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As we told you earlier this week, the singer from the '90s band Barenaked Ladies, Steven Page, was arrested in New York last Friday and charged with fourth degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony.

The substance is said to be cocaine.

To that, the Barenaked Ladies' manager had said, "We’re confident Steven will be exonerated of the charges. In the meantime it’s business as usual.”

Even their official website had stated, "Steven has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him and the validity of the charges against Steven will be strongly contested. While this is happening, it's business as usual for Barenaked Ladies. We will continue to perform and look forward to heading into the studio later this year to record a new album. "

Well, it seems things aren't looking too good for the singer.

In fact, according to their updated official site now, they've already started to cancel shows.

It says, "Update to our fans on the Disney Music Block Party Shows. Barenaked Ladies Manager Terry McBride announced today that the band has chosen to cancel its appearances at the Disney Music Block Party planned for late August in Long Island."

The group released a kids album earlier this year.

"Members of the band completely support Steven Page,” said McBride, “but we don’t want to put Disney in an awkward position before issues involving Steven’s arrest are resolved.”

So thanks to Page and his reported drug use, now his band is suffering as well.

Time to find a new lead singer!

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82 comments to “Cancelled!”

  1. Kelly says – reply to this


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    DAYUM!!
    FIRST!



  2. 2

    that's crazy i used to love them

  3. aussi says – reply to this


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    second!

  4. kerry says – reply to this


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    third…?

  5. laura says – reply to this


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    huh…

  6. A says – reply to this


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    excellent legal move.
    Pull out before Disney drops them on their asses, REALLY ruining their rep.
    By the end of the summer, no one will ever remember…
    he shouldn't have been meddling in such a nasty, illegal substance…hes a good Canadian boy I thought?

  7. Lala says – reply to this


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    Another poor choice DISNEY!

  8. Shelb says – reply to this


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    They don't need a new lead singer. They need this one to clean up his act and get rid of the new girlfriend.

  9. kiddi says – reply to this


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    Your kidding they need a new singer? Crap happens, I am sure he will get out of this one and move on with his life. No rush to judgement please!

  10. L*Dub says – reply to this


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    They can't get a new lead singer! HE IS the Barenaked Ladies!! It just wouldn't be the same!

  11. hey says – reply to this


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    i want to cry, i'm not the first

  12. Why? says – reply to this


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    because www.4ever4twenty.com has more drugie news

  13. Zach says – reply to this


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    thats dumb, find a new lead singer, he's the heart of the band you idiot. They've been together for like 7 albums, you don't just find a lead singer. What a dumbass comment.

  14. USA says – reply to this


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    Let that fat fuck stay in boring Canada where he belongs, I hope he never gets back into the good old U S of A! Fat freak Canadian.

  15. ME! says – reply to this


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    that sucks for him. why can't people just avoid the temptations of fame! I hate that!

    www.thoughts.com/beast22/blog

  16. moose says – reply to this


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    funny story. i worked with Stephen a few years back and he told me a story of touring the Brit band, The Beautiful South and how they were such a mess cuz the lead singer, Paul, was deep into crack cocaine and had to cancel shows because the singer lost his voice. Hypocrit.

  17. jolie says – reply to this


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    no one cares about barenaked ladies and if they do THEY SHOULD BE ARRESTED!!

  18. Yanke says – reply to this


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    WORKING FOR DISNEY IS LIKE A CURSE THESE DAYS.

  19. gg says – reply to this


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    Re: USA
    OH u b one smart American……Canada rocks and you suck cock

  20. Louis says – reply to this


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    Stupid, stupid Perez.
    The man has had a horrible year, has struggled with depression since the band hit it big (NEARLY 20 YEARS AGO AND ARE STILL SELLING MILLIONS OF RECORDS). They don't need a new lead singer. They need a healthy singer - one who has gotten the help he needs to deal with the recent deaths in his family, the breakup of his marriage, and his ongoing problems with depression. He also needs to drop the girlfriend, as someone else stated.
    Funny how when it's someone whose ass you're sucking who's on her 3rd or 4th or 5th arrest for DUI or drug possession, you'll say "Oh, poor dear, stay well, take care of yourself" but when it's not someone who invites you to parties, you get all judgmental.

  21. Steph says – reply to this


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    Yep, he should dump that g/f. I saw them together last summer on the streetcar and did not like the look of her (if that's the same one). I was shocked because I had the feeling they were together but news of his separation from his wife hadn't been made public.

    They don't need a new singer, Perez! He's such an integral member of the band.

  22. Jenni says – reply to this


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    No don't find a new lead singer. They have all been together since 1998 and are awesome. They are not a 90's band…they will be around forever! BARENAKED LADIES RULE ALL :)

  23. Londo says – reply to this


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    This band has always sucked, I hope I never hear from them again. wankers.

