Overtoke TV News for 08-21-2018

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Granddaddy Purple :Marijuana Strain Information, History & Facts

Everybody else in the United States seems to be getting in on the reefer madness, so we’ve decided to do the same by introducing a new franchise: Weed Strain of the Week. In one of the earliest scenes of the movie, Saul explains to Dale how fire his newest strain of marijuana – Pineapple Express – is by only referring to previous strains that Dale had smoked. Now that legal marijuana and dispensaries exist, actual marijuana strains are more prevalent than ever, so we figured it’s time we start learning them all, one by one. Introduced in 2003 by Ken Estes, Granddaddy Purple is a famous indica cross between Purple Urkle and Big Bud. Like most heavy indica varieties, Granddaddy Purple is typically pulled off the shelf for consumers looking to combat pain, stress, insomnia, appetite loss, and muscle spasms. 

Created back in 2003 by Ken Estes in the San Francisco Bay Area, Ken and his team sought out to create the ultimate Indica hybrid by merging two strains with fantastic genetics – Purple Urkle and Big Bud. The product of these two, Grand Daddy Purple, is a spitting image of it’s parents’ two best qualities – the deep and dark purple hue from Purple Urkle and the overgrown, dense buds of Big Bud. The dark purple buds blend well with the bright orange hairs and frosted white trichomes that generously cover the bud making it an extremely photogenic strain. From San Francisco down to Los Angeles, Grand Daddy Purple is one of the most sought after Indica strains due to it’s Hollywood looks and classic Indica effects. Despite this popularity many growers and those working in the dispensary world have claimed that Grand Daddy Purps is almost identical to another famous purple strain – Grape Ape. 

Some even go so far as to speculate that these two strains may be in fact the same. COED’s Weed Strain of the Week is a recurring series. 

Keywords: [“Strain”,”Purple”,”Bud”]
Source: https://coed.com/2018/07/11/coeds-weed-strain-of-the-week…

Celebs are jumping on the marijuana brand wagon

Chong lends his name to Chong’s Choice, a marijuana brand that’s available in six states: Arizona, where medical marijuana is legal, along with California, Colorado, Oregon, Washington and Nevada, where recreational marijuana is legal, too. Celebrities with instant brand recognition like Chong have plenty of incentive for getting into this market. Sales totaled $8 billion last year, according to New Frontier Data, which estimates that US sales will grow to $23 billion by 2020. Canada is expected to legalize recreational marijuana this summer. Recreational marijuana is legal in nine states, as well as Washington, D.C. 

Medical marijuana is legal in 30 states, but it’s still prohibited by the federal government. The estate of the late Bob Marley, including his widow Rita and his 11 children, are among the most prominent players in the marijuana industry. Their company, Marley Natural, includes branded marijuana, body care products and pipes. Marley Natural is backed by the Seattle-based investment firm Privateer Holdings, which has raised $200 million and is funding the Marleys’ expansion into Canada. The Marleys, Chongs and Snoops of the world are easy fits, but for the industry to grow beyond the realm of stoners, it needs other faces, says Troy Dayton, CEO of The Arcview Group, an investment and market research company for cannabis. 

Both recently launched brands that promote marijuana as a health supplement. Kiss frontman Gene Simmons invested $10 million in the Canadian cannabis grower Invictus, even though he’s never smoked pot. Invictus went public on the Toronto Stock Exchange last month with a ticker bearing his name: GENE. Mike Tyson, the former boxer, recently broke ground on Tyson Ranch, a project to build a pot farm in California City, about 50 miles from Los Angeles. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”cannabis”,”Marley”]
Source: https://money.cnn.com/2018/04/10/news/celebrity-marijuana-brands

Warwick Beacon

Officer DeDonato checked with dispatch and no alarms were reported to the police department from the school. DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE. At approximately 10:57 p.m. on June 22, Officer Jacob Elderkin was on routine patrol working on a driving under the influence patrol. Based upon his performance during testing and the officers’ observations, it was determined that Ambrifi was unfit to operate a motor vehicle safely and he was taken into custody. 

