Marijuana and Cannabis Culture
Ever since Peyton Manning bought a slew of Papa Johns franchises, meme makers have linked the purchase to Colorado's legalization of marijuana -- and now Manning has, too. In an interview with MMQB's Peter King, he said, "There's some different laws out here in Colorado. Pizza business is pretty good out here, believe it or not, due to some recent law changes."
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You won't find this for sale at D.I.A.
Passengers flying out of Denver International Airport after a vacation or work trip here have lots of choices if they want to squeeze in one last Colorado activity or buy a souvenir. They can drink local craft brews at cafes branded by Rock Bottom and Boulder Beer, eat at Elway's or Steve's Snappin' Dogs, and shop at the Tattered Cover or Kazoo & Company. They can buy Denver Broncos hats, Climax beef jerky, Rocky Mountain T-shirts, and shot glasses and underwear imprinted with the state flag.
But when it comes to Colorado's budding marijuana industry, the only souvenir that tourists can take with them is a photo of DIA's sign prohibiting the herb's use. More at the Latest Word.
Aspen, CO - Home of the 1st Annual Cannabis Grand Cru - November 14th-16th, 2014
When it comes to the changing of the seasons, and outstanding venues for cannabis themed events, nobody does it quite like Colorado. Aspen in the fall, much like the trees it is named after, radiates a golden glimmer leading into the first snowfall of the year.
From Friday November 14th - Sunday November 16th those attending the Cannabis Grand Cru will take over the entire Sky Hotel in Aspen for a 3-day event full of seminars, Q&A sessions, hands-on learning, and loads of entertainment. Tickets for this 21+ members-only experience will be made available only by invitation. The good news is, we've got the scoop on how to get yours.
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|SP with a Beerglass oil rig in Los Angeles|
Later, the Notorious got killed, and The LOX broke free from their contract via popular uprising by their fans. They joined DMX and the Ruff Ryders, and later went independent by starting D-Block Records.
Today the crew is still together, tougher than ever, and constantly writing, recording, and touring. And Styles P is still an avid proponent of the pot head lifestyle, and marijuana legalization. Here's what he had to say about vegan edibles, "white people music," and Sour vs Haze.
In a January interview with The New Yorker magazine, President Obama now famously stated, "As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life. I don't think it is more dangerous than alcohol."
Since that interview, ESPN sent a reporter into NFL locker rooms across the league asking 100 professional football players whether or not they agree with President Obama's comments. The players' replies are not very surprising, but unfortunately, neither is the NFL's reaction to just blow it off.
Flickr user 0_hai/Modified under Creative Commons license Hit bongs, not spouses
In the business of analyzing the domestic abuse statistics and trends in our country, there is a term used called "Alcohol or Other Drug" involvement, or AOD. The data seems to show that the impairment, poor decision making and amped up aggression that is generally associated with abusing alcohol, or "Other Drugs", commonly leads to physical violence in a marriage.
So, what do the statistics say about weed?
While we think the Emmy's are generally just a reach-around for Hollywood elite and don't really represent the best acting, directing or writing on television, the awards ceremony occasionally provide some entertainment.
Like last night, when comedian Sara Silverman showed off her hash-oil filled vaporizer pen to a national audience while completely blowing off mindless questions about fashion and proved that at least one person in Hollywood thinks the awards are as big of a joke as us.
As summer break winds to an end, and another school year begins, many unsuspecting 5th graders and junior high students across the country will get their first introduction to drugs. No, it won't be on the playground or the back of the bus, but as a part of their classroom curriculum, as the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program (DARE) kicks off its 31st year in existence.
Over three decades of War on Drugs propaganda comes at a cost, however. "Just Say No" coloring books and foil badge stickers ain't free you know! With schools in disrepair, teachers being laid off, and art, music, and extra-curricular activities being defunded, many schools are deciding that their books may be more easily balanced without DARE in the budget.
As we reported earlier this week, Asian movie star Jaycee Chan, son of legendary Kung Fu film icon Jackie Chan, was arrested in his home in Beijing last week with about 3.5 ounces of herb.
While you might expect the star of the legendary Drunken Master to offer his sympathies in public for his son Jaycee, Jackie Chan - who is now the official Chinese Police Narcotics Control Ambassador - says he is saddened and ashamed.
Jackie Chan in Drunken Master.
The son of world-famous actor Jackie Chan has been arrested in Beijing for cannabis consumption and possession. Tolerance for cannabis use in parts of China is clearly not high, as Jaycee Chan faces anywhere from three years in jail or execution.
Yes, death for weed.