Posted in 'SmokeOut' Festival, Chang Weisberg, Cypress Hill, Erykah Badu, Incubus, Just In, MGMT

Just In: The “Green Light” at Cypress Hill ‘SmokeOut’ Festival

Rappers Cypress Hill have scored a coup at their upcoming ‘SmokeOut’ festival in California – the owners of a medical marijuana dispensary will be in business on site.

The group will take the stage alongside MGMT, Incubus and Erykah Badu, among others, at the event in San Bernardino on Saturday, (Oct. 16th), but the live music won’t be the major talking point.

“Peace in Medicine bosses have been given permission to sell pot onsite. Promoter Chang Weisberg tells Spinner.com he’s convinced his festival will lead the way to all major musical events becoming marijuana-friendly sites”.

He says, “It’s not too far from the future right now where you could see responsible 21-and-over use of medical marijuana. If we can harness this particular industry, be a positive advocate and help create policy, this could have a substantial change on my business. That means it will have a big impact for musicians as well.”

Weisberg insists his reputation for organizing trouble-free events in San Bernardino and a medical marijuana expo he staged at last year’s ‘SmokeOut’ helped him land the deal this year.

He adds, “When we reintroduced the ‘SmokeOut’ last year, we brought a medical marijuana expo onsite, and its objective was education, activism and compassion. Cypress and Guerilla Union threw ourselves into an industry to become an active advocate, meaning we did a lot of research and outreach – actually going out and speaking with the leadership and policymakers last year. (It was) definitely a step in the right direction.”

A statement from Cypress Hill reads,

“We see consumption onsite at SmokeOut as a huge step toward protecting and enabling patient rights. It happens far too often where patients are messed with and arrested for possession of less than an ounce of medicine. Here at SmokeOut, our fans can exercise their rights without fear or intimidation. By having safe and compassionate consumption at SmokeOut, we’re hoping to set a viable precedent for music festivals and the community. We hope it inspires others to take that step and help further the movement.”

Source: Starpulse

Posted in Just In, King of Pop, Michael Jackson

Just In: Drugs Found in Michael Jackson’s Home

Powerful sedative found in Michael Jackson’s home…

Questions about Michael Jackson‘s use of prescription drugs are intensifying after a powerful sedative was found inside his home.

The drug Diprivan, an anesthetic widely used in operating rooms to induce unconsciousness, was found in Jackson‘s residence, a law enforcement official said Friday. Also known as Propofol, it’s given intravenously and is very unusual to have in a private home.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to comment about the matter.

A Los Angeles Police spokesman, Lt. John Romero, declined to discuss the case. “It’s an ongoing investigation,” he said.

The cause of Jackson‘s death has not been determined. Autopsy results are not expected for several weeks.

The city was planning for a massive crowd at the singer’s memorial service. At the downtown Staples Center, where Jackson‘s memorial will be held Tuesday morning, Assistant Police Chief Earl Paysinger said anywhere from 250,000 to 700,000 people could try to reach the arena, even though only 17,500 tickets will be available.

City Councilwoman Jan Perry urged people to stay home and watch the memorial on TV. There will not be a funeral procession through the city.

Tickets to Jackson‘s memorial service will be free. They can be obtained by registering at Staplescenter.com. There will be 11,000 tickets for seats inside Staples Center and 6,500 for seats in the adjacent Nokia Theatre, where fans can watch a simulcast. On Saturday night, 8,750 names will be randomly selected to receive two tickets each.

No details about the memorial service itself were released.

Jackson was known to have suffered from severe insomnia. In the weeks before his death, Cherilyn Lee, a registered nurse who was working with the singer, said Jackson pleaded for Diprivan amid the stress of preparing for a massive series of comeback concerts.

Lee said she repeatedly rejected his demands because the drug was unsafe.

Told Friday that Diprivan had been found at Jackson‘s house, she said, “I did everything I could to warn him against it.”

Jackson had trouble sleeping as far back as 1989, said one of his former publicists, Rob Goldstone, who spent a month on the road with Jackson during the “Bad” tour.

“He had very bad nightmares, he found it very difficult to sleep,Goldstone said.

Diprivan, which has a milky appearance, is sometimes nicknamed “milk of amnesia.” Last fall, doctors from the Mayo Clinic warned at a conference that in rare cases, Diprivan can trigger an irreversible chain of events leading to heart dysfunction and death.

They said three patients receiving Diprivan to treat severe seizures had suffered cardiac arrest, and two died. The doctors said the clinic stopped using Diprivan to treat such patients because of the danger.

The drug’s manufacturer, AstraZeneca PLC, warns that patients using Diprivan should be continuously monitored, and in a tiny number of cases patients using it have suffered cardiac arrest, although it was not clear the drug was to blame.

