‘Miss Universe’ comes out for medical marijuana

By Stephen C. Webster
Thursday, January 3, 2013 13:44 EDT
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"Miss Universe" pageant winner Olivia Culpo. Photo: Screenshot via FoxNews.com.
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The winner of 2012′s “Miss Universe” pageant, put on by Republican real estate mogul Donald Trump, told the hosts of “Fox & Friends” on Thursday morning that she’s in favor of legalizing marijuana for medical uses, but nothing more.

“I think that for medical purposes, it is okay,” Olivia Culpo said. “I don’t think it’s good for recreational purposes. There are just too many bad habits that go with the drug.”

“Yeah,” Fox News personality Steve Doocy seconded. “When people get all potted up.”

The 20-year-old Rhode Island native added that she’s always admired television hosts and encouraged the “Fox & Friends” hosts to try on her “Miss Universe” crown. Doocy was the first to oblige, much to the amusement of co-host Brian Kilmeade.

A commanding super-majority of the American public — 73 percent — agree with Culpo that medical marijuana should be legalized, according to a Reason-Rupe poll taken in November. Just 48 percent said marijuana should be legalized for adult recreational use.

This video is from Fox News, aired Thursday, January 3, 2012.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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