Marijuana and Cannabis Culture

NYPD Arrest an Audience Member Mid-Comedy Show, Then Heckle the Comedian
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 2:20 pm


As a general rule, the worst thing that can happen during a comedy set is realizing you've accidentally stumbled into some kind of hellish Dane Cook/Daniel Tosh marathon. But it could be worse! You could, for example, be sitting in a comedy show around midnight at the Upright Citizens Brigade's Chelsea theater when four members of New York's finest come in, fish you out of the audience, and arrest you. That's what looks to have happened this past Saturday night, during a UCB variety show called Underground Americana. The comedian onstage, Adam Newman, says he watched officers come in with flashlights and immediately handcuff a guy sitting to the left side of the stage. When Newman asked what was going on, an NYPD officer advised him to "shut the fuck up."

Video: Inside the Pot Edibles Kitchen of Colorado's Sweet Mary Jane Bakery
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 1:20 pm

Sweet Mary Jane Cooks Up Cannabis Success in Denver from Voice Media Group on Vimeo.

For the second of Westword's video series about pot edibles in Colorado (following our profile of Dixie Elixirs), the team sat down with Karin Lazarus, owner of the award-winning Sweet Mary Jane Bakery -- and also ventured into the kitchen, where the magic is made.

Man Brags About His Hash Oil on Facebook Then Blows Up Apartment Making It
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 8:20 am

Prohibition has many faces

If you are wondering why it is taking so long to legalize cannabis in America, you have supreme dumbasses like 24-year old Patrick Wayne Austin of Missoula, Montana to thank.

Blasting cans of compressed and highly flammable butane gas through a weed-filled tube indoors? Check. Doing it in an apartment building? Check. Doing it with a child in the house? Check. Posting about your wacky adventures as an "extract artist" on social media sites like Facebook? Check mate.

20 Most Memorable Arrests of Phoenix Athletes, How Often Did Pot Play a Role?
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 10:20 am

Clockwise, from top left: Mark Grace, Charles Barkley, Tom Chambers, Michael Beasley, Daryl Washington, and Jason Kidd.

Local law-enforcement agencies have had plenty of run-ins with Phoenix's professional athletes over the years.

Below, check out our picks for the 20 most memorable arrests of Arizona Cardinals, Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Coyotes, and Phoenix Suns athletes. Phoenix New Times has the full list.

Hard Summer Fest Attendee Died of Ecstasy Overdose, Coroner Rules
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 9:20 am


A teenager who died after she attended the Hard Summer festival in August succumbed to an ecstasy overdose, the L.A. County Department of Coroner ruled this month.

Despite a common misperception in the rave scene that MDMA deaths are caused mostly by adulterated pills, toxicology tests turned up no other drugs in the system of 19-year-old Emily Tran, Capt. John Kades told L.A. Weekly today. More at the Informer.

Cannabis Calendar for Denver
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 8:20 am


Last week, we reported that the first recreational marijuana shop to open in Aurora, Colorado -- and at least dispensary did indeed making its debut yesterday. But that's not the only item on our cannabis calendar. There are plenty more events in Denver to keep you occupied this week if you happen to be in town, plus more for you to pencil in for the rest of the month.

62-Year Old Woman Sues Cops Over Reality TV Weed Raid
Monday, October 13, 2014 at 11:20 am

Failed reality TV show "Texas Takedown" lands cops in court

Apparently full to the brim with shows about everything from hoarders to housewives, reality TV producers in the state of Texas have found a new format to film - the home invasion.

The proposed show is called "Texas Takedown" and it follows a crew-cut band of Lone Star state lawmen as they kick down the doors of unsuspecting Texans from Austin to the Alamo, hoping that whatever waits on the other side is at least good for ratings.

On September 22nd of 2011, just after 10 o'clock pm, fame came crashing through the front door of the home belonging to then 59-year old Perla Carr.

Fashion Icon Hermès Accidentally Made $20,000 Purses That Smells Like Ganja
Monday, October 13, 2014 at 9:20 am

A Hermès Birkin bag.

We have no problem with smelling like cannabis now and then, but apparently there are quite a few rich ladies in the world who do.

Fashion icon Hermès is being forced to take back hundreds of their high-end purses and clutches - some in the $20,000+ range - because the owners say the bags reek like skunky weed if they are out in the sun.

#SaveTheWeed Video Addresses Colorado's Terrifying Marijuana "Shortage"
Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 1:20 pm

Did you know that Colorado is suffering from a terrible marijuana shortage? Neither did we -- but if it ever happens, the folks at NYHETER24 have created a "public-service announcement" dubbed Colorado #SaveTheWeed that should help you get through it. The hashtags that will help remind the kind community to conserve include #SmokeSmart, #WasteOfWeed, #ShotgunMySack, #GunninWithMyBros, #NotYourWeed, #OnlyReallyHaveEnoughForMyself and, of course, #HoldThatShitIn.

Inside a Colorado Edible Company (VIDEO)
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 2:20 pm

Dixie Elixirs and Edibles is one of the biggest names in the Colorado edibles business, with a new facility and a new line of low-dose products. What's next for the company? Dixie Elixirs marketing director Lindsay Jacobsen offers the scoop in the video clickable here.