Willie Nelson Confirms Release Of His Own Brand of Weed
As 4/20 becomes more and more of a national holiday, it made sense that singer-songwriter Willie Nelson announced in a statement Monday that Willie’s Reserve will be grown and sold in Colorado and Washington, two states where recreational use of the drug is legal.
A release explaining Willie’s Reserve says it reflects Nelson’s appreciation for “the many varieties and range of the plant’s qualities.”
The release says the 81-year-old Nelson will collaborate with master growers to define standards for the strain.
Nelson is a longtime supporter of marijuana for personal use and has spoken of its benefits for hemp production.
He’s also pushed for the end of laws criminalizing use of the drug.
The news comes as Nelson and fellow country legend Merle Haggard released a song called “It’s All Going to Pot” through Conan O’Brien’s Team Coco website. Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard’s instant classic: “It’s All Going To Pot” marks the first single off their new album Django and Jimmie, produced by Buddy Cannon.
Nelson isn’t the first weed-friendly music superstar to get in on the growing market for legal marijuana. Snoop Dogg recently invested in a startup that aims to deliver medicinal marijuana to customers in 10 minutes or less.
Nelson’s latest tour will start up May 15 at the Starlight Theater in Kansas City, Miss. and feature numerous dates throughout the summer with Alison Krauss and Union Station and Old Crow Medicine Show.