  24. bp says – reply to this


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    He's an awesome singer, very much part of their sound.
    I'm still a supporter. If it was his, I hope he gets the help.

  25. what says – reply to this


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    “…but we don’t want to put Disney in an awkward position." Yeah right! I am pretty sure Disney was going to pull the plug, but gave the band the option to save face. Anyway, they can't find a new lead singer. Him and Ed are the band. Lose either of them, and the band is over. I am sure that they will be okay - minus them wanting to record children albums. I think that is pretty much over now.

  26. saman says – reply to this


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    Perez…
    if you love canadians so much than try getting your facts straight.

    The Barenaked ladies are not a fucking 90's band, they are still producing music, and are still relevant on the international music scene.

    Second - I am not one to give "celebs" the ben of the doubt - however, Having personally interviewed Mr. Page on more than one occasion, and seeing his work with the New Democratic Party of Canada first hand, not to mention numerous other examples of responsible anti-typical celebutard behavior - I am one hundred per cent confident that he is not the sort of slime we see far too often oozing from our big bad southern neighbour - Hollywood retards - and am holding out on the verdict - as a "reporter" of sorts ( though as a journalist I hate to grace you with that title ) you should do the same . I will graciously direct you towards some lit covering Canadian laws of defemation - slander.

    Innocent until proven guilty -

  27. Saman says – reply to this


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    USA -

    Educate yourself you useless American -

    Stats Canada, US Census Bureau - OR ANY HALF ASS EXCUSE FOR A DATA COLLECTING AND ANALYZING INSTITUTION -

    AMERICANS ARE FAR FATTER THAN CANADIANS

    your lunch break is over - best be heading back to WALMART



  28. 28

    lame… what a waste…

  29. Debbi says – reply to this


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    Quit with the mean comments! The Ladies are the best and always will remain the best!

  30. Megan says – reply to this


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    I met him one time and he was a conceited asshole. I still adore his voice & love BNL though.

  31. Klept says – reply to this


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    They don't need a new singer. Steven just needs to get some help. He has such a unique voice. Can't believe you said they needed a new lead singer after they have been together for 20 years. Sheeeeesh Perez..

  32. Debbi says – reply to this


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    Re: Louis – ditto!!!!!

  33. Emma says – reply to this


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    They've had the same line-up since the 90's, I really doubt they are going to ditch their signature sound over an arrest.



  34. 34

    oh please. big deal.

  35. dr. says – reply to this


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    Re: meghanhardy
    SKANK!

  36. Louis says – reply to this


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    Re: Jenni Jenni, try 1988.

  37. Loser says – reply to this


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    Dwight Schrute got arrested?



  38. 38

    Oh come on. Disney LOVES a scandal. Little Miss Miley? No press is bad press. Guess that's a fact that rings true thanks in part to people like you, Perez. Thanks for all the dirt. It's a sick habit but I can't get enough of this shizzzz.



  39. 39

    I love Steven Page and all the 'Ladies, but they need to take a step back.
    They should put the children's music tour on hiatus until his court case and restitution are complete.

  40. babs says – reply to this


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    Did he get a nose job? Looks different.



  41. 41

    Re: saman
    Well said - I hope Steven Page gets the help he needs though…

  42. Shell says – reply to this


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    "…So thanks to Page and his reported drug use, now his band is suffering as well.
    Time to find a new lead singer! …"

    Back off bitch! It isn't like he's Amy Winehouse, a complete mess.
    The man is human & allowed to make a mistake. You assume he's a problem drug user. What if he is a recreational user. What if it was his first time with coke? What if it wasn't?
    That band is like a family. They'll work it out & hopefully if this a problem for Steven it is his wakeup call & will get help. . .

  43. l says – reply to this


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    Replacing him would be as ridiculous and trying to replace the lead singer of INXS….wait……
    Either way, most people don't care about BNL anymore, I still like them, and god forbid they replace him, would stop listening.

  44. f_Q says – reply to this


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    first of all shouldn't you wait ’til there is a court verdict to make allegations of guilt?

    time to find a new singer huh?, they've been together for over 20 years - there is no BNL w/out Steven

    Perez, you are obviously bored - there has to be a better more productive way to amuse yourself - this sort of thing serves to make you look stupid, not Steven

  45. Baghe says – reply to this


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    Last time I checked you were innocent until proven guilty, or did he get arrested in Canada? Don't convict someone unless you have actually heard all the evidence.

  46. Miss says – reply to this


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    "time to find a new lead singer"Are you kidding, you mean the guy who writes most of their music? Maybe you should get off your high horse Perez and give them a break.

