06.13.2017
culture

Weed Cryptocurrency Sends Dennis Rodman Back To North Korea

Just when you thought 2017 couldn’t get stranger.

As America’s unofficial ambassador to North Korea, you might forget Dennis Rodman was actually an NBA Hall of Famer once upon a time. Now on his fifth tour of North—aka Notorious—Korea, Rodman hopes to bring some diplomacy to the East Asian nation and calm frictions between our orange flesh bag in chief and their baby-faced totalitarian. Oh, and this whole trip just happens to be sponsored by the weed cryptocurrency, Potcoin. Because 2017 is chock full o’ nuts.

On Monday, Potcoin released a dimly lit video (which you can watch above) announcing their upcoming trip and vague intentions to spread positive vibes around the world. According to a statement Potcoin released to VICE News, “Rodman is in the very rare position to be able to claim long-time friendships with both the Supreme Leader of North Korea, as well as with the current President of the United States.” As one person commented on the YouTube announcement, “What a fucking world.”

To be fair, Potcoin actually sounds pretty cool as it facilitates transactions between cannabis dispensaries most banks typically shun. And that’s about the most normal detail of this entire story. Why Potcoin decided to head to a country that punishes drug use with death sentences, I’m not sure. Though it’s worth noting Potcoin’s stock value has been steadily climbing since announcing this trip.

As a former competitor on the “Celebrity Apprentice,” it didn’t necessarily come as a surprise when the former NBA star endorsed Trump for president. Leading up to this most recent North Korea trip, Rodman didn’t mention speaking to Trump directly but told CNN, “I’m pretty sure he’s happy at the fact that I’m over here trying to accomplish something that we both need.” Not to burst your bubble, Dennis, but I’m pretty sure Trump is more concerned with crafting appalling tweets.

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