Lighter Side: Texas lawyers say ‘Don’t Eat Your Weed’ in hit country song

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A couple of Waco, Texas lawyers are finding themselves in the spotlight after making the law world’s latest viral hit.

A refreshingly good original country song composed and performed by lawyers Will Hutson and Chris Harris meant to educate people on how to act during a traffic stop if in possession of a small amount of marijuana has been picking up steam.

“You know kids, if you’re in possession of less than two ounces of marijuana in the State of Texas, that is a Class B Misdemeanor,” said Harris at the start of the song’s video posted to YouTube.

“Unless you make the really stupid decision to try to either alter, destroy or conceal your weed while you’re standing next to a police officer – don’t do that!” Hutson chimed in. “Then it becomes the 3rd degree Felony of tampering with evidence.”

The song was published September of last year but according to The Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog, it has recently been getting more and more views. Hutson found out that this was due to radio stations picking up the song and giving it airplay.

It’s worth noting that this is the second time in recent weeks that a Texas lawyer has gotten attention for a viral hit. Anyone remember the “Texas Law Hawk”?

However, the lawyers of the Hutson and Harris, Attorneys and Counselors firm don’t want to get ridiculous.

“There are some lawyers’ commercials out there that are just so ridiculous, you wonder if somebody would take you seriously,” Harris is quoted by the Waco Tribune-Herald saying. “[W]e were hoping to look like a couple of guys who are lawyers who happen to play guitar. That is what we were shooting for.”

Their video is definitely not silly, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less entertaining.


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