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April 15, 2010

Larry and Willie Sing and Talk Pot

Posted: 09:36 PM ET

TONIGHT on Larry King Live: Country icon Willie Nelson!

Willie says there's one person he still hasn't had a chance to sing with: Larry King.   Check out these clips of Larry and Willie in a duet of "Blue Skies," and Willie admitting he smoked before our interview.

And click here for some exclusive photos of inside Willie's tour bus.

Filed under: Larry King Live • Willie Nelson


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victor   April 16th, 2010 12:17 am ET

LOVE Willie Nelson ! and he & Larry are about the same age..76 yrs ?


Idzan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   April 16th, 2010 1:32 am ET

Larry is one talented guy.
He is what our Malay proverb said: "Throw him into the sea and he becomes an island"
You go Larry.


Jessie from Auckland, NZ   April 16th, 2010 5:50 am ET

Go Larry Go! Larry has a lovely deep voice. He can sing.

Love Willie Nelson too and they are both looking quite good for their ages. Bless them.


Jessie from Auckland, NZ   April 16th, 2010 6:00 am ET

Amazing Willie Nelson, he just keeps on keeping on. Can't get over his hair. Great looking tour bus he has too. What a life he's got!


PROF Dave W. Dawson   April 16th, 2010 6:47 am ET

*** WE NOW PROVE WE’RE@ONE WITH THE APPROPRIATE SYSTEM …. ***
We can now conclude that ….
THE POWER OF GOD IS PRESENT & CORRECT😉


Expat American   April 16th, 2010 9:29 am ET

Willie Nelson is pure Americana. We love you Willie!


Dodie   April 16th, 2010 11:25 am ET

@ Idzan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Beautiful proverb! That will be one I will cherish! It speeks volumes about an insightful culture! Thank You Idzan Ismail!

Ah, Willie, Willie... talented, wonderful sense of humor, and a true American!


kelly   April 16th, 2010 2:40 pm ET

My dad's favorite song of all time was "You were always on my mind"..


Smith in Oregon   April 16th, 2010 4:20 pm ET

While it is refreshing to see the kind of honesty that Willie Nelson has in regards to his regular use of Marijuana, it is no more surprising than Republican party leaders announcing they evade taxes illegally, although such honesty is hard to find among the Republican party leaders.


Cajazz76:24:8   April 16th, 2010 4:50 pm ET

Willy Nelson

You visit here some times and have friends at 'Up In Smoke'...share a doobie with Larry before you guys come on the air and change the lyrics to 'Blue Smoke in the Skies' or 'Blew Smoke in Your Blue Eyes'...or even 'Blue Eyes Watering From the Blue Smoke Blown Into My Eyes While I Was Standing in the Rain' ...


Kaye W. Mathews   April 16th, 2010 5:00 pm ET

No one, no one, no one is better than Willie. He is a great song writer, singer and entertainer. Who doesn't love Willie? I hope he is singing forever.


Bubba   April 16th, 2010 5:13 pm ET

I'd rather see Larry smoke pot and Willie sing than the other way around. Go git 'em, Willie!


Heather Braun   April 16th, 2010 5:45 pm ET

Whatever you are doing Willie, it is obviously very good for you. You are amazing and gee, you haven't ruined your life with all that pot smoking. When will we ever give up all our wars against this and that. None of them are ever successful and they are screwing big time with the economy. Time to wake up!


Cajazz76:24:8   April 16th, 2010 7:18 pm ET

Decriminalize/Legalize Marijuana

The combined population of the United States is approx. 308,000,000... about 5% of the population of this planet. However, we have in U.S. prisons 25% of the world's incarcerated individuals. Many of these human beings have done nothing more than have in their possession a small amount of marijuana. We spend more to incarcerate non violent offenders of laws restricting the use and possession of marijuana than the Peoples Republic of China spends on defending itself from the world, about $68,000,000,000 (BILLION). These facts are another resultant failure of CONSERVATIVE brainwashing. A bigger crime and a farce that has been perpetrated on this country is our paranoid defense spending $682,000,000,000 (BILLION) for 2010.....1000% more than China...any questions?????


Sheldon   April 16th, 2010 7:27 pm ET

COURAGEOUS! Willie!
First 'they' (Right Wing) tried to DISCREDIT Cannabis as "...It makes you LAZY, WORTHLESS, 'NO' Initiative, etc."
What Cannabis-users KNOW that EVEN DRUDGING, TIRESOME, TEDIOUS Chores ARE EASIER Done – with Complete Attention – under its influence.
NOW, in Alaska, 'they' are Claiming that Cannabis "...Gives its Users UNFAIR Advantage...":
Michael PHELPS WINNING the MOST SWIMMING OLYMPIC Medals in History;
Lance MACKEY's (HAS a MEDICAL Prescription for MARINOL AFTER surviving CANCER) UNPRECEDENTED Fourth (4th) CONSECUTIVE Victoryin the 1,100-Mile Iditarod Sled Dog Race.
PROMOTE It as a 'CONCENTRATION Enhancement'! – It WORKS!


Georgia_Jim   April 16th, 2010 9:28 pm ET

Great Show Larry! I love Willie his music is the best and a great American!


chris   April 16th, 2010 10:00 pm ET

I cannot believe the nerve of Willie Nelson talking about pot and how he questions 9/11? Humm yeah right... OK?? Little crazy..


Jeanette   April 17th, 2010 12:34 am ET

Loved tonights program with Willie, maybe it was just Willie!! I've loved this man forever!!


Lola   April 17th, 2010 12:47 am ET

Now Willie..we all know that pot is just as bad as smoking cigarettes. The tar from either of them can coat your lungs and give you lung cancer. If you want to smoke them 'have at it', but tell the truth about them!


Digger   April 17th, 2010 1:18 am ET

Great show, I think Larry and Willy should do it again only with guitars or something. I like Angels flying too close to the ground..


Fred Evil   April 17th, 2010 1:52 am ET

Lola,

The truth is cannabis is NOT proven to give you cancer. Several studies, including a recent one from UCLA I believe, and they found that cannabis, while smoking it it DOES contain the same carcinogens as tobacco, it does NOT cause cancer. The other chemicals within the smoke seem to inhibit tumor growth. Please do some research if you don't believe me. No, I'm not saying pot is an all-curative, or is harmless, it can become the focus of dependence, and smoking it (as opposed to vaporizing, or eating it) does clog up your lungs, and make you more prone to bronchitis, etc. But no, no lung cancer.

Seriously, NO lung cancer.


Jordan   April 17th, 2010 2:10 am ET

@Lola
I am sorry to say this, but what you say is now confirmed as a myth. With a little research we can find out that: 1. The government now confirms marijuana does not kill brain cells. 2. No person has ever developed lung cancer or emphysema while smoking marijuana alone. I hope that you can find any research you look for and may one day join us in keeping those tax dollars in your pocket. =)


Agnes   April 17th, 2010 2:34 am ET

Watched the show tonight. It was dynamite. Have been lucky enough to see Willie live three times. He gets better with time!!!!!!!!!!


