Call it a “stoner’s summit.” That’s essentially what went down when country music icon Willie Nelson paid a visit to the White House back in 1978, an event that has now been minted with presidential confirmation.
Jimmy Carter, the 39th president who occupied the White House at the time, recalled Nelson’s haze-filled trip in a new documentary, providing a slight correction to the musician’s own recollection of what transpired.
“When Willie Nelson wrote his autobiography, he confessed that he smoked pot in the White House one night when he was spending the night with me,” Carter says in the documentary, as quoted by People magazine. “And he says that his companion that shared the pot with him was one of the servants in the White House. That is not exactly true — it actually was one of my sons, which he didn’t want to categorize as a pot-smoker like him.”
The story has long been a part of American political folklore, with Nelson sharing his account in interviews and books through the years. In fact, in a 2015 interview with GQ magazine, Nelson coyly acknowledged that it was actually Carter’s son, Chip, who joined him on the roof to get