  47. Joe says – reply to this


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    lol looks like he's storing nuts for winter in them cheeks!!

  48. amy says – reply to this


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    wow perez. very judgemental of you. bnl is a great band, and not a great band without him. kudos to bnl for taking responsibility and taking themselves off the disney tour rather than lawyer up and paris hilton it.

  49. *** says – reply to this


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    perez! for someone who loves music and is so into bands - to suggest in such a cavalier way- that BNL should find a new lead singer…is…ignorant! take it back! their sound is unique!

  50. Hells says – reply to this


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    Re: Saman – We're also far richer and better off in so many more areas than you slack-ass Canadians.

    I'd say you were French-wannabe's, but well, you guys couldn't surrender properly.

  51. perEz says – reply to this


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    PEREZ - YOUR ARE AN IDIOT! Cut him some slack and let's see how this plays out. By the way - the BNL kids record ""Snacktime" is AWESOME! I think my wife and I like it more than the kids do!

  52. Jess says – reply to this


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    The barenaked ladies wouldnt be the barenaked ladies if Steven Page wasnt their singer. Theres no way they could get a new one.

  53. RutRo says – reply to this


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    Didn't he admit it was coke?

  54. Tam says – reply to this


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    ever heard of innocent until proven guilty????

  55. cam says – reply to this


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    Ugh, that REALLY doesn't look like the lead singer form BNL. U sure u have the right mug shot?

  56. saman says – reply to this


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    Re: Hells

    Dude - check the new UN report

    released yesterday - US 45 (ish) Canada I believe is in the single digits -

    and ps… your economy is down and going futher - Welcome to the real world - where The Unites States is rapidly sinking to one of the last places on earth anyone with half a brain would want to call home…

    Now - Grab one of the 5 ( for every person in America) guns in your house and put it to good use - put yourself out of misery - … one less american in the world would do us all some good.



  57. 57

    Looks like he was using coke for it's effective weight loss benefits. I've hated these dorks for years, so this makes me chuckle a bit.

  58. Amy says – reply to this


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    The comment the BNL should "find a new lead singer" is one of the most ridculas statments I have ever seen you make on this site (and that is saying something because you say alot of stupid stuff). In the many years that this great band has been together its members have always proved to be positive role models to their listeners and one mistake by one band member does not completly change their reputation.

    If every band who's lead singer was linked with had to find a replacement where would bands like the Rolling Stones and aerosmith (just to name a couple) be today.

  59. lady says – reply to this


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    Everyone chill out. Steven's bipolar and its common for manic's to self medicate with cocaine. Ya it's illegal, but who are you to judge?

  60. Chel says – reply to this


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    Re: Saman – Best to just ignore him. It's a troll that's always on here hating. Don't feed it, mate.

  61. roni says – reply to this


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    Aaagghhhh! I hate drugs. They ruin everything. Thanks, Perez, for not turning a blind eye to this stuff. The more people see how drugs really affect people's lives, the less they might want to try the stuff–or not. I hope Page gets better and BNL gets back to creating.

  62. Hanna says – reply to this


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    Re: Hells – Your economy is hell, your government is chock full of war criminals and you're still a proud, rednecked cracker?

  63. JD says – reply to this


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    Get a new lead singer? That's not what friends do Perezito . . . those boys have been friends since they were playing in a garage in Scarberia (LOL) not a cookie cutter put together crap band like most today, but friends who like to make music. Steven made a poor life choice (if these charges are in fact valid) he will rebound. The Ladies have been around forever and are going no where . .. 90's band? Ya . . . they were playing in the 80's you just had to know where to go and listen to them hee hee . . . I actually give them props for pulling out of the Disney function, shows they have some respect. Why don't you go back to concentrating on YOUR drugged out friend Miss Winehouse or Crackhouse . .. and leave the Ladies alone.

  64. Calam says – reply to this


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    From bnlmusic.com

    Update to our fans on the Disney Music Block Party Shows
    Barenaked Ladies Manager Terry McBride announced today that the band has
    chosen to cancel its appearances at the Disney Music Block Party planned for
    late August in Long Island. “Members of the band completely support Steven
    Page,” said McBride, “but we don’t want to put Disney in an awkward position
    before issues involving Steven’s arrest are resolved.”

  65. canad says – reply to this


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    Lame Ass… if you knew anything about the BareNaked Ladies you would know they would never replace him as lead singer…. he IS The BareNaked Ladies" He is the one who started it and is original. That would be like telling The Beatles to replace Paul as lead singer.
    You are such a dumbass Perez. Always shoot your mouth off before you know facts.

  66. Pink says – reply to this


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    Time to find a new lead singer! ?????
    Are you kidding me, Mario?