Mickey   April 17th, 2010 9:42 am ET

What an awesome interview, much love to these guys and everybody who tuned in... It's refreshing and inspirational....Bless.


Frank   April 17th, 2010 9:52 am ET

Love you Willie! Keep it real! Might I suggest a lyric change? Legalization is "always on my mind", yes legalization you're "always on my mind". God Bless you Willie! Much health.


Kenneth Rickson   April 17th, 2010 11:58 am ET

The problem with decriminalizing pot is that it encourages young people to start or continue using. It would be rare for a high school kid to drink before going to school. It would be more common for that same student to smoke pot before going to school. Pot is a depressant and it hurts focus,concentration and energy.


fishyonekenobi   April 17th, 2010 12:59 pm ET

the war on marijuana is really the war on liberalism perpretrated by right wing control freaks bent on making us docile god fearing sheep.


Cajazz76:24:8   April 17th, 2010 1:52 pm ET

@Lola

Last night during the interview, Willy Nelson disclosed one of the ways to greatly reduce and possibly eliminate the tars from smoking pot. Another way was revealed by the government after a lawsuit forced them to, because they were spraying pot fields in Mexico and South America with an herbicide called paraquat.

Smoking marijuana is not without risk because it is an intoxicant, but it is far less dangerous than alcohol, if proper ways to use it are followed

However, the largest danger in its use is the law that will ruin anyone's future if incarcerated for possession. The law is far more criminal than the use of marijuana. When big government incorporates your tax dollars it envelops all modes of deceit and corruption to retain them.

How can a CIVILIZED culture with only 5% of the world's population justify the imprisonment of 25% of the world's prison population?

Does it mean our streets are safer?
Do we have less crime than any other nation?
Do we have less murder than any other nation?
Do we really have more freedom than any other nation?
Do we have less drug, including alcohol, use than any other nation?

We do spend more to incarcerate the 25% of the world's population in our prisons than does the Peoples Republic of China spends to protect itself from the world,$70,000,000,000..that
is BILLIONS...


Ray Fields   April 17th, 2010 2:05 pm ET

I have great respect for Willie Nelson. I have heard him live twice. He seems to live life to the fullest, not worring about what someone else thinks. He does value the welfare of others, especially farmers. His music is legendary. I am proud that he is an American.


jake friendly SFCA   April 17th, 2010 2:12 pm ET

what a blessing in my lifetime to have had the vocal genius/artistry
of frank sinatra, willie nelson and pavarotti caressing our auditory
senses there are others, but these were the kings.


PROF Dave W. Dawson   April 17th, 2010 3:27 pm ET

It might be within Willy Nelson's lifestyle to support the magical legalization of marijuana.
Magically though, it's very difficult for any boss to magically allow its' magical ABUSE.
We're not here to get stoned off of our brains whilst the rest of the World's wondering how well the Mafia are coping with Ring-A-Ring-a-Roses or indeed how the rest of the World is coping with days that look everso slightly Armageddonish.
Smoking cannabis/marijuana/pot should be FORBIDDEN until ALL Business is out of the Doldrums.
Destroying Business by substance abuse means the boss is paying too much salary.
Let's hear Willy Nelson seperate himself from mainstream business whilst pot is destroying business & family.
There's a proper way to smoke it, but not whilst the Economy is suffering.
Hoping to make friends with Al Qaeda smoking this stuff?
Can Al Qaeda fix your Economy?
I DON'T THINK SO.
NO LEGAL MENTOR backs the legalisation of pot/marijuana/cannabis.
BEWARE FAKE MENTORS.


Trent`   April 17th, 2010 3:28 pm ET

I think pot should be legal like alcohol, i can drink myself into a coma but i can't be high, you hear of so many deaths because of a drunk driver or of alcohol poisioning, when have you hear of some one dieing while they were smoking a joint maybe someone who tries to smoke a pound in 30 minutes but i dont know if tht is possoblile, i would pay to see it. the end of the world is near and i think it will be because of nicotine the leading cause of cancer, cancer is very harmful to the body and a little experiment will prove it. you put a lizard in two jugs and cut or burn a little hole in each, fill each one up with smoke, one marajuana and one nicotine watch the reaction from the two lizards you will see mother natures answer if we go against mother nature we go against god,


Cajazz76:24:8   April 17th, 2010 4:46 pm ET

PROF David W. Dawson

It would be to your advantage to read the works of a former Harvard Medical School Professor, Dr. Norman E. Zinberg a friend, now deceased, who is world renown on the subject you know very little about. He is well published and respected the world over, whereas, you have shown to be bound strictly to your unguarded and uncherished opinions.


Frank   April 17th, 2010 7:18 pm ET

Willie Nelson is an incredible singer and Larry is a great interviewer. Nuff said. The issue of legalization or decriminalization aside, what it boils down to is personal freedom to do with one's body as one pleases as long as they are not hurting anyone else. If that is not a conservative value I don't know what is; personal responsibility, freedom and liberty.

Prof. Dave, I don't know what kind of professor you are but you seem highly uneducated about the complex issue of cannabis which dates back almost 4000 yrs. Prohibition has only led to increased violence, crime and lawlessness. Ask any teenager what is easier to obtain, alcohol or pot and you will have your answer.


Cajazz76:24:8   April 17th, 2010 7:32 pm ET

Frank

I applaud your commentary and insight to the ignored objectivity that we should be most respectful of and are not...personal freedoms.


Cajazz76:24:8   April 17th, 2010 7:46 pm ET

I am a medical marijuana user and have been for over 42 years. It has, in the past, cost me tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees to avoid the penalties of prosecution and conviction and incarceration. I have had tens of thousands of dollars of assets taken from me and withheld for years, but all were finally returned. It is only because I had the financial resources available to resist the attempts of Federal and State prosecutions to incarcerate me that I have avoided lengthy prison sentences. However, I cannot feel at ease knowing that there are tens of thousands of imprisoned individuals that have not had the good fortune of proper legal representation that has been afforded to me. I will never stop resisting the mentalities of the inept stalwarts who impose false information and fear into the public in general.

