Many of us are obsessed with celebrity culture. We want to know what our favorite actors, musicians and athletes are doing now and what they’ll be doing in a week. We follow them on social media and scan headlines for their names. And cannabis enthusiasts and patients are often particularly interested in celebrities who dabble in dabs or puff-puff-pass while hanging out with other A-listers.
But you don’t need to scour the web for these stories: We’ve got three great tales to share of celebrity cannabis culture from the last few weeks. Enjoy!
I Ain’t Got Time to Seize
Former wrestler, governor and (bad) actor, Jesse “The Body” Ventura made news last week as he stepped up his advocacy for marijuana legalization. Ventura has long advocated for the legalization of marijuana (including for recreational purposes), but after watching “someone close to him” suffer from incapacitating seizures, he began shouting from the mountaintops about the need for the widespread decriminalization of marijuana, as several cannabinoids have been shown to help reduce seizures.
In addition to arguing for legalized status of the drug, Ventura also complained about the high prices of the drug. In this case, Ventura claims that the monthly costs for the medication are in excess of $600, whereas a similar supply would only cost $30 in other locations.
Just Give Me the Damn Bud
Keyshawn Johnson Jr., had a bad June. Son of former NFL wideout and current TV analyst, Keyshawn Johnson Sr., the junior Johnson was ticketed by Nebraska University staff for being suspected of possessing weed back at the beginning of the month. After hearing of the troubles, the senior Johnson pulled his son out of school and forced him to resign from the team. However, the elder Johnson did report that his son will have the chance to begin taking classes again and even rejoin the team, after getting his life in order.
Letting Down the Family
Cameron Douglas – son of famous actor Michael Douglas, and grandson of even more famous actor Kirk Douglas – recently ran into some problems while taking a court-ordered drug test. The test, which is part of his probation agreement that followed a nearly 7-year-long prison sentence, came back positive for marijuana, which is obviously against the terms of his probation.
In actuality, Cameron’s first and second tests (which were sprung on him randomly) showed signs that he was trying to manipulate the testing procedure. Specifically, the lab techs claimed that the sample he provided contained something other than his urine. Unfortunately for Cameron, this meant that he had to go back and submit another sample. This one tested positive for THC and has landed him in hot water.
Cameron was originally arrested for the possession of heroin and the manufacture of methamphetamines. Although he was only sentenced to 5 years, he was sentenced to nearly 2 additional years after being caught trying to sneak drugs into prison.