November 18th, 2013
10:00 PM ET

As some gear up for pot business, Lady Gaga admits she was addicted to marijuana. Does it add up?

Washington is letting its residents legally get in on the business of growing weed.

The application to grow, process or sell pot is now available online.

It could mean a new fortune for some, but maybe not for others.

Lady Gaga recently spoke about the dangers of pot, saying she smoked up to 15 to 20 marijuana cigarettes a day.

Dr. Drew Pinsky, host of HLN's "Dr. Drew on Call" is OutFront.

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  1. YourFatMom

    You people are the wost kind of people in the world. I hope you literally overdose on your own stupidity.

    That is all...

    November 21, 2013 at 1:00 am | Reply
  2. Blake

    The blatant disregard for the differentiation between physical dependence and psychological dependence should discredit this article. It generalizes addiction and uses an association fallacy to try to support the claim that marijuana is just as addictive as tobacco. The point they should have tried to make is the differences between the active ingredient in tobacco and Marijuana. The active ingredient in tobacco is nicotine and is a very additive compound and along with the other additives that increase the addictiveness of cigarettes. . The active ingredient in marijuana is THC and is not addictive but research is hard to obtain because of its schedule I status. This article does not point out the difference between being addicted to the compound nicotine and being addicted to the mood or state that marijuana puts you in.

    November 20, 2013 at 9:49 pm | Reply
  3. Kenneth

    They know that the "licences" they speak of are actually doctor's prescriptions right? The growing social acceptance of marijuana cannot be ignored, i suspect by the time the current generation reaches office cannabis-sativa will have been legal for a number of years

    November 20, 2013 at 3:18 pm | Reply
  4. Beth Thomas

    OK I am not buying it but who or how is it determined those that are the "special or rare people" as per Dr. Drew, those that are addicted to cannabis and just how does the medical community determine the people who are not addicted & who are not addicted to cannabis....Is it just me or does this sound absurd. Dr Drew for "SOME PEOPLE IT IS ADDICTIVE"...but others are not? PLEASE EXPLAIN? Also Dr. Drew, yes Tobacco is addictive but are you avoiding the obvious or do you not dare to try to compare cannabis to Marlboro cigarettes; in which it is common knowledge that most all know the manufactures of cigarettes add over 3000 chemicals to create addictive properties to their specific brand of tobacco. In case some that read this....Mc Donalds adds special chemicals to their hamburger meat so no matter where you are in the world....whether it be Chiocago, IL or Moscow Russia....a Big Mac will taste the same....again should we classify a Big Mac addictive too. I'd certainly say that the obesity from fast food addicts is proof in itself. But the cannabis addiction Dr. Drew....you are going to have to give me something substantial before I swallow that hook, line and sinker.

    November 19, 2013 at 6:22 am | Reply
    • beast

      i agree Beth one up vote for you

      November 20, 2013 at 11:55 am | Reply
    • jacob

      It's mildly addictive by my own definition, but true– so is soda and big macs to a similar degree. I was hard for me to cut down my intake. But I never was able to drop caffeine. Overall, I go with harmless herb.

      November 20, 2013 at 6:38 pm | Reply

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