I have had been prescribed well over 20,000 maximum dosed tablets of oxycontin,roxicontin, countless tens of thousands of tablets of vicodin, lortab,percocet,darvocet, codeine,darvon and many I have long forgotten the names of. I have been through over 200 bouts of withdrawals from morphine and the aforementioned list of pharmaceuticals. My liver, kidneys, and most of my major organs, including my heart, have been damaged by the effects of their use. I have given up the use of manufactured drugs for the use of marijuana, regardless of the legal consequences. I do not live in a state where legal marijuana is available. I am subjected to not only arrest and incarceration, but unscrupulous acts of vendors(dealers) of cannabis. I can stop the use of marijuana today and will not undergo the horrendous effects of withdrawals I have suffered for over 42 years. I emphatically offer to those who only hear the negative and so often heard exaggerations about marijuana to contact a member of the medical community and get some true and unbiased facts regarding this substance. Anyone who has had a family member incarcerated for the possession and use of marijuana knows that the law is far more criminal that its use or possession. To deny the freedom of those who are in need of their choice of pain relief and eliminate the criminal prosecution of those who casually use marijuana, as one would use alcohol, is the real crime...


Matthew Finlay   April 17th, 2010 9:30 pm ET

What exactly were his views about 09-11 again? How it is always our fault? That we cant even blow up buildings and kills thousands right?


Dodie   April 17th, 2010 9:41 pm ET

@ Cajazz76:24:8

There are no words that can fully express the impact and emotion brought forth deep within my heat resulting from your testimony! To have endured suffering as you have from incredible bouts pain and still unable to take a substance which can elevate some of your suffering at the risk of legal complications burns deep within my soul! Society has no concept of excruciating and harrowing pain until they experience what you have for 42 years.

I can only hope that others will read your testimony and gain some insight! Thank you for your candor and honesty!

I stand up and applaud your courage, Cajazz76:24:8! Thank You!


Dodie   April 17th, 2010 9:41 pm ET

type... should read brought forth deep within my heart resulting from your testimony!


Dodie   April 17th, 2010 9:52 pm ET

@ Jona

"Ha.. I am older than you are and I understand more than anyone here on this page and Larry is a loser and willie is a stupid old doper. Hate is a natural thing"

*****************

I am sorry for your hatred and rage. I disagree with you, Hate is NOT natural. It is a learned cognitive perception in which we choose to have! Whether it is justified or not, this hate will eat away at you like a cancer. Because your perception is that you know more than anyone else, you have lost the process of living and that; too, I feel sorry for you!

My concern is that you will end up the last moments of your life alone! Such a tragedy!

I wish you the best... I wish for you some sort of happiness in the Winter years of your life. Jona, I wish for you .............


Digger   April 17th, 2010 11:23 pm ET

Same here cajazz, I am 73 and smoked since I was 18, I am healthy with no breathing problems, oh yeh I am a prostate cancer surviver. Willy is what we all should be.


Cajazz76:24:8   April 17th, 2010 11:36 pm ET

Digger

Your an inspiration...I wish you well and many high and happy nights ahead...Please come back and blog often here.. take care friend..


Jessie from Auckland, NZ   April 17th, 2010 11:55 pm ET

Actually I think I would rather alcohol be done away with.


Cajazz76:24:8   April 17th, 2010 11:58 pm ET

Jessie from Auckland, NZ

I think you are quite reasonable in your observations....


Idzan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   April 18th, 2010 12:53 am ET

Hi Dodie, Jess of Auckland , Cajazz and everyone

.
I just god back from a two-day working trip.
Love reading all your comments.
I love Willie Nelson too..When I am free, I listen to his songs on U-tube.
Of course we love Larry too. Or else we won"t be here.


Cajazz76:24:8   April 18th, 2010 1:21 am ET

Idzan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia

Hope your trip went well and you get a chance to relax...take care...good to have you back...


Dodie   April 18th, 2010 3:29 am ET

@ Idzan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Good to see you... I was wondering where you were.

two-day working trip? Could you elaborate on that? I would be interested....


spirit   April 18th, 2010 7:52 am ET

Have always loved Willie's music


spirit   April 18th, 2010 7:55 am ET

Love Willie's music


Frank   April 18th, 2010 10:47 am ET

Saw Larry Interview Pam Anderson last night. For some strange reason she gets hotter as she gets older. I think she's going to be hotter than Heather Lockleer when she hits 60.


ike in FL   April 18th, 2010 11:16 am ET

Get this everybody! A close friend of mine recently got in some legal trouble for a DUI and possession of marijuana. The DUI is inexcusable, and for this he received some jail time and had his license suspended for 6 months... this seems appropriate as it was his first offense.

Well, in the back of his truck, in an old pack of cigarettes, that had been disguarded under his seat, officers found a piece of a "doobie" called a roach... for this, they suspended his license for 2 years and gave him 1 full year of probation.

I find this simply unbelievable!! It's disgusting!!

Welcome to Marion County FL – Conservative – Bull $hit capital of the nation. Where there's nothing but horses and the sheriff to earn the county funds...


James   April 18th, 2010 12:33 pm ET

@Frank,
I agree; Pam looked great.


Bill   April 18th, 2010 12:52 pm ET

Larry King is nothing but an entertainer and is a role model for NO ONE! None of these women would have married him if not for money. He is just about the ugliest fella on the planet! Willy Nelson is nothing but an old wore out dope head ! When was the last time you heard his music on the radio? 1975 ? Some of his music is ok but he is no George Strait.

Ask yourself this...would you offer pot to your 18 year old kid? Would you let your daughter go out with a guy that you know smokes pot and watch her drive off in the car with him ! Medical marijuanna is a joke here in Colorado, dispensaries are in the SKANKY parts of town for a reason ! That is where the customers are !!


kathy baugher   April 18th, 2010 4:21 pm ET

The whole legalization controversy is fueled by the big drug companies! I've had to resort to a myriad of "legal antidepressants" since I gave up weed years ago. They just want us all to buy their prozac!


susie   April 18th, 2010 5:27 pm ET

Willie Nlson's last joke was rauncy ! but that's Willie, I guess.


Digger   April 18th, 2010 5:37 pm ET

oops, I mean 2 hit pot. lol


Cajazz76:24:8   April 18th, 2010 6:07 pm ET

Digger...

You have me hurting from the laughter...don't you ever die, dammit !!! The world will be a far worse place if you do...


Cajazz76:24:8   April 18th, 2010 6:17 pm ET

kathy baugher

From the Mental Health Channel Report:

For adults with severe depression, says psychiatrist, Petros Markou, M.D., there is strong evidence that antidepressants are more effective than any other treatment. If depression is mild or moderate, psychotherapy alone may be sufficient, though even in this case, short-term antidepressant drug treatment or( herbal therapy )can help people get to the point where they can engage in therapy and get some exercise (which is also thought to help improve mood).