Officer Sara Goes was dispatched to the Haxton’s Toll Gate Liquors parking lot on Bald Hill Road on June 29 around 5 p.m. for a report of an operator possibly driving under the influence. At the scene she met with Sergeant Nelson who stated that a retired Warwick officer and a community service officer were doing a detail in the area. The driver took an extended period of time to pull over, leading the officer to believe that he may be attempting to conceal items in the vehicle. As Ramirez rolled down his window, the officer reported that he detected a strong smell of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. 

Officer Jaafar reported that he observed a bag of suspected marijuana sticking out from the center console. Additional officers were requested to report to the scene. A pay as you go phone was also found, which reportedly would not stop ringing, again leading the officer to believe it had to do with drug activity. STOLEN PHONE. On June 30 at approximately 5 p.m., Officer Ben Bratko and Ryan Lancaster were dispatched to the Post Road Walmart for a report of a larceny. 

At the store they met with the reporting party, who told the officers that her mother’s cell phone had been taken when she left it on a table that displayed merchandise at the front of the store. 

Keywords: [“Officer”,”drive”,”phone”]
Source: http://warwickonline.com/stories/warwick-cops,135319

Overtoke TV News for 08-20-2018

DISJOINTED Official Trailer (HD) Kathy Bates Netflix Marijuana Sitcom

Netflix Marijuana Strains Used to Market Comedy That’s All Smoke and No Fire

If you regularly keep up on weed news, you’ve probably heard a bit about the new Netflix marijuana strains that were available last weekend as part of a promotion for their original comedy series Disjointed. While it’s always a welcome opportunity when a show attempts to normalize the use of weed, Disjointed may not be the best example of this, sadly. If thousands of personalized Instagram photos of people excitedly or nervously standing in front of a haunted house can reach horror fans, it stands to reason that Netflix is considering stoners a target audience for their marijuana-centric show by offering limited edition official Netflix marijuana strains. Three strains tie directly into Disjointed while other Netflix marijuana strains reference additional original programming such as Arrested Development and Orange is the New Black. The strains were available at West Hollywood’s Alternative Health Herbal Services over the weekend and Netflix received no profit from their sale, meaning their stake in this was purely promotional. 

The creative minds behind the marketing for Disjointed weren’t paralleled by the show’s writers. With this kind of lazy humor on a show set in a medical marijuana dispensary, you can probably guess how they handle stoner humor. It’s here that the idea to market official Netflix marijuana strains may have skipped a beat. The show is interrupted by fake commercials for marijuana products and bizarre segues that almost echo That ’70s Show. Not exactly the kind of jokes you’d hope for from a show about a marijuana dispensary in 2017. 

I recognize that Disjointed is a comedy show but its premise tackles some volatile situations, and placing the show in a unique position to actually broadcast a certain reputation for medical marijuana. Shows like Broad City, Six Feet Under and even Legends of Tomorrow seem to do more by showing regular people smoking weed and functioning normally in the greater plot of things. 

Keywords: [“show”,”marijuana”,”strain”]
Source: https://www.marijuanapackaging.com/blog/netflix-marijuana-strains…

Legal marijuana: Fresno City Council passes ban on pot businesses

Retail marijuana dispensaries and other businesses related to recreational use of marijuana will be barred from setting up shop in Fresno after the City Council voted 4-3 Thursday to prohibit such establishments. Councilmen Bredefeld, Steve Brandau, Paul Caprioglio and Luis Chavez voted for the commercial prohibition, while Council President Clint Olivier and council members Esmeralda Soria and Oliver Baines voted no. The code amendment still must return to the City Council for a second reading and final approval, most likely at the council’s Sept. 21 meeting. Testing labs in industrial areas of the city would be allowed, provided that marijuana testing represents 20 percent or less of their business. Prior to Thursday’s vote on the ban, the council approved a proposal by Olivier to seek a consultant to help the city study issues related to marijuana and Proposition 64. 

While the council approved the search for a consultant, a majority of the members also favored moving forward with a ban now. Caprioglio said the council has the freedom to modify its actions depending on what a consultant may recommend in the coming months. Public comments were cut short just before noon so the council could vote before several members had to leave for already-scheduled lunch meetings. Brand reminded the council and the audience that the ban only deals with recreational uses of marijuana. Existing city laws prohibit medical marijuana dispensaries – a subject of many of the comments from the public in recent weeks. 

