Willie Nelson: ‘Reefer Madness’ made me scared of marijuana

Screen Shot 2015-04-28 at 8.36.48 AM4/25/15–Initially, here after watching the the marijuana scare film, ‘Reefer Madness,’ Nelson was worried that a little pot might get him crazy, but by the early-70s his perspective changed, and he thought marijuana would nicely accompany the type of life he sought to live. Now, at 81, Nelson looks back on his life with a clear appreciation for his blessings. “I owe marijuana a lot,” he writes in the book, “It’s a Long Story,” written with David Ritz. “I think I can fairly make the claim that marijuana — in the place of booze, cocaine and tobacco — has contributed to my longevity.” Read