Never discontinue your medications without your doctors approval, but it has been recently reported that antidepressants do not work for mild to moderate depression and anxiety...


kathy baugher   April 18th, 2010 6:30 pm ET

thanks for your input...all .i know is that I was a much better adjusted person in all regards before i started the "legal rout" of high dollar pharmaceuticals. Sometimes a person just needs to chill.! It should be my legal option to do so without becoming a criminal!


bigbud   April 18th, 2010 7:04 pm ET

well ive said it before and i will say it again. American needs to get real about addictions and drugs! We love ya Willie you are the MAN!


kbob   April 19th, 2010 1:15 am ET

I don't advocate getting high all the time, but I think marijuana should be treated the same as alcohol. You should be 21 to legally buy/consume, you should be subject to getting a DUI if you're too stoned to drive, the government should control sales and charge taxes. Take the business away from the drug cartels and you'll reduce the crime that's associated with it being illegal, just like the repeal of prohibition did with alcohol. Marijuana is a lot safer to use than alcohol, and in general, it's a lot safer to be around a group of mellow stoners than it is to be around a group of rowdy drunks . People just need to look at the issue logically.


kathy baugher   April 19th, 2010 2:56 am ET

to kbob: right on!


Candy   April 20th, 2010 12:17 am ET

I have always had a nervous stomach. Troubles keeping anything down. By the time I was 25 in 2000, I was only 100 lbs and I am 5'7" tall. People thought I was anorexic but I never had an eating disorder, I just could not hold down any food until I was given marijuana. For the first time in my entire life, I could hold down a meal. I gained 20 pounds to my delight and have been able to maintain that weight for several years until last month.

I received a card for medical marijuana, but my state does not honor it. Every time I stop smoking marijuana, my stomach gives me the same problem and I start to lose weight and feel sick.

Doctors have given me more types of pills that I can even remember, none of them worked and often made matters even worse as I could not even hold down the pills. I was back to smoking marijuana and have regained the weight but lived in constant fear. I do not believe in giving marijuana to children and would like to see it regulated like Alcohol. I just do not understand why Alcohol is legal and marijuana is not.

I just stopped smoking marijuana again less than a month ago due to my fear and have already lost 10 lbs. I am so afraid that I will be arrested and at the same time desperately need the marijuana to settle my stomach and to regain the weight. At 110 lbs, I may look like a model, but I am weak and sick all the time. I don't have the energy I had when I was smoking marijuana and weighed more. I really believe marijuana has saved my life. I am not sure what I will do now. I am in conflict. Health vs arrested!


Cajazz76:24:8   April 20th, 2010 11:52 am ET

Candy...

Carefully read your blog and I can only reassert that the LAW is more criminal than the purported crime...do what serves you best.

Consult a physician and an attorney for medical and legal advice. We live our lives being led to believe mis-truths and many unfortunate individuals are adversely affected because of it.

Write your congressmen/women of your choosing, any state senators, the president, NORML, continue blogging on the subject and use any opportunity you have available to get your message out.
You cannot be arrested and charged with a crime for giving your opinion.

Law enforcement is big BUSINESS and any effort by them to secure their positions is job security. They will support any law, right or wrong, regardless of their personal belief or concrete knowledge, to insure they have a paycheck.

Document your medical history, as marked evidence, should you ever need it and keep it in a secure place. Try and find a physician that will document what you use to remedy your ailment and obtain a copy. Ask your physician if he will make a statement in your medical records that you show improvement in your condition when using your own remedy.

Keep either an electronic record or a printed hard copy of any and all communications you make regarding this subject and secure it as well. Stay healthy, stay safe, stand strong for your personal rights. Best of luck...caj


Candy   April 20th, 2010 1:26 pm ET

@ Cajazz76:24:8
Thank you for everything. I never even thought of those recommendations. I was so saddened when my MD said marijuana was illegal and that he could not listen to anything else I had to say. I was trying to explain to him that marijuana was saving my life and he did not want to hear it. I felt shut down and dismissed. I felt like he was judging me like I was a drug addict. From that day forward, I have kept this to myself and have been isolated with these feelings and experiences. My family is a melting pot, Egyptian, Swedish and Cheyenne, there was no tolerance to any type of drug use.

It is my plight, my problem. I could not tell this to anyone until yesterday when I finally blogged on here. I read your story and the response to your story by another blogger and realized I would not be judged so harshly. There seemed some compassion here. I finally felt safe enough to share my story. For the first time in years I could finally express what I have been struggling with my entire life. Thank You. Candy


Candy   April 20th, 2010 1:28 pm ET

@ Cajazz76:24:8
Thank you for everything. I never even thought of those recommendations. I was so saddened when my MD said marijuana was illegal and that he could not listen to anything else I had to say. I was trying to explain to him that marijuana was saving my life and he did not want to hear it. I felt shut down and dismissed. I felt like he was judging me like I was a drug addict. From that day forward, I have kept this to myself and have been isolated with these feelings and experiences. My family is a melting pot, Egyptian, Swedish and Cheyenne, there was no tolerance to any type of drug use.

It is my plight, my problem. I could not tell this to anyone until yesterday when I finally blogged on here. I read your story and the response to your story by another blogger and realized I would not be judged so harshly. There seemed some compassion here. I finally felt safe enough to share my story. For the first time in years I could finally express what I have been struggling with my entire life. Thank You. Candy


Candy   April 20th, 2010 1:29 pm ET

oops sorry... I am not very good at this...


Candy-Lei   April 20th, 2010 3:32 pm ET

I noticed there is another Candy blogging on LKL so I will add Lei to my name.


Digger   April 20th, 2010 5:04 pm ET

Candy, I didn't get what state you are in, but you can get a lot of help from NORML. In California there are a lot of doctors who would sincerely agree with you(not just the 215 specialists), I am old and artheritic, I have taken some pills that helped for a while and then wore off, I just keep smoking pot, no pills and I'm holding my weight . Good luck Candy


Candy-Lei   April 20th, 2010 7:28 pm ET

@ Digger

Oh thank you for your response. I do not believe I have ever been treated with the kindness everyone here has given to me. I was reading through this page and was amazed what people were willing to share and the support... Oh my... what wonderful support from others on this blog! It brought tears to my eyes. It is the reason I started to blog.

I do not live in California, but I am seriously thinking of moving to there. Friends say I could find work there very easily. I have visited friends there and was offered a couple of jobs that paid very well.

Thank You Digger

Candy-Lei


Candy-Lei   April 20th, 2010 8:57 pm ET

@ Digger

Where in California would be the best place? What would you recommend? I have friends in both Northern and southern California. I was offered several jobs in Los Angeles. I am planing on a trip out there to visit friends this summer and also look for employment and a place. Any suggestions anyone could give would be appreciated.

Thank you Digger for all your help. You are a very kind person.

Candy-Lei


Ted   April 21st, 2010 11:37 am ET

@ Candy-Lei

You are correct, move before you get into trouble.

If you like fresh air and some open space your choice should be N.CA.
If you like congestion, a lot of noise and traffic then move to LA. You will have the opportunity to see a lot of stoned famous people.
The drawback, you must learn spanish sooner or later.


