United States: Willie Nelson Tells U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions To Smoke Some Pot
By Michael Bachara
On May 17, singer-songwriter Willie Nelson had some advice for U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who said marijuana is only “slightly less awful” than heroin.
Sessions has also said in the past that "good people don't smoke marijuana." As the nation's top law enforcement officer, he has signaled a broad crackdown against both social and medicinal uses of the drug, which remains illegal federally.
Nelson, a longtime advocate for cannabis, in an interview with Rolling Stone said, “I wonder if he’s tried both of them. I don’t think you can really make a statement like that unless you tried it all. So I’d like to suggest to Jeff to try it and then let me know later if he thinks he’s still telling the truth!”
Nelson has his own brand of marijuana, Willie’s Reserve, which is available in legal states. His wife, Annie, runs the edible side of the business. "She's a great chef, and she's been working in Colorado and all those places where it's legal," he added.
Nelson was asked if there is a downside to personal cannabis use, “I haven’t run into any yet,” he answered. “I guess if you go somewhere where it’s illegal, that’s a pretty good downside.”
In 2012, Nelson endorsed Oregon Measure 80 the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act. The cannabis policy initiative was defeated but received 47 percent in November 2012. In 2014, Oregon activists regrouped and passed Measure 91 with 55 percent.
Nelson’s 61st studio album, “God's Problem Child,” was released in April. The album, which features the song “Still Not Dead,” topped the Billboard country music charts earlier this month.
This summer, Nelson will tour with the Outlaw Music Festival, which includes dates with Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, Jason Isbell and Nelson's sons Lukas and Micah.
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