George Zimmer, the Men’s Wearhouse founder and “I guarantee it” TV commercial pitchman, credits cannabis with saving his life and guiding his career.

A successful cannabis user since the 1960s, Zimmer will speak at the New West Summit in Oakland on Oct. 12.

Zimmer agreed to separate interview and photo sesh before or after next month’s “fireside chat” in front of cannabis, business and media executives.

I specifically asked Zimmer’s assistant if we can discuss Zimmer’s  cannabis use during his business career and, vis a vis Elon Musk smoking pot on Joe Rogan’s podcast, get his advice for entrepreneurs and executives about how they should handle professional and public disclosure of their own cannabis use.

Got any questions for George Zimmer about cannabis and business? I’ll ask him the best ones. I guarantee it.

— Ed Murrieta