Dodie   April 21st, 2010 12:22 pm ET

@ Ted

Awe Ted, you have me laughing hysterically! San Francisco is by far the worst city to drive in. Every time I drive in San Francisco I almost have a heart attack. Years ago, I had a little 3 speed standard VW and being of a silly sort, decided to drive up to and in San Francisco. Well, half way up one of those hills, my poor little VW decided it did not have to power to make it to the top....Can you imagine what kind of situation that causes??? Especially having a line of cars behind you honking??? I would not wish that situation on my worst enemy!


Dodie   April 21st, 2010 12:47 pm ET

@ Candy-Lei

I am truly so sorry regarding the gravity of your situation. It seems, from what you described, imperative you take your path for healing! I cannot imagine the fear you experience when trying to heal yourself. My heart truly goes out to you in your struggle. My hope is that you continue to blog on here. You have a lot of support on this site. Many good people blog onto Larry King.

Take into consideration what Cajazz76:24:8, Ted and Digger have shared with you. I truly believe their intentions are honorable and for your best interests. The ultimate decision is yours; however, it is always nice brainstorming with others before making any major life decisions. If you make the trip to Southern California, I will place my email address here so you will have it. If there is anything I can do to help you, please let me know. We are like an estranged family ...... a little odd perhaps, but just the same most people on LKL (Larry King) are helpful!


Digger   April 21st, 2010 3:26 pm ET

@candy-lei I was born in Southern California, I moved North in 1959 and changed my life. You can always find a job down there and the money is good. The trouble is getting out of So Cal. because of the work. I think the further north you go the harder to make good money. People who live in the far north(Humbldt, Trinity , Mendicino & Shasta) have lost a lot of work when the logging and fishing dried up. This is a beautiful, laid back and friendly place to live, My daughter worked at the Mendicino Hotel for a while(where murder she wrote is filmed) for a while for minimum wage, fun job. A lot of people are retired like me, many sold their houses in the cities and are building retirement homes off in the hills. Anyway maybe California is like a themometer hot at the bottom and cooler as you go North. Boy am I ranting, Oh yeh, Willy Nelson said they grow good weed here. Digger


Cajazz76:24:8   April 21st, 2010 5:27 pm ET

Digger

Did you celebrate the Great American Pot Smoke-out yesterday? Someday we may be able to celebrate The Great American Prison Let-out when all those incarcerated for marijuana possession/use are released. Take care Digger....


Candy-Lei   April 21st, 2010 7:23 pm ET

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Candy-Lei   April 21st, 2010 7:25 pm ET

@ Dodie and Digger

Thank you so much for all your support and help. (tears) I had no idea people are so friendly and supportive on Larry King!

Dodie, are you a male or female? I am not sure by your name. The only reason I ask is because in real life, I am often harassed sexually by men. So, naturally I would be a little hesitant if I see you someday! I will let you know when I fly into Los Angeles. Thank you so much for your help and concern. You are very kind beyond words. I am not sure if I have ever met people as kind as everyone has been here. Thank you Dodie! You are a very special person. I am sure people on Larry King already know that.

Digger, you are so funny and sweet. I will fly from Los Angeles to Sacramento and rent a car. I plan on driving up the coast. I have googled the map and looked at pictures of the places you describe. They are very beautiful. I would love to live there if I could find a job.

After talking to everyone, I have made a decision. I cannot lose any more weight, so I will start using marijuana tomorrow. I just need it before meals so I can hold down the food. I already feel better because I have made a decision. I am scared to death of the law. I start to shake just thinking about it.


Cajazz76:24:8   April 21st, 2010 9:50 pm ET

Candy-Lei

You can more than trust Dodie...she will be in contact with you shortly.

I will offer one last comment to you and that is if you're ever busted
never.. ever...offer a single word to any police officer regarding your use of marijuana unless you're in the presence of an attorney and then only state you use it for personal/medicinal use, nothing else. If incarcerated awaiting bond DO NOT talk to a cell mate regarding your charges or your experience with marijuana..Remember they know nothing of your experiences in life or what your medical conditions are unless you tell them...DON'T TELL ANYONE ANYTHING....you only make a case against yourself.. You are only required to give your real name and address and show proof of identification, if you have it...and that is all...Do not take the bait that they will cut you a deal if you talk without the presence of an attorney. If your worried about arrest be sure to google and learn your Miranda Rights...you should know them thoroughly..that can be a comfort and allay some of your fears..Also look up the penalty of possession of small amounts of marijuana in your state..all can be found on google...The penalties may not be as severe as you think, even though I state again the law is far worse than the purported crime and should be abolished.....


Dodie   April 21st, 2010 11:40 pm ET

@ Candy-Lei I understand your concerns. I am 100% straight female. You have nothing to worry about with me. I also went through years of sexual innuendos to full harassment and still do every now and then. So I truly understand your concerns. Let me know when you plan to fly into LAX (Los Angeles) as I can pick you up at the airport (if no other arrangements have been made) and take you where you need to go. L.A. is a pretty large city and not a good place to be if you are new to the area. I can show you around and guide you in the places you should definitely stay away from and places that are reasonably safe. I live 60 miles south of Los Angeles, along the coast. Driving to LAX is not a problem for me. Just let me know when you plan to fly into L.A. and I will drop my email address here so you can contact me directly.

Cajazz76:24:8 is giving you excellent information. You can trust him. He is a good guy! I believe he will also be there for you if you have any questions or needs.

Take care Candy, and wishing you the best in your endeavors. Hope to see you someday. It could be a lot of fun....


Candy-Lei   April 22nd, 2010 10:07 am ET

Cajazz76:24:8 & Dodie

You two are just wonderful. I never expected this type of response. You both sound like good friends. I hope I can also find that type of friendship.

Cajazz, your advise seems sound and I will abide by what you say. Thank you so much for all your help. I do have one question. You said never admit to anything unless a lawyer is present, however what happens when you do not have the money for a lawyer or do not know of a lawyer. I understand the court will appoint you one? But in the meantime, what should I do. I hear the police in my area harass you. I am afraid of them. What should I do? Oh, just thinking of that scares me.

Dodie, thank you so very much. I did not even expect this (tears). You are the kindest person I have ever met on the internet. I am pinching myself to believe you would be kind enough to pick me up at the airport. How would I recognize you? What do you look like? I have long black hair past my waist and bright green eyes. I have olive skin and I always look like I have a light tan. I will contact my friend in L.A. but I really would like to stay somewhere in Hollywood. Do they have hotels in Hollywood? You are so incredibly sweet and kind. Thank you so much. I will book a flight out in May or June and will let you know. Yes, it sounds like great fun!

Thank you Cajazz and Dodie. Thank you for all your kindness


Cajazz76:24:8   April 22nd, 2010 12:53 pm ET

It's always best to limit your risk when carrying cannabis by being a smart stoner.

Busted with marijuana is not something a pothead wants to go through.

Jail or probation is a serious bummer for those who love to rip a bong.

