Marijuana and Cannabis Culture
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.
|DJ Paul and cohorts|
He's got an album dropping September 2nd, The Killjoy Club, with the Insane Clown Posse, and another soon after with Da Mafia 6ix, who he is currently on tour with.
He's also an avid pot head and bbq sauce impresario who loves marijuana edibles and having a good time. Here's what he had to say about smoking Headbanger, starting a dispensary, and what he thinks of dabs.
Back at it again, with another clever and classy mainstream print advertisement in favor of medical marijuana use, cannabis super-site Leafly.com has teamed up with Americans for Safe Access (ASA) for an encore of Leafly's last leap into the media spotlight.
You may remember, just over a week ago, when Leafly successfully placed and ran the first "consumer cannabis" advertisement ever to be published in the New York Times. We described the NYT spot as "tasteful and informative top to bottom", and the gurus at Leafly seem to have followed the same formula this time around too.
Award-winning American comedy icon Robin Williams died yesterday from an apparent suicide. Williams long battled with substance abuse, but he always managed to keep a sense of humor about it as these segment on alcohol and marijuana from his 1986 "Live at the Met" show and 2009's "Weapons of Self Destruction".
When it comes to marketing and advertising, proper timing is always essential - and you want to strike while the iron is hot. As cannabis use becomes more and more mainstream, the topic of marijuana legalization is finally being raised in all regions of the country.
When Colorado and Washington became the first states to make weed legal for adults for recreational purposes, the eyes of cannabis critics nationwide focused on the two battleground states, desperately waiting and hoping for problems to arise.