Miss Toker? Miss Iowa Mariah Cary says marijuana should only be used for health care. Or recreational use

Oh, honey. During the question and answer period of last night’s Miss America Pageant, Miss Iowa actually said that.

As Twitchy reported, Miss California made a big whoopsie, too.

Heh.

Other Twitter users also delight in Miss Iowa’s pot slip of the tongue (and her name).

Heh. If only she had shown us some other uses in the talent portion of the contest.

Quick: Practice making a bong out of an old Mop & Glo bottle, Miss Iowa.

Win.

Ms. Cary has apologized for misspeaking. We think.

The account is unverified, but we think we know what was meant in that tweet as well: On stage.

Take heart, though, Miss Iowa. There is always YouTube!

  • Steve_J

    What other uses are there? That’s what happens when corn is used for crappy fuel instead of food.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.perlsteinmizrachi Jesse Perlstein-Mizrachi

      Paper, compost, housing (can make a great cement). IDK there are a lot of good uses, she’s a double ditz. Cute though I wouldn’t kick her out of bed for a bowl.

  • FIRE THEM ALL- 2014

    Despite what most people claim that kids get their MJ from drug dealers the truth is they are most likely to get it from the table their parents leave it on, so legalizing the drug will make it more not less available to teenagers. It is the same way they get prescription drugs, they go into their parents medications or grandparents. The more available something is the easier it will be to get kids started on these drugs. Same applies to alcohol, if it is in the house the kids will try it.

    The only way to prevent “your” kids from getting drugs and alcohol is for you to set a good example by not having it readily available to them. Has either of them ever done anything to make your life better other than for the few hours you are high?

    I have been around heavy users of MJ and I find them equally as obnoxious as heavy drinkers. Combine the two and you have a real problem. The difference is you don’t know how the MJ will affect you until you try it, and I have seen some people get so high on it that they are unable to function, put that person in a car and you have real problems.

    Stop with the BS it isn’t addictive, everything is addictive to a person with an addictive personality, whether it is soft drinks, or hard drugs. If you use don’t be surprised when your kids use, it is the example you set for them. Often MJ users will use other drugs like Cocaine to offset the high they get from MJ or to keep from falling into a coma like sleep so they can function. And the song goes on. I tended bar for a few years and watched them while sober, they are deluding themselves if they think people can’t tell when they are high and on what.

    • nc

      You speak such common sense, but for “some reason” this attitude seems to be fading in the background, along with so many other traditionally held beliefs.

      Why are we sinking so quickly into the abyss?

      • FIRE THEM ALL- 2014

        Because people no longer teach common sense to their kids, they are too busy working and getting high.

        • nc

          I wish we had that much control over our kids. Unfortunately, you can do (within your power) all the right things and sometimes it is not enough to inoculate them against the corrosive culture.

          • FIRE THEM ALL- 2014

            Especially when it is being taught in schools, with 12 years of teachers running through their lives telling them they know more than you do and that moral values are outdated.

          • nc

            FTA, if only it was just the teachers, maybe we would have stood a chance of the kids ignoring them. But they’re reinforced by everything in popular culture. Starting with pre-school cartoons, and worming through music, movies, TV, even novels.

            Of course, this is in addition to all the personal responsibility stuff.

            So while it looks like I’ve answered my own question, I really haven’t. I think I know why, I just don’t know why it seems to be all crashing down so quickly.

          • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

            When I was a kid, my sister and I went to a baptist camp. We came home crying telling my parents that the camp people told us that our parents were going to Hell because they drank on occasion and went dancing on weekends. My parents explained to us that some people believe that, but that they didn’t think that way. They explained that religion is personal and each person may have a different belief. See? You can actually parent your children if you have a good relationship with them. Even if you don’t like what they are being taught, you are still their parent.

          • J.N. Ashby

            So do you have like a Word Document where you keep these responses? I’m not saying you don’t have a point. It’s right. I’m just curious, since I’ve seen this post before.

