RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe paid a visit to Willie Nelson at Farm Aid over the weekend, and posed for a photo with the legendary musician.
The governor never imagined the image would go viral.
A Twitter user posted an image of McAuliffe and Nelson sitting at a table together and smiling for the camera. On the table is a container of Willie’s Reserve, Nelson’s brand of marijuana. The weed is sold legally in Colorado and Washington, but is illegal in Virginia.
WRIC reached out to the governor's office, and a spokesperson said McAuliffe was not aware that the marijuana was on the table, and wouldn't recognize the drug or related paraphernalia. The spokesperson told WRIC that the governor was "cool, but he's not that cool."
McAuliffe has stated in the past that he’s open to legalizing medicinal marijuana in his state, but opposed to recreational use.
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