A Fresno ordinance to cap at six the number of plants that can be cultivated for personal use, and regulate where and how marijuana can be grown by residents, was initially approved in June but has yet to clear a final vote. The second reading of that ordinance, also backed by Bredefeld, has been beset by delays, including infighting among council members. 

Keywords: [“Council”,”marijuana”,”vote”]
Source: https://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article170513217.html

[BOT] OPINION: Marijuana-friendly campuses? I don’t think so aE&

The Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee of Thompson Rivers University in British Columbia unanimously voted on March 5, 2018 to ban all smoking of marijuana products on campus – for health and safety reasons. In the run-up to the legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada on Oct. 17, 2018, many universities and colleges are still in a wait-and-see position concerning marijuana use on campus. TRU’s 20-person Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee, of which I am a member, unanimously voted on March 5, 2018, to ban all smoking of marijuana products on campus – for health and safety reasons. Pro-marijuana smokers on the TRU committee argued that marijuana smoke is no different than cigarette smoke and that smoking areas designated for cigarette smoke should also be used for marijuana. Naive bystanders cannot tell the potency of the marijuana smoked just by smell alone. 

Most animal studies demonstrate the ease with which such second- hand marijuana smoke can negatively affect behaviour. Very few know that marijuana smoke has 300 to 500 per cent more carcinogens than tobacco smoke. The JOHSC at Thompson Rivers University is considering individual ingestion of medical marijuana – via brownies, gummy bears or pills – on campus because the consumption of such medicinal products doesn’t negatively impact others directly. Marijuana is an intoxicant and therefore is analogous to drinking alcohol on campus. Smoking marijuana should therefore fall under the Liquor Control and Licensing Act Section 40, 1996, chapter 267. 

As TRU did not allow the open consumption of alcohol in public places on campus, neither would it allow marijuana to be smoked on campus. Brandon Bartelds smokes three joints at once while attending the 4-20 annual marijuana celebration, in Vancouver, B.C., on April 20, 2018. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”smoke”,”University”]
Source: http://drugpolicycentral.com/bot/xarticle/thechronicleherald.ca10029.htm

Overtoke TV News for 08-19-2018

Comedy Full Contact ~ Tan Man [Medical vs Recreational Marijuana]

Yesteryear;

A-A+. 100 YEARS AGO. Army orders are huge ones. The whole order will be made up before the first of the year, despite the fact that, even before this purchase, one-fourth of the packers’ facilities have been devoted to filling military demands. 75 YEARS AGO.Italy reported seeking peace. Italian Premier Marshal Pietro Badoglio’s cabinet dissolved the fascist party and sought to stem disorders reported spreading from northern Italy to the southern regions facing an allied invasion after the fall of Sicily. The fascist organization, created by Benito Mussolini, was the chief target of demonstrators in the northern industrial area, especially at Milan where 30 casualties were reported in violent clashes with local fascist groups holding out against units of the army. 

The cabinet, with Badoglio presiding, ordered dissolution of the party that had ruled Italy for 20 years and also suppressed the fascist special court for defense of the state, the Italian Stefani news agency said. Dispatches from all neutral listening posts adjacent to Nazi-controlled Europe reported many peace feelers, but for the time being Badoglio appeared to be faced with grave problems in maintaining order in northern Italy. German reaction was reported extremely nervous regarding Italy, but Hitler’s worries were also increased by reports that Hungary was extending tentative peace feelers toward the allies and by reports of precautions by the Spanish government against possible opposition to Gen. Francisco Franco’s regime. 50 YEARS AGO.’68 football season nears. Jerry Payne is pageant director and Gale Ontko is in charge of compiling historical data.25 YEARS AGO.Scientists get wet for closer look at Indian artifacts. 

Archaeologists donned scuba gear this week to get a close look at Indian artifacts beneath the surface of two Central Oregon lakes. Ranchers reported seeing the canoes floating in the lake as recently as the 1920s, but Indians also are said to have sunk the craft when not in use to keep them hidden and reserved. 