Responsible people smoking a small amount of weed in the privacy of their home are relatively safe from not getting busted with pot.

Presuming the police aren't called for anything like a domestic disturbance or wild party.

Police responding to a problem at pothead's house is not good and may end up in the stoner getting busted for pot.

Potheads living in a student dorm or apartment where marijuana smell might attract a neighbor's attention should consider purchasing an air purifier.

A good air purifier will eliminate the smell from smoking pot.

Lighting incense and using other smelly scents will help cover the smell of marijuana.

Remember to always mask the smell of pot to avoid getting busted.

Do not get busted by being extra cautious with cannabis in public.

Though smoking a joint in a park is an awesome way to enjoy pot, it also increases the chance of arrest for marijuana.

When smoking weed outside, always carry just enough cannabis.

Do not carry large quantities of marijuana while puffing pot publicly.

A little bit of marijuana is easier to conceal.

Small amounts of marijuana will receive a different charge and punishment versus larger amounts. If police happen to encounter your joint circle puffing a little bit of weed in a park the offense will be greatly diminished compared to say the person busted with a pound of cannabis.

Knowing weight limits between simple possession and trafficking in your state is the best gauge on how much marijuana you should carry publicly.

This information is easily available online.

Do not get busted holding multiple small amounts of weed in individual baggies. These individual baggies will be used by police as proof of trafficking.

Keep all your marijuana in one bag.

Do not have scales on your person in public. When traveling with weed make sure the car you're driving is perfectly operational. No broken headlights, taillights, or turn signals. These will give patrol cars a reason to pull your vehicle over.

Do not speed or drive aggressively.

Stash marijuana in a backpack, briefcase or suitcase that is kept in the trunk of your car. Hiding marijuana in a glove box won't be useful because police will ask to see your driver's license and vehicle's registration which is most often kept in the glove box.

Once the glove box is open officers will have ample opportunity to inspect all the contents of the glove box. Possibly catching a glance at your ganja stash.

Expired license plate stickers, driver's licenses or insurance is clearly a no-no.

Do not get busted with marijuana at a traffic stop by being extra polite.

Refer to the officer with respect as this will help you quickly be on your way.

The most important information to remember is your right to remain silent.

Use this right wisely.

If the officer begins asking questions about who, what, where you're going, politely say your using your right to remain silent. Officers don't like this. Stay steadfast to your right to remain silent. Do not provide the officer with any information, despite any promises they may make. Including allowing you to go quickly on your way for answering some simple questions.

Provide the officer with your name, address and identification.

Once a traffic ticket has been issued ask if you are free to go on your way.

If the officer continues to ask questions after issuing the ticket ask if you are under arrest.

Do not get hostile with the officer.

If questions persist ask if you are free to be on your way.

Remain polite, but never consent to a vehicle search or give up your right to remain silent.

There is much argument amongst cannabis enthusiasts upon whether or not to consent to a search at a traffic stop. Some potheads suggest allowing an officer to search a vehicle as they'll do a quick routine inspection.

Marijuana properly stashed in a backpack, suitcase or briefcase may not be found as the officer might not want to do a complete search of the vehicle.

A defense attorney will always suggest never consent to a search. Officers will threaten a driver with all kinds of problems if consent to search isn't given.

Follow an attorney's advice, never consent to a police search.

Avoid leaving roaches in ashtrays of cars or even in your home. Officers spotting roaches will use this as probably cause to conduct a search.

Stash the roaches for days when you don't have cannabis.

Former police officer Barry Cooper has released a series of videos Never Get Busted providing tips for potheads to follow on avoiding arrest. His videos contain excellent advice with excerpts available on YouTube


Cajazz76:24:8   April 22nd, 2010 12:58 pm ET

Candy-Lei

The above is cut and pasted from a googled site..some humorous..a lot is good advice..as far as being harassed...cry..cry..cry..sooner or later they will stop bothering you and may become sympathetic. Do not mistake an appearance of friendliness and begin talking about your case..Avoid it..always...and just cry some more...it may make you feel better anyway...


Cajazz76:24:8   April 22nd, 2010 1:06 pm ET

Candy-Lei

One more caution...Even if you live in a state where marijuana is tolerated...remember it is not legal anywhere..never enter airport property while in possession of marijuana...It is under the jurisdiction of Federal Authorities and state law is not applicable...even though they may hand you off to state authority and not prosecute you on a Federal charge...if your busted...


Candy-Lei   April 22nd, 2010 3:18 pm ET

@ Cajazz76:24:8
You make references to ‘stoner’ ‘pothead’ which I do not feel I am either of those. I only need it before a meal. Does that make me either of which you reference? I just never thought of it in those terms. I feel sad as I do not think of myself as a stoner or pothead. I live in my own home but probably always a good idea to purchase an air purifier.

Oh, I would never smoke marijuana in public.
If I go out for lunch, I will smoke it before I leave.

Do you smoke marijuana in Public? Do you live in a state where medical marijuana is OK?

If they catch you with a small amount of marijuana, aren’t they able to search your home? I am not sure about the law.

I never even thought about this. ‘at a traffic stop by being extra polite’

I have learned from childhood to be silent. This I can do very well.

I can cry and thank you so much for that idea.

I did not realize Airports were under federal Jurisdiction, I just knew never to have anything with me at the airport.

Oh cajazz, thank you so very much. Dodie is right, you are such a wonderful person. I do not think anyone has ever reached out and tried to help me like this. (tears) I am so grateful for all your help and assistance. If you live near Dodie, I would love to thank you in person. You are so sweet and kind! Thank You
Candy-Lei


Candy-Lei   April 22nd, 2010 3:27 pm ET

@ Ted

Thank you for your kind suggestion. I agree with you. Even though I have family and friends here, I cannot tolerate the fear of being arrested for taking something that will help me medically. I just do not understand this.

Why is Marijuana illegal and alcohol legal? Could someone please answer that question!

I have heard Northern California is very beautiful. I will fly up afer I spend some time in L.A. . I am thrilled that Dodie has offered to pick me up at the airport! She really is a sweet and kind person. I have never experienced this type of help from anyone before. Its hard for me to believe.

Thank you Ted for your kindness
Candy-Lei


Cajazz76:24:8   April 22nd, 2010 3:51 pm ET

Candy-Lei

Those references are not mine...they are cut and pasted off a googled site. I don't care what anyone calls me...just so its not jailbird..Your home is the least likely place a police officer would enter to search for a small amount of marijuana..it requires a search warrant..and the likelihood a judge or a district attorney would sign a warrant to search our home is unlikely. Just consider yourself a victim of a law that is more criminal than the purported crime. If you can find an MD who supports your use of marijuana you can call yourself a patient. You do not need to spend money on an air purifier..a little spray of deodorant..air freshener..a scented candle..incense...will be fine..What a crime it is to feel fear from arrest and incarceration for the use of such a benign substance...Silly human race..often acting inhuman to the sensibilities and needs of their fellow beings..


