Since the first state, Colorado, legalized recreational marijuana, celebrities and musicians have used their image to market marijuana products.
Now Jack White's Third Man Records is using marijuana to market an artist's product. On Aug. 26, the boutique record label and shop in Detroit will release the record "Dopesmoker" from San Jose stoner metal band Sleep with marijuana leaves pressed into the limited run vinyl record sourced by cultivator Doghouse Farms in Detroit.
Due to federal and state regulations, the "Weedian High-Fi" version of the record will be available exclusively at Third Man's Detroit storefront, along with preorders for the standard black vinyl recording, the label announced on its social media earlier this week. It's federally illegal to ship any marijuana products using the mail system or across state lines.
"Dopesmoker" will also return to streaming platforms on that day after being removed in February.
The album was recorded in 1996 and later released in 1999 after the band's breakup. They've since reformed and released a comeback album, The Sciences, in 2018 on Third Man Records.
Third Man Records declined to discuss how many pressings it will release but the album will retail for $150.