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Willie Nelson Might Sing His Way Out of Pot Charge

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Surprise, surprise — Willie Nelson was busted with a personal amount of marijuana on his tour bus last fall. Of course, it probably would’ve been a much bigger surprise if the search turned up nothing, but in this day and age, where many touring musicians have doctor recommendations allowing them to legally “medicate” in home states such as California and Colorado, not many people care. Especially when there are natural disasters, political upheavals and even revolutions to deal with.

Indeed, that’s kinda the stance that even the prosecutor in Willie’s case seems to be taking. TMZ reports that the prosecutor would be willing to let Willie’s punishment fit an increasingly popular perception of the crime — rather than let him face up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine — if the country icon sings ‘Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain’ inside the courtroom. Then, all will be forgiven and the 77-year-old country singer will have to pay just a $100 penalty.

Both Willie and the presiding judge must accept the terms for this to happen, but our guess is that the singer’s expert attorney — Joe Turner, who got Willie’s previous marijuana charge dropped (in 1994) — is tuning up the guitar.

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