Kelly Slater Buys Rights to Thai Stick

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World champion Kelly Slater at Pipeline during the 2005 annual Masters competition.

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Film rights to Thai Stick, a scholarly work on the illicit marijuana trade between Southeast Asia and the West coast of the United States in the 1960s and 70s, have been recently acquired by perhaps the greatest ever competitive surfer, American Kelly Slater. Media stereotyping has often linked surfing with the smoking of weed and while Slater does not smoke marijuana he certainly supports the de-criminalization of the product in the U.S. and doubts whether it should even classified as a drug.

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