Tom Cruise isn’t getting any giggles from a new strain of medical marijuana being marketed as “Tom Cruise Purple.”
Word is that the actor’s lawyers are taking a serious look at the strong brand of bud after we brought it to their attention.
One of Cruise’s friends found it “outrageous” that licensed cannabis clubs in Northern California are selling vials of pot featuring a picture of Cruise laughing hysterically.
Staffers at several California clinics we called said they were forbidden to discuss any of the herbal varieties in their “inventory.”
But one weed devotee said, “I heard it’s the kind of pot that makes you hallucinate.”
Meanwhile, a woman who has been identified as Cruise’s former alternative-medicine consultant is due to stand trial in L.A. Superior Court on April 18.
A spokesman for the L.A. City Attorney’s office tells us Feline Butcher – aka Feline Kondula – has been charged with 18 counts of unlawfully practicing medicine and one count of grand theft.
The charges stem from Butcher’s treatment of Clive McLean, a cancer patient who died in 2005.
McLean’s widow, Erica McLean, tells us that Butcher, who’s a Scientologist, and another unlicensed practitioner encouraged her husband to abandon chemotherapy in favor of a regimen of “vitamins and ‘magic drops.'”
Erica McLean, who was assisted by private investigator Paul Barresi, claims that the couple paid close to $120,000 on useless treatments.
Butcher has pleaded not guilty.
Additionally, Cruise is the unwitting star of a new spoof video in which he’s seen cavorting with the bouncing head of Hubbard and dancing Scientologists like Kirstie Alley, Beck and John Travolta.
The video – which you can find at twistedone151.wordpress.com/200-8/04/01/scientology-vs-anonymous-animutation – mocks the controversial church’s war with Internet critics, who’ve come to be known as Anonymous.
A representative for Cruise declined to comment on the video and the “purple” pot, but insisted that Butcher “was not his adviser. He has nothing to do with her.”
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