Country music legend Willie Nelson, whose marijuana use is also legendary, has endorsed Republican candidate Gary Johnson for president in 2012.
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Johnson, who entered the race in April, stated his position on marijuana during the May 5 Republican debate. "I advocate legalizing marijuana," he said. "Control it, regulate, tax it."
Nelson's endorsement of Johnson marks the first endorsement from the Teapot Party. "The purpose of the Teapot Party is to vote in people who believe the way we do and vote out the ones who don't," Nelson stated in a Tea Pot Party press release. "Tax it, regulate it, legalize it. And stop the border wars over drugs."