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It should come as no surprise that Willie Nelson enjoys marijuana.
He’s been a huge advocate for the legalization of marijuana and has even admitted to smoking a joint on the roof of the White House during Jimmy Carter’s presidency.
He wrote about it in his 1988 autobiography Willie: An Autobiography:
“Sitting on the roof of the White House in Washington, D.C. late last night with a beer in one hand and a fat Austin Torpedo in the other. My companion on the roof was pointing out to me the sights and layout of how the streets run in Washington…I let the weed cover me with a pleasing cloud…I guess the roof of the White House is the safest place to smoke dope.”
The country legend later coyly spoke about it in 2012 when a CNN reporter asked him, “Is it true you rolled a joint on the roof of the White House?”
Nelson’s response to the question was priceless:
“No I rolled it before I got up there,” he said before taking a sip from his coffee.
Every year, there is an unofficial marijuana holiday that falls on April 20, or 4/20, and you better bet that Willie participates!
Because this year is 2020, marijuana enthusiasts have joked that the entire month of April is actually 4/20, and technically speaking, they aren’t wrong!
Someone who was pretty excited about that fact, especially in these stay-at-home and quarantined times, is Willie Nelson.
He and his son Lukas have been quarantined together and performing what they are calling “Quarantunes” for their social media following.
Lukas took to Instagram to tell folks that “Quarantunes” wouldn’t be happening tonight (April 2), but there is some other good news.
“You got some good news for us, Dad?” Lukas asked.
“I really do,” he responded. “It’s 4/20 all month here, so y’all have fun!”
They both got a good laugh and so did we! Watch the video below.