Willie Nelson Credits Marijuana for ‘Saving His Life’ since He First Tried It 65 Years Ago

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May 19, 2019
12:48 P.M.
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Willie Nelson, a famous American country singer, went to great lengths to describe how important marijuana is to him while speaking in a recent interview. 


Nelson was in an interview with "Rolling Stone" last month, April 29, and it was there he explained that Marijuana had greatly influenced his life. He revealed that he has consistently used the drugs since he first ingested it in 1954.


 “… It saved my life, really, I wouldn’t have lived 85 years if I’d have kept drinking and smoking like I was when I was 30, 40 years old. I think that weed kept me from wanting to kill people. And probably kept a lot of people from wanting to kill me, too — out there drunk, running around.” 

Unlike many would do, the singer, who is well past his prime, did nothing to hide his addiction to Marijuana. The drug, known for its damaging and addictive effects, remains banned in many countries with a minor few legalizing its use in considerable quantities. 

Nelson, who was smoking some during the interview, dripped of pride as he explained that he is on a high “pretty much all the time.” His words are astounding, considering that the father of seven just clocked 86 last month! 


The "To All The Girls I've Loved Before" crooner puffed heavily on his pipe as he spoke. His wife, of 28 years, Annie, gave him a gentle warning as he would have to perform later that night.

Used to it, Annie described his routine stressing that he is not always “on a ton of pot” but consumed chocolate at intervals to stem off his need. 


Nelson has had numerous health challenges, many of which you'd think would have had him checking himself into rehab. Instead, he humorously repeated his famous saying:

“I don’t know anybody that’s ever died from smoking pot. Had a friend of mine that said a bale fell on him and hurt him pretty bad, though.”


His medical history of suffering from emphysema caused him to quit Tobacco. However, he remains faithful to consuming Marijuana, and the veteran musician sure seems fine. 

Nelson, who has earned himself a massive fan following over the decades, is still working quite well, defying age. The award-winning singer thrilled fans after he shared a mini-documentary of sorts from his soon-to-be-released in June album, “Ride Me Back Home.”