the U.N.
Customers of The Higher Path dispensary were deeply offended by the name, not to mention one product in particular — a pre-rolled joint known as “The Grenade.” Seems people didn’t like the cavalier reference to deadly weapons of war.
Xzibit says his rationale, saying it wasn’t his intention to co-sign on the harm napalm has inflicted on the Asian community … it was simply a play on an old album of his of the same name. It’s unclear if he plans to roll out a name change for his weed biz.