Todd Rundgren has announced an official partnership with Michigan-based Cheef Cannabis, who will produce two limited-edition "Hello It's Weed" strains, available initially as both flower bags and pre-roll packages: Michigan Cookies and Dosi Mintz (see descriptions below). To celebrate his teaming with Cheef, the recent Hall of Famer will also make in-store appearances at two Michigan "House Of Dank'' dispensaries that will begin carrying the strains later this month. Around Rundgren's Michigan tour dates on his lauded year-long US run with Daryl Hall, he will stop by the Ann Arbor-area Ypsilanti, MI location on November 21 before a Grand Rapids appearance on November 23 (both will take place at noon local time).
Todd fans can purchase his official strains at either in-store appearance and, following the appearances, Todd's product line will be “rolled out” gradually and made available everywhere Cheef cannabis is sold.
Todd Rundgren says: "So if I were to say that I was getting into the branded cannabis market, I think the response would be ‘Duh’. I’ve never made it a secret that I’ve sought inspiration from altered states. And while there’s no guarantee that you’ll create a masterpiece, you may at least find a little peace. Worth a shot."
Rundgren's venture into the world of cannabis is just the latest from a lifelong pioneer and innovator always on the cutting edge. In addition to his just-released album Space Force and "Celebrating David Bowie" tour, Rundgren launched perhaps the most memorable virtual tour of the pandemic last year, 'Clearly Human' (covered by CNN, PBS Newshour and more) as well as innovating the first online artist subscription service “PatroNet" in 1998 which he will be relaunching in 2023. For its part, Space Force sees Rundgren joined by fans and friends from across genres and generations, including Weezer's Rivers Cuomo, Thomas Dolby, Rick Nielsen, The Roots and Steve Vai, a collection that has earned attention from MSNBC's Morning Joe, The New Yorker and many others.
Todd Rundgren "House Of Dank" appearances:
Ann Arbor /Ypsilanti Area:
Monday, November 21, 12pm
House of Dank Medical & Recreational Cannabis
50 Ecorse Rd Suite B,
Ypsilanti, MI 48198
Wednesday, November 23, 12pm
House of Dank Recreational Cannabis
3510 E Mall Dr SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546