Search Results: weeds/ (2)

Graphic: Showtime
Mary-Louise Parker may star in Weeds, but she doesn’t smoke ’em.

​In some disconcerting news for those of us who have been fantasizing about hot marathon smoking sessions with Mary-Louise Parker, the star of Showtime’s Weeds has admitted she doesn’t smoke marijuana.

But at least Parker, 46, who plays the role of pot-peddling housewife Nancy on the hit cable series, doesn’t judge you for toking up, reports Gerrick D. Kennedy at the Boston Herald.
It’s not that Parker has anything against cannabis, you see. It’s just that it doesn’t seem that exciting.

Photo: Showtime
“Weeds” star Mary Louise Parker: Cultural bellwether?

​There’s more good news for supporters of marijuana legalization. For the first time ever, Rasmussen Reports’ poll of American adults has a plurality supporting legalization: 43 percent think marijuana should be legalized, while 42 percent think is should remain against the law.

Almost two-thirds of Americans — even those who are against it — now believe that marijuana will be legalized within the next 10 years.

A “plurality” in polling terms simply means that more people are in favor of pot legalization than are opposed to it.

That’s quite an improvement from a year ago, when a similar Rasmussen poll found 41 percent supporting legalization and 49 percent opposed, reports policy analyst Jon Walker at FireDogLake.
“It is possible that Prop 19, by bringing the debate to the forefront, is starting to noticeably move national opinions by forcing people to take some time to actually think about the issue,” Walker said.