Keywords: [“year”,”reports”,”week”]
Source: https://www.bendbulletin.com/localstate/6398634-151/yesteryear

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Beloware our picks for the best HBO shows, so you can spend more time binge-watching and less time binge-searching. The show, produced in part by J.J. Abrams, shoots for the stars with a broad scope and a series of events that can only lead to catastrophe. Often heralded as not only one of the best shows on HBO, but also one of the best series of all time,Game of Thrones is an epic tale of royal feuds, dynasticconflict, and the struggle for ultimate control in theSeven Kingdoms of Westeros. Throughout the show’s seven seasons, the creators have rarely shied away from egregious violence, sex, and massive bloodshed, making it one of the most controversial, yet wildly popular shows HBO has to offer. 

As each episode of the show focuses on a different period of the Kitteridge’s life, viewers get an up-close and personal look at the depression, jealousy, and family tension that comes to shape Olive and those around her. Chances are incredibly high you’ve heard of the David Simon-produced crime dramaThe Wire,and need little to sway you to watch an episode of what many call the greatest television show of all time. Few shows feature such tight dialogue and storytelling as Simon’s opus, makingThe Wiremust-watch television for anyone. During its impressive six-season run, the show consistently saw stage time during award shows, bagging 21 Primetime Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes, andtwo Peabody Awards. Starring Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson, the show depicts Thompson’s rise and his dealings with the city’s mobsters and criminal underbelly, as well as government agents and townsfolk. 

From the brilliant mind of Mike Judge ofBeavis and ButtheadandKing of the Hill fame comes Silicon Valley, a comedic take on the startup culture taking place in the show’s namesake region. The real star of the show is the rotating cast of customers who call The Guy looking for some pot. Each week, comedianand formerThe Daily Show correspondent John Oliver tackles the prior week’s most newsworthy or political happenings and deconstructs them with his signature wit. 

Keywords: [“show”,”HBO”,”series”]
Source: http://www.nbcrightnow.com/story/38791080/the-best-hbo-series-august-2018

CCSF to grow curriculum with marijuana training

San Francisco’s two-year community college plans to roll out a cannabis curriculum following California voters’ decision last year to legalize recreational marijuana. As City College of San Francisco rejoices over the seven-year reprieve on its accreditation announced Friday, the institution may hit another high note with new marijuana-focused course work. School officials are working with Oakland-based Oaksterdam University, which was founded as a marijuana trade school in 2007, and labor union United Food and Commercial Workers, which represents workers in the marijuana industry, in developing the program. City College has already entered into a partnership with UFCW to set up what would be an apprenticeship program in the school’s existing Pharmacology Technology department, according to Hamilton. Apprentices would need to be sponsored by the UFCW union as is the case with other apprenticeship programs, such as the Gardener Apprenticeship Program in partnership with Laborers’ Local 261. 

Oaksterdam teaches students about all aspects of the marijuana industry with courses in legal issues, indoor or outdoor cultivation, and cooking. 64 era, demand for cannabis education is expected to increase. The program for UFCW represents the labor union’s continued effort to grow membership and boost its role in the industry by organizing workers at dispensaries. City College’s entry into the cannabis field is one of a number of workforce recommendations the San Francisco State Cannabis Legalization Task Force released in December after a year of study to prepare for the legalized recreational use of the drug. The cannabis industry is an opportunity to diversify San Francisco’s job market, which is perceived as being dominated by the tech sector. The City is uniquely positioned to shape the local cannabis job market, as it is currently working on regulations and permitting. 

Mayor Ed Lee has tasked city departments, including the Office of Workforce and Development, which oversees job programs, to come up with proposals by September. 

Keywords: [“cannabis”,”industry”,”program”]
Source: http://www.sfexaminer.com/ccsf-grow-curriculum-marijuana-education-training

Overtoke TV News for 08-18-2018

Marijuana comedy variety show Ep48Part3

Marijuana comedy NBC

Splitsider – Comedians like Doug Benson and Stephen Colbert have been getting a lot of joke-mileage out of Colorado’s legalization of marijuana last January. The name is derived from Khalatbari’s chain of pizza restaurants, Sexy Pizza, one of which hosted the first Sexpot Comedy show early last year. The show has since grown and splintered into several regular events, hosted at different comedy clubs and music venues around town under the Sexpot banner. For years Denver has been a known destination for touring comics; the thirty-year-old Comedy Works has been proclaimed by performers like Dave Chappelle and Dave Attell as their favorite comedy club. Last summer, Juett and comedian Adam Cayton-Holland produced Denver’s first large-scale comedy festival, The High Plains Comedy Festival, which was headlined by Reggie Watts and ended up being a sold-out success. 

