Willie Nelson: On the Cover of Rolling Stone

It's been 36 years since Willie Nelson appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone. Now, at 81, he's back, telling the rock mag about his many pot busts:

"They mostly want autographs now. They don't really bother me anymore for the weed, because you can bust me now and I'll pay my fine or go to jail, get out and burn one on the way home. They know they're not stopping me."

Nelson: 'Weed is good for you. Jesus said one time that it's not what you put in your mouth, it's what comes out of your mouth. I saw the other day that [medical] weed is legal in Israel - there's an old-folks home there, and all these old men were walking around with bongs and shit. Fuck! They got it figured out before we did!'

And Nelson suggests that perhaps he didn't smoke pot on the roof of the White House in 1980, like he's long contended. "Oh, that might be true," the cagey Top CelebStoner notes. "I forget."

Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

Publisher of CelebStoner.com, former editor of High Times and Freedom Leaf and co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness.