Fiona Apple Arrest Shows Why No One Should Ever Leave California

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Fiona at the Warfield in the happier days of last week.
Update, 5:09 p.m.: Apple spent the night in jail but is now out on a $10,000 bond, according to TMZ. The site says she "freely admitted" that the hash and weed were hers.

Original post: In a shocking reminder of the existence of anti-marijuana laws, famed singer Fiona Apple was arrested in Texas yesterday after police say they found a small amount of hashish (a concentrated form of pot, but you knew that) on her tour bus.

The singer -- who performed at the Warfield in front of red-eyed and hungry San Franciscans only last week -- is currently sitting in the jail of some Texas town that isn't famous for oil, a big music/tech/film festival, or having hosted a cult.

Which just goes to show that no one should ever leave California.

Because we -- ooh, those chips look goo -- oops, sorry: We (cough) are baffled that, in 2012, hardworking Americans are held captive and treated like criminals for enjoying a little tetrahydrocannabinol every once in a while. But as TMZ (which first reported Apple's arrest) notes, authorities in the town of Sierra Blanca, Tex., have previously busted Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg for packing vegetables.

Still -- what the fuck? Everyone knows that Texas is a few years (okay, decades) behind our times, but is it actually 1952 down there? Would Dennis Hopper still not survive a motorcycle trip through the backwoods? Considering her arrest, pot might turn out be one of Fiona's lesser problems: If those hillbilly cops start reading her lyrics, they'll probably try to put her on trial for witchcraft.

See also:

Live Review, 9/11/12: Fiona Apple Hurts For Her Public at the Warfield

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Barakis
Barakis

I guess Fiona had no clue that Willie and Snoop had troubles in the same community or was it something else? Did she plan on getting busted with a small misdemenor charge to get a little bad press is good press because honestly I thought this chick was retired but whalla her she is again on the scene busted for some hash. Stay in California, thanks!

 

 

highway721
highway721

@WeedFeed I know ... I live in Texas

snoopblair
snoopblair

@SFAllShookDown 1952? Really guys? At least give us '94. And have you ever been to Birmingham, AL? There's your '52.

Lunachick00
Lunachick00

I have a friend in SF battling drug charges. So much for your idiot fantasy that California is a wonderland of cognitive freedom. Try leaving the state now and then so you don't have to be so massively ignorant about what other places in the US are like, oh obnoxious hipster blogger of sfweakly. NORML has many active and vocal supporters in this state.

SolwaveBand
SolwaveBand

@SFAllShookDown "red-eyed and hungry San Franciscans only last week" hahaha. I love this article but scared to go to Austin tomorrow.

JHLiberty
JHLiberty

@SolwaveBand @SFAllShookDown Don't worry - Austin is vastly different from the rest of Texas. You'll probably enjoy it here ;)

SolwaveBand
SolwaveBand

@JHLiberty @SFAllShookDown ahh I know I will. Its the freakin epicenter of music!

JHLiberty
JHLiberty

@SolwaveBand Very cool - love SF! If y'all need any suggestions on places to visit, etc. message me! Have a safe trip

SolwaveBand
SolwaveBand

@JHLiberty Headed from the promise land- San Francisco.

JHLiberty
JHLiberty

@SolwaveBand Will do! Where y'all coming down from?

SolwaveBand
SolwaveBand

@JHLiberty if u need a killer rock band for any campaign events let us know!

SolwaveBand
SolwaveBand

@JHLiberty @sfallshookdown unfortunately not. Actually doing some recon so we can play some shows in March... and also going to a wedding!

JHLiberty
JHLiberty

@SolwaveBand @SFAllShookDown Are y'all playing a show?

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