The glass pipes are generally used to smoke cannabis.
And after sporting chiefs announced laws which mean four-year bans for drug-taking, Phelps’ dreams of adding to his overall 14 gold medal tally at the 2012 games in London could already be OVER…
Spokesman Clifford Bloxham offered us an extraordinary deal not to publish our story, saying Phelps would become our columnist for three years, host events and get his sponsors to advertise with us.
In return, he asked that we kill Phelps’ bong picture. Bloxham said: “It’s seeing if something potentially very negative for Michael could turn into something very positive for the News of the World.”
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I don’t know, probably as much as spent prosecuting drunk drivers.
Apples and oranges. Being drunk in itself is not a crime. It’s not until you get behind the wheel (which by the way DUI or DWI isn’t exclusive to alcohol) that you are breaking the law.
Ann NY on February 1, 2009 at 8:43 AM
Stop with the “pot is harmless” crap! It’s not! Talk to any drug counselor! Don’t talk to people who do drugs to find out if they are harmless! Good grief!
No, it’s not harmless, but neither is alcohol and smoking. It’s how harmful is it, is the debate. The gateway drug argument has never been proven because by the standard used alcohol and cigarettes qualify as gateway drugs as well. There is no reason to treat pot any differently than you treat alcohol.
Ann NY on February 1, 2009 at 8:47 AM
I’m not convinced it’s even him (he has that crazy lantern-like jaw, and you’d think it would be more obvious), but secondarily — and I’m not an expert, here — there doesn’t seem to be any smoke in the bong…
Isn’t that required? For smoking?
Tanya on February 1, 2009 at 8:54 AM
Proving that every clock does indeed tell the right time twice a day, I have to agree with Media Huckster on this one.
Prosecuting people for possession of small amounts of pot is ridiculous. Not to mention a colossal waste of money.
angryed on February 1, 2009 at 9:05 AM
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