Judge Crushes Plea Deal in Willie Nelson Pot Case
Category: Celebrities | Posted on Thu, July, 7th 2011 by THCFinder
Willie Nelson once again faces a year in jail over marijuana possession charges -- this after the judge in the case REJECTED a plea deal in which the singer would have gotten off with a $500 fine.
As we previously reported, Willie struck a plea bargain last month in West Texas -- in which prosecutors agreed to reduce his pot possession charge to misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia ... if the singer agreed to plead no contest.
Willie would have only had to pay a $500 fine -- but the judge outright rejected that deal Wednesday ... claiming the singer was getting special treatment.
According to the judge, Nelson should be charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession -- which could put him in jail for a year
Willie Nelson pot case plea deal rejected by judge
Category: Celebrities | Posted on Tue, July, 5th 2011 by THCFinder
A proposed plea deal in Willie Nelson's marijuana possession case has been officially rejected by a Texas judge.
The 'On the Road Again' singer was arrested in November 2010 by the US Border Patrol when authorities discovered several ounces of pot on his tour bus.
Nelson had reportedly agreed to plead no contest to a charge of misdemeanour possession of drug paraphernalia as well as pay a $500 (£310) fine and $280 (£173) in court costs, with the presiding judge Becky Dean-Walker initially lodging her agreement.
Judge Dean-Walker has now reversed her decision and will deny the plea agreement, citing a desire to avoid any accusations of favouritism due to Nelson's status as a popular musician.
The justice explained to Reuters: "I'm not going to be guilty of signing something because someone is a celebrity... Everybody should be treated the same in my court."
Nelson's case has now been returned to County Attorney CR Bramblett, who has been tasked with deciding on a harsher punishment for the country singer.
Bramblett has not yet commented on whether he will pursue the matter further or simply drop the case entirely.
Bramblett had previously proposed that the marijuana possession charge could be expunged if Nelson would agree to perform the 1975 hit 'Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain' before the court, but Judge Dean-Walker quickly dismissed any notion that there would be singing in her courtroom.
Nelson has long been an advocate for the legalization of marijuana in the US, even co-chairing the advisory board of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.
Fans Offer Mary-Louise Parker Marijuana
Category: Celebrities | Posted on Thu, June, 30th 2011 by THCFinder
Fans of TV series Weeds are so convinced actress Mary-louise Parker is a marijuana lover they keep offering to get her high.
In the hit comedy Parker plays Nancy Botwin, a widow who sells drugs to support her family - and the star reveals viewers often assume she's just like her pot-loving character.
She says, "People give me pot all the time... It's homemade a lot of times. People say, 'I grew it myself.' That's the thing I hear.
"I try to be gracious, you know, I'm not going to not take it. But I don't smoke it. I have children, you know. I'm not somebody who's going to go home and (smoke it)."
The real reason he always wanted pudding and jello
Category: Celebrities | Posted on Wed, June, 29th 2011 by THCFinder
Mr. Cosby had the damn munchies! Where's your pudding pop now?
Tommy Chong says Obama is the key to decriminalizing marijuana
Category: Celebrities | Posted on Mon, June, 27th 2011 by THCFinder
While speaking with CNN about decriminalizing marijuana, Canadian actor Tommy Chong had a few choice words for Paul Chabot and a message for President Obama.
Chong said that President Obama had the power to remove marijuana from the same list where drugs like heroin and LSD reside and move it to a less restrictive list where it can be used for medical purposes.
"All President Obama has to do is sign an executive order rescheduling marijuana from Schedule 1, which says it has no medical use whatsoever, to a Schedule 2, which would allow it to be sold by prescription only. Then we'd be all done.”
Paul Chabot, a former White House senior advisor to the director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy and who is also the founder of the Coalition for a Drug Free California, had issues with what Chong was trying to accomplish saying;
“We have woken up to the medical fraud marijuana problem that's skirted all around our nation. Times are changing. It will be back to community and family values."
Chong went on to speak about how Montel Williams keeping his MS under control by using marijuana and that while Melissa Ethridge suffered through her fight with cancer that the use of marijuana helped her through that pain.
The argument ended up with Chong telling Chabot to “shut up” saying;
“It has medical use. That lie you just said where it had no medical use whatsoever, it's a lie.”
In 2004, before President Obama was in office, he said that the war of drugs was “an utter failure” and that while he did not believe that marijuana should be legalized he did think that it should be decriminalized.
'Shut up!' as marijuana debate heats up
Category: Celebrities | Posted on Fri, June, 24th 2011 by THCFinder
Actor Tommy Chong and former White House drug czar advisor Paul Chabot debate a federal bill that would leave states to regulate pot.
Check out our recent (and fascinating!) OFF SET interviews on the debate to legalize drugs, first with Neill Franklin, executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, and then with Rafael Lemaitre, Associate Director for Public Affairs at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.
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