Early this morning on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann walked onto the stage to be interviewed. As she entered, Fallon’s house band and hip-hop icons The Roots played the beginning of a song by the legendary band Fishbone. While I won’t repeat the title of the song here, it seems to suggest that the Roots … do not think she is a truthful person.
Back in 2009, the Minnesota Legislature passed a medical marijuana bill that was immediately vetoed by then-governor Tim Pawlenty. At the time, Bachmann was a U.S. Congresswoman. One would assume that she was paying attention to the important issues within her state during this period, especially one as contentious as medical marijuana. Continue reading
One of America’s most well-liked entertainers just publicly admitted that he uses marijuana. That’s right, Justin Timberlake, boy band ingénue, actor, and all around nice guy, told Playboy that he uses marijuana to, well, relax. How refreshing to see someone dealing with the pressures of fame by using something safer than alcohol, instead of jumping on the crazy train.
From US Weekly:
“The only thing pot does for me is it gets me to stop thinking,” the Bad Teacher and Friends with Benefits star explains. “Sometimes I have a brain that needs to be turned off. Some people are just better high.”
Whatever his reasons, it’s good that someone with such a high profile feels comfortable sharing his experience with marijuana in public. No one should ever have to be afraid to disclose their marijuana use, and they certainly shouldn’t ever go to jail for it. Hopefully such statements by universally admired celebrities will help people feel safer starting that conversation.
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