Once upon a time, it was believed that only hippies and reggae fans smoked weed due to their love of bright colors and pacifism. But over time, it’s become increasingly apparent not only that metal fans love weed, but also that fans of the most brutal, disturbing extreme metal are the biggest potheads of them all. So it’s to the credit of Slipknot percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan that he’s just launched his own cannabis brand, to give maggots around the world the nerve-massaging toke they need.
Clown has announced Clown Cannabis, a partnership with Heavy Grass and Hollister Cannabis Co. The product will come in special-edition HashBone packs featuring six half-gram pre-rolls with matches, packaged in a soft-touch, matte black case. And it’s…pretty spooky-looking, if we’re being perfectly honest.
“We are very excited to be launching our HashBone collaboration with Clown,” says Carl Saling, the Co-Founder, CEO and Director of Hollister Biosciences. “We couldn’t ask for a better partner and someone who is true to the plant. This partnership is our first step in combining hard rock/metal with cannabis in a truly authentic way. Additionally, we are happy that we get to bring Clown to market in tandem with our friends at Heavy Grass – leveraging their experience in music-inspired cannabis products will amplify our overall marketing efforts.”
But it doesn’t end there — in classic Willy Wonka fashion, Heavy Grass are offering a once in a lifetime Green Ticket experience. The winner of Clown’s Green Ticket will receive unlimited entrance for two into any Slipknot shows in the world for the next three years. That means that even if you’re in Bulgaria at gunpoint, you and your assailant could go see Slipknot for free if they’re in town — all because you bought some weed one time.
Clown Cannabis is available now in California, but look for it soon in your local shop as legalization sweeps the country.
Words by Chris Krovatin