Paul McCartney is seemingly having a blast while on vacation in St. Barts. The former-Beatle, who turns 80 on June 18th, was photographed by paparazzi enjoying what looks to be a well-sized joint while chilling out in the backyard of his rented villa.
Last fall, McCartney — who had claimed to have quit smoking pot a decade ago — revealed he was growing hemp. “Macca,” who’s been busted for pot no less than five times over the years spoke about the changes in how things are done today in regard to growing.
McCartney told The Daily Mail last year: “We’re actually just getting into growing hemp, the funny thing with government regulations is you’ve got to keep it where people can’t see it, because you get all the kids coming in and robbing it!'”
He went on to say, “It’s organic. I went organic over 20 years ago. When I first bought the farm there were some fields where my farm guys would say, ‘There’s no worms in these fields. There’s no life.’ That’s because basically all you did was put on pesticides and then put a fertilizer in. I thought, ‘OK, that’s a challenge, we’re going to go organic.'”
- Paul McCartney tour dates (subject to change):
April 28 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
May 2, 3 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
May 6, 8 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
May 13 – Los Angeles, CA – SoFi Stadium
May 17 – Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
May 21 – Winston Salem, NC – Truist Field
May 25 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live
May 28 – Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium
May 31 – Knoxville, TN – Thompson Boling Arena
June 4 – Syracuse, NY – Carrier Dome
June 7, 8 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park
June 12 – Baltimore, MD – Oriole Park
June 16 – East Rutherford, NJ – Met Life Stadium
June 25 – Pilton, England – Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm
- Paul McCartney was arrested twice for marijuana possession in 1972: once after being mailed pot while tour in Sweden, and again later that year for growing the illegal weed on his Scottish farm. At the time McCartney told authorities that he had been given seeds by fans and was unaware that they would “come up illegal.”
- McCartney has had only one pot run-in in America. In 1975, while driving in Los Angeles, the McCartney’s were busted for possession of pot after blowing through a red light, with the car — allegedly — almost completely smoke-filled. Wife Linda, who was a U.S. citizen, told police that the pot was hers, and was arrested and later fined.
- In January 1980, Paul McCartney was arrested in Tokyo, Japan for bringing 7.7 ounces of marijuana into the country and was jailed for nine days before being deported and banned from Japan for a decade.
- Four years later, he was busted in Barbados after scoring weed on a beach while on vacation.
CHECK IT OUT: Paul McCartney & Wings’ 1972 promo for “Hi, Hi, Hi”: