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Willie Nelson on Marijuana on Larry King Live

Submitted by Thinking CAP on Sun, May 23, 2010 - 5:49 pm

Larry King quizzes long time marijuana smoker Willie Nelson.

Of note…

  • Willie seems to have gone cold turkey off of tobacco cigarettes and replaced them with marijuana.
  • Willie debunks the "gateway theory" and says he's not smoked anything "stronger" than marijuana.
  • Willie openly admits he's often been on stage and performed after smoking marijuana.
  • Willie also openly admits he smoked marijuana before going on the show (the very same interview below), thus continuing to defang the Drug Warrior lies that if you smoke marijuana you are a useless piece of junk incapable of functioning in any meaningful way.

Larry King with mock derision and surprise, "So you have pot in you right now?"

Willie Nelson, holds arms out, "yes, you could arrest me."

However, lest anyone think this is some kind of advertisement to rush out to the local street dealer, or wherever, and start smoking like a chimney, Mr. Nelson also wisely notes that it's possible, like everything else, to overdo it. Depending on your body size, tolerance, and other factors, a glass of wine or beer can go great with a meal. Downing a six-pack, or guzzling a bottle of wine on an empty stomach is not a good idea.

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Willie Nelson Talks Smoking Pot