David Crosby Talks Marijuana, His Presence Weed Brand & Joni Mitchell

David Crosby has been smoking bud for so long, it’s time to name a strain following him.

The founding member of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young is seeking licensing opportunities with a cannabis brand under the suggested moniker “Mighty Croz. ”

It’s another chapter in a lifelong relationship with marijuana for a musician whose title, tunes, politics — and facial hair — are synonymous with the 1960s counterculture. With state after state legalizing recreational marijuana, Crosby says today is the correct time for him to officially enter the work of pot.

“I’m going for the highest quality,” Crosby, 76, tells High Times. “Anything which has my name on it is going to have to be the highest quality. My first priority is partnering with a top cannabis company. ”

Much like the American automobile industry of the 1950s, Crosby predicts the weed industry will consolidate.

“Big businesses eat each other, compete with each other, combine with each other and there will wind up being a few national and international companies which are the centres of it, probably 10 or a dozen. One of those I would like to do a deal with. ”

“Getting high is fun, people who get high are fun, marijuana is fun and I like to have fun in my life.

“’Mighty Croz’ will be aimed at the same demographic that’s likely to own a copy of ‘If I Could Only Remember My Name,’” based on Crosby and his business partner Steven Sponder.

“Baby boomers, the biggest bulge in the population curve.

“There’s a secondary audience of all of their children that’s countless people also, but the main audience is the baby boomers,” he says, promising more details on the brand shortly.

“Mighty Croz” could also represent a welcome revenue stream for Crosby.

Crosby, who kicks off a European tour in support of his latest album “Sky Trails” later in August, is a outspoken critic of the tiny royalties artists are paid by streaming services such as Spotify.

Despite songwriting credits on classics like “Déjà Vu,” “Eight Miles High” and “Wooden Ships,” the singer earns most of his income from live performances.

‘It’s Much Better For People’

Crosby’s preferred method of getting high now is vaping homegrown flowers with a PAX 3, he discloses. Most extracts aren’t clean enough for Crosby’s liking, and he says if any extract were to carry his name, it would be one which ’s free of aftertaste or chemicals.

Cannabis, he says, is the best and safest path to an altered state.

The singer’s history with harder drugs is well-documented: a long, destructive freebase cocaine addiction ended with five months in a Texas prison in 1986. In 1994, he underwent a liver transplant.

“It’s better for people than the other available ways of getting loaded,” Crosby states of marijuana. “The human race has always liked getting loaded. That’s why we devised fermenting and distilling — and ate every sort of berry and fruit in the jungle. ”

Crosby remembers being one of the first in his Laurel Canyon circle to supply sinsemilla — a revelation compared to the seedy brick weed he’d been buying by the kilo.

Fresh from The Byrds, he’d simply returned to California with then-girlfriend Joni Mitchell and was preparing to make her debut album Song to a Seagull, released in 1968.

“I’d get groups of friends together and give them a joint or two of the spectacularly strong pot they had never encountered before, and then Joni would sing them a song or two. ”

‘I Needed To Hide Under The Piano’

Crosby shared his fond memories of old-school strains like Maui Wowie.

“Maui Wowie was the title that the men who grew in Kona used, and the men in Maui called their pot Kona Gold,” Crosby says.

“They mixed everything back in the start of the ‘70s. The men in Hawaii were growing the best pot in the world at the moment. They crossbred everything , so I think the majority of the separations you see people talking about today are theoretical more than real. ”

The strongest pot Crosby ever sampled came from a decidedly less tropical climate: Canada. He crossed the boundary clean and discovered some marijuana that came with a warning.

“It was known as ‘Kootenay Thunderfuck’ and it was so goddamned strong, it was way too strong — I wanted to hide under the piano and suck my thumb. ”

Released at Thu, 09 Aug 2018 22:38:11 +0000

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