Here is the first medical marijuana commercial that will air regularly on network television. The spot is for MarijuanaDoctors.com, a service that helps you find a physician in your area that can subscribe medical cannabis and it is already set to air 800 times in New Jersey on various networks. It has also been approved to air in markets across the twenty other states in which medical marijuana is legal. The spot is pretty funny, and I definitely get the point, but it does kind of make me wish there was a guy on my corner that I could get some sashimi from right now. I am high though.
Every good ski mountain has one, a secret shack somewhere out of bounds or on the outskirts of the trail map, where skiers and snowboarders can go to get high during their day of shredding.
Well an especially famous smoke shack called Leo's, at Breckenridge in Colorado, was recently shut down after appearing on CNN's Inside Edition. CNN placed hidden cameras inside the shack and caught dozens of folks smoking before they headed back out on the slopes. Then in true "we'll be damned if we are gonna let people have fun without exposing how it could be dangerous" fashion, Inside Edition showed a bunch of skiers and snowboarders wiping out…And of course, blamed it on the weed.
Following the report the folks at Vail Ski Resort, which owns Breckenridge, destroyed Leo's leaving smokers high and dry (pun intended).
A rebuild project for Leo’s has already started and is collecting "likes", but the sad part is that no one was doing anything wrong and now what was certainly one of their favorite parts of skiing Breckenridge is gone because some news outlet is trying to prosper on pot legalization stories and in this case, tearing it down any way they can.
Specifically, it's 4:20 at Denver's Union Station. Ever since the historic train station closed for renovations in November 2012 the clock outside has been inactive. Recently, one especially perceptive stoner realized the clock, while not working, was always right as it was showing every smokers favorite time all-day everyday.
With Colorado becoming the first state to implement legal marijuana sales, CNBC quickly produced an hour-long look at the new booming pot economy which airs tonight at 10 pm ET.
Hosted by veteran newsman Harry Smith, Marijuana in America: Colorado Pot Rush, tours retail shops, grow-ops and food factories. Even more interesting is a debate Smith ignites between Gov. John Hickenlooper, who opposed Amendment 64, and Mason Tvert, the amendment's chief architect.
Hickenlooper: "You don't want your state to go it alone and do something that's never been done before and immediately become the butt of late-night comedians on TV."
Tvert: "We're going to see other states continuing to adopt these laws. When the federal government decides to follow is the big question. But the writing's on the wall."
For his part, Smith opines, "One edible, one joint, one vapor puff at a time, pot is moving toward the mainstream." And: "To the dismay of some and to the delight of others, pot has crossed the threshold of acceptability."
Buzzfeed is quickly becoming known for their daily quizzes, such as "What City Should You Actually Live In?" and "Which Friends Character Are You?" , but their most recent quiz, entitled "Which Strain of Weed Are You?", might just be their best yet.
I took the quiz three times, changing my answers slightly each go around and every single time I came up Girl Scout Cookies. I guess that settles it then, doesn't matter what mood I'm in or which genre of music I feel like rocking on any given day, at my soul I am Girl Scout Cookies and honestly, I am OK with that.
Which weed are you??? Find out here... http://www.buzzfeed.com/tanyachen/which-strain-of-weed-are-you
In most pot shops these days, there's usually a pretty large selection of edibles. That is of course especially true at GGR West LA where we have everything from cookies & brownies to trail mix & sour candy, but Santa Cruz-based Badfish Extracts might have invented the best edible yet...Weed Beef Jerky.
The jerky is currently undergoing cannabinoid tests at Santa Cruz's SC Labs to see how potent the jerky is and their co-founder posted a picture on his Instagram (see below), but one thing is for sure...if Badfish has created a jerky that gets you high, long road trips just got that much easier (and more fun).
A recent study conducted by researchers at Louisiana State University (published last week in the journal AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses) found that cannabis may stop the spread of the of HIV. For 17 months, scientists administered a daily dose of THC, an active ingredient in cannabis, to monkeys infected with an animal form of the virus. Over the course of that period, scientists found that damage to immune tissue in the primates' stomachs, one of the most common areas in the body for HIV infection to spread, decreased.
