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Published: Saturday, April 21, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

Must be 4:20 somewhere

  • Willie Nelson signs autographs after the unveiling of the Willie Nelson statue at the corner of West 2nd Street, also known as Willie Nelson Boulevard...

    Willie Nelson signs autographs after the unveiling of the Willie Nelson statue at the corner of West 2nd Street, also known as Willie Nelson Boulevard, and Lavaca Street in Austin, Texas, on Friday April 20, 2012. Nelson helped unveil a statue honoring him in downtown Austin by singing his new song "Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die" on Friday, a date long reserved to celebrate marijuana use. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Jay Janner)

Would you like your martini baked or fried? A distillery in Wasilla, Alaska, which earlier produced a smoked-salmon flavored vodka, is now making a vodka infused with hemp seeds.

Young hipsters who have tried the new spirit say they enjoy the taste of the marijuana-derived vodka, but some complain they have difficulty keeping the olive lit.

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Why Austin and not Weed, Calif.? Willie Nelson, country music legend and originator of the tour bus pot search, unveiled a statue of himself in Austin, Texas, and introduced a new song, "Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die," marking April 20 as an unofficial Marijuana Appreciation Day.

While we appreciate the sentiment of Willie's song, we hope he doesn't mind if we don't inhale.

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Gladly, the cross-bowed bear: Ted Nugent, rock guitar superstar and dead animal enthusiast, signed a plea agreement with federal prosecutors admitting he illegally took a black bear after exceeding his bag limit during a bow-hunting trip in Alaska two years ago.

Earlier, Nugent claimed he was justified in taking the second bear because it was his Second Amendment right to keep an unarmed bear.

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