It was Kayvan Khalatbari’s marijuana dispensary, Denver Relief, that initially sponsored several different comedy shows and podcasts around town, back when Sexpot was just a witty pun being tossed around. While this continues in some arenas, the Sexpot Comedy shows have been gaining a lucrative momentum of their own, in part thanks to Juett’s utilization of the local comedy radio station for marketing, as well as the throbbing enthusiasm coming from Colorado’s energized marijuana scene. There’s no getting around the fact that some cannabis consumption goes on at Sexpot shows, whether through edibles, vaporizers or straight-up smoldering joints. To get into the legality of public pot smoking would be an exhaustive and inconclusive affair; the truth is that no one, not even the legislators, venue owners or police are completely certain of where the line is drawn on this issue. While some Denver comedians don’t care for a stoned audience Andy Juett – who himself has acted in many sketch videos and recently began performing standup – says that there are upsides to playing for a red-eyed crowd. 

Khalatbari shares Juett’s feeling that marijuana shouldn’t come to dominate the identity of Sexpot Comedy. He’s derisive of the Cannabis Cup and 420 Festival culture that has become an unfortunate media focus of Colorado marijuana scene; and says that he is equally sick of the endless cosmos-and-munchies jokes that every hack comedian rolls out when performing in Denver. 

Keywords: [“comedy”,”show”,”cannabis”]
Source: https://xaktaylor.wordpress.com/tag/marijuana-comedy-nbc

Heavy marijuana users showing up at the ER ‘scromiting’

Chronic cannabis users are at risk of experiencing a horrifying new condition that is being reported at hospitals across the country. ‘Scromiting,’ doctors say, is becoming an all-too-familiar site at emergency rooms, with patients ‘screaming and vomiting’ as they turn up for help. The condition, called Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome, is not properly understood but medical experts believe the symptoms appear from individuals using or consuming heavy amounts of marijuana over a long period of time. Dr Aimee Moulin, an emergency room physician at UC-Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, said she has seen a rise in cases since California legalized recreational marijuana last November. Little research has been conducted on the topic, but one study found that for scromiting to occur, cannabis users would have to consume marijuana three to five times per day to develop CHS.’In one study the average duration of cannabis use prior to onset of recurrent vomiting was… 3.4 years,’ the National Center for Biotechnology Information report added. ‘The syndrome was first described in 2004 by Allen and colleagues and is characterized by chronic cannabis use, cyclic episodes of nausea and vomiting, and the learned behavior of hot bathing,’ doctors wrote. Medical experts note that the condition could stem from the body being over saturated by cannabinoids – chemical compounds that acts on cannabinoid receptors located in the brain. 

The build up the cannabinoids, doctors believe, affect the function of the hypothalamus, which regulates digestion and body temperature. In Colorado, Dr. Kennon Heard, an emergency physician at the University of Colorado in Aurora said they are diagnosing more cases however he doesn’t believe cases increased after recreational use was legalized in 2012, because chronic users probably already had medical marijuana cards. According to the NCBI: ‘Often mistakenly called Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome, Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome is a rare form of cannabinoid toxicity that develops in chronic smokers. ‘It’s characterized by cyclic episodes of debilitating nausea and vomiting. People who suffer from the syndrome often find that hot showers relieve their symptoms, and will compulsively bathe during episodes of nausea and vomiting. 

