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Is Hollywood going one toke over the line?
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Marijuana use is cropping up on some critically acclaimed shows, and anti-drug forces fear the glamorization of pot could boost its use among youths.
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Pot is an ongoing theme on HBO's 'Entourage', which centers on a rising young movie star and his New York buddies who have gone Hollywood. Sunday's episode features two teens getting high at a bat mitzvah.
BY "STREETWISE", OF COURSE, WE MEAN "BLACK"
Streetwise Maurice "Smoke" Williams (Kirk Jones) lit up on last week's premiere of 'Over There', FX's gritty Iraq war drama.
HOLLYWOOD HAS A SACRED DUTY NOT TO MENTION THIS HARMLESS DRUG USED BY TENS OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE
Hollywood's embellishment of marijuana use is "irresponsible," says Tom Riley of the White House's Office of National Drug Control Policy.
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Shows that tacitly approve of pot-smoking, particularly comedies, may exacerbate its use, says Steve Dnistrian of the Partnership for a Drug-Free America. "These are trendsetting shows. They affect behavior and attitudes, particularly teens. When glamorization of drugs has climbed, changes in teen attitudes followed."
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'Over There' co-creator and executive producer Chris Gerolmo says the show's depiction of pot use is not an endorsement. Still, Gerolmo says "drug use is certainly part of life in the Army."
SHUT UP, YOU CRAZY HIPPIE
A 2003 study — the government's latest on drug use — found that 14.6 million Americans used pot at least once in the past month, up slightly from 2002. And more than 95 million have tried it. "With so many having tried marijuana, it would be bizarre not to expect that reality wouldn't be depicted in films and on TV," says Bruce Mirken of the Marijuana Policy Project, the USA's largest pot-policy-reform group.