Loretta Lynn is defending her good friend Willie Nelson’s reputation. She told “People” magazine, “He’s one of the greatest people in the whole world. I know he smokes pot, but my goodness, there’s a lot people doing a lot worse than smoking pot!” In fact, Lynn admitted she tried marijuana for the first time earlier this year. She said, “I got glaucoma and they gave me one of these cigarettes. I took one smoke off of it and it hit me right here in the chest. I like to have died! Glaucoma is just going to have to take over.” Despite a fall that put her in the hospital last August, the 84-year-old country queen still keeps busy with touring and writing new songs.