Willie Nelson organization petitions Biden to make April 20 a national holiday
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Country music legend Willie Nelson’s organization, Luck Reunion, has started a petition for President BidenJoe BidenCDC chief clarifies vaccine comments: 'There will be no nationwide mandate' Overnight Defense: First group of Afghan evacuees arrives in Virginia | Biden signs Capitol security funding bill, reimbursing Guard | Pentagon raises health protection level weeks after lowering it Biden urges local governments to stave off evictions MORE to make April 20 through April 29 a national holiday for marijuana.

The fine people of Luck, Texas, and supporters of the great Willie Nelson, on behalf of cannabis users around the nation, are writing today to ask you to consider declaring the 9 days spanning April 20 to April 29 an official national holiday: the ‘High Holidays,’” the petition states

The petition was started by Luck Reunion and has over 2,200 signatures. The goal is to get 2,500 signatures. 

The holiday would end on April 29 in honor of Nelson’s birthday.

The real purpose, the group says, of the request is to educate people about marijuana and attempt to de-stigmatize it.

“We believe that recognition of the ‘High Holidays’ opens the door to much needed dialogue supporting the many benefits of cannabis while helping to remove the unjustified stigmas currently surrounding this amazing plant,” the petition says. 

The petition comes before Luck Reunion hosts their first annual cannabis convention called “Planting the Seed.”

“Please puff, puff, and pass this to your friends in Congress for consideration,” the petition says.

Nelson has been an advocate for marijuana and education around the topic for much of his musical career.