Late country-music legend Merle Haggard — famous for his anti-hippie anthem “Okie from Muskogee” — will soon have his own line of marijuana, according to a report.
Haggard, whose 1969 tune flew in the face of the country’s drug-fueled counter-culture, worked to launch a brand of high-grade weed before he died in April, The Denver Westword reported.
Now, the ganja product, dubbed “Merle’s Girls,” will hit the shelves at recreational pot shops in Colorado, Washington and Oregon, according to the the paper.
In the song “Okie from Muskogee,” the cowboy crooned: “We don’t smoke marijuana in Muskogee/We don’t take no trips on LSD/We don’t burn no draft cards down on Main Street/We like livin’ right and bein’ free.”
The tune helped make him a star and a posterboy for Vietnam-era conservatives.
But later in life, Haggard smoked weed for creative inspiration, believed in its healing power and regretted writing the song, according to his daughter, Jenessa Haggard-Bennett and other reports.