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Drew Carey's Got the Right "Price" for Pot

11/3/2007 3:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Forget controlling the pet population, new "Price Is Right" host Drew Carey has his own cause -- medical marijuana. Come on down!


The funnyman teamed up with Reason.tv to take a look at the trendy area of Brentwood, Calif. to show how someone can find a place to buy an alcoholic or heavily-caffeinated beverage on nearly every corner -- while the federal government is cracking down on something that can treat the effects of cancer, glaucoma, HIV-AIDS, chronic pain and nausea. Let's see a mocha frappuccino do that!

Carey is hoping the government will reclassify medical marijuana so that those who need it can get it. Maybe he should just give an ounce away in the Showcase Showdown!

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91.

Fred    

When doctors say you are terminal or that they have no effective treatment that you can tolerate then I don't care what you do to find relief. So long as what you are doing is not a danger to anyone else who cares?

Pot is probably not a good idea for public consumption but it is also probably not really any more dangerous than alcohol for adults. It should be decriminalized and home production should not be a crime.

Deciding how you destroy your health or mind should be your choice not the cops.

The only limit I see as necessary is really tough driving while high laws. We let alcohol off the hook in this regard and it costs about 18 thousand funerals each year. Decriminalized pot should carry really heavy penality when a driver is caught high.

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92.

leef    

Thanks for the honesty Drew. Great Ad.

2455 days ago
93.

ceridwen    

Go Drew!!

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94.

KGY    

the goverment is against any use of marijuana because they dont have enough control over it. anything they can t control, they are against. anything that will help others feel better, im for. pfb and star, get a room

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95.

Marlb Man    

I love all the comments that condone and promote pot as the greatest pain killer on earth. There is a reason the human body feels pain. It is called living. I am not saying pain is good or fun to live with, but hey, that's life. Most of the people posting in favor of smoking pot, are clearly burnout losers trying to justify their nasty little habit. Time to grow the f up and deal with life as it is and try to make it better without a crutch. OK, "man"?

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96.

strahght up    

Penisforbrains...lets see; a MD, a PHD and yet you have all the time in the world to post to this......Perhaps more likely is a major shareholder in big pharma who sees a potential reduction in the huge profits....after all; a drug that you cannot cannot control the supply of; which has no significant side effects to sell another drug to counteract....etc, etc, etc

2455 days ago
97.

gramiepat    

It does not surprise me Drew CArey making such stupid statements. if his thinking is correct then why not legalize all frugs and have a hay day---sound to me like he has puffed once too many times but what is new for the so called celebs of the world.?

2455 days ago
98.

LOL    

This is for Anita who wrote "8. it's still illegal for medical marijluana in America? It isnt here (canada), and it's being decriminalized for recreational use. It saves our criminal system stress, and redirects our police resources to more pertinant areas. Has anyone seen the effects of meth? It's freaking scary! Let the police use their resources where it matters. If all of the drug forces were able to concentrate on dangerous and devastating drugs while issuing a mere ticket for other less dangerous drugs society would thrive. The ripple effect would be tremendous.

Posted at 12:37PM on Nov 3rd 2007 by Anita Blake"

Anita, I'm in Canada (Toronto). Marijuana is STILL illegal in the Criminal Code of Canada. The Liberal Party of Canada wanted to decriminalize small amounts for 'personal use' (as opposed to medical marijuana. This put the Liberals in the unique position of encouraging an illegal activity.

As for medical marijuana, you have to jump through hoops and get Doctor's signatures on Health Canada forms stipulating that you have tried all other forms of analgesics including Marinol.

Then if you are approved, you get a Certificate that grants you can possess a stipulated amount per week or month of marijuana that was grown by the government in a mine in Flin Flon, and buy it at inflated prices over what you'd pay if you bought it from some yutz on a street corner. That too put the Government into the unique and illegal position of being the supplier of an illegal drug / controlled substance.

