Willie Nelson Plans Shows to Launch His Weed Line
Willie Nelson has never been shy about his support for the legalization of marijuana. Now with some states starting to legalize the drug, Nelson has decided to launch his own brand of cannabis, Willie's Reserve, which will be available in Washington and Colorado.
"I always knew that marijuana would be legalized," Nelson says in a press release. "I just never thought it would be in my lifetime."
To celebrate his new venture, the country legend will put on two kick-off concerts; one on Saturday, July 23 at Marymoor Park in Redmond, Wash., and another on Saturday, July 30, at Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre in Greenwood, Colo.
"I've smoked enough and I want to give back," Nelson continues. "Now that legalization is spreading across the country, there's a great opportunity to build a company that can help a lot of people. I hope it gives social justice to those who are incarcerated for doing what we're now doing legally. I am also committed to have our crops farmed in an environmentally responsible way; to revitalize small farms and to grow it as clean as possible. So far, I've really enjoyed meeting with the best growers."
Nelson has taken his time, making sure his product is of the highest quality. He has met with top-notch horticulturalists and cannabis farmers to assure any product labeled Willie's Reserve will maintain a standard worthy of his name.
Kacey Musgraves, who isn't afraid to reference lighting up a joint in her music, will open for Wilson at the Colorado show. Tickets for both shows are currently available.
See Willie Nelson Through the Years
Country Stars Wish Willie Nelson a Happy Birthday