How cannabis saved Willie Nelson’s life and made him the stoner legend he is today

Cannabis Saved Willie Nelson’s Life and Made Him a Legend

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Rolling Stone’s May issue is dedicated to cannabis and no cannabis issue in America would be complete without an interview with Willie Nelson. Willie is one of cannabis’ most recognizable and enduring icons. But, did you know that he credits cannabis with saving his life?

Nelson gave up smoking cigarettes when he switched to cannabis, and almost gave up drinking, an act which he says undoubtedly saved his life. “I wouldn’t be alive. 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.” […]

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