"These findings reveal novel mechanisms that may potentially contribute to cannabinoid-mediated disease modulation," Dr. Patricia Molina, the study's lead author, wrote. The report goes on to explain that while HIV spreads by infecting and killing off immune cells, the monkeys that received the daily THC treatments maintained higher levels of healthy cells.
Similar research spearheaded by Molina in 2011 found that infected monkeys treated with THC had a better chance of surviving. And a report published in 2012 pointed to evidence that marijuana-like compounds can fight HIV in late-stage AIDS patients.
With more and more states leaning toward outright marijuana legalization, it's crazy that all 50 states haven't legalized at least medical marijuana yet. Cannabis has proven to be effective in fighting many formers of cancer, Alzheimer's disease, seizures, Crohn's disease and now HIV. If your state hasn't legalized it for use by sick patients, then you're living in the dark ages.
When it comes to Valentine's Day the choices for what you can get you loved one are pretty limited, sure they always say "I don't care about Valentine's Day" or "I don't need flowers", but take it from a guy that has been in half a dozen serious, long-term relationships...what they really mean is "You better get me a dozen roses, a box of chocolates, a nice dinner out and one of the most expensive bottles of wine on the menu."
Luckily for you, we at GGR West LA have chocolates that will not only make your Valentine's Day more enjoyable, but they'll actually save you money too. Your shit out of luck when it comes to the flowers, hopefully you can at least find someplace that isn't price gouging too badly today (I suggest Whole Foods). Get the roses and then come visit us and grab a few bars from our large selection of Bhang Bars. Give her the roses and chocolates tonight before you head out to dinner. Have her eat a nice chunk or two while you pour a couple of glasses of wine and toast your love. By the time you guys get through a couple of glasses of Merlot, she should be considerably baked. At that point, you should suggest instead of going out to a crowded restaurant that maybe you order in and spend a cozy night together on the couch watching the new season of House of Cards on Netflix. She'll be so high from the chocolate and tipsy from the wine that slipping into something a little more comfortable will sound great to her....
Boom! I just saved you $200 on dinner and arranged for you to spend Valentine's Day high on your couch. You're welcome.
For nearly a century, nobody has said "boo" to the rotating cast of drug czars that our government has rolled out to defend the prosecution and imprisonment of cannabis users as part of our "War on Drugs"...finally though things are starting to change. Medical marijuana is legal in a handful of states, decriminalized in even more and of course now entirely legal in Washington & Colorado. Finally the politicians are coming around on marijuana legalization, though. Maybe it's because they're sick of wasting our taxpayer money on ridiculous laws, maybe they've had sick friends who were significantly helped by medical marijuana or most likely it's simply because our high ranking politicians are folks who were young adults in the '60s and '70s and know that all the laws against marijuana are complete and utter bullshit. In the clip below, two congressman absolutely destroy the White House Deupty Drug Czar on the issue of marijuana. Enjoy...
High Times Magazine held their 5th annual L.A. Medical Cannabis Cup out in San Bernardino this weekend. Having personally attended the original Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam as well as last year's Bay Area Cup and not being all that impressed, I decided to skip my local version of the Cup. That being said one thing is for sure, wherever the Cup is being held, the good folks at High Times but some serious thought and consideration into the winners of their many categories and the strains, concentrates and products that walk away with trophies are always top-notch and stuff you should be on the lookout for at your local shop for months to come. Below is a list of the winners from the 2014 SoCal Cannabis Cup...
