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Willie Nelson no longer smokes marijuana Alcohol & Drugs: DUI, DWI

Discussion in 'Criminal Charges' started by army judge, Dec 4, 2019.

  1. army judge

    army judge Law Topic Starter Super Moderator

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    SAN ANTONIO (CBSDFW.COM) – Country music legend Willie Nelson says he’s stopped smoking pot — 65 years after he rolled his first joint.

    “I don’t smoke anymore. I take better care of myself today than I did then,” he said.

    The 86-year-old Texan says, due to ongoing health and breathing issues, he no longer smokes marijuana.

    In a candid TV interview in San Antonio, Nelson admitted that years of smoking weed has taken a toll on him.

    “I have abused my lungs quite a bit in the past, so breathing is a little more difficult these days and I have to be careful. I’ve mistreated myself since I was this big,” the singer said motioning toward the ground. “I started out smoking cedar bark and it went from that to cigarettes, to whatever. And that almost killed me.”

    This past summer Nelson had to cancel 6 shows on his concert tour because he had “breathing issues.”

    For decades Nelson has sung the virtues of smoking pot and even has his own line of marijuana products. But the singer said he made the decision to quit for good and focus on performing. He was just in North Texas in November — performing a sold-out show at Billy Bob’s Texas — and also took the stage at the CMA Awards in Nashville..

    Nelson’s health issues have sparked rumors that he’s near death and struggling to stay alive. When asked about the comments he said, “I don’t give a sh**. Excuse me. I’m here. I’m glad to be here. I’m lucky to be here.”

    Nelson said he doesn’t plan on stopping touring anytime soon and already has dates lined up for 2020.

    'I Don’t Smoke Anymore': Wille Nelson Gives Up Marijuana For Health Reasons
     
  2. shadowbunny

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    Well, bless his heart! I'm an unabashed Willie fan, I wish him nothing but the best.
     
  3. leslie82

    leslie82 Well-Known Member

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    Ah but there are edibles...so he could just be using marijuana that way. I see nothing wrong with that either though. Marijuana of all drugs is the least of worries out there and actually has medical benefits.
     
  4. army judge

    army judge Law Topic Starter Super Moderator

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    That is what the industry that produces marijuana (and it's related products) wants the gullible public to believe.

    Once upon a time it was said that smoking, chewing, snorting tobacco products was harmless.

    Then it was discovered (after thousands of lives had been ruined or lost) that tobacco contained nicotine and other harmful chemicals.

    In the end, to each her or his own choices.

    I choose to err on the side of caution.

    To @shadowbunny I've liked Willie's music for many years.

    I am especially fond of these three:







    He's a talented artist, and has entertained me for years.

    His antics have made me laugh, especially smoking a couple of joints on the White House roof when he was the guest of former President Jimmy Carter.
     
  5. mightymoose

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    Willie has enough residual weed in his system last his remaining years anyway.
     
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    If a person wants to improve or change a dangerous behavior, I hope he or she succeeds.
     
  7. leslie82

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    Oh please. There is plenty of evidence that shows the medical benefits of marijuana. I'm not talking about the laced crap people buy on the street. If it gets legalized and regulated, it would be beneficial. It is in no way similar to tobacco. At all. Ever. It was well known by tobacco companies how dangerous their products were before the public found out they didn't care.

    No one OD's on marijuana. No one goes into a psychotic rage if they can't get more marijuana. The biggest problem with marijuana is people might gain some weight.

    I tried it in college. I don't think I got anything beneficial as it didn't do much for me. Someday when I retire for good, I might partake in it. I may not. I don't know. It should be legal by then anyway. I'm not saying get high every day. Once in awhile because by the time I can retire for good I will have no child at home and I can go do whatever I want. Life's too short.
     
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    I have never been drunk in my life.
    I have never used any illegal drug.
    I have refused prescribed pain killers, too.
    It isn't my job to enforce the criminal law today.
    I don't care what others do, as long as they keep it away from me.
     
  9. mightymoose

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    I'd say the biggest problem has to do with cultivation. Marijuana may not kill, but people kill for it, and I've had more than a few instances in my area that led to GBI or death.
     
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    Despite some of the prevailing opinion and commentary to contrary, illicit drug sales, use, and manufacture (and/or cultivation) lead to death, medical issues, the commission of other criminal activity; despite prognostications and facetious claims to the contrary.

    Dope leads to killings, destroys lives, causes thefts, promotes prostitution, and a lifetime of addiction.

    Marijuana alters a person’s ability to perform certain functions, including operating a motor vehicle. According to a new study, fatal car crashes involving marijuana have tripled during the past decade, which may be responsible for the increase in impaired driving accidents in recent years.

    The dangers of drinking and driving are well known and uncontested. There are strict laws against operating a vehicle when over the legal BAC limit, with hefty fines and penalties imposed on violators. Moreover, drunk drivers can be held civilly liable for any accidents caused as a result of their drunk driving.

    But just as dangerous as drunk driving is driving while under the influence of recreational drugs like marijuana. In recent years, public perception about marijuana use has changed considerably, with medical marijuana now legal in 20 states and the District of Columbia, and recreational use of marijuana legal in Colorado and Washington.

    “Currently, one of nine drivers involved in fatal crashes would test positive for marijuana,” said the study’s co-author Dr. Guohua Li, director of the Center for Injury Epidemiology and Prevention at Columbia. “If this trend continues, in five or six years non-alcohol drugs will overtake alcohol to become the most common substance involved in deaths related to impaired driving.”

    According to this article, the researchers looked at crash statistics from six states that routinely perform toxicology tests on drivers involved in fatal car wrecks: California, Hawaii, Illinois, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and West Virginia. The data included more than 23,500 drivers who died within one hour of a crash between 1999 and 2010.

    The consequences of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs are devastating and deadly. In 2010 alone, 10,228 people died in alcohol-impaired driving accidents in the United States, which accounted for 31% of all auto accident fatalities. In 2012, the number of alcohol-related traffic fatalities increased slightly to 10,322 fatalities – which amounts to one death every 51 seconds – and a person is injured in a drunk driving crash almost every 90 seconds. In Illinois, drunk driving accidents accounted for 30.4% of all driving fatalities in 2011, with 279 lives lost.

    https://www.hg.org/legal-articles/fatal-car-accidents-involving-marijuana-have-tripled-in-u-s--32314
     
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    The instrument has yet to be invented that is capable of measuring how little interest I have in the private doings of celebrities.
     
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    Inhaling vapors and particulates in smoke, whatever the source, can't be particularly good for the lungs.
     
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    If, as we have been told, smoking, snorting, sniffing, chewing "tobacco" is hazardous to one's health; I've always wondered WHY the same "experts" don't admonish those who smoke the green, leafy, vegetable matter known as "marijuana".

    The day that government began to "legalize" marijuana to control and tax it is the moment I began to wonder when horse, snow, crack, ice, LSD, pcp, "'shrooms" (and all that other FECES) would also become "legal".
     

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