Archive for the ‘marijuana, NORML, hemp’ Category

“We Legalized It” (first)

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Colorado was the first US state to legalize marijuana, wear this shirt in honor of this 420 victory!

Chillin with Willie, in Seattle

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, “It’s All going to Pot”

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

Willie’s Reserve Vendor and Launch Party in Vancouver, WA (July 1, 2017)

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Saturday, July 1 at 2 PM6 PM

Greenhead Cannabis
2815 St. John’s Blvd.
Vancouver, Washington 9866198661

Willie Nelson to U. S. Attorney General Sessions, “Try some Pot”

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
by:  Matthew Oshinsky

Willie Nelson  is more less known for two things: country music and marijuana. They’re the two things he does every day, and in a new interview with Rolling Stone, he encourages everyone to try the same regimen—especially U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Sessions, who along with President Trump harbors a well-known itch to resurrect the deeply disastrous American “war on drugs,” has said on multiple occasions that weed is very bad, going so far as to theorize that “good people don’t smoke marijuana.”

That’s not going to sit too well with the 84-year-old troubadour, who’s currently on the road (again) to support his excellent new album, God’s Problem Child. Asked about Sessions’s claim that marijuana is “only slightly less awful than heroin,” Nelson had this to say:

“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.”

Nelson has himself entertained the idea of running for office, mostly at the urging of friends and fans, saying, “I came close a couple times. And then I sobered up.”

As for the new administration in Washington, Nelson just thinks it’s a matter of the wrong man for the wrong job. “I knew him back when he owned some casinos,” he says of Trump, “and I worked for him. He always paid me. I had no problems at all. I think he’s stepped into a different world. Like he said this morning, “I had no idea this job was going to be this hard.” It’s easy when you can just go bankrupt anytime you want to and say, “I’ll check you later.” But that’s hard to do when you’re president of the United States.”

While you’re here, check out this excellent video of Nelson performing “Whisky River,” an exclusive from the Paste Cloud captured in his home town of Austin, Texas, in 1984.


Monday, May 29th, 2017


“From the days of Cheech and Chong,
to Willie Nelson
Everywhere that I go, I blow fo sho, you smelled it”

LivWell Cannabis Dispensary in Denver #WilliesReserve #LivWellCannabis

Monday, May 29th, 2017

I drove into the big city, or at least to the edge of Denver, and visited LivWell Cannabis Dispensary, who were featuring a Memorial Day Willie’s Reserve special. Folks from Willies Reserve there, giving away buttons, lighters, stickers, lanyards and other fun stuff. Willie’s Reserve had their displays in two Denver dispensaries to day, and their LivWell in Greeley.

Also, they have a guitar signed by Willie Nelson, and if you take a picture of yourself with the guitar and post it on Instagram, and here it is.

And hey, I ran into Sam again, at LivWell. Sam was at the official Willies Reserve Launch last year, when he worked in Denver for the Lucy in the Sky Dispensary (I think that’s the name.) Now, he is working with the great folks at Willie’s Reserve. What a nice group of people work for Willie’s Reserve! Everyone I have met, has been so nice, and informed and helpful.



Friday, May 26th, 2017

Drug References in Country Music

Thursday, April 27th, 2017
by: Andrea Domanick

Contrary to your mother’s concerns, rap mentions drugs the least out of any genre, according to a new study.

Following our theory that Drake doesn’t have a clue about smoking weed, today we bring you some cold, hard science to back it up (maybe). A new study from about drugs in music has found that, contrary to your mother’s concerns, rap is the genre least likely to reference drugs. As it turns out, country features the most drug mentions, the bulk of which we assume can be attributed to Willie Nelson’s catalog.

Of the eight genres analyzed, country took the top slot—and by no small margin—followed by jazz, pop, electronic, rock, “other,” folk, and rap. The study also found that drug mentions in music overall are on the wane, with a big spike in the mid-00s followed by a sharp decline since 2013.

“I think there was a huge drug culture in the 90s that was blossoming into rap music that simply isn’t as big as it once was,” data scientist Logan Freedman told Newsweek. “It’s really amazing, I think because marijuana has become more normalized in our culture, a lot of country artists are singing about it more often than ever.” Nice.