Cajazz76:24:8   April 22nd, 2010 3:56 pm ET

Google this...'Never Get Busted'..it's a YouTube series put together by a former police officer..Barry Cooper..In California many police officers support the legalization of marijuana..for many reasons...


Candy-Lei   April 22nd, 2010 5:31 pm ET

Cajazz76:24:8

You are so funny. I completely agree with you. I certainly do not want to be called Jail bird for whatever reason. I have been a pillar of my community and would be horribly embarrassed if I were arrested for trying to help myself medically.

You are so correct. This substance is completely benign as I have no ill effects after using it. I certainly have all kinds of ill effects after using all the medications my doctors have prescribed over the years.

We certainly are a silly human race, especially in this matter. You have me laughing again. I cannot remember the last time I laughed over this subject. You must be a psychologist! Thank you so much. You have made this woman very happy!
Candy-Lei


Candy-Lei   April 22nd, 2010 5:41 pm ET

@ Dodie
Just curious, do you like to go dancing? Do you know of any dance clubs in Hollywood? I love to dance and was hoping, if you like, we might go out night clubbing. I hope this is not too presumptuous of me to ask this. I just thought it would be a lot of fun.
Candy-Lei


bigdig36   April 23rd, 2010 11:29 am ET

candy-lei, It sounds like you will be up my way before too long.
if you do I hope you will make it to Humbldt, I think you might like the lifestyle, Eureka has tons of things to dance to, Arcata, Fortuna and Garborville all have lots of activities. Marijuana is present but not always as prominant as it may sound to others. The first thing you need to do is get a doctor to give you a prescription for medical marijuana (215)and keep it under an ounce. You will not have anything to worry about then My personal physician signs me off every year at no charge but for a new patient most doctors charge a small fee. It has been nice visiting with you and others on this board and hope we can all enjoy our herb and listen to Willy forever. Good luck all. Digger


Dodie   April 23rd, 2010 12:46 pm ET

Candy-Lei

I know the best places to go for dancing. There are also several very nice after-hour dancing clubs available. They require membership which I can obtain. I am originally from Hollywood, having family who worked in the movie industry. I can take you to Magic Castle… google this ‘magiccastle’ and you can see what they offer.

L.A. is a melting pot and offers numerous entertainment anywhere from dancing, magic shows to excellent art museums. Don’t worry, you will be very busy. Hotels are preferable in Beverly Hills. I can help you with booking and reservations.

If you enjoy sailing, we can sail to Catalina which is an island 26 miles off the California Coast. I go sailing at least once or twice a week on a private 47 foot tri-hull sail boat out of Newport Beach.

I am your height, average weight, long straight waist length black hair, very dark green eyes and same skin tone as you (like I have a light tan). Typical of mixed nationalities/races. Since this is CNN, I do not want to go any further. Once you have my email address, I can explain the rest. It will be a lot of fun.

If you have any more questions pertaining to legal issues, ramifications, fears or just general questions, I know Cajazz would be more than happy to help you any time. He has an incredible amount of knowledge! Feel free to ask him!!!!

Take care Candy-Lei! Keep in touch on this web site. With Larry King, it would be best to bookmark this page.


Candy-Lei   April 23rd, 2010 4:54 pm ET

@ bigdig36
Thank you for your kindness and information. Yes, I plan to fly up to Sacramento and then take the 101 north up the coast of California. I am very excited about the drive up to Humbolt county. I heave heard it is very beautiful. I should be up there sometime in June.

Again, thank you for all your kindness and help

Candy-Lei


Candy-Lei   April 25th, 2010 1:29 am ET

@ Dodie
Oh My! That is wonderful of you. I googled Magiccastle. OMG, it is awesome. I would love to go there. I heard it is very difficult to get in so I am eternally grateful that you would be willing to do this for me. Thank you so much.

Your family was in the Movie industry? Very amazing. Oh yes, I would love to go sailing. You know how to sail? That is something I have always wanted to learn. What a fabulous experience Thank you so much. This is so much more than I had ever imagined.

OMG, we have the same long hair, eye and skin color? We must look like sisters. This is so exciting. We will have so much fun. I find where I am from, seldom do people have the black hair and green eyes. So people always stare at me. You must have the same problem... Imagine both of us walking together. We will knock everyone out! Yea, an after hours dancing club... It is private? That is awesome! You must be very beautiful....of course, silly me, you are from Hollywood! I should get my air fare reservations in a week or two and I will let you know then.

Thank you Dodie. You are the sweetest person I have ever met on the internet. I am so amazed at your kindness. And I do have a couple of more questions for your nice friend Cajazz. Does he live near you? I would personally like to thank him for all his help and kindness

@Cajazz.
You said to carry the marijuana in a case and place it in the trunk. What about the dogs? Our police have a lot of k 9 dogs. Will the dog be able to smell the marijuana in the brief case? How can I disguise the smell so the dog would not smell it?

I hope when I see Dodie, I will have a chance to meet you. You are so kind. How can I ever thank you. If there is anything I can do, please let me know.
Candy-Lei


Cajazz76:24:8   April 27th, 2010 2:53 am ET

Candy-Lei

Keep in mind you should never transport more than an ounce of marijuana, if it is necessary to do so. The penalties of your state can be accessed on line. One of the best places to keep it in a vehicle to avoid detection is up high, no pun intended, since it is less likely a dog will be putting his nose on the roof inside. If you can, find a place in a central area of the roof or maybe further aft, where it can be inserted in the roof liner. That may be the best place to conceal it. Rarely will a handler put the dog that far inside a vehicle. If traveling across state lines you should know the laws in the states you travel through. If you relay the two-letter code for your state I can determine more in regards to applicable laws and the penalties, and give you more advice to safeguard yourself and protect your rights under the law.


Candy-Lei   April 29th, 2010 12:53 pm ET

@ Cajazz76:24:8
Thank you for your kindness and continued support. I never carry anything over one or two Js as the only time I smoke is just prior to meals. You have wonderful ideas. I never even thought of the roof liner. That makes perfect sense. You are brilliant and amazing. I feel much better already. I know someone who can make me a little compartment. I currently live in Arizona. Thank you so much in helping me with the laws. I moved here because of my family. I used to live in Las Vegas and worked at various hotels and shows. Because of the drug problem in Las Vegas, no one ever bothered me about the marijuana. It is quite different here in Arizona. My mother became very ill, so I had to leave. She died last year, therefore I can relocate again. I have already gained back 5 lbs since I started smoking last week. I am so happy and I can start working out again. Thank you so much for taking time out of your life to help a stranger and a nobody.

