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Doctor Oz Smokes Out the Medical Marijuana Debate!

Category: Celebrities | Posted on Tue, March, 29th 2011 by THCFinder

On the Dr Oz show today, Doctor Oz focused on the hot debate concerning medical marijuana. His guest was Montel Williams, who has been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and who is fighting for legalized medical marijuana, since it provides relief for his condition. Additionally, Montel says that no more plaque has formed in his brain, leading to the conclusion that using marijuana has halted the progression of his MS. He is fighting to help find a cure for multiple sclerosis, and says it’s time for the federal government to make medical marijuana legal!

Montel took a shot at President Obama on today’s show as well, saying that the president has never worn a uniform and Montel has…so how dare the President deny him the use of a medicine that works for his condition.

Another guest on the show, Dr. Andrea Barthwell who is a former director of the White House National Drug Control Policy, says that she co-chaired a study that reviewed the literature on the safety of medical marijuana. Their study found that one: they can’t support the use of smoking any drug; two: wherever medical marijuana is in use, the illegal use of it expands and three: young people are the most vulnerable to that.

Another guest, Dr. Donald Abrams, who is an oncologist and a medical marijuana researcher, says that his patients are fighting for their lives. As far as smoking it, he considers it an “inhaled” drug, like those used by asthmatic patients. He and Montel insist that smoking marijuana appears to even decrease the risk of lung cancer!

Then Dr. Oz went back to Dr. Barthwell, and said that she has been involved with a company who is looking at taking some of the elements of marijuana and purifying them. Montel jumped in and said no, she was hired by a medicinal marijuana company from outside of the United States to ensure that patients outside the U.S. have access to safe and effective medicine, as opposed to people here at home. Dr. Barthwell said that the products have not passed the FDA, because our standards are different from those in countries where those products have passed, such as the U.K. and Canada.

An audience member who works as a school nurse pointed out that in areas where marijuana has been legalized for medical use, the perceived risk of using it goes down, so use goes up in the kids. They don’t think there’s anything wrong with it because it’s prescribed by doctors.

Dr. Barthwell’s greatest fear for legalized medical marijuana is having a medicine available outside the closed loop of FDA approval (which regulates its dispensation) causes patients to have to buy it from street vendors.

Montel pointed out that prescription medications like Oxycontin, Percocet, Adderall and Valium are the most addictive and abused substances out there, especially among high school kids. The audience applauded.

 

Doctor Oz summed up that if we’re going to make medical marijuana legal, then we need to make it legal. “It’s not fair to pass laws that make it look like it’s legal, and then not be able to give people what they need,” he said. States need a system to control who can prescribe marijuana and who can use it. Marijuana is not as addictive as other drugs, “but it’s darn addictive,” he said, and it needs to be strictly regulated.

Fundamentally, Dr. Oz says it should be used to give patients their lives back, not to take their lives away.

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Rapper Rick Ross charged with marijuana possession

Category: Celebrities | Posted on Mon, March, 28th 2011 by THCFinder
SHREVEPORT, La. - Rapper Rick Ross has been arrested in Louisiana on a marijuana possession charge.
 
Police spokesman Bill Goodin said Monday that Ross, whose real name is William Roberts II, was issued a misdemeanor summons and released after Friday night's arrest.
 
Roberts, known for such albums as "Teflon Don" and "Deeper Than Rap," was arrested after police responded to a complaint about the smell of marijuana at the Hilton Hotel.
 
Upon checking, Goodin said police confiscated 1 gram of what investigators believed to be marijuana.
 
An official with the rapper's record label did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.
 

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Willie Nelson offered to sing his way to freedom from drug charges

Category: Celebrities | Posted on Sat, March, 26th 2011 by THCFinder
Country music legend Willie Nelson was offered a sweet deal by West Texas prosecutors Friday, attempting to resolve his November 26 arrest for marijuana charges by making him sing in the court room.
 
County Attorney Kit Bramblett recommended the singer plead guilty, pay fines and sing “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain,” reports the Associated Press. Bramblett made his recommendations to Hudspeth County's Judge Becky Dean-Walker, who accordignto the AP, “specifically demanded that Nelson appear in court instead of pleading by mail.”
 
Bramblett told the AP that the judge would really like to meet him.
 
Nelson was busted at a  border checkpoint in Sierra Blanca on November 26, last year. Police smelled marijuana and searched the bus with K-9’s, finding a few ounces of marijuana.
 

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McLovin!

Category: Celebrities | Posted on Sat, March, 26th 2011 by THCFinder

Need we say more?

 

 

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Whoopi Goldberg Confesses To Smoking Cannabis Before Winning Oscar

Category: Celebrities | Posted on Thu, March, 24th 2011 by THCFinder
Whoopi Goldberg has confessed to smoking cannabis before she accepteed her Oscar in 1991 for 'Best Supporting Actress' for her performance in 'Ghost'.
 
The 55-year-old actress claims that she was high when she accepted the award from Denzel Washing for her role in the film in which she starred as Oda Mae Brown opposite the late Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore.
 
The actress and host of 'The View', she said: "I learned a great lesson though. Never smoke pot before there's the possibility of having to talk to one hundred million people. Smoking cigarettes and pot every now and then are my habits and I thought, 'I've got to relax.'
 
"So I smoked this joint that was the last of my home grown and honey, when he said my name and I popped up, I was like, 'Oh f**k, oh f**k, up the stairs one two three four five, onto the podium. There's millions of people, OK grab the statue.' I knew I should have never had done it."
 
"So I panicked and got the Oscars tape to see whether you could tell and you just couldn't. I know you're not supposed to admit that you smoke pot but I don't drink alcohol!"
 

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Lindland Sued Over Medical Marijuana Plants

Category: Celebrities | Posted on Wed, March, 9th 2011 by THCFinder
UFC and Strikeforce veteran Matt Lindland has been sued for the alleged theft of six medical marijuana plants, according to a report from an Oregon newspaper. 
 
The Willamette Week wrote Monday that Gonzalo Aldana Gamboa filed a suit in Multnomah County Circuit Court on March 3 accusing Lindland of stealing the plants. The suit alleges that Gamboa was granted permission to grow the plants on Lindland’s property in Eagle Creek, Ore., last October under the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP). However, Gamboa claims that Lindland would not allow him to collect the marijuana when Gamboa returned in November. 
 
The OMMP is a state registry program which processes applications for medical marijuana identification cards, as well as registering “grow sites.” According to the suit, Gamboa registered the growth and harvest of the six plants with the state in October. He is reportedly seeking $122,880, the estimated street value of the lost marijuana. 
 
Lindland, 40, is a 2000 Sydney Olympics silver medalist in Greco-Roman wrestling and an 11-year veteran of MMA who has competed for such promotions as the UFC, theInternational Fight League and, most recently, Strikeforce. 
 
“The Law” last entered the cage on Dec. 4, when he was knocked out in 50 seconds by fellow UFC vet Robbie Lawler. Lindland was slated to meet Mamed Khalidov at KSW 15 in Warsaw on March 19, but withdrew from the bout in late February after reportedly suffering a hand injury in training.
 

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