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Willie Nelson’s first ever virtual “weed summit” begins next week

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2019, file photo, Willie Nelson performs in Nashville, Tenn. Nelson may have given up smoking, but he hasn't stopped using marijuana. While in San Antonio last week for two performances, the 86-year-old country music legend told KSAT TV that in an effort to take better care of himself, he no longer smokes. His spokeswoman, Elaine Shock, told The Associated Press in an email Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, that Nelson hasn't given up cannabis, and she points out there are different ways to consume it. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — Today is 4/20, so it seems like the perfect time to tell you that Willie Nelson will soon light up his annual weed convention.

The virtual event is called the “Luck Summit: Planting the Seed” and the goal is to promote cannabis culture with music, cooking demonstrations, several panel discussions and keynote speakers.

The event is part of what Willie calls “High Holidays,” the week that starts with the annual marijuana holiday on four-20 and ends with his birthday on four-29.

A quote from Nelson appears on the event’s website:

“I think people need to be educated to the fact that marijuana is not a drug. Marijuana is an herb and a flower. God put it here. If He put it here and He wants it to grow, what gives the government the right to say that God is wrong?”

To take part in the online summit, you will have to make a financial donation of at least 10 dollars to the Cannabis Voter Project.

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