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Joss Stone Weed Comments Anger Anti-Drug Groups
http://www.bittenandbound.com ^ | 11/10/2009 | staff

Posted on 11/10/2009 4:34:20 PM PST by Mozilla

Singer Joss Stone recently sat for an interview with Britain’s Star magazine and it has anti-drug campaigners freaking out. You may have guessed it…the 22-year-old admitted to smoking weed on a regular basis, calling it “fun”.

How often does Stone do drugs? Well she said it depends on the day and if the studio allows smoking or not and what song she is working on.

Joss said, “I smoke weed, but I don’t think it’s really a drug. It’s more an herb. I don’t regret saying that at all. I think everyone smokes weed and people who say they don’t are lying! Weed has been given this evil stamp, but how is it dangerous? It’s going to make you laugh your a** off? You might go to sleep? I think alcohol is much more harmful.”

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: drugs; jossstone; liberals; stonedstupid; weed

1 posted on 11/10/2009 4:34:23 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

Too bad.

She is right.


2 posted on 11/10/2009 4:37:39 PM PST by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: fanfan

No disagreement, but it smells nasty, IMHO.


3 posted on 11/10/2009 4:39:46 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (America, 1776 - 2009. R.I.P.)
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To: Mozilla

Is she putting on weight?


4 posted on 11/10/2009 4:40:24 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Mozilla

The AMA just reversed its opposition to marijuana, saying it DOES have medicinal purposes. 72 years and they changed their minds.
http://www.opposingviews.com/articles/opinion-ama-ends-72-year-policy-says-marijuana-has-medical-benefits-r-1257871699
It seems like public opinion is moving in favor of decriminalization. Maybe it’s because so many people have actually tried it and didn’t go crazy or become heroin addicts. It’s lost a lot of the fear factor.


5 posted on 11/10/2009 4:40:58 PM PST by worst-case scenario (Striving to reach the light)
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To: Paladin2
Too many munchies.

I guess she won't be walking around her house naked as much.

6 posted on 11/10/2009 4:41:19 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear (These fragments I have shored against my ruins)
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To: Mozilla
What's a Joss Stone?


7 posted on 11/10/2009 4:41:21 PM PST by Viking2002
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To: Mozilla
"And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat."
                                                               --Genesis 1:29
8 posted on 11/10/2009 4:42:22 PM PST by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: krb
She sure looks happy here.


9 posted on 11/10/2009 4:44:07 PM PST by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: Mozilla

Guilty? heh
10 posted on 11/10/2009 4:44:22 PM PST by PreciousLiberty
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To: Mozilla

She was pretty good on The Tudors. Love that show!


11 posted on 11/10/2009 4:45:32 PM PST by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: krb
Modern man declares "Gift from G_d" evil, and outlaws it!

Not surprising.


Who wouldn't rather take the same drugs as the Columbine killers? Prozac anyone?

12 posted on 11/10/2009 4:45:41 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (Ifanationexpects tobe ignorantandfree,inastateofcivilization,itexpects whatneverwas andnever will be)
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To: Uncle Miltie

You got that right. It does smell pretty bad.

There are some drawbacks to smoking pot however.

Pro’s

-It’s an escape from reality
-It helps you relax
-It can make you laugh as much as it makes you hungry
-It makes you sleepy

Con’s

-It makes you unmotivated and lazy
-It’s rumored to kill brain cells (makes you dumb)
-It can get expensive
-It could lead to smoking other things like cigarettes


13 posted on 11/10/2009 4:46:33 PM PST by eaglestar
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To: eaglestar
-It could lead to smoking other things like cigarettes

No! No! Anything but that!

14 posted on 11/10/2009 4:49:19 PM PST by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: eaglestar

Those are completely fair pros and cons. Enough to keep it illegal?


15 posted on 11/10/2009 4:50:09 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: Uncle Miltie

Oh well.
Diesel smells nasty.
;-)


16 posted on 11/10/2009 4:51:39 PM PST by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: Viking2002

I think it is something you tie to your boat to keep it from floating away.


17 posted on 11/10/2009 4:52:04 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Mozilla

Nice to know that we have our own home-grown stoners right here on FR. /sarc


18 posted on 11/10/2009 4:57:45 PM PST by my_pointy_head_is_sharp (Bastards all!!!)
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To: krb; eaglestar; bamahead; All
Youtube - Reefer Madness
19 posted on 11/10/2009 4:58:28 PM PST by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: fanfan

I’m sick and tired of the Government pretending pot is illegal. Come on.

Everyone in Southern Oregon is growing industrial quantities. The only thing that making it illegal does is enrich people willing to break the law. Supply isn’t a problem.

Keeping it underground makes it highly profitable, prone to violence, coercion, etc.

I think we should turn Kansas into Pot Central, let Archer Daniels Midland grow it, and get the cost down to about $5 / pound like any other leafy green vegetable. Wring the profits out of it. Wring the law breaking out of it.

Laws that the government effectively refuses to enforce just encourage the norm of flouting the law.

Prohibition of pot has failed. Get over it.

Legalize it so I can have a normal conversation with my neighbor. His dog barks too much. I want him to shut up. But I can’t just go over there, because he’s growing a forest.


