Willie Nelson Hopes to Debut Marijuana Strain Soon

In just two months, Colorado recreational shops may have some serious star power to contend with.

Country music legend Willie Nelson is planning on having his own personal strain, dubbed Willie’s Reserve, available in his own line of shops – and his plans might come to fruition as soon as September.

Nelson told Texas TV station KSAT that he’s hoping the strain will be ready by then. The singer, who first announced his new business plans in March, originally said he expected to be getting into the Colorado cannabis industry next year but apparently has moved up his timeline.

Nelson also told the station that he’s more interested in furthering the cause of legalizing marijuana nationwide than he is in adding to his fortune.

“It’ll generate talk, which is more important than money,” Nelson said.

The singer predicted that within 10 years, recreational cannabis will be legal nationwide.

“I never thought I’d see the day that pot would be legal anywhere in the United States,” he told the station.