David Crosby Talks Marijuana, His Upcoming Weed Brand & Joni Mitchell

Thursday, Aug 9, 2018

David Crosby has some predictions about the future of the cannabis industry.



David Crosby has been smoking marijuana for so long, it’s time to name a strain after him.

The founding member of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young is seeking licensing opportunities with a cannabis brand under the suggested moniker “Mighty Croz.”

It’s the next chapter in a lifelong relationship with weed for a musician whose name, songs, politics — and facial hair — are synonymous with the 1960s counterculture. With state after state legalizing recreational marijuana, Crosby says now is the right time for him to formally enter the business of pot.

“I’m going for the highest quality,” Crosby, 76, tells High Times. “Anything that has my name on it is going to have to be the highest quality. My first priority is partnering with a leading cannabis company.”

Much like the American auto industry of the 1950s, Crosby predicts the weed industry will consolidate.

“Big companies eat each other, compete with each other, combine with each other and there will wind up being a few national and international companies that are the centers of it, probably 10 or a dozen. One of those I would like to do a deal with.”