Actor James Belushi, 57, was caught with a marijuana cigarette last week on the Island of Martha’s Vineyard, off the coast of Massachusetts. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) discovered the pot during an airport inspection. Belushi tried pleading the case that he was a California medical marijuana card holder, but the TSA didn’t care since it is still illegal in Massachusetts. The local West Tisbury Police were reportedly notified, but decided not to take action as the amount found was so small and marijuana possession has been decriminalized in Massachusetts. The cigarette was confiscated by the authorities and James was let off with a warning.
This goes to show how public opinion is changing about marijuana, and gives us hope that one day soon, marijuana will be as legal as alcohol in the USA.