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Willie Nelson arrested for cannabis possession
« on: November 29, 2010, 09:35:07 AM »
Willie Nelson arrested for cannabis possession

source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/nov/29/willie-nelson-arrested-cannabis-possession

Country singer could face up to six months in prison after police discovered six ounces of marijuana on his tour bus

guardian.co.uk,

Monday 29, November 2010


Willie Nelson Cannabis charge ... Willie Nelson. Photograph: Tim Sharp/AP

Country star Willie Nelson, a long-time activist for the legalisation of marijuana, has been arrested for cannabis possession. The singer could spend up to six months in prison, with a Texas sheriff promising "to make him cook and clean".

"We treat him like anybody else," sheriff Arvin West told the El Paso Times. Nelson, 77, was en route from California to Austin, Texas, where he owns a ranch. Cruising the highways on a bus called the Honeysuckle Rose III, Nelson came to a border control stop at 9am on Friday morning. Even at that early hour a suspicious smell allegedly wafted from inside the vehicle. Agents searched the bus, discovering six ounces (170g) of marijuana. Nelson reportedly admitted the drugs were his and was taken to Hudspeth county jail.

"He said he feels great," harmonica player Mickey Raphael told Rolling Stone. But although Nelson posted $2,500 (£1,600) bail, sheriffs say he may return for a longer stay behind bars. "He could get 180 days in county jail," West said. "If he does, I'm going to make him cook and clean."

In 2006, Nelson narrowly avoided jail after being arrested for cannabis possession in Louisiana. Officers seized more than 20 ounces (567g) of marijuana and 3 ounces (85g) of magic mushrooms; he was later sentenced to six months' probation. "Both bus drivers were over 50 years old," Nelson explained at the time. "The other guys were 60 years old. My sister is 75, I'm 73, so it's like they busted an old folks' home." In January, six members of Nelson's band were charged with possession of moonshine and marijuana in North Carolina.

Nelson, famous for singing songs such as Always On My Mind and To All the Girls I've Loved Before, is a supporter of marijuana legalisation. He sits on the advisory board for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws and has organised fundraisers for the group. "It's a matter of time," he said in 2008, "a matter of education, a matter of people finding out what cannabis, marijuana is for, why it grows out of the ground and why it's prescribed as one of the greatest stress medicines on the planet."

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Re: Willie Nelson arrested for cannabis possession
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2010, 12:14:39 PM »
there's something about willie...

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Re: Willie Nelson arrested for cannabis possession
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2010, 05:19:39 PM »

Marijuana reform is a pipe dream, TPTB won't let anything stand in their way of increasing their control and profits from mind controlling, life destroying, toxic, addictive narcotics.

Not to mention they will never let 'the people' have free access to the mind expanding natural plants that were used by the elite themselves to get them where they are today.
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Re: Willie Nelson arrested for cannabis possession
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2010, 06:03:32 PM »
Marijuana reform is a pipe dream,

That was irony, yes?

It's all fine and well to look at what 'they' want but let's do so in a detached manner. They haven't got the right. Though they carry on. In the end that too will pass. In the interim caution is advised.
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Re: Willie Nelson arrested for cannabis possession
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2010, 07:01:52 PM »
That was irony, yes?

It's all fine and well to look at what 'they' want but let's do so in a detached manner. They haven't got the right. Though they carry on. In the end that too will pass. In the interim caution is advised.

Alcohol prohibition lasted from 1920 till 1933 or 13 years..  The 'war on drugs' started in 1971, and is now almost 40 years.  Marajuana was illegal long before that.  The laws against weed don't make sense to me.  Look at the graph to see the increase in arrests since 1980.  It's an evil thing to do to people.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_on_Drugs#Arrests_and_incarceration
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Re: Willie Nelson arrested for cannabis possession
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2010, 08:21:04 PM »
The laws against weed don't make sense to me.  Look at the graph to see the increase in arrests since 1980.  It's an evil thing to do to people.

'Competition is a sin' sayeth Rockefeller. And hemp is the greatest evil of them all. And now, everything else natural.
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Re: Willie Nelson arrested for cannabis possession
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2010, 08:44:21 PM »
Meanwhile, what was our (our, yeah right) president who wasn't a drug addict, and I'm not talking about anything mild like marijuana!?

Soetoro alias Obama snorted cocaine with his homosexual boyfriend Larry Sinclair.  The previous homosexual president, Dubya Bush, was also a cocaine user and an alcoholic besides.  Slick Willy Clinton, another cocaine user, had "a nose like a vacuum cleaner", according to his own brother. Hillary Clinton used to decorate the White House "holiday tree" with cocaine pipes, condoms, and all sorts of pornographic items, leading to one occasion when Al Gore's wife reportedly decked the bitch for desecrating a Christmas tree.  FBI agent Novinger reported Papa Doc Bush receiving shipments of cocaine from dug cartels. 
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Re: Willie Nelson arrested for cannabis possession
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2010, 09:59:53 AM »
mind expansion is only part of the issue, even the growing of hemp has been made problematical in many places; not surprising since it can even replace dinosaurs. :D

ford was a helluva guy, between his dirt car and antisemitic writings it's amazing he didnt catch a bullet.
http://radioislam.org/ford/index.htm
willie needs to strictly limit his touring to states that have approved medical pot,
he doesn't seem to have learned much from his many busts.

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Re: Willie Nelson arrested for cannabis possession
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2010, 06:33:15 PM »
weeds a bit expensive these days, you can also fuel your car with moonshine. just need water, sugar, yeast and a $100 homemade distiller
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Re: Willie Nelson arrested for cannabis possession
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2010, 07:23:09 PM »

"We treat him like anybody else," sheriff Arvin West told the El Paso Times. Nelson, 77, was en route from California to Austin, Texas, where he owns a ranch. Cruising the highways on a bus called the Honeysuckle Rose III, Nelson came to a border control stop at 9am on Friday morning. Even at that early hour a suspicious smell allegedly wafted from inside the vehicle. Agents searched the bus, discovering six ounces (170g) of marijuana. Nelson reportedly admitted the drugs were his and was taken to Hudspeth county jail.

USA folks are largely unaware of these internal 'border control stops'.  But since they efficiently stop all the illegal immigrants, we shouldn't mind the illegality of them.   >:(

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Re: Willie Nelson arrested for cannabis possession
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2010, 11:13:26 AM »
I'm not a big Willie fan, although he is a fine songwriter and a good guitarist, too...But this cop just trying to get brownie points...Busting a 70+ something man for smoking weed...Cop needs to get a job at Wal-Mart.

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« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2010, 12:34:31 PM »
These cops must be a bunch of pussies going after a 77 year old man who they know won't do anything but comply.

What they need to do is go after all the meth cookers.  I'm sure there is no shortage of them in Texas. >:(

Seems to me that would be a better use for all the taxpayers dollars.
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Re: Willie Nelson arrested for cannabis possession
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2010, 11:28:14 AM »
Willie Nelson is a threat to national security.
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