1st Place — Red Dragon from RCP Sacramento
2nd Place — Silver Haze from Gold Coast Collection
3rd Place — Crystal Coma from Alpha Medic
1st Place — Gorilla Glue #4 from Standard Seed Collective
2nd Place — Alpha OG from Alpha Medic
3rd Place — Redding OG from RCP Sacramento
1st Place — XXX OG from Life is Good Healing
2nd Place — Veganic L.A. Confidential from Private Stock for Buds and Roses
3rd Place — Blackwater from Terrapin Terpene Collective
1st Place — Liquid Gold Delights Mint Meltaways from G Pharma Labs
2nd Place — Terra Bites from Kiva Confections
3rd Place — Strawberry Banana Cream from Kushie Kandy
1st Place — Kosher OG from TerpX for Grateful Meds
2nd Place — San Lorenzo Valley OG from TerpX for Venice Medical Center
3rd Place — Honey OG from The Honey Spot
HIGH CBD AWARD
Flower — Johnny's Tonic from Elemental Seeds
Concentrate — CBD Simple from CannaVest
Edible — CBD Lollipops from Bay Meds Delivery & MTG Seeds
BEST NON-SOLVENT HASH
1st Place — BAMF Private Reserve OG Solventless from BAMF Extractions for VFL Collective
2nd Place — Goji OG Solventless Wax from Warrior Extractions for Oh-Tay Fam
3rd Place — Holy Water from Collective Conscious Apothecary
1st Place – C3PO
2nd Place – Dabstix
3rd Place – Silika
1st Place – Cloud V
2nd Place – Oil Slick
3rd Place – G Pen
1st Place – Hitman Glass by Rob Morrison
2nd Place – Sheldon Black
3rd Place – Silika
BEST NON-EDIBLE MEDICALLY-INFUSED PRODUCT
Emu 420 Essentials Mentholated Rub from Cannariginals & Golden State Cooperative
The president of Uruguay, José “Pepe” Mujica, has been nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize following the country's decision to completely legalize marijuana.
The Drugs Peace Institute said that Mujica’s stand against the UN-led prohibition of mind-altering substances is a "symbol of a hand outstretched, of a new era in a divided world."
"It is a promise to bridge the gap between defiant marijuana consumers and the prohibiting society. Hopefully, the start of the acceptance of this consumption by society and the concomitant development of understanding of its use as a natural medicine, historically used for spiritual liberation, might initiate a process of healing in a world, very confused and deeply divided, over its religious legacy," the Dutch NGO stated on its website.
When he became president, he pledged to give away 90 percent of his monthly salary to charities that benefit poor people and small entrepreneurs. Much to everybody's surprise, the unpretentious leader has also shunned the grandeur of the presidential residence in favor of his humble farmhouse.
Let's be honest, not only should Mujica win this year's prize, but he should also probably get the one they gave to Barack Obama a few years ago too. Pepe has legalized a drug that the majority of people worldwide agree should be legal, and which has proven to make most of it's users more peaceful. Meanwhile, Obama won for pulling troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan only to replace them with drones that kill more innocent civilians than ground troops did.
Sometimes some good jokes about our favorite pastime is the perfect prescription for getting through hump day.
In their ad on LinkedIn, the folks at O.Pen/Organa Labs in Denver say they are looking for a Cannabis Quality Control Specialist to "sample, evaluate and document details about our cannabis products" they go on to assure potential applicants that this "is not a joke" and that they are very interested in finding a suitable candidate for the position.
To be considered applicants must:
- Create a 1-3 minute video demonstrating why your are the perfect person for this very special job. OR send us a picture shows why. (Make sure to tell or show us that you are O.pen! Demonstrate why we should hire you and at the end say your name and “I am O.pen!”)
- Send your resume and letter WITH link to your uploaded video or photo to: email@example.com
The deadline to submit is March 1, 2014 and once submissions are approved they will select the top 20 finalists to visit their office in Denver for special interviews, which I can only assume means meeting some folks and then smoking some weed. Considering most of the Denver area is still in bed crying over the Broncos loss last night, now's the time to get your application in for the best job in history.
Puff: HBO's True Detective
Starring longtime pot advocate Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey playing a detective savant suffering from constant hallucinations after spending time in a special drug division, True Detective is a Se7en-esque detective thriller set in the Louisiana Bayou. Also, there's a smokeshow named Alexandra Daddario that makes some fantastic appearances as Woody's mistress. The only way True Detective could be better is if they do a crossover episode and find the whole cast of Girls dead.
Puff: This Cheers Theme Cover
Speaking of Woody, True Detective is a great show, but there's no argument that the best show ever is Cheers (Breaking Bad/Wire/Sopranos are great, but you'll never watch any of those episodes 4 or 5 times). Here's Irish singer/songwriter Foy Vance doing the greatest cover version of the greatest theme song of the greatest TV show ever. It's the only music I have listened to in weeks. Enjoy!
