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There’s been a key casualty in the marijuana globe. Do not worry—Willie Nelson is not dead. But apparently, his longstanding and most infamous hobby is.

According to Nelson himself, the legendary nation music star and globe-well-known toker is no longer puffing the green. Yes, you study that correctly—Willie Nelson quit smoking weed.

The Finish of an Era?

The 86-year-old Nelson—who is at the moment nonetheless on tour— told San Antonio tv station KSAT that he stopped smoking cannabis simply because of breathing concerns.

“I have abused my lungs rather a bit in the previous, so breathing is a tiny much more hard these days and I have to be cautious. I do not smoke anymore—take improved care of myself.”

Nelson not too long ago performed at the CMAs alongside fellow nation star Kelly Musgraves, and it looked like he was laboring rather a bit. He also had to cease touring back in August due to wellness concerns, ahead of returning to the stage just a month later.

It was even rumored at a single point that he was close to death. Nelson basically corroborated that notion.

“I began smoking cedar bark, went from that to cigarettes to what ever,” Nelson told KSAT. “And that virtually killed me.”

Fortunately, the nation megastar has created considerable modifications to his life style, namely, when it comes to any type of smoking.

“I do not smoke any longer — take improved care of myself,” Nelson mentioned.

The fantastic news—well at least for quite a few Nelson loyalists out there—is that the musician has only quit smoking flower. Nelson told Rolling Stone that he nonetheless consumes THC on a regular basis, only now via mediums that are significantly less intense on the lungs like vaping and edibles.

Other Notable Celebrities to Cease Smoking Pot

There have been a lot of other notable celebrities who have lengthy been synonymous with the green and decided to take an indefinite sabbatical.

Most notably, actor Woody Harrelson, who stopped smoking marijuana back in 2017 immediately after what he referred to as a “30 strong years of partying.” Harrelson smoked cannabis on the standard ahead of providing it up abruptly.

Ironically, Harrelson not too long ago began smoking once more, courtesy of, you guessed it, Willie Nelson himself. Harrelson told Esquire Magazine that he took a giant rip off of Willie Nelson’s vape pen immediately after a friendly poker game.

Harrelson’s rekindled like for cannabis is apparently now in complete swing. He’s at the moment in the attempting to open his personal marijuana dispensary in Hawaii. However, that hasn’t genuinely gone according to strategy, as Harrelson’s application was not too long ago denied. Improved luck subsequent time, Woody.

Singer, songwriter, and actress Miley Cyrus also took a brief—and newsworthy—break from cannabis back in 2017. She claimed that smoking brought on also mcuh “munching at house and playing video games.”

Fortunately, the infamous celebration girl’s mother intervened final year, and she is now back to toking each and every now and once more. Phewf.

Even Snoop Dogg— the Doggfather of cannabis, if you will—allegedly took his personal break from smoking pot back in 2002. But maybe a not-so-a lot-of-a-Spoiler-Alert: that didn’t final all that lengthy. He even has a salaried blunt roller for crying out loud.

The moral of the story right here is: folks cease smoking weed all of the time. But they adapt. And possibly recognize there are way worse points that they can be performing to pass the time. So they may well as nicely pass the blunt.

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