Keywords: [“Cannabinoid”,”vomiting”,”Syndrome”]
Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5150081/Heavy-marijuana-users…

Ohio won’t hit Sept. 8 deadline for medical marijuana

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio said Tuesday that it will not have medical marijuana available by the September deadline, even as a key backer of recreational marijuana legalization said he’s using a combination of strategies to continue expanding access to safe cannabis. Several cultivators who were close to ramping up operations experienced inspection delays that now make it impossible to meet the date set by Ohio’s 2016 medical marijuana law, Department of Commerce policy adviser Mark Hamlin said. Hamlin contended that the state is not technically out of compliance with the law, because it called for the program itself – not the marijuana – to be ready on the implementation date. Ohio has licensed 25 large and small growers and on Monday awarded 56 dispensary licenses. Ian James, who ran the unsuccessful ballot campaign to legalize both recreational and medical marijuana in 2015, likened a series of missteps with the program – including a convicted felon placed on an application screening committee, shared passwords and missed deadlines – to a classic satirical comedy. 

James, founder and president of Green Light Acquisitions LLC, outlined a well-funded, multi-pronged approach for how his various business and political interests are pushing forward on $250 million of related projects. James said his business has developed a line of therapeutic lotions, soaps and sprays using cannabidiol that he’s marketing to large national retailers, including Urban Outfitters and Sephora. The firm also is moving into insurance, pet products and beverages, he said. James said his plans to pursue another constitutional amendment legalizing marijuana for personal use, which would likely appear on the 2020 ballot, haven’t been dampened by a competing proposal. If lawmakers don’t act, he said his campaign organization would push it to the ballot as an initiated statute. 

Another bill he’s advocating would open Ohio to hemp cultivation that’s now legal in many surrounding states, a proposal James said is backed by the American Farm Bureau. Green Light attorney Ted Bibart said creating good cannabis policy is key to advocates’ ultimate goal. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”Ohio”,”James”]
Source: https://apnews.com/c0d4a38d04c14553a7abde8f6058c24d

Overtoke TV News for 08-17-2018

Funny weed smokers marijuana comedy Ep30Part3

Did Marijuana Save Kevin Smith’s Life?

Smith was told that marijuana had kept him calm during his heart attack. In some people marijuana can have paradoxical effects, with some studies suggesting that it may actually increase anxiety[1,2] and others suggesting no effect at all. 3,4] Presumably, staying calm and lowering your heart rate would help by decreasing myocardial oxygen demand, but the limited evidence that exists suggests that marijuana increases heart rate instead. In 1972, Beaconsfield and colleagues exposed volunteers to marijuana smoke and found that heart rate increased by a mean of > 20 beats/min and systolic blood pressure by 5-10 mm Hg. Another study involving healthy volunteers found that intravenous administration of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol increased heart rate but not blood pressure. Participants with angiographically documented coronary artery disease were given either a marijuana cigarette or a placebo cigarette that contained only trace amounts of THC. 

The researchers found that marijuana had no effect on anxiety, decreased myocardial oxygen delivery, and decreased the exercise threshold for angina in the study participants. Some suggest an increased risk for incident MI. In the Determinants of MI Onset Study, Mittleman and colleagues examined the role of marijuana in triggering an MI. In this case-crossover study, where patients serve as their own control, the risk for MI was elevated 4.8-fold in the hour after marijuana use, but no increased risk was observed after 2 hours. The study included 3882 patients with MI; of these, 124 reported smoking marijuana in the year before their heart attack, including nine who smoked the hour before. 

Two subsequent cohort studies offered conflicting evidence on the association between marijuana use and survival post-MI. In the first, from 2008, Mukamal and colleagues reported that over a median of 3.8 years of follow-up, the hazard ratio for MI was 2.5 for marijuana use less than once per week and 4.2 for marijuana use once or more per week compared with nonusers. Only 52 of the 1913 patients reported marijuana use in the year before their heart attack. A subsequent publication from the Determinants of MI Onset Study that included 3886 patients followed for up to 18 years showed no association between marijuana use and mortality, contradicting the earlier findings. Lori Walker, PhD, from the University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus, has studied the effects of marijuana on heart disease and presented findings at the American College of Cardiology 2016 Scientific Sessions linking marijuana use to improved hospital survival after MI. 

