No great surprise there. I reckon if you drug tested the population of L.A. 80% would have the same toxicology result.
Whitney Houston had a deadly mixture of Valium, Xanax and alcohol in her system when she tragically died at the Beverly Hilton Hotel almost two weeks ago, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
As previously reported, Valium and Xanax were recovered from the pop icon’s hotel room following her death.
“Whitney had taken Valium, Xanax, and alcohol, which led to her death. The coroner is waiting on final toxicology results to determine which one of the three was the major contributing factor of her demise,” a source close to the situation tells RadarOnline.com. “The coroner will be closely examining Whitney’s blood alcohol content at the time she died as well. The sedatives and alcohol will almost certainly be the cause of death, and not drowning. Her heart stopped beating because her respiratory system was suppressed because of the anti-anxiety meds, and combined with the booze it probably happened very quickly before she was found partially submerged in the bathtub.”
Dumb reason, that he is doing it for his child.
Sir Paul McCartney has given up smoking cannabis for his youngest daughter.
The Beatles legend was inspired to finally quit the drug while raising eight-year-old Beatrice – his daughter with ex-wife Heather Mills.
McCartney was reportedly introduced to cannabis by Bob Dylan during the 60s, but revealed the arrival of Beatrice has made him re-evaluate his life.
“I did a lot, and it was enough,” he told Rolling Stone magazine. “I smoked my share. When you’re bringing up a youngster, your sense of responsibility does kick in, if you’re lucky, at some point.
“Enough’s enough – you just don’t seem to think it’s necessary.”
The 69-year-old musician is believed to have experimented with a host of other substances including heroin, cocaine and LSD – but has always insisted his drug use wasn’t excessive.
McCartney has now cleaned up his act and is happily settled with his third wife Nancy Shevell, who he married in October last year
Drug warriors often contend that drug use would skyrocket if we were to legalize or decriminalize drugs in the United States. Fortunately, we have a real-world example of the actual effects of ending the violent, expensive War on Drugs and replacing it with a system of treatment for problem users and addicts.
Ten years ago, Portugal decriminalized all drugs. One decade after this unprecedented experiment, drug abuse is down by half:
Health experts in Portugal said Friday that Portugal’s decision 10 years ago to decriminalise drug use and treat addicts rather than punishing them is an experiment that has worked.
“There is no doubt that the phenomenon of addiction is in decline in Portugal,” said Joao Goulao, President of the Institute of Drugs and Drugs Addiction, a press conference to mark the 10th anniversary of the law.
The number of addicts considered “problematic” — those who repeatedly use “hard” drugs and intravenous users — had fallen by half since the early 1990s, when the figure was estimated at around 100,000 people, Goulao said.
COOL. HE IS SAYING THE WAR ON DRUGS HAS FAILED AND THEY NEED TO LOOK AT THE REAL PROBLEM FACING THEM AS A COUNTRY – ABUSE OF PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION AND OVER PRESCRIPTION WRITING. OR NOT…..
Tony Bennett called for the legalization of drugs before performing a song in her honor at Clive Davis’s pre-Grammys bash.
The crooner’s point appeared to be that Houston – whose cause of death has not been determined – was only the latest casualty of drug policy that forces people to take risks.
“First it was Michael Jackson, then Amy Winehouse, now the magnificent Whitney Houston,” the legendary singer was quoted as saying on stage. “I’d like every person in this room to campaign to legalize drugs.”
He continued, “Let’s legalize drugs like they did in Amsterdam,” which Bennett labeled a “very sane” city.
“No one’s hiding or sneaking around corners to get it. They go to a doctor,” explained Bennett.