The fact of the matter is that pot is still illegal, but the government has deemed small amounts to be legal. Deeming something legal is not the same as BEING legal.

As for the legal aspects? The Police must still charge a person with possession or PPT (possession for the purposes of trafficking) if the quantity is in excess of 14 grams (about 1/2 an oz).

Then it is up to the Judge to utilize discretion in sentencing. Most times you'll get a suspended sentence for small amounts. It's so bad up here it's almost a Judge Harry T Stone (Night Court) sentence of $50 and time served.

So no - it's NOT legal up here according to the Criminal Code of Canada.

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99.

LOL    

This is for Anita who wrote "8. it's still illegal for medical
marijluana in America? It isnt here (canada), and it's being
decriminalized for recreational use. It saves our criminal system
stress, and redirects our police resources to more pertinant areas.
Has anyone seen the effects of meth? It's freaking scary! Let the
police use their resources where it matters. If all of the drug
forces were able to concentrate on dangerous and devastating drugs
while issuing a mere ticket for other less dangerous drugs society
would thrive. The ripple effect would be tremendous.

Posted at 12:37PM on Nov 3rd 2007 by Anita Blake"

Anita, I'm in Canada (Toronto). Marijuana is STILL illegal here in the
Criminal Code of Canada. The Liberal Party of Canada wanted to
decriminalize small amounts for 'personal use' (as opposed to medical
marijuana. This put the Liberals in the unique position of encouraging
an illegal activity.

As for medical marijuana, you have to jump through hoops and get
Doctor's signatures on Health Canada forms stipulating that you have
tried all other forms of analgesics including Marinol.

Then if you are approved, you get a Certificate that grants you can
possess a stipulated amount per week or month of marijuana that was
grown by the government in a mine in Flin Flon, and buy it at
inflated prices over what you'd pay if you bought it from some yutz
on a street corner. That too put the Government into the unique and
illegal position of being the supplier of an illegal drug /
controlled substance. The Police can still arrest you on possession even though you have the certificate - that's the legality of the

The fact of the matter is that pot is still illegal, but the
government has deemed small amounts to be legal. Deeming something
legal is not the same as BEING legal.

As for the legal aspects? The Police must still charge a person with
possession or PPT (possession for the purposes of trafficking) if the
quantity is in excess of 30 grams (about an oz).

Then it is up to the Judge to utilize discretion in sentencing. Most
times you'll get a suspended sentence for small amounts. It's so bad
up here it's almost a Judge Harry T Stone (Night Court) sentence of
$50 and time served.

So no - it's NOT legal up here according to the Criminal Code of
Canada.

http://www.medicalmarihuana.ca/rogin.html

2455 days ago
100.

Rustyvain    

YES !!!!! I LOVE DREW & BUD!

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101.

medicalcannabisadvocate    

My son has such bad headaches everydayhe has not been able to attend regular shool and used to regularly say the pain was so bad he wants to die. Finally after many years of trying every conceivable treatment for headaches that neurologists and other specialists could think of, he was prescribed oxycodone. Oxycodone works on his headaches but the dose needed escalated rapidly. We took him to a physician which wrote him a letter for medical cannabis here in California. While using MJ his pain is controlled with vast reductions in oxycodone use. Of course MJ has side effects. So do all the prescriptions he has tried ocer the years. To Penisforbrains, If you are a doctor our medical system is in worse shape than I thought.

CRNAFord@aol.com

2455 days ago
102.

strahght up    

Just think...if Marijuhana were to be legal and taxed like tobacco; instead of spending billions of law enforcement dollars in a fruitless effort to stop the flow; we'd have fewer crimes overall and billions more in the treasury

2455 days ago
103.

Julie G.    