          • David Mueller

            I agree that the culture is melting down, but I’m not sure that we are focusing our efforts on the correct means to combat cultural rot. We have been fighting the “drug war” for 30+ years with no discernible results. We have huge percentages of kids growing up in single family homes, absolute garbage for an “entertainment industry”, yet we spend tons of our time watching TV and buying the crap from China that’s advertised on our TV (including devices that provide us greater opportunity to watch said crap) like mindless consumers.

            God is not allowed in schools, presumably to keep the atheists from being offended. I say that’s ridiculous. We need to take back control of our kids. Put the fear of God in them. Make people responsible for their actions. Make it harder to get divorced. Turn off the TV and the computer. Find and elect leaders who aren’t afraid to look us in the eye and say that we do have a problem with our culture and here’s what we need to do to fix it, without being afraid of the backlash from the cultural marxists.

          • BlueGood

            Evidently 5th. placed scored a total of 420 Points….(wink wink…snort…)

          • BlueGood

            Evidently 5th. placed scored a total of 420 Points….(wink wink…snort…)

    • v1cious

      Your first mistake is calling it a drug.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.perlsteinmizrachi Jesse Perlstein-Mizrachi

      Because the weed control argument is the exact same thing as the gun control argument. Automatonophobia a fear of inanimate objects, doesn’t matter if it’s a gun or a joint. It’s people like you that let fear control and guide their actions into making bad decisions. Arguments made from fears are moot no one experiences the exact same fears, it’s only translated into some form of language usually in panicked vocalizations, it makes people weak and reactive and they will submit to and accept any rule of any authority to make it go away.

      Once you’re in a reactive state you will accept ANY solution presented to you regardless of the price tag which is most certainly your future lively hood as we have seen with countless families having one stoner son that gets caught in a big sting and goes BANKRUPT fighting the court system only to not get the kid back. Oh and because they can be exposed by any given stoner and you can’t put a brain control chip in their head here’s a newsflash for you: THE CURRENT LEGAL DRAGNET COULD COME CRASHING DOWN ON YOUR HEAD TOO BUDDY it’s completely random who decides to start smoking weed. So maybe take invisible hand theory into account before you open your mouth as to if a problem even exists because whatever solution could be brought forward by anyone else will likely be a noose around your neck.

      Shouldn’t it not be an issue if you’ve actually taught your kid enough respect not to steal from you? If you’re the first to say blame the parents when a tragedy happens then you have to be ready to turn the finger around and accept blame yourself. Are you no? So don’t be like a pervert ostrich and bury your head in your ass every time a parenting challenge comes along, because sooner or later it’s gonna scare the shit outta you and you’ll have to face your fear or die with a mouth full of your own feces. It’s your choice, rise above your challenges or sink below the earth already, but don’t blame anyone else for any of your failures, take more personal responsibility as a parent.

  • David Mueller

    Her goofy statement serves as evidence not to legalize it. However, my libertarian side causes me to be torn on this issue. Is it the government’s business if someone smokes a joint? I’m generally against laws to protect people from themselves. OTOH, Do we really need more drugs in our society? Do we really know the full effects of MJ?

    • Catchance

      Yeah, same as my libertarian side looks at the casinos. I have personally witnessed (as a banker) several families ruined from a gambling addiction that they didn’t even know they had until the casinos were close and available.

      FireThemAll made a good comment, that people with an addictive personality will get addicted… if the marijuana is close and available, they’re going to avail themselves of it.

    • J.N. Ashby

      Alcohol prohibition didn’t work. Why would anyone believe that marijuana prohibition has been better than the alternative?

  • GaryTheBrave

    To answer the question as to what other uses for marijuana besides medicinal and recreational, the hemp plant was used for centuries to make clothing and ropes (a.k.a. lines) to moor ships. The Navy used hemp lines until MJ was classified as a Class 1 drug, then they switched to nylon.

    MJ can also be used in cooking such as baking brownies.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Even into the 90s we still used a small hemp cord known as Marlin, a two strand, left-laid, tarred hemp for seizing the ends of larger lines and tying up small items. And NO, there is no way to get the tar off to make it recreational…or so I’ve heard.

