Carlos Santana on the First Time He Smoked Weed
Carlos Santana shares that the first time he smoked weed was a mind-blowing experience.
The iconic guitarist shared the memory in a clip from the new documentary Carlos: The Santana Journey. Funny enough, Santana said that while he had been around marijuana for most of his life, he “never toked” himself.
He recalls in the video below how he was annoyed that the backing musicians being recruited for his band smoked weed. His biggest grievance was when they would play a song, they would often forget parts.
“I wish they wouldn’t smoke pot, man, so they could learn the damn song right and play it correctly,” said Santana.
Cut to Santana finally lighting up for the first time via a massive joint from his managers. Just watch until the end of the 1:19 video below for Santana’s reaction. It’s pretty priceless.
Santana is one of many musicians and other entertainers that have launched their own cannabis business. In October 2020, he unveiled Mirayo by Santana. The cannabis brand consists of gummies, flower and pre-rolls.
When the brand was first announced, Santana said in a statement, “In my experience, cannabis has special properties that enhance meditative reflection and creative expression. It can dispel negative doubt to reveal the everlasting gift of our uniqueness. With Mirayo, I hope to help people use cannabis as a door to a more benevolent behavior like kindness and compassion.”
So far, Mirayo by Santana is only available at dispensaries in California.