Oops: Virginia governor accidentally poses for picture with Willie Nelson’s marijuana

Virginia’s governor Terry McAuliffe recently posed for a photo with Willie Nelson at the Farm Aid concert. But that’s not all he posed with.

12-29-15 Willie Nelson performs during the Willie Nelson & Family New Year concert at ACL LIve at the Moody Theater. Suzanne Cordeiro for American-Statesman

12-29-15 Willie Nelson performs during the Willie Nelson & Family New Year concert at ACL LIve at the Moody Theater. Suzanne Cordeiro for American-Statesman

The picture, which was tweeted out by Nelson’s wife Annie, shows the country music legend and McAuliffe sitting at a table with a can of Nelson’s own Willie’s Reserve between them. Annie captioned the picture “Uh-oh trouble!”

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Willie’s reserve is, of course, the singer’s brand of marijuana — legally available for purchase in Washington and Colorado. Recreational marijuana use is illegal in Virginia.

 

After 8News reached out to McAuliffe’s office for comment, as KXAN reports, the governor’s spokesperson Brian Coy explained:

“He was not and still is not aware of whatever was on the table or anywhere around him and wouldn’t know marijuana or related paraphernalia if it walked up and shook his hand. He’s cool, but he’s not that cool.”

Coy also mentioned that McAuliffe is open to legalizing medical, but not recreational, marijuana use in Virginia. Not that he would recognize either if it was sitting on a table in front of him.

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