Music | January 9, 2022 3:30 pm

David Crosby Recalls Bonding With The Beatles Over Weed

He also spoke about weed's role in his marriage

David Crosby
David Crosby attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.
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By his own admission, David Crosby is the country’s third-most famous stoner, behind Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg. He’s an iconic musician who’s found an enthusiastic sideline rating people’s joints on social media. And he’s looking to leverage that persona into a profitable business selling weed.

His explanation? “Well, I like getting stoned,” he told the Los Angeles Times in a new interview for their video series The Green Room.

He went on to cite the experience of getting high with his wife and son. “I like the bonding,” Crosby said, and recounted his memories of getting high and playing Words With Friends with his wife. Given that he’s been married to his wife Jan for 43 years and says weed is central to their marriage, he might be on to something.

The couple grows their own weed — which is on display in the video — and it’s not the only foray into growing he’s made. Among the topics of conversation in the interview is his Mighty Croz cannabis, which he views as a way to make money as the music industry brings him less and less income.

From there, he went on to advocate for the reform of marijuana laws nationwide. Crosby spoke with passion about his belief that no one should be in prison for what he dubs “a handful of flowers.”

Apparently, weed can also make you some high-profile friends. Elsewhere in the interview, Crosby recounted being on tour in England and giving George Harrison a joint. This led to, in his telling, The Beatles reaching out to him when they were next in the United States. We eagerly anticipate the three-part documentary about that.