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Hanging With Willie: A Friendship Sealed With Weed

September 22nd, 2014

Willie Nelson is a proud marijuana smoker who stopped using alcohol and tobacco decades ago. Willie, 81, credits his longevity to that decision.

Willie was purposely out of the “marijuana closet” before that became fashionable, or even politically correct. His openness came across as charmingly naive, as if he did not know cannabis was illegal, and could not figure out why others were sometimes upset.

Willie was — and still is — making a political statement that there is nothing wrong with smoking marijuana.

Two issues have always been the focus of Willie’s political attention: helping family farmers remain on the land and legalizing marijuana.

Willie and I have frequently talked over the years about the natural crossover between those two issues. If marijuana were legal for American farmers to cultivate and sell, tens of thousands of family farmers could grow marijuana and financially thrive and remain on the land, continuing the great rural tradition dating back to the founding of our country.

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My Blood Type Is THC

June 14th, 2012
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‘Mary Jane: The Musical’ Reflects Northern Cali Marijuana Scene

June 14th, 2012
Sharon Letts"Mary Jane: The Musical" is led by DAI's founding artistic director Joan Schirle as first-generation grower, "Mary Jane, The Diva of Sativa."Mary Jane: The Musical, illuminating the weed c

Marijuana Book Will Feature 100 Authors – Maybe Including You

June 14th, 2012
VibeNation MultiMediaSo you've always wanted to write a book about cannabis? Here's your chance.You're invited to participate in an iBook project intended to change perceptions about marijuana by tell

Meghan McCain: I’m Not A Cannabis User… Frequently

June 13th, 2012
John W. Ferguson/The Hollywood ReporterMeghan McCain: "I decided to come out publicly in support of it"Meghan McCain, daughter of Arizona Senator and 2008 Presidential candidate John McCain and now so

Goodbye, "Weeds": Show’s Last Season Begins July 1

June 13th, 2012
Senses Lost"Weeds" star on a Golden Globe Award in 2006 for her portrayal of pot-dealing suburban mom Nancy BotwinShowtime's envelope-pushing television series, Weeds, will come to an end after this s

Goodbye, "Weeds": Show’s Last Season Begins July 1

June 13th, 2012
Senses Lost"Weeds" star on a Golden Globe Award in 2006 for her portrayal of pot-dealing suburban mom Nancy BotwinShowtime's envelope-pushing television series, Weeds, will come to an end after this s

Marijuana Activists Kick White House’s Butt In Softball

June 12th, 2012
Anastacia CosnerThe One Hitters were already kicking the Drug War's ass -- now they kicked the White House softball team's butts, too.The White House softball team was unceremoniously smoked by the On

Yippie Dana Beal Fights For His Freedom On Marijuana Charges

June 12th, 2012
Free Dana BealDana Beal: "I'm not a run-of-the-mill drug runner. I'm a medical advocate. I had to do it."Dana Beal was one of the original Yippies back in the late 1960s, helping organize the radical

A Middle-Aged Widow’s Awakening to Love and Cannabis

June 11th, 2012
Laurel Dewey's Betty's (Little Basement) Garden Raises Awareness Of Medical Marijuana Laurel Dewey, the Colorado author best known for her Jane Perry mystery series, has written what he