@ Dodie
When I purchase the flight tickets, I will let you know all the information. Thank you so much for picking me up at the airport. Los Angeles is huge. Thanks so much for everything. I cannot even begin to tell you how much I appreciate all you have done. (Hug) I cannot wait to meet you. We must look like sisters. It will be so much fun. I have already sent out several applications, one to Universal studios. I am waiting for their reply hopefully I can get an interview. Once I have the interview, I usually get the job. That is why I am waiting until I hear from them before I purchase flight tickets. I cannot wait to go sailing. I love to sail. I used to sail all the time. You are so kind. I still have to pinch myself as I never expected this from both you and Cajazz. I am really looking forward to meeting you Dodie and hopefully Cajazz too. Thank You. Candy-Lei


Cajazz76:24:8   April 30th, 2010 7:27 pm ET

@Candy Lei

Since you only carry two J's you have two perfect places to carry them. It came to me as a 'titillating' vision..now you know also. Take care and keep in touch with...


Candy-Lei   May 2nd, 2010 9:56 am ET

@Cajazz76:24:8
I had the compartment made in the roof liner of my car. You can barely see the opening with a thin plastic case inserted, just large enough for 3 or 4 Js. Thank you for your superior ideas. Your vision is funny. It would be an ideal place if I do not have my car. Thank you for that suggestion.

Were you able to find the laws for AZ? I found some but not sure if I have all of them. I am reading their fine print, which seems redundant and unclear. I am still waiting to hear from Universal. Once I hear from them, I will make my flight plans. Thank you so much for all your help. You are a very kind person.

@ Dodie
I will let you know when I make the flight plans. Please let me know if the date would be an inconvenience to you. I would not want you to arrange your schedule around mine. Thank you again for your kindness
Candy-Lei


Cajazz76:24:8   May 2nd, 2010 4:18 pm ET

@Candy Lei

As I continue to state, the laws in all 50 states are more criminal than the purported crime of simple possession and use of a substance that is far less benign that the likes of alcohol and many prescription drugs. I know how just the fear of arrest can debilitate ones healthy psyche and emotional calm contemplation. However, possession of such a small quantity is usually adjudicated with probation and/or "rehabilitation, still an enormous price to pay.

Arizona State Laws currently prohibit use of medical marijuana, and do not protect medical marijuana users from arrest. Therefore, possession of any amount will be treated as the applicable charges for criminal possession. There is, however, an initiative on the ballot for November of 2010 to legalize medical marijuana in Arizona. Until and unless this changes, it is highly recommended that you contact an experienced Arizona Marijuana Defense attorney if you are charged with any drug crimes or criminal charges related to marijuana.

Don't give up hope for a viable solution in the state of Arizona, and stay in touch. Best of luck and above all else, know your rights and use them always.

This is the current Marijuana Laws of Arizona...

The possession of marijuana is a criminal offense. For possession of an amount less than two pounds the sentence can range from 6 mos. – 1.5 years and a fine of $750 – $150,000. Possession of two or more pounds but less than four pounds is punishable by 9 mos. – 2 years in jail and a fine of $750 – $150,000. Possession of four pounds or more is punishable by 1.5 – 3 years in prison and a fine of $750 – $150,000.
Any person convicted of personal possession or use of marijuana is eligible for probation. The court is required to suspend the imposition or execution of the sentence. The person on probation is required to participate in an appropriate drug treatment or education program and may be required to attend a more stringent treatment program for a second offense. Persons convicted of a third or subsequent offense are not eligible for probation. Persons on probation must also submit to urine drug tests as a condition of their probation with the only exception being made for those who use marijuana under a prescription.
The penalties of possession for sale of less than two pounds of marijuana are 1.5 – 3 years in prison and a $750 – $150,000 fine. For amounts of less than four pounds, the penalties increase to 2.5 – 7 years in prison and a $750 – $150,000 fine. Possession for sale of four pounds or more is punishable by 4 – 10 years in prison and a $750 – $150,000 fine.
Production or cultivation of less than two pounds of marijuana is punishable by 9 mos. – 2 years in jail and a $750 – $150,000 fine. For less than four pounds, the penalties increase to 1.5 – 3 years in prison and a $750 – $150,000 fine. Production of cultivation of four pounds or more is punishable by 2.5 – 7 years in prison and a $750 – $150,000 fine.
Sale or delivery for sale of less than two pounds of marijuana is punishable by 2.5 – 7 years in prison and a fine of $750 – $150,000. Sale or delivery of two pounds or more is punishable by 4 -10 years in prison and a fine of $750 – $150,000.
Possession or sale within 300 feet of a school, on any public property within 1000 feet of any school, at any school bus stop or on any bus transporting pupils to or from school adds an additional one year to the sentence and requires a minimum fine of $2,000.
Possession and sale of paraphernalia is punishable by 6 mos – 1.5 years in jail and a fine of up to $150,000

This may seem confusing, but basically 1 J is treated as being under two pounds...not very reasonable, at all and criminal , at best.


Cajazz76:24:8   May 2nd, 2010 9:28 pm ET

Candy- Lei

correction:

As I continue to state, the laws in all 50 states are more criminal than the purported crime of simple possession and use of a substance that is far (less)....that is far (more) benign.....sorry if it that may have confused you. It did me..so I got stoned and feel much better after the correction..now I am a bit hungry for dill pickles, which may further sour my outlook in regards to the criminality of the Marijuana Laws nationwide......


Candy-Lei   May 7th, 2010 7:29 pm ET

@Cajazz76:24:8
I apologize for taking some time in getting back with you. I decided to fly to Oregon and Washington state and looked around for jobs. I have one that might be promising. I am still waiting for Universal Studios. I prefer to work there if at all possible! My laptop was giving me some problems so I could not log on to Larry King blogs.
Thank you, so much for all the information. This is very impressive. You must have gone to a lot of work and taking so much of your precious time out of your life to help me. I don’t know how to thank you. I enjoy your flair for words and expression. It is an indicator of your kind heart. I will always keep just enough marijuana so I can enjoy my meals. I am so delighted. I have gained 15 pounds and currently working out 5 days a week. I feel so much stronger and healthy. This has given me a new lease on life. Again, thank you so much. You are a very special man. I would enjoy meeting you with Dodie. I never quite figured out your relationship with Dodie. I apologize if I am too curious. Thank you Again!

@ Dodie
I hope you are well and please let me know if it would be an inconvenience to pick me up when I hear from Universal. I want to thank you for everything.


Dodie   May 7th, 2010 10:09 pm ET

@ Candy-Lei

Do not worry, I can pick you up at LAX and help you around L.A. Just let me know your flight schedule. I will place my e mail here and then give you my cell phone number. The only glitch I could for see is that I plan to be out of the US in September and October. Anytime before September would be wonderful. Just give me a weeks notice so I can do some arranging.

You are welcome to stay in my home along the ocean if you prefer. I have extra bedrooms. Or you can still stay in L.A. I will leave that decision up to you. If you can drive a 5-speed, I have a sports car you can use.


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