Richard Haick Willie Nelson at the Fillmore, January 2011.
Willie Nelson, king hippie of country music and walking THC repository, was recently asked a question about legalizing marijuana. And guess what? He's for it.
The fact that ol' Willie thinks weed oughta be legal and taxed is about as surprising as hearing that Ted Nugent acquired his dinner with a firearm. But what was interesting in Nelson's new interview with the UK Guardian was what he said about the drug changing his life. Asked by writer Michael Hann about the hard-drinkin' days before he was a stoner, Willie basically -- not explicitly, but clearly enough -- says that doobies saved his young, reckless self from an untimely departure: