Yoga Got a Stoner Out of Jail

Twenty-eight-year-old Aspen musician Vaughn Barnett was facing additional prison time for possessing 11 pounds of marijuana (which he said was "all trim from a legal marijuana grow in California"), but a judge let him off with 30 days and probation after he turned his life around with yoga. His lawyer says the jailhouse yoga classes he took have made him a different man: "(Barnett) said to me that after taking yoga for three months, he had never felt this clear in the head. I think he feels so much better that he has purged his mind through the use of yoga." Barnett also no longer talks about the miraculous properties of hemp fabric, or about government conspiracies, but now he annoyingly holds forth on the openness of his chakras.

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