Country music giant Willie Nelson has called on all stoners and marijuana advocates to put the bong down -- don't be paranoid, bro, no one's gonna steal it -- and get out the vote in 2012 for Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson.

After meeting with the former New Mexico Governor following a concert in his native Texas, Nelson decided to give his Teapot Party's endorsement to Johnson, a longtime pot fan.

In his official response to the honor, Johnson called Nelson an "iconic entertainer, philanthropist, innovator and champion for individual rights."