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Marijuana strain review: Willie Nelson OG

Now an icon of record-biz elder-statesmanship, activism and humanitarianism. Ol’ Willie is also arguably America’s best-known weedhead. This latter was clearly on the trajectory early in his career as a songwriter in the Nashville trenches, penning hits for hillbilly crooner Faron Young like “Hello Walls,” a song about a love-addled man who talks to inanimate objects.

Willie Nelson is seen in a 2007 file photo. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)

A veteran of more than one high-profile MJ bust, Willie rolled with these legal punches to become an early advocate for marijuana reform, even inviting 420-averse Attorney General Jeff Sessions to try the ganja and heroin for a more enlightened view to their stark differences. A legend among county music fans, Willie is also dear to tokers’ hearts for this indica-based hybrid dank.

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Nelson has his own line of 420 product (of course), but this rancorous and foul-tasting O.G. bud I picked up from a neighborhood dispensary likely isn’t it. Not that the stuff dishonors his eminent name — from first gasp-inducing hit to last ragged exhale, this is some very nice bud, and hit especially hard after my long venture into vaping.

Never mind grinding — just pop a raw chunk into the pipe and ignite. The buzz was cheerful and long-lasting, or just the kind for an indolent afternoon of mean country tunes in the urban haze.

Willie Nelson O.G.

Price: $15/gram

The Wrap: The song “It’s Funny How Time Slips Away” takes on a whole new meaning.


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