Willie Nelson urges President Biden to recognize 420 as a national holiday
Willie Nelson hits marijuana again and asks President Joe Biden to recognize the holiday in a week-long celebration that begins April 20 and ends on April 29, which happens to be the singer’s birthday.
Nelson and his Luck Reunion concert team launched a petition that was well received online. The petition stated that there should be a full week to celebrate marijuana, with 420 serving as the prelude to the “High Holidays”.
The petition is written with a humorous point of view and references Nelson as one of the patron saints of cannabis. However, she mentions the importance of starting a dialogue about cannabis and helping to eliminate the negative and often false perceptions associated with the plant.
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“The fine folks of Luck, Texas and supporters of the great Willie Nelson are writing today on behalf of cannabis users across the country to ask you to declare the nine days April 20-29 as the national holiday, the” High Holidays. ” “says the petition. “We believe that the recognition of the ‘High Holidays’ opens the door to a much-needed dialogue that supports the many benefits of cannabis while helping to remove the unjustified scars currently surrounding this amazing plant.”
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Starting today, Luck and Willie Nelson present the “Luck Summit: Planting the Seed”, which is billed as the first annual cannabis convention. The aim of the summit, which is being held virtually this year, is to “destigmatize, educate and promote cannabis culture in an informative and entertaining way”. The event will highlight cannabis advocates discussing the political, scientific, and ethical benefits of marijuana and commenting on the state of the industry and the marijuana community.
The #HighHolidays start on April 20th. And end on Willie Nelson’s birthday – April 29th. Help Luck and one of the patron saints of cannabis, Willie, make the High Holidays an officially recognized holiday season by signing the petition at https://t.co/BPqgXsTpZB#PassItOnpic.twitter.com/BdnIKMSAxb
– Luck Reunion (@LuckReunion) April 2, 2021
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Nelson is a larger than life figure in pop culture, especially when analyzed through the lens of cannabis. The musician and activist has long been associated with cannabis and has fought for it in times when it was not embraced by the majority of the population.
The petition closes with some of Nelson’s words: “I think people need to be educated that marijuana is not a drug. Marijuana is an herb and a flower. God brought it here. If he brings it here and wants it to grow, what gives the government the right to say that God is wrong? “