Willie Nelson Arrested For Pot Possession
American music icon Willie Nelson was arrested on Friday in Sierra Blanca, Texas for marijuana possession.
According to Billboard.com, police smelled the drug on his tour bus at checkpoint in an area about 30 miles from the Mexico border.
A criminal defense attorney based in Austin tells TMZ that Nelson could face up to two years in jail and a minimum of six months there.
Director of the L.A. chapter of NORML - a nonprofit organization working to legalize marijuana - Bruce Margolin says that Willie has the possibility of skipping jail time if he can plead the case that the drug was used for medicinal purposes and that he forgot that it was on his tour bus.
This is not the first time Willie has been busted for pot; he was arrested in 2006 when 1.5 pounds of cannabis and three ounces of hallucinogenic mushrooms were found on his bus. The country legend was also arrested in Waco, Texas in 1995 after police discovered half of a joint in his car.
A huge advocate of the legalization of marijuana, Willie told CelebStoner.com, "Tax it, regulate it and legalize it. And stop the border wars over drugs. Why should the drug lords make all the money? Thousands of lives will be saved."
If enough cannabis consumers get active and organize under "Willie Nelson's Teapot Party," future voters may have the chance to support candidates who support ending the 'Cannabis Prohibition."
Willie has created a Facebook page to create awareness for the cause that already has more than 5,000 followers. He says the Teapot Party motto is "We lean a little to the left."