Nelson risks jail to promote marijuana

Country music legend Willie Nelson has risked being thrown in jail by appearing on the cover of pro-marijuana magazine High Times, holding the drug.

Country music legend Willie Nelson has risked being thrown in jail by appearing on the cover of pro-marijuana magazine High Times, holding the drug.

In September last year, the 74-year-old singer was fined and given six months probation after being found guilty of possession of large amounts of marijuana.

But it has not stopped him supporting the drug and those who use it. As well as gracing the magazine's cover, Nelson has performed at a recent Texas benefit concert for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML).

A probation officer has told the New York Daily News Nelson is unlikely to land in trouble because of the picture of him holding the drug, however.

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