Marijuana and Cannabis Culture

New York City's New Marijuana Policy Has Been In Effect for 48 Hours
Friday, November 21, 2014 at 1:20 pm

It's been two days since New York City began a more lenient, pot-friendly approach to public display of cannabis. And while we won't have any concrete data for weeks or months, we imagine it's already changed life in the Big Apple. People aren't going to be arrested for public display of small amounts of pot after cops stop them, frisk them and demand they turn out their pockets - eliminating a major tool that the cops used to criminalize black and brown people in the city.

But it doesn't exactly legalize pot use, either. Woody Harrelson and the cast of Saturday Night Live summed up the changes beautifully last week. Video below.

4:20 P.M. Awesomeness: Grandmas Smoking Weed for the First time
Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 4:20 pm

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"I can feel some tingle in my brain."

There are no words, really, to describe the magnitude of awesome of watching three grandmas in Washington state light up a bong and vaporizer and inhale pot for the first time then play Jenga and Cards Against Humanity. Just sit back and laugh and remember the first time you ever got high and how wonderful everything was as you went from zero to giggle factory in the span of an hour -- and be glad it didn't take until the last quarter of your life to discover it like these ladies.

The Stoner's Cookbook Shows You How to Prepare a Gourmet "Danksgiving"
Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 1:20 pm

Natalie Martinez.
Cannabuddha Biscuits.
Considering just how much food will crowd onto your Thanksgiving table this year, it could almost be considered rude not to get baked before dinner. After all, if your Aunt Margaret went to the trouble of making her special marshmallow sweet potato soufflé, you damn well better have a few bites!

But what if instead of hitting a quick bowl in the basement or rocking a few puffs of the vape pen in the bathroom, you could integrate some THC into your meal from the get-go? That's what Natalie Martinez, an L.A.-based chef for the popular DIY weed-cooking website Stoner's Cookbook, suggests: a few cannabis dishes, especially on the early side of the meal, can make all the difference when helping you politely try everyone's contributions and stay hungry enough for dessert. Amanda Lewis at the LA Weekly has more.

Marley Family Sells Bob's Name to Corporate Cannabis
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 9:20 am

The Marley Naturals logo.
Members of the Marley family have granted a Seattle-based equity firm the rights to use Bob Marley's name in conjunction with a line of cannabis, cannabis-infused products and smoking accessories dubbed Marley Naturals, they announced this week

In an interview on NBC TODAY, Bob's wife Rita, his son Rohan and daughter Cedella say that the brand will represent true "heirloom Jamaican cannabis" in the American market and that they'll bring a corporate sensibility to the world of legal pot.

Blind Man Busted For Weed; Cops Drop Him Off In The Dark Miles From Home
Friday, November 14, 2014 at 8:20 am

In Florida, like pretty much every other state in the nation, black people get arrested on pot charges four times as often as whites. The state is consistently in the top five in the country for marijuana-related arrests, and getting busted with anything under 20 grams can get you a year in jail.

So when four plainclothes cops from the Miami Dade Police Department walked up on Tannie "T-Man" Burke and two of his buddies on the evening of August 27th and accused them of smoking weed, it's really no surprise that Burke ended up in the back of a police cruiser.

What is pretty disturbing is what the cops did with him next.

Denver International Airport Says Pot Merchandise Won't Fly -- But You Can Weigh In
Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 8:20 am
These High-ly Legal flipflops won't be able to sell at DIA.
There is a difference between cannabis and a t-shirt. But the distinction doesn't really matter much at Denver International Airport, which recently published the details for a public hearing at which it plans to ban the sale of marijuana-themed souvenirs.

Effort Underway to Get Marijuana Legalization on 2016 Missouri Ballot
Monday, November 3, 2014 at 12:20 pm

William Breathes.
ISS x Lemon Skunk.
Show-Me Cannabis plans to file paperwork this week for a ballot initiative that would ask Missouri voters to legalize the use and sale of marijuana. The filing with the Secretary of State's Office is just the beginning of what's expected to be a costly and arduous two-year campaign to get the issue on the November 2016 ballot.

This past February Show-Me Cannabis abandoned a similar ballot initiative scheduled for tomorrow's mid-term elections after polling indicated that 51 percent of Missouri voters still opposed legalization compared to 45 percent in favor.

How to Make Your Halloween Pumpkin Into a Pipe or Bong
Monday, November 3, 2014 at 8:20 am

Everything you need to make your own pumpkin pipe.
Halloween is over, but you've still got a pumpkin laying around. Instead of letting it rot out and turn into a gross mush you'll nearly puke over while cleaning up our friends at the Denver Westword have come up with a much better use.

One quick and easy way to get rid of those excess pumpkins: Turn them into your newest smoking piece. Anyone with five or ten minutes to spare can make a pipe or bong out of one of the fruits. Read on for our step-by-step guide to making an eco-friendly pipe out of a pumpkin.

Reader: If Anyone Gives Trick-or-Treaters Pot Edibles, It'll Be Anti-Marijuana Activists
Friday, October 31, 2014 at 10:20 am

Our sister paper, The Denver Westword, had a post earlier this week about a Denver Police Department campaign focusing on trick-or-treaters and the possibility they might be given pot edibles for Halloween sparked fresh accusations of fear-mongering. But this reader suggests that something like this could actually happen -- although not for the reasons hyped by the DPD.

420 Dating Is Now a Thing
Monday, October 27, 2014 at 10:20 am

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It appears to us that nearly half the online dating profiles out there express affinity for long walks on the beach. The other half seem to say, "420 friendly," at least in L.A. Los Angeles marijuana entrepreneur Miguel Lozano noticed that too, and this year he launched cannabis dating site with partner Jay Lindberg.

Lozano, a clothier who helped to organize the Bong Olympics way back when and who plans a 20-year anniversary of that event soon, says his was the world's first pot dating platform. He says it's also the most prominent. A Google search seems to prove that: It comes out on top.