Willie Nelson’s Weed Company Is Now Hiring

By May Wilkerson 06/24/16

The Colorado-based company offers a "trailblazing line of marijuana products that celebrate Willie's love of cannabis and the culture surrounding it."

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Willie Nelson’s Weed Company Is Now Hiring

Do you have what it takes to pursue a career in cannabis? With marijuana becoming legal for medical and recreational use in a growing number of states, more Americans are finding employment in the pot industry. And for pot lovers, there may be no job more appealing than one where famed country singer Willie Nelson is your boss. This could soon be a reality for five people since his weed company, Willie’s Reserve, is now hiring.

Before you get too excited, these jobs require more than just an amateur passion for pot. According to the job listing, some of the positions require at least 2 years experience as well as a degree in chemistry. If that’s you, you can apply here for five different positions: Production Manager, Sales Director, Compliance Officer, Bookkeeper and Extractor. And the pay for at least one of these positions is $65,000 a year, which is not bad for doing what you love.

The newly launched company bills itself as "a trailblazing line of marijuana products that celebrate Willie's love of cannabis and the culture surrounding it," according to its website. The company will reportedly be based in Colorado, where pot has been legal for adult recreational use since 2012, and was created by Nelson in order to give back to the “pot enthusiasts (that) flocked to his shows,” says the website. 

However, the business is politically motivated, as well. Nelson is one of marijuana’s most famous advocates, who even claims to have smoked up on the roof of the White House, and he said earlier this year he was starting the company to “prove a point.” Said the 83-year-old: "I felt like if you really believe in something, why not promote it?"

The company, which was developed with the help of Nelson’s family, also aims to take on environmental and social issues, including the failed War on Drugs. “He wants [the company] to be something that’s reflective of his passion,” said Nelson’s spokesman, Michael Bowman, last year. “Ultimately, it’s his, but it was developed by his family, and their focus [is] 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.”

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