Willie Nelson urges President Joe Biden to recognize 4/20 as national holiday

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Willie Nelson is once again batting for cannabis, asking President Joe Biden to recognize the holiday in a week-long celebration, starting Apr. 20 and concluding Apr. 29, which just happens to be the singer’s birthday. Nelson, along with his Luck Reunion concert team, started a petition that gained some online traction. It explained that there should be an entire week dedicated to celebrate marijuana, with 4/20 serving as the kickoff to the “High Holidays.” The petition is written with a humorous angle, referring to Nelson as one of the patron saints of cannabis, but it does mention the importance of starting a dialogue regarding cannabis and aiding in eliminating the negative perceptions associated with the plant. Willie Nelson On His Marijuana Advocacy: ‘We Have Made A Lot Of Progress’ Willie Nelson on how he stays calm: ‘I smoke a lot of pot’ Willie Nelson announced as keynote speaker for SXSW Online 2021 “The fine people of Luck, Tex., and supporters of the great Willie Nelson, on behalf of cannabis users around the nation, are writing today to ask you to consider declaring the 9 days spanning Apr. 20 to Apr. 29 an official national holiday: the ‘High Holidays,’” reads the petition. “We believe that recognition of the ‘High Holidays’ opens the door to much-needed dialogue supporting the many benefits of cannabis while helping to remove the unjustified stigmas currently surrounding this amazing plant.” Luck and Willie Nelson are presenting “Luck Summit: Planting the Seed,” which started Apr. 20 and is billed as the first annual cannabis convention. The goal of the summit, this year hosted virtually, is to “destigmatize, educate and promote cannabis culture in an informative and entertaining way.” The #HighHolidays begin on 4/20 and end on Willie Nelson’s birthday – 4/29. Help Luck and one of the patron…

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