Marijuana fan wants to roll the biggest joint
Los Angeles - A medical marijuana user plans to see in the new year on an all-time high - by rolling the world's biggest joint.
Los Angeles resident Brett Stone said he aims to usher in 2007 by rolling a 91cm cigarette using around 112 grams of marijuana.
Stone said he was inspired to try for a record after learning that the previous biggest joint was made with 100 grams.
"I thought the world's largest joint would have been a lot larger," said Stone, 48.
Medical marijuana use has been legal in California since 1996, when voters passed a law allowing the drug to be used as a pain reliever.
Stone said he would be careful to ensure that his record attempt would remain legal, indicating that the joint would be smoked in a local medical marijuana collective.
"We're probably going to do it as a fundraiser," he said. "And the mayor and police chief would be most welcome if they have a doctor's note to consume cannabis."
Stone said he plans to roll an even bigger joint to mark the US football final at the Super Bowl next February - and has asked companies if they can provide custom made rolling papers to help the attempt.
"I think a metre would be a good, smokeable size joint," Stone said. "I'm not looking to make a torpedo... I'm looking to make a smokeable joint."