Pot-Loving Willie Nelson Backs Pot-Loving Gary Johnson for Prez

| by Reason Foundation

By Jesse Walker

Willie Nelson, who famously smoked pot on the White House roof in 1978, has endorsed the presidential candidate most likely to let him do it again (*):

Long-haired country crooner Willie Nelson and his Teapot Party have endorsed Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson.

Johnson, the first presidential candidate the group has endorsed, got the nod from the Teapoters because of his views on legalizing marijuana.

Now if Willie could just deliver Snoop Dog's endorsement, the Johnson campaign might start getting somewhere.

Elsewhere in Reason: I wrote about Nelson's hippie-populist politics in this book review. Reason named Willie a hero of freedom back in 2003.

(* Ron Paul would let Willie smoke it on his own damn roof.)