Jeff Sessions just cannot seem to stay out of the headlines. It is pretty hard to believe some of things that come out of his mouth regarding medical cannabis, and one has to wonder if he truly believes these absurdities. After months of making some absolutely absurd statements about cannabis, including “good people don’t smoke marijuana” and denying the facts about the myriad of medicinal uses the versatile plant gives us, he’s in the headlines again. This time, a celebrity cannabis advocate puts him in his place – in a ‘peace and love’ kind of way, of course. That cannabis advocate/ activist is none other than the legendary Willie Nelson himself.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Willie gave some memorable quips about the current presidential administration, including a one-of-a-kind suggestion for Sessions, delivered in a way that only Willie can. When asked about Sessions saying that weed is ‘only slightly less awful’ than heroin, Willie said: “I wonder if he’s tried both of them. I don’t think you can really make a statement like that unless you tried it all. So I’d like to suggest to Jeff to try it and then let me know later if he thinks he’s still telling the truth!”
After being pressed on his opinion on the rest of the Trump presidency, Willie was diplomatic yet firm in his assessment of the administration, saying that he knew Trump back when he owned some casinos, and Willie worked for Trump and always was paid on time. Willie alluded to the fact that Trump might not have known what he was getting into being president. “I think he’s stepped into a different world. Like Trump said, morning, ‘I had no idea this job was going to be this hard,’” Willie said.
Finishing off the interview, Willie said something that many fellow musicians can likely concur with: “I can do more with music than you can with arguments and politics. I think a song will reach more people than any other thing. There’s a reason that it’s called ‘harmony’. When you play a show, there’s an energy exchange with the people that is unimaginable. It’s the reason I still go out there.”
What do you think? Does Jeff Sessions actually believe the crazy stuff that he has said about cannabis? Or, is he pandering to the now minority of American people that still hold the antiquated prohibitionist mindset? Let us know in the comments.