    This proves how out of touch you are with some types of music and musicians.
    Steven Page has an amazing voice and vocal range.

    Perhaps you should listen to a few of their albums before YOU pass judgement…by the way, what is your talent, Mario?
    Leeching off of the celebrity of actual talented people??

    eff off Mario (perez)

  67. sicko says – reply to this


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    Thats it- damnit Perez you are a complete P.O.S Brilliant idea to boot the guy out of the band because he *gasp* is a music star and did/does drugs. I can't beleive they didn't just shhot him on site. jackass. You site is going to the shitter thanks to your ever increasing bullshit. enjoy your last 13 mins. tick tock tick tock

  68. sicko says – reply to this


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    yeah yeah i can't type-your still a jackass

  69. Tony says – reply to this


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    Steve, I feel for you.
    .
    Love!

  70. ErinE says – reply to this


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    I hope to God that Steve has hit rock bottom. He needs to get the help he needs - for cocaine, for bipolar, for whatever. The wheeling & dealing of big business takes backseat to someone's health. Forget the kids album & the Disney thing … cancel Ships & Dip too, if it makes sense. He's so damned talented that the world NEEDS him to be healthy.
    Besides, his voice gives me tingly feelings in my girly areas.

  71. USuck says – reply to this


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    *sigh*
    Every time I read your comments, Perez, I think to myself that you couldn't get any stupider. By the time the next article appears, you prove me wrong again.

  72. guppy says – reply to this


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    steven's amazing and BNL certainly do not need a new lead singer. that's a real low-blow, perez. he just needs to stop with the sugar (if you've ever seen BNL live, he's a mad-man onstage, so perhaps he needs only to switch his poisons).

  73. Ed Ro says – reply to this


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    KingJeff eats his own boogers.

  74. D. says – reply to this


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    Re: Louis

    I agree with you 100%

  75. Kat says – reply to this


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    Such an amazing musician with an incredible voice.

    So sad. :(

  76. SD-B says – reply to this


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    He just recently left his wife and children and has a new girlfriend and what would also appear to be a new drug habit.

    Looks as if the success is starting to be detrimental to him.

    I am Canadian and never understood why people like this band, but hey, each to its own ;-)

  77. Lynn says – reply to this


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    Ha, ha. I knew the Barenaked Ladies did drugs a long time ago. Let's just say a friend of a friend had a boyfriend who was in a band in Toronto and their band used to do drugs with the Barenaked Ladies. What joke!! So much for their squeaky clean image. I only wonder why it took so long for one of them to get caught. I guess they are not that popular with the cops either and they just couldn't be bothered to bust them, at least not in Canada.

  78. the t says – reply to this


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    F U Mario!!!! Canada still loves it's BNL's and Steven Page in particular… SOOOO Perez people in fat glass houses shouldn't throw chocolate covered stones. We are a very forgiving country because no one is perfect. So Steven, dump the coke, dump the whore and stick close to your band mates. Come back up NORTH ’cause we still love ya, eh!!!!

  79. Diane says – reply to this


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    And this is why IF I come here I NEVER click on any of the fucking ads you have on here, Perez. I never want to support anything that profits off being a leech like you. Barenaked Ladies are relevant today and will probably be around as long as The Rolling Stones..AND they will always have Steven Page as their front man. He's a good guy, met him a few times and it makes me sick to think he's made a mistake like this. He is NOT expendable. QUITE UNLIKE THIS STUPID PINK blog site you have made a living off of other people's celebrity. Just when I thought your asshole couldn't get any wider…

  80. milo says – reply to this


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    these guys were interviewed after nipplegate and they were being all bitchy, like "kids were watching" and shit … puhleese

  81. Chris says – reply to this


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    Oh Perez, you are pathetic…. find a new lead singer?? oh, you are so used to all this fabricated new bands that you think a guy who has problems can be replaced easily… get real! Steve has an amazing voice and his bandmates are supporting him, like HUMANS(are you familiar with the concept?) do,so stop bitching, rainbow brite.

  82. Naddi says – reply to this


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    We need to stay on them greens cause that white stuff is just baking soda ..
    Lets save our enviroment and grow INDUSTRIAL HEMP like back in the days before 1937 but now in days we got all that crazy shit like zoloft avient all them pill popping
    WE NEED TO GROW INDUSTRIAL HEMP.. BUT THE GOV. MAKES IT VS. CAUSE THINK ABOUT YOU COULD EVEN MAKE GASOLINE OFF OF INDUSTRIAL HEMP AND THEN WE CAN HAVE MORE OXIGEN TO BREATH AND NOT TO ME PHENERS OUT THERE FOR OTHER DRUGS