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TMZ reports that Willie Nelson could be let off the hook on his November arrest for marijuana possession if he accepts a plea deal from the prosecutor, one that would see him skipping out on possible jail time and reduce his punishment to a $100 fine if he agrees to serenade the court with “Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain”—which the prosecutor says will count as “community service.” The whole story is a prism through which you can refract all sorts of personal outrages, such as: a) the way celebrities get special treatment from a star-struck judicial system, b) how marijuana has yet to be decriminalized, when even high-profile (pause for laffs) cases such as these are essentially treated as jokes; c) the continuing ridiculousness of ever arresting Willie Nelson for smoking marijuana ever, when obviously the world doesn’t care if he does so; d) the fact that if you get busted for pot possession, no one’s going to ask you to sing shit, etc. Mix and match!


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