TheCannabist.co PUBLISHED: JUN 20, 2016, 6:25 AM • UPDATED: 3 DAYS AGO
By Ricardo Baca, The Cannabist Staff
Willie Nelson is now hiring employees for his new weed company in Colorado
Want to work for country legend Willie Nelson? His marijuana company Willie’s Reserve is now hiring for five positions in Colorado
It’s not a bad day of job-hunting when you can tell your friends, “Today I applied for a job working at Willie Nelson’s weed company.”
Sure enough, the country music legend’s cannabis business Willie’s Reserve is nearing its launch in Colorado — and the marijuana company is currently hiring for five positions, a spokesperson confirmed to The Cannabist.
In past interviews, Nelson and his colleagues have said the Willie’s Reserve brand will operate from its own storefronts that look and feel like “the anti-Walmart.” But it’s been a while since Nelson and his team have addressed their plans, so it’s not yet clear if there will be an actual Willie’s Reserve storefront — or if the Willie’s Reserve product line, like Snoop Dogg’s Leafs By Snoop line, will partner with existing state marijuana licenses to be sold in unrelated, already established pot shops.
The open Willie’s Reserve positions include production manager, extractor, compliance officer, bookkeeper and sales director.
Nelson and his colleagues first talked publicly about getting into the cannabis business at the 2015 South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas.
“(Nelson) wants it to be something that’s reflective of his passion,” Willie’s Reserve’s Michael Bowman told The Daily Beast last year. “Ultimately, it’s his. But it was developed by his family, and their focus 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 read more…
The following information is from The Cloud Foundation Website and an email I received from The Cloud Foundation
“Read the new People Magazine Article & then call for immediate Congressional hearings on BLM”
“Dear Supporters, the excellent People Magazine article by Helin Jung starts out: Willie Nelson wants to know: “Why are there more horses asses than there are horses?” The country legend’s gripe comes from his concern for the American West’s wild horses and burros, which are being rounded up by the thousands and placed into holding corrals by the federal government’s Bureau of Land Management. The capture of 2,500 horses started in the Calico Mountains of Nevada last month, but the agency expects to round up a total of 12,000 of the estimated 37,000 horses on BLM land by the end of this year…”
“Read the whole article here on the People Magazine website, and then take action!
Protests continue: join the New York City protest on Sunday, the Reno protest on Monday and/or the Sacramento protest on Thursday the 21st! Click here for details.”
“Ruby Pipeline: The Real Reason Behind BLM’s Push to Remove Wild Horses? ”
by Makendra Silverman
“The Real Reason Behind BLM’s Push to Remove Wild Horses: Is Ruby Pipeline the Smoking Gun?
“Wild horse advocates rally in Denver to stop roundups, ask Senator Udall for help in BLM investigation”
“Denver, CO (January 7, 2010)—The Cloud Foundation asks the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to reveal the truth behind removing healthy wild horses from the Calico Complex of northwestern Nevada. It does not appear to be coincidental that the multi-billion dollar corporate project, the Ruby Pipeline, would run through the Calico Complex—site of the controversial roundup of more than 2,500 mustangs and the Buckhorn Wild Horse Herd Management Area. BLM removed over 200 wild horses at Buckhorn in December 2009 without public notice” read more
“Call for Hearings on the BLM & For An Immediate Moratorium on Roundups”
“Take a moment for Wild Ones! We are making a difference”
“Write your Senators and Congress people, ask that they call for hearings on the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro program, immediately.”
Eagle Roundup of 550 Nevada Mustangs
“The BLM plans to leave only 100 wild horses on 670,000 acres of public land in Nevada that Congress set-aside principally for their use. They are now proposing to roundup and remove 550 “excess” wild horses in yet another inhumane winter roundup planned to begin February 7th.”
Sacramento Protest: A protest is scheduled for the California State Capitol following large protests in San Francisco and Los Angeles. This is another locally organized rally supported by The Cloud Foundation, In Defense of Animals, Return to Freedom all the other American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign member organizations.
When: Thursday January 21st
Where: Capitol Mall, at 10th and L Streets (map)
Tucson Protest: Tucson is joining the national movement of Wild Horse enthusiasts along with the Cloud Foundation and local horse rescue Equine Voices.
When: Friday January 22, 2010
Where: Senator John McCain’s Downtown Tucson Office 407 West Congress Street Suite 103, Tucson Arizona 85701
Time: 10am – 12PM
Phoenix Protest: If you are interested in helping further plan this protest, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Saturday, January 30th
Where: BLM Phoenix Office, One N. Central Avenue Suite 800