He doesn't have a show on 4/20, so 4/2 will have to do.
John Oliver's (and the rest of the late night hosts') pretty much nonstop onslaught on Donald Trump over the past few weeks has been matched only by the Trump administration's onslaught on the fundamentals of our very reality. So, Oliver took a break on last night's Last Week Tonight to talk about tenuous strides in legalizing marijuana ... and how Donald Trump and politics affect that.Read More
That's why they call it Grassachusetts, folks.
More like Grassquatch.Read More
"These are two very active, creative women."
From the title, Mary + Jane, seems like just another comedy about stoners—only with women. While the show does center on a pair of "ganja-prenuers" trying to make it in the world, its interesting female characters give it the added edge to set it apart from others like it.Read More
Amazon Prime has a new project in the works: a dramedy starring Margaret Cho with Alcatraz co-creator Liz Sarnoff as writer. Cho will play a version of herself that moves in with her "dysfunctional family who now runs a pot dispensary" after going through court ordered rehab.Read More
A fool thinks himself wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool, maaaaaaaan.
According to new discoveries by forensic scientists, William Shakespeare may have been a big ol' stoner. And he never amounted to anything, did he?Read More
Not making this up.
Jesus, Amy Pascal must hate Seth Rogen so much right now. First he makes a stupid North Korea-baiting movie that results in all of her work emails and even her salary getting released to the public, and now she can't get the stench of marijuana out of her new digs because of him. How's a lady supposed to catch a break?Read More
I went to look for a top pic and then this happened so now it's the top pic.
Enterprising Girl Scout Danielle Lei is at it again, doing a brisk trade outside of San Francisco's The Green Cross, one of the city's medical marijuana dispensaries.Read More
Obligatory Smoke DeGrass Tyson joke.
Sure, Cosmos is a fantastic television program about the wonders of science and the natural world. But have you ever watched Cosmos... on weed? It's a wild ride, man. Seriously, what is even up with the universe, you guys? Totally far out.Read More
La La La'ing all the way to the bank.
Microtransactions in games and other programs are nothing new, and neither are incredibly expensive ones. Snoop Lion's new app for iOS and Android, Snoopify, allows you to purchase different sticker packs to cover your photos in. And the packs are all making money for Snoop-- even the sticker that costs $100.Read More
Killing cute animals is probably the only way to convince people that growing marijuana is bad, actually.
Enormously unjust rates of incarceration aside, one of the biggest arguments cited in favor of marijuana legalization in this country is that it's safe to use and doesn't have many long-term side effects. Tell that to the fishers that live in the southern Sierra Nevada area, though. According to scientists from U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Southwest Research Station, UC Davis, UC Berkeley, and Integral Ecology Research Center, they're dying out because of the rat poison that local marijuana growers use to protect their crops. Happy now, potheads?Read More
You'll make Sergeant for this, Officer Fart Cop.
Today in Top Notch Police Work news, police in Britain sniffed out an outdoor marijuana farm and brought the operation to a halt -- and it was all thanks to the rank farts of one of their colleagues.Read More
Medicinal pot needs to be treated like medicine, argue doctors pushing for childproof packaging for marijuana baked goods
This right here, folks? This is why we can't have nice things. A recent study published online by JAMA Pediatrics found that one hospital in Colorado is dealing with a new medical phenomenon in the wake of marijuana being approved for medicinal use in the state -- children being hospitalized after unwittingly snacking on their parents' therapeutic pot brownies.Read More
Yesterday, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to enact a citywide ban on medical cannabis dispensaries. The council's vote was tallied 14 - 0 in favor of the ban. In roughly 30 days, Los Angeles' 762 legally registered dispensaries will receive an order to shut their doors to patients. The fact of the matter is, the L.A. City Council is making a divisive call that could affect thousands of citizens legitimately suffering from debilitating ailments.Read More
If you're into both LEGO art and legalizing it (maaaaan), has Known Gallery got the exhibit for you. Opening May 26, art collective LAGO will be showing off their "Legolize It!" exhibition, which, as you might've guessed from the pun and above picture, is a LEGO art show dedicated to marijuana.Read More
Bitcoins are a P2P-based digital currency produced by siccing computers' horsepower on solving difficult, time-intensive math problems. As we mentioned in our article on browser-based Bitcoin generation, the cost of the electricity it takes to produce Bitcoins on average exceeds the monetary value of Bitcoins produced, but that hasn't stopped some folks from trying their luck at Bitcoin mining anyway, sometimes working alone, sometimes in pools. As it turns out, all that electricity use has its downside: Namely, it can make serious Bitcoin miners look like marijuana growers to police. (Marijuana farmers use up a ton of electricity on lights to grow the plants indoors.) Now, there are (possibly apocryphal) stories among the Bitcoin community that some miners have had their homes raided or even been arrested when local police confused one kind of electricity-intensive activity for the other. And high electricity bills can be used as probable cause for issuing a search warrant. According to one IRC chat on the subject:
Given the libertarian leanings among many of the people to whom an untraceable, P2P currency would have appeal, don't expect it to go over well if Bitcoin-prompted police raids become a thing in the future. (Bitcoin Miner via ComputerWorld) Read More