Legendary country outlaw and pot aficionado Willie Nelson is moving into a new career as a pot dealer — in states where the herb is legal.
The Daily Beast reports that Nelson announced he will feature his own brand of weed, Willie’s Reserve, along with branded bongs in his new chain of stores. Nelson, 81, intends to get out ahead of big industry, the story reports.
A spokesman for Nelson called the singer’s approach to the new enterprise “the anti-Walmart model.”
The spokesman, Michael Bowman, says the initiative, including Willie’s Reserve, “was developed by his family, and their focus on environmental and social issues, and in particular this crazy war on drugs, and trying to be a bright light amongst this trail as we’re trying to extract ourselves from the goo of prohibition.”
Bowman hints that new stores can be expected in the next calendar year in states where “there’s a pretty clear path on where retail can go,” such as Colorado, Washington and Alaska.