Merle Haggard’s Marijuana Brand Hits The Market Soon
The family of late country legend Merle Haggard are continuing his plans to release a new brand of recreational marijuana.
Merle, who passed away in April of this year, was working on releasing his own strain with The Colorado Weed Company before his death. After Willie Nelson announced that he was going into business, Haggard decided that he would as well. His marijuana line will be called 'Merle’s Girls'.
Haggard’s daughter, Jenessa Haggard-Bennet and her husband Brian Bennett wanted to follow through with her dad’s plans and are heading up 'Merle’s Girls' operations. Janessa told Westworld that Haggard “believed marijuana could cure a whole bunch of things.”
It may sound odd that the “Okie From Muskogee” singer would be interested in the pot business. His signature song was was an anti-hippie anthem of sorts in the ’70s. But as it turns out, somewhere down the road, Haggard’s mindset changed regarding the use of marijuana. He began using it for creative purposes and as a sleep aid while on tour.
'Merle’s Girls' will be available in Colorado, Washington and Oregon in the next few months.