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Virginia Governor Strikes A Pose With Willie Nelson And His Pot

They look like best buds.

Nothing he can do about it now!

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) appeared in a highly curious photo with legendary singer and pot smoker Willie Nelson.

A photo shared Saturday by the “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die” singer’s wife, Annie, shows McAuliffe sitting beside a can of Willie’s Reserve, the country singer’s brand of marijuana.

“UH-OH Trouble!” Annie Nelson captioned the photo while tagging the governor and CNN commentator Paul Begala. It’s not clear whether she’s alluding to the pot.

The “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die” singer, seen here in front of a spread of pot, launched his own mar
The “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die” singer, seen here in front of a spread of pot, launched his own marijuana brand last year.

Marijuana is illegal in Virginia, where the pair met up during Nelson’s performance in Bristow, but it is legal in Colorado and Washington, where his bud is sold.

McAuliffe spokesman Brian Coy told the Richmond Times-Dispatch that the governor was in Nelson’s trailer for only about 10 minutes and had no clue what was on the table.

He added that McAuliffe wouldn’t recognize marijuana or paraphernalia “if it walked up and shook his hand.”

“He’s cool, but he’s not that cool,” Coy said.

That didn’t stop an Instagram account for Willie’s Reserve from promoting the photo.

“We spy a little Willie’s Reserve tin on the table during this meeting with Virginia’s @governorterrymcauliffe, who stopped by Willie’s bus at Farm Aid!” the post read. “Alas, only one of the guys in this picture chose to toke.”

Annie Nelson confirmed that last point, posting a follow-up tweet that read: “One of them did not imbibe ― guess which one!!!”

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