Derrick Rose is hurt. Russell Westbrook is hurt. The Heat/Thunder/Pacers are on cruise control. There's really not a lot going on in the NBA to get excited about at the moment. The conference finals are basically set, save for whoever is gonna play the Thunder (probably San Antonio). So, after the Super Bowl this Sunday just sit back, relax and enjoy a few months without sports. Get high everyday and go outside. Eat some edibles and enjoy nature for a change, because before you know it May will be here with the playoffs, then the 2nd half of baseball, then football and all of a sudden it's been months since you put down the bong and got off the couch.
This year's Denver County Fair, which will be held August 1st-3rd, will feature multiple cannabis-themed contests including things from plant judging to joint rolling.
“We thought it was time for us to take that leap and represent one of the things Denver has going on,” says Tracy Weil, the fair’s Marketing and Creative Director.
Says the Fair’s Co-Founder Dana Cain; ”Our motto has always been, ‘We’re mixing up a big side of tradition with a side of now’… We had to do it. Pot is legal here — it’s yet another urban agricultural crop.”
The Fair will feature nine cannabis categories, including contests for live plants and clones (though no plants will actually be on site; the judges will examine photos), cannabis-infused brownies and savory foods, homemade bongs, homemade roach clips and hemp clothing/products. There will also be a contest for the fastest joint roller, though oregano, and not actual cannabis, will be used.
DOOBIE.ME EDITOR'S NOTE: Now hold on one second, I've never organized a county fair, but if you're gonna have things like the county's biggest pig AND you wanna get pot involved...How are we not doing the Biggest Bong Hit? Seems like a no-brainer to find the county resident that can rip the biggest tube. Plus I have a feeling it would do wonders for the Funnel Cake sales.
The Christian Science Monitor recently posted a 20 question quiz entitled "How Much Do You Know About Marijuana?" I took it and did ok, scoring 65%. But then I smoked a big bong, took it again and scored 100%. Further proof that marijuana helps you be better at everything!
Here's a link to the quiz so you can take it yourself: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Elections/2011/0104/How-much-do-you-know-about-marijuana-Take-the-quiz/Indigenous-marijuana
You may recall last week we showed you video of Nancy Grace absolutely embarrassing herself in a debate with a spokesman from the Marijuana Policy Project, well this week we have an even better video of Nancy Grace making a fool of herself. In the clip below she argues with, get this, herself on whether or not marijuana leads to violent crime.
I can't imagine anyone who is smart enough to read this blog on a daily basis is dumb enough to give a shit what Nancy Grace's opinion is on anything, but I absolutely love watching imbeciles who still call pot dangerous make a fool of themselves and this video might just be the best example of that in the history of broadcast.
Colorado and Washington recently became the first two U.S. states to legalize marijuana. Coincidentally (or not?) the Broncos and Seahawks have advanced to next Sunday's Super Bowl in the first full season after cannabis has been cleared for recreational use where they play their home games.
Many folks have joked about this being the Weed Bowl, but perhaps the law change actually factors into the matchup. Recently former NFL players such as Nate Jackson and Chris Kluwe have spoken openly about the players use of marijuana as a painkiller and even commissioner Roger Goodell has hinted that the league itself may need to consider relaxing their rules on marijuana use.
One thing is for sure, no matter who wins the games, Doritos, Taco Bell and Snickers are definitely gonna get their money's worth in ad buys this year.
Here's just about the greatest promotion in the history of promotions. GGR West LA is offering you a chance to win a free gram of top-shelf bud every day for one year. All you have to do is stop by the shop before 4/20 and pay $50 to be enter in the drawing...or better yet, get an ounce of selected buds (listed below) for a $250 donation and you're entered (plus you get an ounce of some dope dope).
Seriously, why are you still reading this post? Did you not hear me? Free weed for a year man! Put down the bong and get yourself over to GGR for one of those ounces and your ticket to win. All you need is $50 and a dream!
Nancy Grace, the World's Biggest Assbag, and a former lawyer turned missing child profiteer is against it. Watch as she interviews a "treatment specialist" and the communications director from the Marijuana Policy Project. One of the three people who speak in this interview are able to put together calm, collected, coherent sentences that have a point. The other two do an incredible job of convincing people that marijuana should be legalized, by arguing against that very point, but doing so in such an immature and uneducated matter that they actually made me want to smoke weed immediately. In fact, I am cutting this post short today so in hopes of getting so high that I actually forget I watched this nonsense.