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Posted on 11/02/2007 6:22:06 AM PDT by period end of story
LOS ANGELES - Bob Barker famously closed each episode of "The Price Is Right" with a pitch to spay and neuter pets. His successor is taking a stand on a more controversial subject: marijuana. Drew Carey won't tout toking up on "Price," but he defends the use of medical marijuana in a video posted online Thursday on Reason.tv.
"Smell that smell," the 49-year-old comedian says as he walks into a Los Angeles medical marijuana dispensary. "That's the smell of freedom."
The video is one of 20 Carey will host for the Reason Foundation, a nonprofit educational group whose ideas "some people call libertarian" and whose mission is to "advance freedom," said president David Nott.
Carey offered to produce brief documentaries on topics ranging from traffic congestion to immigration for the foundation's Web site, Nott said.
"Drew Carey connects with regular people. ... He has a regular guy's look at things, and that's why this seems like a great thing," he said. "We're interested in freedom across the spectrum, and good journalism about these subjects is important in the world of ideas."
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Not surprising. Carey is well known for his love of skunk and hookers.
As do I. It was the ONLY thing that helped my wife through her 2 bouts of breast cancer. You have no idea how heartbreaking it is to stay up all night, constantly emptying the "bucket" so it can be used again & again.
At least he’s not a Liberal.
Good for him.
It’s about time the whole “Marijuana is the DEBIL !!!” bullshit stopped.
If it works for her: great. We always hear about certain segments of the population that get relief from nausea.
He’s also well known for standing up for his own rights and not letting anyone infringe on his rights when he’s not infringing on others rights.
Marijuana helped my mother with her nausau and not be so looped that she couldn’t enjoy the last few months with her family. The other nauseau drugs knock you out.
Ready for the flaming of me and my mother who went to church for her whole life and was a hard choice to try it. I urged her. I told her “Mama, people who smoke for cancer don’t smoke to get high, they smoke to get by”. She tried it and it worked. At least until the very very end. Then nothing helped.
P.S. But the five months she had AWAKE with her grandchildren, husband and me were worth it.
I can’t argue with that.
Anyway, it was an good documentary that seemed to showed both sides, IMHO.
He’s also known for being a damn fine Marine and raising more than a little cash for Marine families.
Good for Carey. It’s insane to have to ask the government for permission to consume a plant, especially if you are dying of cancer.
That’s a mouthful.
Oddly I find myself mentioning Showtime twice on the same thread! One of the first things I watched on Showtime when we ordered it was a documentary by a comedian who 'gave in' to Carey's asking him to join and entertain the troops. It was awesome, and of course I can't remember the name of it!
I already like Carey, his tv shows and his stand up. He's a stand up guy and my 'daughter of a WWII B-17 Pilot' hat is off to him. Like Gary Sinese (sp??), he's out there doing his thing for the troops without hordes of media coverage and pomp and circumstance.
Anyone that would flame that is a “pure male donkey” with a hole.
Experiencing that would likely change opinions.
For the most part, it shouldn't be smoked. There are other ways to get the benefits of it without adding the harm of repeatedly filling lungs with smoke to an already sick person.
This is the only issue the Dems have right. The Repubs come off as jackboots on this one... because they are.
I guess I’m watching “Price is Right” reruns. At least there has to be a couple thousand of them.
There are also plenty of people who smoke dope because they’re depressed, sad, their life is screwed up. Hell...tons of excuses.
“As do I. It was the ONLY thing that helped my wife through her 2 bouts of breast cancer. You have no idea how heartbreaking it is to stay up all night, constantly emptying the “bucket” so it can be used again & again.”
I’m sorry, but according to some of the stalwarts who always come to these threads, you’re wrong. Pot didn’t help your wife and there were PLENTY of other things that would have. Your wife is a just a pothead who wanted to get stoned and used her cancer as an excuse. /s
Well, maybe I exaggerate a little, but you get the picture.
I know. God forbid they have to go through what my wife & I did....I suspect their take on it would change quite fast.
One would hope.
I don’t use hemp, but I will defend the plant to anyone. It’s a viable drug, great for making rope and other things. It’s an amazingly useful plant. It used to be grown as a crop legally, but no more.
Line made of hemp was stronger, more flexible, and more resistant to the damaging effects of salt water than other types of natural line.
No flames from me. If it helps a loved one laws be d@mned. Big difference between medical and recreational use in my book. Of course the taliban section of FR forgets where all the "cain" drugs come from. If its made in a lab it's ok.
Sorry about the loss of your mom. You did good by her.
Nothing. If it was treated exactly the same as alcohol. I guess my point was that if it helps a sick person, the way the laws are now they'd be hard pressed for a conviction if I was on the jury.
And do you also oppose the recreational use of tobacco and alcohol?
Nope. I enjoy both regularly.
... that also publishes Reason magazine, a pro-recreational-pot libertarian rag. Get medical marijuana accepted and recreational marijuana will follow.
Or as Keith Stroup (former Director of NORML) said, "We are trying to get marijuana reclassified medically. If we do that, we'll be using the issue as a red herring to give marijuana a good name. That's our way of getting to them just like the paraphernalia laws are their way of getting to us."
They say it did. Who am I to argue?
But I'm sure they're not using their anecdotal story as proof that marijuana should be legalized for everyone as medicine. Why, that would be irresponsible, dangerous, and just plain nutty.
No, nutty is allowing sick people access to a plant which may injure or kill them.
A plant which no major medical organization supports as medicine -- and that includes the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute. A plant that does not have FDA approval.
A plant where a doctor does not know how to prescribe it in terms of dosage and frequency, what the side effects are for his patient, or what drug interactions there might be with other medications he's prescribing.
We've come a long way since Clan of the Cave Bear, yet you'd rather we chew on barks and roots.
That's my biggest objection on this issue. Then again, I never liked the taste of any kind of smoking, whether it was cigs, or pot.
But, but, the mommy government knows what’s best for you and your wife.
I find it interesting that people who will take strong prescription drugs, morphine, etc., would look down on marijuana. I don’t smoke it and wouldn’t if it were legal, but if I were ill like your mother was, I certainly would. It’s ridiculous not to take something that can ease pain.
robertpaulson is disgusting.
he’s a bit unreasonable on the issue but I don’t mind debating him on it if he wants to use facts, he ignores the fact that we have had federally sanctioned medical marijuana since the 70’s and still have patients approved to use it, they just froze enrollment when Reagan started the war on drugs
Reagan far from started it. He may have turned it up a notch or two, but it was already underway for decades.
In pill form, medicalized and prescribed as an alternative to other meds...fine.
Smoked for highness and sold in bags...NOT!
The WOD has done nothing to reduce the problems that drugs cause society. At some point it is luncacy to try the same thing over and over with the same results.
Of course. If the all knowing benevolent Congress thinks that marijuana is wrong under any circumstances, who are any of us to resist? Especially since the SCOTUS has ruled that taking marijuana in one State, and that is made in that State, is interstate commerce.
Good for Drew Carey (the new Bob Barker) and the State of California for doing the right thing. Additionally, good for the State of California for telling the Congress and the SCOTUS where to go.