Willie Nelson’s cannabis conference

by: Deborah Sengupta Stith

On Willie Nelson’s 88th birthday and the final day of his inaugural cannabis conference, the Texas Senate began work on a House-passed bill allowing holstered handguns to be carried in public without a state-issued permit.  

The country music legend reflected on the development with wry humor during his keynote interview on April 29.

“I just saw where in Texas now, it’s going to be legal to carry a gun around openly. I said, ‘Well, at least now let us light up a joint so we won’t be armed and dangerous,’” Nelson quipped. 

Nelson’s remarks during Luck Summit: Planting the Seed came at the end of a virtual birthday bash that recapped highlights from three days of panels, musical performances, sketch comedy and more. The closing event was an even mix of entertainment and call-to-action.

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