No Dope: Man to Smoke 115,000th Joint

When you think of the world’s most prolific pot smokers, certain names come to mind: Snoop, Cheech and Chong, Willie Nelson.

How about Irvin Rosenfeld?

The 56-year-old Fort Lauderdale stockbroker will put his name among the greats when he sets a world record tomorrow for weed consumption while lighting up his 115,000th joint.

The best part is that it’s all legal.

“Yep, provided by Uncle Sam,” Rosenfeld told “They grow it for me, I find that quite ironic.”

Rosenfeld’s pot has been provided by the government since 1982, when he became a patient in the Federal Drug Administration’s Investigational New Drug Program. Grown on a farm on the campus of the University of Mississippi, the weed is delivered to a local pharmacy where Rosenfeld gets it by the bushel.

Rosenfeld suffers from a rare bone disorder called multiple congenital cartilaginous exostoses, which causes severe pain, alleviated by a healthy dose of ganja.

He’s been getting 300 joints every 25 days for the past 27 years, and said he smokes between 10 and 12 per day.

“The first thing I do every morning is smoke two joints as I watch my business shows,” Rosenfeld said. “Then another on my drive to work.”

Rosenfeld said he’s never gotten high on the sticky icky, and he’s allowed to smoke while operating heavy machinery.

Not getting high also means no late-night trips to Taco Bell.

“No munchies, no munchies, nothing other people get,” Rosenfeld insists. “A lot of patients don’t get high.”

Rosenfeld is an advocate for the Feds providing medicinal marijuana, a policy ended in 1992. While most people who need medicinal marijuana rely on the dozen or so states that allow it, Rosenfeld and three others were grandfathered into the federal program. He said he’s lucky to be able to get his hands on what many others can’t.

“I get lots of calls from people trying to get the medicine,” he said. “It’s sad, people need it.”

Rosenfeld said he feels great thanks to the Mary Jane, and that others could be as healthy as him if it were made legal across the board.

“I would be bedridden without it, if I would even be alive,” he said. “I shouldn’t have been alive and I’m still alive, I take no other medicines, I’m in great shape because of the cannibis. It’s just sad because the medicine’s there.”

He said he thinks the Obama administration will help people like him who truly need the weed to feel better. “The tide is turning, patients are finally getting the help they need,” he said.

Rosenfeld’s writing a book on his experiences as the nation’s longest-running legal pot-smoker, tenatively called “Potluck.” He hopes to have it published in the spring.

He said his ability to smoke weed in public has made him both a hero and a villain.

“There are people I’m sure that consider me a hero,” he said. “A lot of people make snide little comments or talk about the balls I have to smoke in public. They’ll ask, ‘Hey man, can I have some of that?'”

The villain part came in 1983, when he was busted in Orlando for possession. The overzealous cop didn’t realize his right was federally protected, but after fingerprinting and a few hours in a police station, he was let go and the charges were dropped.

Though his public pot smoking has raised some eyebrows, Rosenfeld said it’s the ingrained negative perception that gives it a bad name, regardless of the health benefits.

“There are people who have been raised to think it’s the devil’s work, they’ll always be against it,” Rosenfeld said. “If you truly think marijuana’s as bad as you think it is, explain me.”

– Article from NBC Miami.



  1. Anonymous on

    congrats Irvin Rosenfeld..
    i love joint n smoke most of the time.i like listening pink floyd when im high.

  2. Anonymous on

    Stupid is as stupid is… I think you’re a fool!

  3. Bradson on

    If his cannabis is not very potent, that explains why he needs so much…and after such extreme long-term use he’s not suffering from any respiratory ailments. This is very interesting since he’s inhaling so much of the supposedly bad smoke rather than vaporizing or even using a water pipe.

    This testimonial supports Dr. Tashkin’s research which suggests that smoking cannabis is not much of a health risk regardless of how much or how long one smokes. Vaporizing may indeed reduce even this extremely minimal risk, but is not necessary unless you simply prefer it and like spending big bucks on vaporizers.

  4. Anonymous on

    I’m glad Irvin Rosenfeld is a vocal person in the public arena. He is a definite hero to many for telling people what’s going on without backing down or giving in to those who disagree with his position.

    He’s also a great example of how the stereotypes some people have of those who use marijuana simply don’t hold up in real life. Lots of successful and intelligent individuals regularly use marijuana.

  5. Anonymous on

    I dunno…that sounds like a challenge to me…If you’ll excuse me, I have some catching up to do : )

  6. Worm on

    There is a video with this guy, he is testifying somewhere. I think it may be the John Stossel video. If i can find the video i will post a link. He speaks very well about his situation.

    Peace & Pot

  7. Anonymous on

    I wonder if anyone else has tried his pot, Ive heard that pot from the U. of Mississippi was not the greatest. something like prairie plants sys.

  8. Anonymous on

    It is quite terrible that this is going on, but its been going on for a long time. He was a part of an experimental program, with i think only 7 severely ill patients. When the program was scrapped by Bush Sr.(Im pretty sure) Unable to stop their treatments, they the gov’t supplied it until they pass away. Which is why there is only 3 or 4 legal federal patients left. It is probably the only reason why the university of Mississippi still has a DEA license to grow/study cannabis. The only place with a legal federal license.

  9. Anonymous on

    this isn’t a joint smoking competition….. or is it? If so I’d gladly smoke that fellows lifetime share in a year

  10. Anonymous on

    Although I don’t have the record of delivery I have smoked 15 joints a day for 50 years.

    I told a Dr that I smoked marijuana…..he asked me if it was “medical marijuana”! HUH?

    How do we know he alone smoked every months ration.

    Stupid is as stupid was….I think he’s lieing!

  11. jomila on


  12. Anonymous on

    So tell us again feds how cannabis is not medicinal, how it is so dangerous? How has it endangered this poor fellow? And why have you provided so much of it for him, while denying it to the rest of us? Just has to be democracy at work eh? I feel so free, NOT!