The Most WTF Moments Of Jon Snow Getting Massively Stoned On "Drugs Live"
The Channel 4 newsreader was taking part in a documentary looking at the health effects of cannabis and whether the drug should be legalised.
Newsreader Jon Snow, columnist Matthew Parris, and former royal correspondent Jennie Bond experimented with smoking skunk and hash in a Channel 4 show called Drugs Live.
It was legal to televise because it was part of a trial being carried out by Professor Val Curran at University College London. Snow claimed the trial, which was aimed at working out what skunk and hash do to the brain, was a "world first".
The show gathered much pre-broadcast publicity after Snow admitted that he responded badly to the drugs.
2. He was then made to wear these glasses, and it looked like he wasn't particularly having a good time.
3. He was then put in an MRI scanner, but five minutes later said he wanted to come out.
4. He then hugged the researcher.
5. At the time he also considered himself to be a failure.
6. His next task was to name as many cannabis-related words as he could in one minute. He said this:
7. His overall reaction to skunk? Not good.
Reaction to his experiment has been mixed.
8. Neil Woods, a former undercover member of the drugs squad, also took part. He couldn't stop laughing during his trial.
Each person who took part was given hash, skunk, or a placebo, all of which all smelled and tasted the same. They were then tested on their memory and cognition.