First shot gun kiss on TV.
On July 22, 2011 an episode of The Green Room aired on Showtime. Paul Provenza and guests Kathy Griffin, Franklyn Ajaye, and Greg Proops shared a marijuana joint. This was a historical event in American television that has not received enough media attention.
In the past, an entertainer faced being arrested or deported for engaging in such public acts of defiance, and yet now one can barely read a blip of information of it on the internet. The only clip I could find on youtube was this video…
“Odd Woman Out” suggests that Kathy Griffin is dickless in a circle jerk of men. This is clearly redundant in comparison to the social relevancy of smoking cannabis on television.
I honestly expected to see more network coverage since Washington’s recent June 29th memo states:
Marijuana is illegal and the federal government can prosecute any user any time for growing, selling, or transporting it, state law be damned.
Apparently, growing, selling, or transporting marijuana is a federal offense, but recreational smoking of it on TV is so the norm and legal. No need to raise an eyebrow to cannabis smoking on camera when fucking on cable is referred to as ” Real Sex”.
It appears that the Lizard King behind the media curtain chose not to replay the footage where the audience quickly provides marijuana to the comics after they express a desire to smoke it.
The only article that I could find in the search engines in terms of mainstream media was on www.theinsider.com. The insider writes :
The Showtime series that features comedians in an intimate setting pushed the boundaries of comedy, taste and state law when host Provenza and his guests Kathy Griffin, Franklin Ajaye and Greg Proops lit up and shared a marijuana joint.
The Insider should know what good taste is since they do it so well.
The Insider knows everything
It was media lies that caused marijuana to be illegal in the first place. William Randolph Hearst spread newspaper lies to serve the corporate interests of himself and others. They still profit from the propaganda today.
In 1979 the Nixon administration placed Marijuana on the Controlled Substance Act as a schedule 1 drug. A schedule 1 is reserved for the most dangerous drugs that have no medicinal value.
Senator Barney Frank and Ron Paul have recently introduced a bill to end federal ban on marijuana.
The legislation would eliminate marijuana-specific penalties under federal law, but would maintain a ban on transporting marijuana across state lines. It would allow individuals to grow and sell marijuana in states that make it legal.
This may seem like a positive for marijuana legalization, but the proposal of the bill takes place after Big Pharma creates a drug called Sativa X. The drug and food administration can not administer any drug that is federally banned.
Is corporate interest the real reason that our politicians are attempting to get marijuana reduced to a schedule 3 drug? If the Federal Commerce Clause continues to ban the transportation of marijuana across state lines, will it compromise the rights of the collective to cultivate organic cannabis? To coincide with the Cole Memorandum the Obama Justice Department announced that marijuana has no medicinal value.
Now let’s refresh our memories on what happened during the Nixon Administration.
- In 1970 the Nixon administration placed Marijuana on the Controlled Substance Act as a schedule 1 drug.
- The White House claimed that marijuana was a dangerous gateway drug that has no medicinal value.
- In 1974, a vote to impeach Richard Nixon for the Watergate scandal looked like it would be successful. Nixon resigned, making Gerald Ford the President of the United States.
Why are we upholding laws implemented by a president that had to be pardoned for lying about Watergate?
Thank you Paul Provenza , Franklynn Ajaye, Kathy Griffin, and Greg Proops for smoking.
Let us toke to the brave comedians who tell it like it is.
“The “what should be” never did exist, but people keep trying to live up to it. There is no “what should be,” there is only what is. – Lenny Bruce