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Willie Nelson says he’s no longer smoking marijuana due to breathing issues
KSAT.com ^ | November 29, 2019 | Paul Venema

Posted on 12/04/2019 10:14:54 AM PST by billorites

SAN ANTONIO – Midway through a sold out two night stand at the Majestic Theater here, country music icon Willie Nelson said that in spite of recent breathing related health issues, he has no plans to give up touring.

“I love the bus,” he told KSAT TV’s Paul Venema during a recent interview. “This is my home.”

Performing, he says, is his key to happiness and good health.

“It’s an energy exchange,” he said, describing his relationship with the audience. “They give me a lot of positive energy and I hope to give them a lot of positive energy.”

He added “For an hour they get away from everything they don’t like.”

Years of smoking marijuana, the country music legend admits, has taken a toll on his health.

Nelson, 86, said “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 started smoking cedar bark, went from that to cigarettes to whatever,” he said. “And that almost killed me.”

It didn’t, so he made a decision.

“I don’t smoke anymore - take better care of myself,” Nelson said.

His health issues have generated rumors suggesting that he is near death.

“I don’t give a (expletive deleted) I’m here, I’m glad to be here,” and with a smile added “I’m lucky to be here.”


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: 1moretime; cannabis; dope; liberaltarians; libertarians; losertarians; marijuana; medicalmarijuana; notthisagain; postedseveraltimes; pot; pothead; potheads; weed; willienelson
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Hard to believe he's 86.

His version of September Song is painfully beautiful. Great singer.

1 posted on 12/04/2019 10:14:54 AM PST by billorites
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Vaping came too late for him.


2 posted on 12/04/2019 10:16:51 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: billorites

There’s a reason it’s called dope.


3 posted on 12/04/2019 10:18:11 AM PST by AlaskaErik
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To: billorites

Would love to see his lungs. Hope he donates them to science.


4 posted on 12/04/2019 10:19:22 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda�Divide and conquer seems to be working.?)
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To: billorites

What?

Medicine hurt him?

Oh, this is going to get the FR drug dealers in an uproar.


5 posted on 12/04/2019 10:20:24 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: billorites

Notice that he said “smoking”
Didn’t say anything about edibles.


6 posted on 12/04/2019 10:21:44 AM PST by BansheeBill
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"Vaping came too late for him."

Sneaking up to the roof of the White House to vape doesn't sound sufficiently naughty.

7 posted on 12/04/2019 10:22:25 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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Thanks for posting the link. That was beautiful.


8 posted on 12/04/2019 10:24:50 AM PST by punknpuss
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To: billorites

Look for the “Willie Nelson Cookbook” on Amazon...


9 posted on 12/04/2019 10:25:18 AM PST by Gman
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But, but... You see posters every day about how nicotine is brain poison and marijuana is good for you, right? Right?

We’re so backwards.. The nanny state people got everything backwards. They’re trying to compete with street drugs by raising the prices through heavy taxes, banning vaping, and taxing even more tobacco (which oddly is three or more times the rate they tax marijuana at in the states that legalized recreational use.)

Meanwhile, booze is taxed more for the can it comes in, than the beverage inside.


10 posted on 12/04/2019 10:25:29 AM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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“I’ll never smoke weed with Willy again” Toby Keith


11 posted on 12/04/2019 10:26:02 AM PST by fightin kentuckian
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A couple of other threads if anyone is interested.....

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https://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3798188/posts
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12 posted on 12/04/2019 10:26:06 AM PST by deport
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So is Isn't it Funny, How Time Slips Away.
13 posted on 12/04/2019 10:26:13 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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you’re trying to tell us that this dude smokes weed?
14 posted on 12/04/2019 10:26:20 AM PST by Spruce
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Too late dip shit


15 posted on 12/04/2019 10:26:33 AM PST by Bell Bouy II
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Ever seen 2 large chunks of coal?


16 posted on 12/04/2019 10:26:48 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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Toby Keith I'll never smoke weed with Willie again
17 posted on 12/04/2019 10:27:04 AM PST by Yo-Yo ( is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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No, weed smoked Willie.


18 posted on 12/04/2019 10:28:38 AM PST by TADSLOS (You know why you can enjoy a day at the Zoo? Because walls work.)
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To: billorites

Smoking irreversibly deteriorates lung function.


19 posted on 12/04/2019 10:29:26 AM PST by 1Old Pro
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What about dropping acid though?


20 posted on 12/04/2019 10:34:54 AM PST by Obadiah (Kill the deep state or lose the Republic.)
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