20 posted on 11/10/2009 5:01:03 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (America, 1776 - 2009. R.I.P.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Kansas pot makes good paper, and rope......not much else.


21 posted on 11/10/2009 5:04:38 PM PST by Osage Orange (Obama's a self-made man who worships his own creator...............)
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To: eaglestar
"...There are some drawbacks to smoking pot..."

One is, that there is no smoke that is healthy.

Check out my new tagline... ;-)

22 posted on 11/10/2009 5:09:47 PM PST by Does so (ObamaCare...I pay for the medical-marijuana for millions of Americans?)
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To: Paladin2

23 posted on 11/10/2009 5:13:36 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: goseminoles

I say yes in the overall grand scheme of things but the smell alone makes it a menace to those who don’t approve of it. It should be legalized and heavily taxed to specifically pay down the debt however it would be very hard to keep it out of the hands of children when sold to someone of age and then handed to the child. I say this because I once had an underage kid ask me to buy cigarettes for him which I refused but not everyone will. Also could you imagine people being at work while stoned? Not very much would get done.


24 posted on 11/10/2009 5:14:48 PM PST by eaglestar
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To: fanfan
Diesel smells nasty.

So does a paper mill. Let's outlaw those ;p
25 posted on 11/10/2009 5:19:22 PM PST by bamahead (Avoid self-righteousness like the devil- nothing is so self-blinding. -- B.H. Liddell Hart)
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To: Mozilla

A rock star (or whatever type of music Miss Stone sings) smoking pot!! I for one am shocked.


26 posted on 11/10/2009 5:26:05 PM PST by eclecticEel (The Most High rules in the kingdom of men ... and sets over it the basest of men.)
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To: bamahead

Wait, I haven’t outlawed diesel yet...

;-)


27 posted on 11/10/2009 5:27:45 PM PST by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: Viking2002
What's a Joss Stone?

Check this out... It's from the DVD "Jeff Beck - Performing This Week, Live at Ronnie Scott's." One of the best concert videos I've ever seen. Jeff Beck is at the top of his game, and his band in phenomenal!

Mark

28 posted on 11/10/2009 5:52:38 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: krb
While I'm for the decriminalization, just because The Lord made it, doesn't mean we're supposed to consume it. Lots of "natural herbs and seeds" out there that will kill you...

Mark

29 posted on 11/10/2009 5:54:27 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: MarkL

I know, but how is the “not supposed to” clause supposed to be implemented? By giving power over us to other men? Or by living with the consequences of our actions after we’ve chosen not to heed caution?


30 posted on 11/10/2009 5:59:51 PM PST by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: eaglestar

I would guess commercial sellers would probably include things to alter the smell to something less harsh.


31 posted on 11/10/2009 6:03:05 PM PST by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: Does so

” One is, that there is no smoke that is healthy.”

Back in the day, we used to osterize it and bake it into brownies.You had to be careful how much you ate because it was much more potent that way.I think I read where 70% is wasted when you smoke it and only 10% is wasted when you eat it. I don’t indulge anymore but I don’t see the point in keeping it illegal.


32 posted on 11/10/2009 6:51:37 PM PST by kickonly88 (I love fossil fuel!)
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To: Mozilla

Cute and totally brain-dead.


33 posted on 11/10/2009 7:12:41 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Mozilla

Bless her gorgeous heart!


34 posted on 11/10/2009 7:15:34 PM PST by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: eclecticEel
A rock star (or whatever type of music Miss Stone sings) smoking pot!! I for one am shocked.

She's in the "British White Soul Singer" genre, sorta like Amy Winehouse but easier on the eyes.

That's one of the perks of being a successful recording artist. No employment-based drug testing.

35 posted on 11/10/2009 7:20:13 PM PST by Drew68
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To: krb
I know, but how is the “not supposed to” clause supposed to be implemented? By giving power over us to other men? Or by living with the consequences of our actions after we’ve chosen not to heed caution?

I'm just saying that it's sort of silly to try to base the reasoning for decriminalization on Scripture. And yes, I do believe that people should be held responsible and have to deal with the consequences of their actions.

Mark

36 posted on 11/11/2009 8:17:22 AM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: fanfan
Diesel smells nasty.

Says you.

37 posted on 11/11/2009 8:23:47 AM PST by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: fanfan

LOL! :)


38 posted on 11/11/2009 10:08:17 AM PST by bamahead (Avoid self-righteousness like the devil- nothing is so self-blinding. -- B.H. Liddell Hart)
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To: kickonly88
"...Back in the day, we used to osterize it and bake it into brownies...I don’t see the point in keeping it illegal..."

Ten years ago, the Czech Republic was reported encouraging smoking as a way to reduce their nationalized HealthCare costs. (Smokers died before becoming elderly—and expensive for The Collective).

When "medical marijuana" is smoked by enough Americans, maybe we CAN afford ObamaCare after all. :-)

39 posted on 11/11/2009 1:01:21 PM PST by Does so (ObamaCare...I pay for the medical-marijuana for millions of Americans?)
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To: MarkL

Jeff Beck is still the best.


40 posted on 02/06/2011 7:19:16 AM PST by pallmallman (Q)
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