Tyler Dooley is the half-nephew of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. He runs his own marijuana business in Oregon, US, where he has his own cannabis farm. His life as a cannabis grower caught the attention of ‘MTV,’ which then requested him to be part of its reality show ‘The Royal World.’ He considers himself a pioneer in the marijuana industry, as it is no more illegal to grow cannabis in the United States. Tyler’s vision is to let the world know about the medicinal benefits of marijuana and how it can positively influence a society by healing as well as boosting its economy in a massive way. As the half-nephew of the Duchess of Sussex, he hopes to start from the United Kingdom with the help of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex.
Childhood & Early Life
Tyler Dooley was born in 1993 in Los Angeles, California, USA, to Tracy Dooley and Thomas Markle Jr., Meghan’s paternal half-brother. Tyler Dooley was raised in a close-knit family along with his brother TJ. Tyler spent most of his childhood with his family. He and his brother would spend a lot of time with Meghan Markle as she would babysit them often. Tyler had a tough childhood as his parents got divorced when he was just eight years old. He smoked his first joint when he was in high school, an event which would later give rise to a million dollar business.
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Oregon legalized recreational marijuana in 2015. This provided Tyler with the perfect opportunity to start a marijuana line. He started off by earning commission by finding marijuana growers a suitable piece of land to cultivate the plant. He soon got himself a license to grow medical marijuana and teamed up with fellow marijuana growers. One of his business partners and friend Fred Tamayo runs a three-acre pot farm that comes with a 6,000 square foot warehouse and two retail stores. This farm alone employs 25 people and the business is worth £3.5 million. The retail stores sell hundreds of products ranging from pre-rolled joints to pot-laced popcorn and cookies. Tyler also co-owns a legal cannabis business called ‘Royally Grown’ along with his mother, Tracy. With years of experience in the marijuana industry, Tyler is now an expert in working out complex lighting and watering systems to grow the perfect cannabis. He also earns a decent amount of money by lending his advice and tips on growing the desired strains. In mid-2018, he created a specially designed marijuana strain called ‘Markle Sparkle’ to mark his half-aunt Markle’s royal wedding.
In 2018, Tyler Dooley was invited to be a part of Britain’s favorite breakfast show, ‘Good Morning Britain.’ He made his television debut when he appeared as himself in a couple of episodes of the ‘ITV’ series. He was then noticed by the bosses of ‘MTV’ who wanted to make a show that captures Tyler Dooley’s life as a cannabis grower. Titled as ‘The Royal World’ the show will follow the soap opera lives of Tyler, Tracy, Thomas (TJ), and Tyler’s girlfriend Sandra Bazan.
Criticisms & Controversies
Tyler Dooley has been criticized by medical experts for promoting marijuana. According to the experts, marijuana can serve as a gateway drug and can affect the brain permanently. Professor Sir Robin Murray, who works for the ‘Institute of Psychiatry’ at ‘King’s College London,’ has warned that marijuana can take a toll on the users’ brain. Prof Murray added by saying that long-term marijuana smokers have an increased risk of developing schizophrenia or psychosis later in their life. However, Tyler has argued against marijuana being a gateway drug. He has also said that medical marijuana can save many lives as there are a number of marijuana products that do not contain the mind-altering chemical Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). According to him, the medicinal Cannabidiol (CBD) used in oils and creams is the future of pain relief drugs.
Tyler Dooley was in London on the day of his half-aunt’s royal wedding at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. However, he did not attend or watch the wedding as he was not invited to the wedding. Just hours after the wedding, Tyler sparked a police probe when he tried to enter a nightclub with a four-inch lock-knife. Tyler, who claimed that he had brought the knife for protection, gave it to one of the bouncers at ‘Bacchus’ in Kingston, before entering the club. However, he was stopped by the security who then informed the cops about Tyler’s possession. Though no arrest was made, the whole incident ended up becoming controversial.
Tyler Dooley lives in Grants Pass, Oregon, along with his girlfriend Sandra Bazan and pet dog Mac. He is close to his mother and brother and visits them often. The family owns a three legged dog named Cody, who lost its leg to bone cancer. The dog has been given CBD hemp oil for years now. The oil helps Cody to ease pain, stiffness and tremors. Tyler Dooley’s goal is to spread the word about the benefits of marijuana. He hopes to show his Grants Pass home to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and would love to offer them a sample of his specially designed strain, ‘Markle Sparkle.’