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Rowdy Roddy Pipe Smoker

11/19/2008 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Rowdy Roddy Piper is a huge fan of smokin' weed -- for medicinal purposes ... and we've got the bong-rippin', joint-puffin' footage to prove it.



Piper, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2006, was videotaped toking his brains out on stage during an August event called the Gathering of the Juggalos -- a meeting of Insane Clown Posse fanatics.

We didn't expect the former world class athlete to fess up to getting baked in public, but Piper -- never one to back down from anything -- fired out the following statement to TMZ, "I am not an advocate of using drugs, however due to the lack of appropriate medicine, this alternative treatment was recommended to alleviate the symptoms associated with cancer."

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nsaustin    

OMG, give me a break TMZ, you act like you 'caught' him! He was doing it on stage, not exactly a secret. Lots of cancer patients turn to marijuana to control their pain and symptoms from chemo and other treatments. Why don't you tell us what kind of cancer he has and how he's doing instead of mocking and judging him--Cut the poor guy some slack!! Get better soon Roddy!!

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Shannon    

Here is the problem with Mr. Pipers story... He claims to smoke for medicinal purposes, however he talks about selling weed as as a kid, you do the math. Now we have another Hulk Hogan trying to convience us that he is a father of the year and trys to pond his kid off as the next big star. These losers have to stop pimping out their kids and they relize their old and washed up so go out with some dignity you hipicrite.

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rhode    

If it helps him with his pain, I don't care if he smokes it.

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northern gypsy    

hey roddy...get lil wayne number...pretty sure he's got some far out sh*t ..while your at it...bless the bong for me !!!

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jojax    

I think her had some form of Lymphoma and he is in remission.

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Fan Since 2007!!!    

Shame the stoners would rather blow their brains than use marijuana-hemp for more constructive/medicinal purposes.
You may begin the stupid dope jokes...

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Aerogirltn    

So friggin' what!! Pot needs to be legalized anyway.

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Luke Warmwater    

Breathing any smoke is a one way ticket to lung damage and you know the rest. It is pathetic to assume that this will help a condition when there are legal and more effective remedies already available. Dope is for lazy, stupid people and Mr Piper is a case study in both.

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northern gypsy    

hey luke warmwater...
FYI...my sis had advanced breast cancer...as the chemo got progressively stronger....she couldn't even keep down water...guess what??? the pot helped her..."more effective remedies" you mean like the vile of morphine her doctor provided...so she could self-medicate...more like...so she could end it...whenever it became all too much for her...legalize cannabis end of story !!!

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This is my Boom Stick    

8. Breathing any smoke is a one way ticket to lung damage and you know the rest. It is pathetic to assume that this will help a condition when there are legal and more effective remedies already available. Dope is for lazy, stupid people and Mr Piper is a case study in both.

Posted at 10:08AM on Nov 19th 2008 by Luke Warmwater
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DUDE,

i HAVE TO DISAGREE WITH YOU DUDE. I MEAN DUDE, WHAT'RE YOU TALKING ABOUT DUDE. HAVE YOU EVER PARTAKEN DUDE? HAVE YOU?? DUDE, IT'S NOT ALL THAT BAD DUDE. I SMOKE IT LIKE EVERYDAY DUDE AND I'M NOT LAZY DUDE. I GET UP AND SHOWER AND HIT MY BONG BEFORE I HEAD TO THE OFFICE DUDE. WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL DUDE. I MEAN SERIOUSLY DUDE, YOU NEED TO TAKE A WICKED CHILL PILL DUDE. MAYBE IF YOU SMOKED A TOKEY TOKE YOU'D BE ALRIGHT DUDE.

SINCERELY,
DUDETTE

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Mrs Squirrel    

There is a large difference between medical and recreational use. It is not for me to say which Roddy was doing here. For those who have cancer however and have not been able to find comfort through Rx meds, sometimes medical marijuana can be of help. It can provide some relaxation in muscles, it can decrease nausea (possibly allowing a person to eat when before they were unable), it can also allow people the relax enough to sleep.
There is also the issue of people who do not have the insurance or money to obtain prescription medications, but can obtain marijuana (which is far cheaper). If you want to talk about something wrong in our society, that right there is a huge issue.

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dragonfly    

I agree with both squirrel and gypsy. And for all you people who are bashing the people who smoke it when sick, well guess what? it does work with sick stomach and the pain. It will make a person hungry enough to eat when they otherwise probably wouldn't eat.

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Hollywood!    

Cancer is a devastating disease. There needs to be more done to help patients deal with the pains that it brings

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Fan Since 2007!!!    

That's just what the Man wants, the population to be so doped up stupid for you to see or care while theyy're jacking their boots in your face

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Luke Warmwater    

Get some smarts and stop believing all the phony claims about pot. There are hundreds of kinds of cancer and each different one requires a strict regimen of controlled substances and therapies in order to battle the disease. Smoking anything is not in the best interest of the patient, and eating disorders, pain, nausea can all be controlled through non-narcotic means. Ask your doctor. Stop believing online rumors.

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