Who says pot kills your ambition? Willie Nelson has plans to become the first official celebrity marijuana franchise in the nation.
The country singer and longtime proponent of marijuana legalization let it slip during an interview with The Dailey Beast at SxSW that he’s got his own brand of weed and retail stores in the works.
His plans are to open up shops in every state were pot is legal. The shops will sell their own brand of marijuana called Willie’s Reserve, as well as other environmentally conscious brands. The company’s spokesman Michael Bowman says the stores will be a lot like Whole Foods - except, you know, they’ll get you high as fuck.
It will be like when you walk into a Whole Foods store. Whole Foods has their 365 brand, or you can buy Stony Brook, or you can buy Horizon… It’ll all fall under that umbrella of “here’s our core beliefs, and here’s our mission statement,” and they will be a part of that, to be a part of us.
The company plans to have shops open in Colorado, Washington and Alaska by next year.
God Bless you, Willie Nelson.