Fla. Man to Smoke 115,000th Joint

Feat earns him world record for cannabis consumption
By Emily Rauhala,  Newser User
Posted Nov 20, 2009 10:32 AM CST
A Florida man will today toke his way into the record books by smoking his 115,000the joint.   (Shutter Stock)

(Newser) – He set the bar high and smoked the competition. Irvin Rosenfeld, a 56-year-old stockbroker from Fort Lauderdale, will toke his way into the record books today by smoking his 115,000th joint. The best part: It's completely legal. "Yep, provided by Uncle Sam," Rosenfeld told NBC Miami. "They grow it for me."

Rosenfeld, who suffers from a painful bone disorder, has received government-approved weed since 1982; he was grandfathered into a federal drug program after medicinal marijuana programs were cut 10 years later. That's 300 joints every 25 days for 27 years—10 to 12 per day. "The first thing I do every morning is smoke two joints," he says. "Then another on my drive to work." It's not as dangerous as you might think—Rosenfeld says he's never gotten high on the stuff: "No munchies, no munchies, nothing other people get. A lot of patients don't get high."