In documentary series Gone To Pot, Premiering on Mon 13 Nov at 9.00pm on ITV, five famous faces head to the US to explore the legalisation of marijuana. Birds of a Feather actor and Loose Women panellist Linda Robson, ex-EastEnders actor Pam St Clement, actor Christopher Biggins, retired footballer and TV presenter John Fashanu and darts legend Bobby George.
The issue of legalisation has long been the subject of debate in the UK, with marijuana having been reported to ease symptoms of arthritis, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and several other conditions. However, it remains the most commonly used and trafficked illicit drug in the world, and evidence suggests that frequent and prolonged use can be detrimental to both mental and physical health. The group begin their three-week voyage of discovery in San Francisco where, after a Skype consultation with a doctor, they are issued a medical certificate that allows them to buy marijuana. Their journey takes them across California where they visit the ‘Sisters of the Valley’, a group of spiritual women who both grow and make products from cannabis.
They also visit a chef who creates delicious dishes with the special ingredient. Each of the stars has their own reasons for exploring the issue, and their opinions on the legalisation of it differ. At the end of their journey, how will they feel about marijuana use?
Gone to Pot: American Road Trip airs Monday 13, Wednesday 15 and Friday 17 November 2017 from 9.00pm-10.00pm on ITV.