Willie Nelson Has Important Political Message for Stoners

music.yahoo.com Published: June 24, 2014
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Willie Nelson's Teapot Party movement, which now has more than 115,000 Facebook followers, was founded after his 2010 arrest for marijuana possession in Texas. His practical (and slyly humorous) advice to fellow pot advocates is to support like-minded candidates, according to Rolling Stone.



"Get out and go vote," he says in an interview with CelebStoner News. "If it's the day to go vote, make sure you go vote before you burn one down. Don't get high and forget to vote."

The country legend and tireless marijuana advocate admits even he was surprised when pot was legalized in Colorado and Washington state, noting, "I didn't think it would happen in my lifetime, but here it is. The future looks good."

The 81-year-old performer has even been contacted by the governor's office in Colorado to appear in a public service announcement about marijuana, but has yet to decide whether he'll do it or not. One thing he has decided on is his backing of Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, due to her stance in support of medical marijuana. Nelson also has his eye on other changes in the laws regarding pot use and attributes many of those changes to financial concerns, Rolling Stone reports.

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