Deftones is a hard rock/metal band  from Sacramento, which formed in 1988. The band always had an affinity for cannabis and members were seen often onstage smoking. The Deftones were peers with bands like Korn and Rage Against the Machine, but had a unique sound and a cult-like following, and to this day have devoted fans all around the world. The band is composed of singer, lyricist and songwriter/rhythm guitarist Chino Moreno, drummer Abe Cunningham, guitarist Stephen Carpenter, bassist  Sergio bass player Sergio Vega, and turntable DJ Frank Delgado. The group’s original bassist, Chi Cheng, was tragically  injured,  after a  car accident in California in 2009, which  left him paralyzed and in a comatose state. The band recruited longtime roadie and friend of the band, Sergio Vega to fill in on bass and he has been with the  band since, including when Cheng passed away in 2013 sadly. The Deftones have toured the world numerous times, playing full scale festivals, arenas and smaller  venue clubs, and have released  9 full length albums including 2020’s Grammy nominated Ohms.

In late 2021, the band joined countless other artists and musicians jumping into the cannabis industry, and  launched its own cannabis brand of cannabis flowers, called  The Deftones Cannabis Collection. The package contains cannabis flowers, edible gummies, a disposable vape pen and concentrates. Deftones partnered up with  the California based cannabis extraction company, Golden Barn for this product, and are expected to release more at a future date.  Golden Barn is known among the cannabis industry for producing clean, raw and pure concentrates, and was the very first licensed company in America to produce cannabis concentrates legally.The Deftones Cannabis Collection, known as The Passenger Box has the logo of the band’s acclaimed album White Pony. “Throughout our career, it has been an ongoing mission to provide our fans with quality products. Whether it’s music, beer, or tequila, we put in the time, care and effort to make sure we’re delivering merchandise to the market that has been thoroughly scrutinized by all of us. The obvious next step in this progression is cannabis,” The band wrote on an Instagram post. Deftones Guitarist Stephen Carpenter was on an Instagram Video, shown opening the box of The Passenger Box. “We’ve been waiting and smoking forever, you know? To finally be able to present something we all enjoy and like is awesome,” he said.

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