December 4, 2019
Willie Nelson is 87-years-old.
He’s been smoking pot for 65 years. Now he’s just going to vape it and eat it.
Country music outlaw and marijuana proponent Willie Nelson has quit smoking weed, citing personal health concerns.
“I have abused my lungs quite a bit in the past, so breathing is a little more difficult these days and I have to be careful,” Nelson, 86, said in an interview with KSAT-TV in San Antonio on Friday. “I don’t smoke anymore. I take better care of myself today.”
Nelson, who has a history of emphysema and pneumonia per Rolling Stone and The Washington Post and started smoking cigarettes at a young age, did not specify how he consumes cannabis now. Nelson’s marijuana company, Willie’s Reserve, sells cannabis in edible, vape cartridge and flower form.
Elaine Schock, Willie Nelson’s publicist, confirmed to USA TODAY that he still uses cannabis but did not specify in what form.
“Willie does what he wants when he wants regarding smoking,” she said in an emailed statement. “There are numerous ways of consumption.”
Yes, numerous ways.
The Bible says you’re only supposed to live to be 70.
So I’d say, if he’s lived this long while smoking both marijuana and cigarettes, he’s had a pretty good run.
He must eat very healthy, I guess. He doesn’t strike me as someone who makes much of a point to be physically active.
But Snoop says he eats at KFC.
I always liked Willie Nelson.
“Always on My Mind” was probably the best of it.
But I’ll tell you what.
He’s no Waylon Jennings.
Old Waylon did COCAINE BABY.
And died at 64 – six years fewer than the Bible recommends.
But it’s just a fact that cocaine leads to better music than marijuana.
But you know what leads to GREAT music?
Codeine cough syrup.