During the Grateful Dead Rocking the Cradle concert in 1978, Big Steve was given some mystery cannabis seeds from the locals in Egypt. These seeds were kept in his possession ever since, and a few seeds were also given to some close friends of the Grateful Dead family who grew small batches in the Mendocino and Sonoma Hills over the years. This allowed Big Steve to carefully pick new seeds from batches with the best phenotypes from this unknown strain.
Recently, he decided to team up with our growers to bring this mysterious strain to life and share with the public. We took the seeds and crossed them with Gelato x London Pound Cake 75. The final product: Big Steve’s Egyptian Kush. A strain that honors the Grateful Dead family and its Egyptian origins!
Steve Parish has been a primary member of the Grateful Dead family for 50 years. Steve first joined the band as a roadie in 1969. It wasn’t long before he became Jerry Garcia’s trusted gear handler and began to manage the Jerry Garcia Band. Over the years, Parish and Garcia forged an unbreakable bond. Steve was Jerry’s best man at his wedding and was at his bedside when Garcia fell into a coma in 1986. Parish was the last friend to see Jerry before his untimely death in 1995. Steve has continued to maintain his relationships with the rest of the Grateful Dead family. As Weir once said to him “Blood is thicker than water but what we have is thicker than blood.”
Big Steve has teamed up with California-based cannabis growers Grizzly Peak to launch his own line of “Big Steve” products. The products can be purchased by those of legal age at dispensaries around California.