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‘It Was a Good Old Shakedown!’: The Week in Cannabis Quotes

October 27, 2017
(Katy Winn/Invision/AP)
This week brings the arrest of a Lost Boy, the announcement from an indie filmmaker that he wants his film to be screened in 420-friendly theaters, a switcheroo from a former NBA commissioner, and a very unusual delivery for an Amazon customer. Here’s this week in cannabis quotes.

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“HI #EVERYBODY & HAPPY 22ND! 4 THE RECORD, I WAS NOT ARRESTED OR PUT IN JAIL. I RECEIVED A MISDEMEANOR IN LOUISIANA, DUE 2 A MEMBER OF MY CREW HAVING MEDICAL MARIJUANA, WITH A LEGAL CA PRESCRIPTION, I HAD NOTHING ON ME, BUT WAS CHARGED BECAUSE ITS MY BUS… IT WAS A BIT OF A GOOD OL SHAKEDOWN! AFTER WE PAID THEM IN CASH, THEY ASKED 4 PICS & AUTOGRAPHS, & THEN CALLED THE LOCAL PAPER 2 DO INTERVIEWS! I DO FIND THE TIMING OF ALL THIS IRONIC.”

 – Corey Feldman, on being pulled over, searched, and being charged with possession of medical marijuana. Feldman implied that the charge may have arisen due to recently speaking out against sexual abuse in Hollywood.

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“It’s a comedy with Matthew McConaughey and Snoop Dogg as marijuana smokers who are a bit depressed, in the spirit of Cheech and Chong. The movie takes place in Key West, to the South of Florida. I would really love for, when this movie is released, to be shown in cinemas that allow marijuana smoking. It’s possible, in certain states, like California, who have legalized the drug for medical purposes. We already have about 30 theatres that have accepted!”

–  Harmony Korine, on his wish that his new stoner comedy, Beach Bums, will be viewed in theatres that are cannabis-friendly

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“They were extremely heavy, heavier than you would think from ordering four empty bins.”

Anonymous Amazon customer who was mistakenly shipped 65 pounds of cannabis when ordering four storage bins

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“I smoke it in my office throughout the day. My boss knows and my performance is well above par. It helps me relax and stay calm and makes me more spontaneous—and that’s good at work.”

 – 28-year-old Steven, an employee in small-business funding in the Financial District, on consuming cannabis during work hours in the office

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“I think we have to change the Collective Bargaining Agreement and let you do what’s legal in your state. If marijuana is now in the process of being legalized, I would think you should be allowed to do what is legal in your state. Now I think it’s up to the sports leagues to anticipate where this is going and maybe lead the way.”

 – Former NBA Commissioner David Stern, on whether the NBA should reform their policies on cannabis use

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“I know (Jeff) Sessions is out there, using his old-school thoughts about marijuana. But the states aren’t going for it, the people aren’t going for it. This is the new penicillin. There are so many things it helps, why wouldn’t you want this in our lives?”

 – Whoopi Goldberg, on her line of cannabis products aimed at menstrual pain, Whoopi & Maya

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“I can’t comment on the existence of an investigation at this time.”

 – Jeff Sessions, refusing to comment on whether the Department of Justice may be investigating the power to enforce a crackdown on legal cannabis

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