Rest In Peace, Joan Rivers…America’s Original Queen Of Comedy Dead At 81


Legendary comedian Joan Rivers died in a New York hospital this afternoon, a week after suffering cardiac arrest during a medical procedure.

Her daughter Melissa said, “She passed peacefully at 1:17 p.m. surrounded by family and close friends. My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people laugh. Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon.”

Rivers had been on life support, but was taken off after she stopped breathing. She had been undergoing a minor elective procedure when she suffered cardiac and respiratory arrest.

While she was living, Miss Rivers also didn’t hide the fact that she used marijuana. In fact, she smoked pot on an episode of her reality TV show, “Joan and Melissa”.

On behalf of the entire staff of The National Marijuana News, we send our condolences to the incomparable Joan Rivers and her family.


Enjoy a clip of Joan Rivers and her daughter Melissa on CNN talking about smoking marijuana on her reality TV show:

Joan Rivers Talks About Smoking Marijuana

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Richard Lowe

Richard Lowe is a 14-year veteran of the financial sector with licenses as a commodity broker (Series 3) and investment advisor representative (IAR Series 65). Along with a focus on raising capital for the firms he was employed with, he also wrote and edited much of the content published by them. He holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts. He has been a longtime advocate for marijuana legalization due to the social injustices associated with marijuana prohibition and the strong potential for the medicinal benefits of cannabis.

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