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Willie Nelson endorses Prop 19

Posted on October 11th, 2010 by Global Ganja Report and tagged , , , , .

Country music legend Willie Nelson has come out for Proposition 19, the California initiative that would tax and regulate cannabis. Asked by Mary Otte of High Times his opinion on the measure, Willie recently responded:

"Of course, I would endorse it anywhere, in any state, any time. I think eventually, the worse the economy gets, the more sense it makes to legalize marijuana. First of all, you save all that money being spent on drug enforcement, all the money that goes for putting people in prison for smoking pot. There’s just millions and millions of dollars that can be saved by legalizing it. All the people who grow for the drug cartels in Mexico and the cartels all over the rest of the world, they don’t want to see it legalized. A lot of the growers don’t want to see it legalized. But it has to be. I think it’s the future. Eventually we’ll get it legalized and we’ll be like Amsterdam. I can’t wait."

Nelson joins celebrities Snoop Dogg, Tommy Chong, Cheech Marin, Sting, Eric Braeden and Marina Sirtis in supporting the initiative. (CelebStoner, Oct. 8)

 Photo from NORML

 

 

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