Authorities are investigating allegations that the 50-year-old Jackson had been consuming painkillers, sedatives and antidepressants. Any criminal charges would depend on whether Jackson had been overly prescribed medications, given drugs inappropriate for his needs, or if doctors knowingly prescribed Jackson medications under an assumed name.

Edward Chernoff, an attorney for Jackson‘s doctor, Dr. Conrad Murray, said Friday through a spokeswoman that he had agreed with investigators not to comment until information is released through official channels. Murray was in Jackson‘s rented mansion when the singer went into cardiac arrest in his bedroom on June 25.

Murray has spoken to police and authorities say he is not a suspect. In an earlier interview, Chernoff said Murray never gave or prescribed Jackson the painkillers Demerol or OxyContin, and denied reports suggesting that the doctor gave the pop star drugs that contributed to his death.

Chernoff would not discuss what drugs the doctor administered to Jackson, but said they would have been prescribed in response to a specific complaint.

Source: AP

Posted in LL Cool J, Maia Campbell, WTF

WTF: Maia Campbell Meth Addict!

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One of MediaTakeOut.com‘s faithful caught up with actress Maia Campbell. In case you’re wondering what she’s been up to … read below:

Me and a friend of mine went to another friends house, [but] before we get to the porch he stops us and tells us that the girl on the porch was from [the show] In The House. As we approached the porch I looked dead into her glassy eyes and new it was her.

She said she was sleepin on venice beach, and needed someone to do her hair, my boy said she was walking up and asked him where the weed was, and than came back and asked for someone to do her hair.

As we’re seating there she’s trying hard to eat some tacos she ordered, shaking and shit like she had to go pee…she asked who had a car, I said I did, and she asked if me and my stud home girl (we both look like cute boys) did we wanna go shopping.

We both said yeah, but she asked me to take her to her “cousins” house first, somewhere on [ADDRESS REDACTED]. Anyway, she’s jumpin’ around and gettin happy in the back seat as we’re pullin up, no doubt getting’ her fix. She runs to the car tryna fix her shit, and I had to kick her ass out, like..”Bitch we only smoke kush in here!!!’

She gets out goes on the side of the dudes house and gets her hit. On the way to the mall which was hellla close, she still wants another hit, so she asks to go to the store … [and] she’s stand behind the door, which was barely covered my ads, gettin high, smoke everywhere from the pipe, in broad day light…

I got mad as f*ck and told her to come’on, she was feeling a lil better, but had to hit AGAIN in my car as me and my other 2 homies are walkin to the door of the fox hills mall.

They’re inside, but i had to lock my car, she was in side smokin my shit out!!!! Smelling like chemicals, from that meth..

She started talking to me, telling me about her moms, and kids, and how her husband told on her, most likely tryna help her, i let her use my phone while we we’re in the car and she called i think her grandma, and her dad, but i shouldnt have let her do that kuz she had some big ass bumps and shit on her lips.

Got inside, she couldnt buy sh*t, kuz she didnt have a id for her credit card, all the while stealing shit to put on, something we didnt find out till later…

While in the mall, she goes to the bathroom a the food court and fills the bathroom ceiling of meth smoke, like it was koo … my friends came back and told me what she was doing, and i really got pissed the fuck off and ran to the bathroom sticking my head in yelling her government name, since she asked us to call her genisis …

Leaving the mall, my homeboy was in the backseat tryna spit that pimp shit, she really wasn’t hearing it kuz she was running outta drugs,, but i told her i wasnt taking her ass anywhere else if she didnt wash her ass, kuz she was smelling reaaaalllly bad, like a bum yo!!, i had to wipe off my seats, they’re cream leather, and you could see the fucking dirt where she sat.

When she got out from showering at another homeboys house, only taking 3 mins or so, she honestly looked better, her hair was wet and curly, she put on make-up, and i gave her a shirt of my girlfriends out the trunk, I realllly saw maia than, and we all jus stopped and looked at her and it got kinda uncomfortable, and than she asked us to stop, and said she was ready to go.

My homeboy was steady on that pimpin sh*t, but I think he was starting to scare her, he thought he was puttin her on the track where she was asking to be dropped off, but she was really meeting up wit a trick or someone who had some more drugs for her.

The whole fucking day was wild!! I got pics of her on the porch gettin her hair done, and her in the foxhill mall at macy’s lookin at a watch…real sh*t … and i got her funky as smell in my car …

Sounds like quite a day…

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“Wow! This story is crazy to me. I used to watch “In The House”, where she starred along with LL Cool J. I can’t believe that she’s strung out on Meth. This is not even a joke. This is serious!'” May God Bless her. I wish her the best of luck, I hope she gets help.”