Renaissance singer-songwriter, marijuana legalization advocate Willie Nelson announced earlier this week that he’ll soon be bringing his own “Willie Weed” to Colorado and Washington pot shops. His crops will also be cultivated in those states and up to high standards.
“I will make sure it’s good or it won’t be on sale,” the singer said in a Rolling Stone interview. “There should be a menu just like in a restaurant because there’s so many different kinds of pot that do many different things. It’s a good idea to have everything labeled for what it does, what it don’t do [and] how powerful it is.”
The interview doesn’t mention an official release date or specific growing companies for Willie Weed, but Nelson said in a statement that, “Some of the best master growers in America will collaborate…to define quality standards so that fans can expect clean and consistent products.”
His company Willie’s Reserve will promote “the gradual end of marijuana prohibition across America,” the singer said.
“Seeing the power of legalization, regulation and taxation to impact how Americans view cannabis is a life’s work realized for Willie,” Nelson’s representative said in a statement.
Nelson and fellow old-timer and badass Merle Haggard just released a video for their new song “It’s All Going To Pot,” but we personally dig some old school Willie, so we’ve embedded a video of that instead.