Fashanu flat on his grass

Daily Star Sunday - - FRONT PAGE - With ED GLEAVE and PETER DYKE

JOHN Fashanu suf­fered a ter­ri­fy­ing black­out when he used mar­i­juana for the first time.

The for­mer footballer has avoided booze and drugs his whole life.

But his lat­est TV project saw him go on a road trip across the US to learn about the weed’s uses.

In San Diego he fi­nally took the plunge and sam­pled the drug.

Fash said: “I didn’t want to try it. But I agreed to have a cookie. I was very wor­ried.

“I’ve been brought up to be­lieve mar­i­juana, co­caine and heroin – they’re all the same.

“I don’t clas­sify them

A, B…they’re all the same.

“For me it didn’t do any­thing at all un­til two hours later. And then I blacked out.

“I forced my­self to go to the front of the bus and I was looking out…and that was it…boom. I was out.”

Pro­duc­ers had med­i­cal ex­perts on hand to en­sure John was safe dur­ing film­ing for the se­ries, which starts this week.

He is joined on the show by fel­low TV favourites in­clud­ing Christo­pher Big­gins and

Linda Rob­son.

THE celebs put their safety on the line when they joined a po­lice swoop on a sus­pected drugs car­tel.

A SWAT team scouted the area be­fore Pam St Cle­ment and John Fashanu joined cops raid­ing an il­le­gal farm in Colorado. Pam said: “There were weapons there. In that sit­u­a­tion you’re talk­ing about se­ri­ous money.

“I walked past nine guys who had been ar­rested. They had ob­vi­ously been forced to do it.”

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