Bananas are the Jan Brady (or Meg Griffin, for you millennials) of fruit. Most of us couldn’t even spell the word if it weren’t for that annoying Gwen Stefani song. Possessors of easily my least favorite fruit flavor, bananas are only edible in cake form because of the accompanying cream-cheese frosting and are largely eaten because we’re too lazy to wash an apple or cut a kiwi. Banana-flavored Runts? I send ’em back. Banana Laffy Taffy? Go fuck yourself. But if you have Banana Kush, pull up a chair. Let’s talk.
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The league and the plant appear to be on a collision course.
Here’s your daily round-up of pot-news, excerpted from the newsletter WeedWeek.
Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Seantrel Henderson will serve a four-game suspension after testing positive for marijuana. Seantrel suffers from Crohn’s Disease and had bowel surgery early this year.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is not happy that rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott visited a pot shop in Seattle. Elliott didn’t buy anything according to TMZ. The Cowboys start the season tomorrow with three players suspended for substance abuse violations.
There is so much speculation surrounding the killing of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri. Despite eyewitness accounts, a federal investigation by the Justice Department, and three separate autopsies, there is still no common consensus as to what exactly happened that fateful day.
Much like in the case of the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, there seems to be a go-to formula that the defenders of the shooters tend to roll out each time we face one of these tragedies, and it seems to always paint the dead victim as a dangerous pothead.
|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.
|Robert Platshorn in the 1970s.|
Ganja now has a friend in cable television as the new show Cannabis Planet TV debuts on several stations across the United States, including South Florida’s WHDT-TV.
The man who is partly responsible for getting it aired is Palm Beach, Florida pot activist and convicted smuggler Robert Platshorn, who is the program’s media director. Broward-Palm Beach New Times has the full story, and click over to Cannabis Planet TV for channels carrying the show.
Patrick Kennedy, the former Democratic Congressman from Rhode Island, is not a fan of marijuana legalization, and he wants everyone to know about it. The son of the late Teddy Kennedy, the wildly popular long time Senator from Massachusetts, Patrick is riding the coattails of his family name on a whirlwind media tour to promote his new prohibitionist group, SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana).
After visits to nationally syndicated cable television shows like Bill Maher and Piers Morgan, Kennedy’s latest soapbox comes in the form of an op-ed piece that was graciously printed by the notoriously conservative and anti-cannabis San Diego Union-Tribune.
In the piece, Kennedy says, “When I woke up after the 2012 election, two states had voted to legalize marijuana. That day I also ‘woke up’ to how naive I had been. ”
What No Excuses Entertainment is calling the first-ever nationwide cannabis education tour and signature drive will start March 8 in Nederland, Colorado. The 2013 Cannabis Education Signature Drive, as it’s being called, will kick off at Frozen Dead Guy Days in Nederland, held March 8 through 10.
|Aaron Sandusky faces 10 years to life in federal prison. He will be sentenced next month.|
|Steve Elliott ~alapoet~|
|Pictured: “Holland” strain from CannaRx in Seattle|