Happy birthday, Willie! Music legend and marijuana culture icon, Willie Nelson just turned 85 this past week and shows no signs of slowing down when it comes to his love for his art and for weed. The prolific singer and song writer recently released his 67th album, titled ‘Last Man Standing,’ along with it a brand new strain of marijuana! Also named Last Man Standing, the new strain is being made available wherever legal in the U.S. via his cannabis product company, Willie’s Reserve. Launched in 2015 Willie’s Reserve is his branded one stop shop for all of your cannabis needs, all approved by the legend himself.
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In 2015, a few years after the American weed legalization movement began, Nelson established Willie’s Reserve, a self-branded company designed to sell paraphernalia, edibles and, of course, weed, in permitting states. While ‘Last Man Standing’ is the fourth album to release since Willie’s Reserve was started, it will be the first to get its own strain.
Also named ‘Last Man Standing,’ the strain was created by Shane and Amelia Osburn of Sol Grow Mendocino, a medical dispensary in Mendocino, California. “It comes from this huge plant with beautiful buds,” Shane Osburn told Taste of Country. “It’s so expressive of its characteristics. When you walk past the plant it smells like an orange tree.”
“Willie is a soldier for the cannabis community,” said Amelia Osburn. “We have total respect for how he’s told the world about what we do, through his music and through who he is…. We’ve come pretty damn far from the point where they’d put you in prison for life for a seed to where we are now. It’s a lot of progress.”