Willie Nelson is a legendary musician – come on, have you heard Teatro? – and a legendary toker, to boot. He’s been arrested more than once for his love of the wacky tobacky, but that’s done nothing to deter his love of the stuff. In fact, he’s still sure that it’ll be legalised nationally within the next few years and that it’s the key to getting out of the recession.
From The Huffington Post:
What about pot policy? I know you’re active in that. Do you think there’s hope? Do you think we’re going to get to a place where marijuana will be legalized?
Oh, yeah, I think it’s only a matter of time. The economy going off is going to help it a lot. There’s money there, and anyone with any brains at all can say, Why do you want the criminals to make all the money off of this when it’s proven that it won’t kill you unless you let a bale of it fall on you?
Well, I suppose it’d certainly be a memorable way to go. Willie Nelson, deceased. Crushed by a bale of marijuana.
He does sorta have a point, though – legalisation would bring in a lot of revenue if it was subsidized the way, say, f-cking corn is or whatever. Plus, small businesses would thrive as sales of pizza, Doritos and Pepsi went through the roof. I’d say it’s a win/win.