      The hemp mooring lines were replaced with Manila, a natural fiber available in many sizes. The advantage of natural fiber lines are almost no stretch and quick to dry. The disadvantage is that like all plant materials they deteriorate over time.

      Manila lines are woven with a waxed paper inside a strand to indicate the date of manufacture. In the Navy, a manila line was no good for hauing a load after 5 years, even if it had never been used. There was no way of knowing how much it had weakened just by aging.

      Newer mooring lines are synthetics, which all have some stretch factor. This is a problem if placed under heavy strain and it parts, the line can snap back (contrary to what Mythbusters says). Nylon was the first, but now there are polyester, polypropylene (the yellow stuff the floats) and even Kevlar, which has a very slight stretch factor.

      Sorry, I was really talking to myself and reliving the old days.

    • Michelle

      I’m thinking using it in brownies falls under consuming it for recreational or medicinal purposes.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Good grief. There are many uses other than medicinal or recreational. There is military, such as hemp warheads, hemp grenade launchers and the new Hemp Strike FIghter.

    Industrial applications are hemp road paving material (the kind you see hippies laying face down on), hemp cooling towers at steam generating plants, hemp railroad cars….

    And lastly, the space program….Oh, I’m sorry. I was thinking of the spaced program.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.dean.564 Lisa Dean

    So recreational and medicinal usage is ok but she’s against using it in brownies, clothes and hair products etc. /sarc

  • Totalorthoo

    My kinda Girl!

  • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

    You may not know this, but it is legal in two states now.

    • http://twitter.com/hamybear Michael Hampton

      Even for recreational use.

  • jim

    She’s got brains and looks, I like her.

  • Bumr50

    I smoke weed. I vote conservative. I can’t figure out why anyone cares.

    Alcohol is a drug that is demonstrably worse for the human body than cannabis – yet somehow some people either fail to acknowledge this or simply don’t care that they embrace a hypocritical position.

    • Bumr50

      I dinged myself for posting off-topic.

      It was a pretty stupid answer.

      • mickeyco

        We’ve all done that. Wish there was an erase/ delete button.

        • Bumr50

          Is that a double entendre?;-)

    • Bumr50

      I dinged myself for posting off-topic.

      It was a pretty stupid answer.

    • Kleverabevera

      We need to re-institute the ban on alcohol. Why? Because I do not drink it and I do not see a need for people to have it. Children can get a hold of it easily. Plus I know best.

  • Patty

    I think she thought medical marijuana IS recreational use. Dumb dumb.

  • Patty

    I think she thought medical marijuana IS recreational use. Dumb dumb.

  • Spartanacus

    Shame on you Ms. Iowa! While cannabis is perfectly acceptable for medicinal and recreational purposes, how can you not support using hemp for industrial purposes? ; )

  • Spartanacus

    Shame on you Ms. Iowa! While cannabis is perfectly acceptable for medicinal and recreational purposes, how can you not support using hemp for industrial purposes? ; )

  • Christian Heiens

    Isn’t the legalization of marijuana a political issue that members of both parties support….and oppose? I’m pretty sure the crusade for making pot legal isn’t just a Democratic thing just like those on the Right aren’t all against Marijuana either…

  • massvocals

    all plants are given by GOD it is the prohibitionist who makes hellish war on cannabis The thousands of jobs in law enforcement and body of mental disease who are employed in this a war on citizen use of a plant which benefits them in many ways in outrageous . The creditability of the government is lost due its its lies and hate trip .amd profit making machine of law enforcement . clearly they do such attacks but do not have the people will , and this show reason that laws bad laws can not be removed form the books and continue too destroy peace

    • BeeKaaay

      I love it when someone argues for both freedom and addiction(slavery)
      in the same sentence. That proves the brain cells have been destroyed.

  • http://twitter.com/Sincerly_oo Sincerely —

    As they say in the South, “Bless her heart.”

  • BeeKaaay

    Celebrities are so stupid.