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  1. Beenthere2Hippie
    Paul McCartney gave up smoking marijuana for his kids and grandchildren, he's revealed.

    The Beatles icon was locked up for nine days when he was caught trying to enter Japan with cannabis in 1980. But while discussing his healthy lifestyle, the 72-year-old says he has steered clear of the drug for years.

    He tells the Mirror: "I don’t do it any more. Why? The truth is I don’t really want to set an example to my kids and grandkids. It’s now a parent thing.

    “Back then I was just some guy around London having a ball, and the kids were little, so I’d just try and keep it out of their faces. Instead of smoking a spliff I’ll now have a glass of red wine or a nice margarita. The last time I smoked was a long time ago.”

    In April, McCartney played Beatles track Another Girl in Tokyo. The track had never before been performed live by the Beatles or McCartney.


    Team Rock/June 1, 2015
    http://www.teamrock.com/news/2015-06-01/paul-mccartney-gave-up-marijuana-for-grandkids?
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    BT2H is a retired news editor and writer from the NYC area who, for health reasons, retired to a southern US state early, and where BT2H continues to write and to post drug-related news to DF.

Comments

  1. Beenthere2Hippie
    I find myself feeling very let down by McCartney'a decision to make this announcement.

    The world has long respected McCartney for standing up for his and other's innate human right to smoke marijuana. I believe that even if he's now chosen to quit smoking weed, making such an announcement at this important juncture in pot smokers' worldwide's long history of fighting for legalization serves no purpose other than to make the rest of us weed smokers look like we're now doing something wrong.

    Like it or not, McCartney has represented us many regular pot smokers who have little to no such sway over the world as he has for decades. And now, just when we could all really use his support the most to bring this marijuana legalization home, he decides to announce that--after 50-some-odd years of smoking weed--he's quit doing so for the sake of his grown kids and grand-kids.

    Feel like you let us down, there, Paulie. But I bet the Queen will be happy with his decision.
  2. TheBigBadWolf
    I couldn't care less what a billionaire blabbers.

    Is this news at all??
    I find it really pretty irrelevant.

    A story would have been:

    Paul McCartney pays all the taxes he would have paid if he had bought his Weed with the same tax rate as cigarettes.

    But that he gave up smoking MJ? not half the news as would be if it were

    'Obama giving general amnesty to each and every non-violent crime.'
    Especially Drug-absers shall no longer be kept in jails when they can be released the fastest possible way.


    that would be a beating title....

    Just saying ...
    BBW
  3. bobes
    BBwolf thank-you for being you..... you manage to make me laugh and deliver a real message simultaneously and I just wanted to chime in on your side. Hopefully this old "Beetle" (SP :) ) lectured his larvae that smoking weed is not the only way to take advantage of this magnificent plant and handed them all gold plated Snoopdog branded vapourizers assuming he hasn't developed his own line of healthy ingestion alternatives to fund his divorce.
  4. Beenthere2Hippie
    Let's get this straight. McCartney claims he's no longer using weed, not just not smoking it, so they'll be no McCartney vape pipes or edibles in the foreseeable future.

    Also, McCartney has been happily remarried to a Nancy Shevill for the past four years, and his divorce from his ex, Heather Mills, was over and paid for year ago.

    Just as Tommy Chong, Melissa Etheridge, George Soros, Danny Glover, Morgan Freeman, José Mújica, Bill Maher, Susan Sarandon, Rick Steves, Oliver Stone, Phil Jackson, Maya Angelou, Lincoln Chafee, Tom Brokaw, Tony Bennett, Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Stephen King, Sting have all gone out of their way to make news with their public startements backing of legalizing marijuana around the world, so did McCartney for a very long time.

    That's why his not doing so any longer--at this time in history--is news.

    Of course if you don't particularly like McCartney or care, I understand.
  5. bobes
    I apologize as i realize now I was being critical and judgmental of your thread. I do however, took the time to go over the source article and the thread and found that as the title clearly states he claims to have renounced "smoking" weed with such consistency that any declaration foregoing healthier methods of ingestion did not resonate with this reader. But, I also need to acknowledge that I am making unfounded assumptions as a result. So I hope you will accept my apology and not take it as a backhanded attempt to prove a point or further a debate on this.
    bobes
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    McCartney Says He's Given Up Smoking Weed for His Kids and Grandkids
    Paul McCartney gave up smoking marijuana for his kids and grandchildren, he's revealed.

    The Beatles icon was locked up for nine days when he was caught trying to enter Japan with cannabis in 1980. But while discussing his healthy lifestyle, the 72-year-old says he has steered clear of the drug for years. (point noted)

    He tells the Mirror: "I don’t do it any more.(point noted) Why? The truth is I don’t really want to set an example to my kids and grandkids. It’s now a parent thing.

    “Back then I was just some guy around London having a ball, and the kids were little, so I’d just try and keep it out of their faces. Instead of smoking a spliff I’ll now have a glass of red wine or a nice margarita. The last time I smoked was a long time ago.”

    In April, McCartney played Beatles track Another Girl in Tokyo. The track had never before been performed live by the Beatles or McCartney.
  6. Beenthere2Hippie
    Please know that no apology is necessary. I just wanted to keep the information on McCatney (his being remarried happily for a few years now, and that he`s now given up using marijuana for recreation, and has instead placed his weed use with drinking for relaxation instead, as he explained below.

    Thank you for writing back, though, bobes. :) I do appreciate your clarifying your thoughts.
  7. JackARoe
    I seem to remember Paul MCartney making this announcement years ago. In fact he was on a Saturday Night Live about 30 years ago saying the same thing. They asked him if it was hard to quit and he said only in the beginning when he was trying to dance.

    I am a big Beatles fan, I love all of them including Paul. But announcements like this make me realize why John Lennon cut him out of his life for a bit and ran the other way.

    Way to go Paul, in a world that could have used some common sense and legalization support, you said you would quit pot and stick to alcohol. Great message you sent.
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