Deadheads, be grateful: Jerry Garcia-inspired cannabis lands in Colorado

Deadheads, be grateful: Jerry Garcia-inspired cannabis lands in Colorado
Denver Post

Casey Jones may have driven that train high on cocaine, but soon fans of the Grateful Dead will have a different substance they can buy to celebrate the band. Garcia Hand Picked cannabis makes its Colorado debut this week with three strains of flower apt for pairing with live music. Good timing: The launch coincides with The Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on June 29, when the Colorado Symphony will play hits from the iconic jam band in honor of what would be Garcia’s 80th birthday later this year. As of that date, fans too can take a hit of Garcia Hand Picked flower, grown locally by Veritas Fine Cannabis. The company is rolling out a sativa strain called Morning in Marin, an indica strain called After Midnight and a hybrid called Love in the Afternoon. They’ll be available for sale in pre-packaged eighths and as pre-rolls at dispensaries along the Front Range. RELATED: 7 celebrity cannabis brands you can find in Colorado Mike Leibowitz, founder and CEO at Veritas Fine Cannabis, said he couldn’t puff, puff, pass on the opportunity to grow Garcia-inspired cannabis. “When I first learned about potential opportunity I almost fell out of my chair,” Leibowitz said. “To be able to represent something of that legendary status is a hippie’s wet dream.” Veritas worked with Holistic Industries, which owns the brand and collaborates with Garcia’s daughters, Trixie Garcia, Annabelle Garcia and Sunshine Kesey. Colorado is the fourth state where the brand has launched, behind California, Maryland and Massachusetts. “Jerry loved Colorado because of the people,” Trixie Garcia said in a statement. “Colorado has long been a mecca for high-minded, freedom-loving nature enthusiasts and those are our people.” Provided by Garcia Hand PickedMorning in Marin is an sativa cannabis strain, grown by Colorado's Veritas…

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