Attorney General Jeff Sessions caused controversy last March when he claimed that marijuana was "only slightly less awful" than heroin. Now Willie Nelson is calling on Donald Trump's top law enforcer to put his rhetoric to the test.
"I wonder if he's tried both of them," Nelson said to Patrick Doyle of Rolling Stone. "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!"
The only downside to smoking marijuana every day is the occasional urge to run for president, according to Nelson. "I came close a couple times. And then I sobered up," the country legend explained when Doyle asked if he'd ever thought of taking a run at the White House. He added that his presidential slogan would probably be "fuck it."
But as fas as Willie's concerned, you can get a lot more done onstage than in Congress.
"I think you can do more with music than you can with arguments and politics," Nelson said. "I think a song will reach more people than any other thing. There's a reason that it's called "harmony": When you play a show, there's an energy exchange with the people that is unimaginable. It's the reason I go out there."
Check out the full interview here, which includes the priceless advice Nelson gave his kids growing up.