By now, you would think Willie Nelson has invented all the ways to consume as much cannabis to last him a lifetime. The Red-Headed Stranger launched his cannabis company, Willie’s Reserve, to great acclaim, and Nelson partially credits the quality of product to its success. In a recent interview on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”, Nelson says he has a direct hand in ensuring the product’s quality.
And what exactly is his role in doing so, you might ask? That would be CTO, or Chief Testing Officer, a job Nelson created for himself at his company.
“[I’m] chief tester,” Nelson said. “I haven’t run across any that I didn’t like.”
Nelson also says marijuana saved his life, a story similar to the one he shared to Rolling Stone when he was on the cover for the magazine’s “Weed Issue.”
“I used to smoke two or three packs of cigarettes a day and drink whatever there was there to drink. I had pneumonia four or five times, my lung collapsed, I almost died,” the singer said.
“I said, ‘Wait a minute. I ain’t getting that high off of Chesterfields.’ So I throw out the cigarettes, rolled up 20 joints, stuck it in there. I haven’t had a cigarette since,” he added.
You can watch the full interview below.