# 84 post, The bible part is misleading. It is not what it means in the bible. I am a devout christian. I agree to that feeling pain constantly is worse than carry the child all day long. I cannot argue with you people, who are experiencing the pain, who want the strong relief. I disagree with some other comments as well, but everyone has the rights to have their own opinions. That's what makes America special. For me, I rather use the other way, let God's timing to take me home where I don't have to suffer anymore. It would be the long due journey as a gift for myself. By my book by [being my being a Christian]here:
The only smoking that was going on at the time the Bible was written was caused by burning wood, houses, sacrifices, and ultimately, people (at the judgment).So, smoking of cigarettes and marijuana are not mentioned in the Bible.
Who is a Christian? At this point, we need to back up a little to examine the question from a more fundamental perspective. If it was okay for a Christian to use marijuana and other drugs. The question we need to ask first is "Who is a Christian?" Many young people believe they are Christians because their parents are Christians or they aren't Jewish, so they must be Christians.
Aren't you a Christian if you go to church and at some point went up front in response to an alter call? Jesus said that people are Christians if they believe in Him. Jesus also indicated that those who believed would hear His voice and follow Him. Part of the process of following Jesus is to repent. Repentance is a fancy Christian word that means to turn from one's sins and go in the opposite direction (righteousness). Jesus said that those who do not repent will perish. Jesus also indicated what kind of commitment one should make to be considered His disciple:
Then He [Jesus] said to them all: "If anyone would come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for Me will save it. What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit his very self? (Luke 9:23-25)
So, Jesus made it quite clear that a casual confession of "faith" isn't going to cut it. One who really believes in Jesus will follow Him as their ultimate purpose in life. Now that we have a clear understanding of who is a Christian, we can go back to the original question-medical marijuna.
The Bible's take on other mind-altering drugs. Although the Bible does not address marijuana directly, it does discuss other mind-altering drugs. Specifically, the Bible addresses the use of drugs in the book of Galatians:
Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. (Galatians 5:19-21)
So, where are the drugs mentioned in this verse? Actually, the word translated "sorcery" is the Greek word pharmakeia,from which we get the English word "pharmacy." The primary meaning is "the use or the administering of drugs" (usually associated with sorcery or idolatry).Since this verse comes from a list of things that if practiced would preclude one from heaven, this should be a reasonably strong suggestion that the Christian should not practice drug use. In addition, the book of Revelation lists drug use as one of the things for which the unrepentant will suffer the wrath of God.
The Bible has a lot to say about alcohol. At the time, there was no hard (distilled) liquor, just wine and beer (which was more diluted at that time then it is now). Even so, the Bible has much to say about people who used wine to get drunk. One was Lot, who got drunk and slept with his daughters. Others sold girls to get wine to get drunk. The Bible warns about the bad effects of getting drunk - seeing strange sights and being confused, saying stupid things, making poor decisions, vomiting, getting involved in fights, and losing one's wealth.We are warned not to join with those people. The consequences of such behavior is judgment. Jesus Himself used two examples of those who will be drunk when God comes to judge the world. God's judgment of such behavior does not paint a pretty picture.The New Testament condemns drunkenness and warns that those who engage in that behavior will not inherit the kingdom of God (i.e., heaven).
The Old Testament warns the priests not to go into God's house drunk,or they will die.In the New Testament, those who serve in the body of Christ are not to be addicted to wine or any other sordid thing.Even those who do not directly serve in the church are warned not to be addicted to wine. Finally, the New Testament commands us to not get drunk, but be filled w

2455 days ago
104.

Marlb Man    

Oh my God Julie, ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2455 days ago
105.

BERLOG    

"PenisforBrains" sure picked an appropriate ID. He and people like him give the false argument that there are pills with THC. Sure there are, but breathing the drug gets it into your system fastest. Your lungs are where the chemical exchange takes place rapidly. A pill must be digested. Most of its medicinal value is gone through digestion. Are you folks afraid that an 80 year old dying of cancer will become addicted? How about a patient on chemotherapy that can't stop vomiting. Smoking pot can alliviate this horrible symtom almost immediately. Get off your high horses and let people decide for themselves. You don't know untill your there. Then in your pain, you will wish that you were a bit more lenient.

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