Willie Nelson Group Begs Biden to Declare 4/20 a National Holiday

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A group representing star stoner Willie Nelson started a petition to declare April 20th and the subsequent nine days government official “High Holidays.”

The legendary singer’s concert team Luck Reunion created a petition on change.org to implore President Biden and members of Congress to consider make the High Holidays a nationally recognized period to open “the door to much-needed dialogue supporting the many benefits of cannabis while helping to remove the unjustified stigmas currently surrounding this amazing plant.”

The group selected the period of time to begin on the cannabis culture’s unofficial weed holiday 4/20 and end on April 29th, in honor of Grammy winning artist’s birthday. Nelson, who has a legacy of marijuana use and multiple related arrests spanning from 1974 to 2010, turns 88 next week.  

“April 20th, known in these parts as 4/20, has long been celebrated as a holiday in smokey circles throughout this fine country,” wrote Texas-based Luck Reunion. “But in reality for cannabis users, one day just isn’t enough.”

They quoted Nelson in an effort to motivate users to sign the petition, which has reached nearly 3,000 signatures.  “I think people need to be educated to the fact that marijuana is not a drug. Marijuana is an herb and a flower,” said Nelson. “God put it here. If He put it here and He wants it to grow, what gives the government the right to say that God is wrong?” 

The urged supporters to “please puff, puff, and pass this to your friends in Congress for consideration.”

 

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Wharf Rat
Wharf Rat
20 days ago

Pot head

Jay
Jay
20 days ago

Love Willie music, but his expiration date approaches quickly which may be reason for his haste. Perhaps better would be a day memorializing him post death once he’s on the road again. The stoned road.

Kimberly
Kimberly
20 days ago
Reply to  Jay

Too bad his expiration date hadn’t already come. Some good country singers with brains have already left us. There are a few experimental uses MJ but not the smoking part. My lung doctor told me that the effect of smoking a joint will the next major health crisis, worse than that caused by smoking tobacco. He said they are already seeing it among baby boomers. I’ve never smoked in my life but suffer from COPD because of people smoking tobacco around me in my younger years. Now I have to worry about leftists MJ smokers feeling they can light up anytime. Thanks Willy Nelson and your idiot friends who think that MJ is safe and selling the idea to young uneducated children.

BIGJIM613
19 days ago
Reply to  Jay

He was a good song writer but a terrible singer.

Beverly
20 days ago

We do not need a High Holiday. Drugs should not be glamorized.

Craig Murphy
Craig Murphy
20 days ago

Do Cheech and Chong know about this?

Joanne
Joanne
20 days ago
Reply to  Craig Murphy

😂

Thomas Bodine
Thomas Bodine
20 days ago
Reply to  Craig Murphy

Who ? 😎

Tom Murphy
Tom Murphy
20 days ago

Poison ivy and Jimson weed are also herbs permitted by God. Let Willy Nelson smoke a blend of poison ivy and Jimson weed and then tell us again about “high holidays”.

james corcoran
james corcoran
20 days ago

junkie pandering to druggie….stoned blacks are more confused and docile that non smokers…..druggies are prime meat for demcrat pols…..

Mason
Mason
20 days ago

Methinks Willie has smoked a bit too much. God put a lot of poisonous plants and venomous animals on this earth too. Should we be cultivating strychnine trees, hemlock, and cobras, too?

Wayne D Peterkin
Wayne D Peterkin
20 days ago

Willie has been dedicated to drugs for decades. I do NOT favor legalizing pot although it can be considered for some very serious and diagnosed illnesses. Frankly, if someone wants to sit at home alone and get high I don’t really care. But that isn’t what happens. Not only do many have family at home that can be adversely affected, they get out on the road and drive while impaired. We don’t need it.

Allen
Allen
20 days ago

Really, seriously, this cannot be real. Is this from the Babylon Bee? And, really, give government “workers” nine more days off a year. F that.

Thomas Bodine
Thomas Bodine
20 days ago

A fried brain is a wasted brain, oxymoron, possibly a holiday with Snoop Dog and Woody Harrelson with Sean Penn as master of ceremonies would suffice.

Pissed Off American
Pissed Off American
20 days ago

Long use of POT can cause LUNG CANCER. There is an OIL in it that builds in lungs like tar from cigs. I drug screened for ten years and one Lady had lung cancer from POT. She said there is NO CURE and Little treatment. There is two reasons they want POT legal.!. They can TAX it to the max. If most of the SNOWFLAKES are stoners they are a lot easier to control when they need a hit. Thinking about a Duce and half to drive when it legal here. If some POT HEAD hits me and I’m not hurt, they will be when I get a hold of them. Why not just hand out free booze too.

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20 days ago

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Laxmom
Laxmom
19 days ago

4/20 is Hitler’s birthday.

Mikey
Mikey
19 days ago

“Stoner.”
It fits.

Anti communism
Anti communism
19 days ago

There is already to many holidays, I think there should not be any holidays, if they want to celebrate a particular day then let them take a day of vacation to do so. Holidays are nothing more than a day for business to sell people things they don’t need or can’t afford.

BIGJIM613
19 days ago

Just what this country needs more drug users. Ask any drug user if he started with cocaine, heroin or did he start with marihuana? Do not listen to a pot head or a person who like OSbama…….