Willie Nelson eyes opening retail weed shops in Colorado

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<p>Willie Nelson performs in March 2015 at a Texas concert.</p>
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Willie Nelson performs in March 2015 at a Texas concert.

Willie Nelson are buzzing with the news that he has plans to launch his own brand of marijuana -- Willie's Reserve -- along with paraphernalia, and retail stores. Daily Beast reporter James Joyner spoke with "the fledgling brand’s spokesperson," Michael Bowman, to learn more. Here's the key quote, as far as Colorado's probably concerned:

When do you plan to open the first one?

In the next calendar year that there will be movement. As you can imagine, it’s not a problem in states like Colorado, Washington, Alaska… There’s a pretty clear path on where retail can go.

Here's the Outlaw Country legend singing "Roll me up and smoke me when I die."

And here's Toby Keith saying, "I will never smoke weed with Willie Nelson again."