In Third Statewide Bid, Friedman Hopes to Win With Weed

MEDINA — Kinky Friedman practiced his smile as he sat on the front porch of his cabin on a secluded Hill Country ranch in December, three dogs scampering around his legs. He said he had gotten an instructive tip from a former Miss Mississippi.

“You put Vaseline across your upper teeth, push your tongue against your upper two teeth, and then you smile,” Friedman said, flashing a camera-ready grin.

He had recently returned home from a stint in Hawaii performing with Willie Nelson, whose name is just one of the many notable acquaintances he might drop in a conversation.

Friedman, 69 ...

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