Rappers do, however, make up many of the top 20 artists who most frequently mention drugs. Kottonmouth Kings take the top slot, with 344 references to, you guessed it, weed, and 440 references overall. Other heavy hitters (heh) include Lil Wayne, with 247 references, Eminem with 305, The Game with 285, and Insane Clown Posse, with 167 mentions.

Researchers conducted the study by scraping lyrics from 1.41 million tracks in the Song Meanings API database, examining drug mentions, type, and how those changed over time. Some of the slang terms they scanned for include: Acid, adderall, addy, ativan, bars, blotter, blow, blues, blunt, bud, buddha, chronic, cid, cocaine, coke, crack, crank, dank, dope, dose, doses, dro, ecstasy, gak, h, heroin, hydro, ice, joint, key, lean, lortab, LSD, lucy, Marijuana, MDMA, meth, methamphetamine, microdot, molly, morphine, oxy, oxycontin, perc, Percocet, Percocets, piff, pill, pot, powder, purp, Promethazine, roxy, speed,sizzurp, spliff, syrup, tab, tabs, tar, tweak, upper, Valium, vicodin, weed, white, x, and Xanax.

It’s interesting stuff, but it’s also worth noting that at multiple points the study appears to make some dubious, at best, suggestions about a connection between drug mentions in music and actual drug abuse: “If we consider art as developing downstream from culture, it’s very easy to see how musicians are becoming more direct and vocal about such habits. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, illicit drug use saw an 8.2 percent increase between 2002 and 2013 in the United States alone.”

:::Thinking face emoji::: So, maybe take all this with a grain of bath salt (just kidding, please don’t do bath salts).

Andrea Domanick is Noisey’s West Coast Editor. Follow her on Twitter

Willie Nelson on the dangers of marijuana

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Willie Nelson taking a break in Palm Beach County, the country music maverick indulges his taste for hand-rolled herbal cigarettes.

Annie Nelson’s Infused Edibles

Monday, March 27th, 2017

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by:  Cillea Houghton

Willie Nelson‘s wife, Annie, is piggybacking on the singer’s marijuana advocacy with the announcement of her own business, Annie’s Edibles. As a branch of the singer’s cannabis company, Willie’s Reserve, Annie’s Edibles makes its debut with artisan chocolates the first product.

Currently available at select dispensaries in Washington state, the hand-crafted chocolates are made from natural techniques, with the chocolate itself made from “consciously sourced ingredients” and low-heat processes that sustain the product’s raw qualities, according to a press release. Whole-plant extraction maintains the richness of the cannabis plant, with the chocolates containing a dose of 5mg of THC.

“I make my infused chocolates for people who want to enjoy gourmet cannabis chocolate in a controllable way. It’s important that my chocolates are suitable for those with diet restrictions – whether someone is vegan, has Celiac Disease or gluten allergies, requires a low or balanced sweetener diet or if they have a low tolerance to cannabis they can still enjoy the benefits of my infused chocolates,” Annie says of her products. She also utilizes a “Zero Crap Policy” that allows the chocolates to be vegan, gluten-free, environmentally-conscious and 100 percent raw.

Willie’s Reserve was launched by the legendary country singer in 2016 that features a line of cannabis products garnered from responsible growers. The products are available in Colorado, Washington and Nevada. Nelson recently made a surprise appearance at the 2017 SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas, after canceling several shows due to illness. He’s also set to take the stage at a Merle Haggard tribute concert in Nashville on April 6.


Willie Nelson and Diaz Brothers marijuana

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Country music legend (and pot icon) Willie Nelson was proudly displaying his new boxes of the new Nick and Nate Diaz line of marijuana cigarettes.

The company behind the pot products say “Nate’s Energy” weed is a pre-workout blend and “Nick’s Recovery” is to help athletes post-training.

Or, if you’re Willie Nelson … pre-show, post-show?

Willies Reserve at CannaCon Seattle 2017

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

“This year’s CannaCon Seattle has been an extremely successful event. Our vendors made huge sales, endless connections and everyone learned something new!


It’s 4:20 Somewhere

Monday, February 20th, 2017

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