Willie Nelson has been arrested in the state of Texas on marijuana possession charges. Law enforcement officials found six ounces of marijuana on Nelson’s tour bus at an El Paso checkpoint. Mr. Nelson admitted the marijuana was his. He was held briefly and then released on bail of $2500.00.
Nelson has been busted before. In 2006 he was charged with a misdemeanour for possession of pot and mushrooms, for which he paid a fine and served six months on probation.
Nelson is long-time advocate of liberalization of marijuana laws in the United States and is a board member on the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.
On a related note, I remember hearing an interview with Kinky Friedman on CBC. He said he had once toured with Willie, and noted that he had “never seen joints that big before”. We don’t smoke a lot of dope here at bourbonhours.com, but we stand in solidarity with Willie on most matters.
Whiskey River, don’t run dry….