Marijuana and Cannabis Culture

Denver Airport Banning Sales of Marijuana-Themed Socks and Flip-Flops,
Friday, September 12, 2014 at 11:20 am

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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.


Cannabis Grand Cru To Take Over Aspen in November
Friday, September 12, 2014 at 9:20 am

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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.


Styles P from The Lox, The Weed Interview
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 8:20 am
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SP with a Beerglass oil rig in Los Angeles

Styles P, Sheek Louch, and Jadakiss from The LOX used to blaze blunts with Biggie Smalls while busy writing hits like "It's All ABout The Benjamins" for Puff Daddy at Bad Boy Records.

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.
Majority of NFL Players Polled Say Weed No Worse Than Alcohol
Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 8:20 am

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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.


Long-Term Study Says Married Couples Who Toke Together Show Lowest Level of Domestic Violence
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 8:20 am

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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.

Studies over the decades have varied, but they typically show that 48% to 87% of the time that a person is physically assaulted by their spouse, the aggressor is juiced up on some booze.

So, what do the statistics say about weed?


Sara Silverman Doesn't Leave Home Without Her Vaporizer Pen
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 12:20 pm

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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.


DARE program being cut from school budgets nationwide
Monday, August 25, 2014 at 8:20 am

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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.


Jackie Chan toes government line, says son's pot bust is shameful
Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 8:20 am

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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.


Jaycee Chan, son of Jackie Chan, arrested for pot in Beijing
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 10:20 am

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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.


Three 6 Mafia's DJ Paul Weed Interview: "I Make Noodles With Weed Butter"
Monday, August 18, 2014 at 3:20 pm
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DJ Paul and cohorts

DJ Paul isn't just a codeine syrup sippin' Memphis thug. He's an Academy Award winner alongside his Three 6 Mafia brethren for their original song "It's Hard Out Here For A Pimp," for the movie Hustle & Flow.

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.