However, she cautions that the data are far from definitive and insufficient to attribute Smith’s recovery to marijuana use. Data from the CARDIA study showed that marijuana users had worse diets, were more likely to smoke cigarettes, and were more likely to use illicit drugs. Although smoked marijuana may be more harmful than edible marijuana products because of its combustion by-products, data comparing different types of marijuana are lacking. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”heart”,”study”]
Source: https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/899449

Everything to Know About Topical Marijuana

CBD has no psychoactive properties and, unlike THC, can be sold in all 50 states as long as it’s derived specifically from industrial hemp. Applied to the skin, it can diminish localized pain-indeed, the first CBD products to hit the market were designed primarily to target sore muscles and arthritis. Now CBD is turning up in everything from face serums to lip balms, and with mounting studies substantiating its efficacy and versatility, what we’re currently seeing may be just the beginning. While CBD has emerged as the star player in most lotions and potions currently cropping up from niche brands across the country, evidence does suggest that its effects can be boosted by combining it with other active molecules from the cannabis plant, including THC and/or terpenes, the phytochemicals that give pot its distinctive aroma. Many brands-such as Whoopi Goldberg’s Whoopi & Maya line, which was created to relieve period pain, and Los Angeles-based luxury brand Lord Jones, whose chicly packaged, edible THC-laced gummies and chocolates are Instagram gold-are formulated with both CBD and THC. 

Other brands, targeting states with stricter antimarijuana laws, stick with straight-up CBD that has been extracted in a way that retains many other naturally occurring molecules, such as terpenes and flavonoids. Even in small doses, CBD alone appears to be beneficial. Still, says Friedman, we have a long way to go before the cannabis plant, which contains scores more yet-unstudied cannabinoids beyond CBD and THC, is fully understood-not to mention the full effects each of those individual cannabinoids have when applied to skin. As long as it’s derived from industrial hemp, CBD can be sold in any of the 50 states. CBD Care Garden Face Karma Anti-Aging Moisturizer replenishes skin with Swiss apple stem cells and peptides, as well as 20 mg of pure CBD.2. 

CBD For Life 99% Pure CBD Extract Pain Relief Spray nixes aches and pains with a potent combo of cannabinoid extract, arnica, menthol, and camphor. Dixie Synergy Relief Balm contains 50 mg of both CBD and THC per container to treat localized pain and inflammation. Originally devised for use in the founders’ Hollywood wellness practice, Lord Jones High CBD Pain & Wellness Formula Body Lotion, currently sold only in California, combines CBD and THC in a five-to-one ratio to diminish discomfort from pulled muscles, arthritis, and eczema. 

Keywords: [“CBD”,”skin”,”cannabinoid”]
Source: https://www.elle.com/beauty/a42274/higher-power-marijuana-beauty…

Overtoke TV News for 08-16-2018


MTV’s New Marijuana Comedy No Laughing Matter

Marijuana shops, jail tax idea reviewed at Longmont-Boulder County officials’ dinner

The presence of Boulder County-licensed marijuana establishments in Longmont’s midst, and a proposal to fund a new alternative-sentencing facility and upgrades of the county jail were among the topics discussed when county commissioners and the City Council met over dinner Thursday night. Some council members have expressed concerns about Boulder County permitting retail marijuana sales shops to locate in unincorporated Boulder County enclaves surrounded by, but outside, Longmont’s city limits. There are three such marijuana shops operating now – Green Tree Medicinals, at 12626 N. 107th St.; Native Roots, at 19 S. Sunset St.; and Euflora Recreational Marijuana, at 250 S. Main St. 

Longmont officials are in the process of reviewing 13 applications for the up to four retail marijuana businesses a City Council majority last year agreed could eventually open their doors within the city limits. A review panel’s recommendations are expected to be announced later this summer, but those four would be in addition to the three shops already operating in the unincorporated Boulder County enclaves – along with any others that may get county approval to operate in enclaves or on land at the city’s edge. Commissioner Cindy Domenico noted that Boulder County lost a court challenge of its initial refusal to allow the marijuana dispensary at the South Sunset Street location. Longmont could take steps to annex the entire enclaves where those county-permitted retail marijuana dispensaries are located, either if the current landowners seek such annexations or the city follows forcible-annexation procedures – although city planners have advised that forcible annexations could be a years-long process. Mayor Brian Bagley suggested the county consider revising its land use and zoning codes so that marijuana businesses are not automatically a use by right in those kinds of locations. 

As it stands now, the owners of the marijuana shops in those enclaves and their customers would probably oppose the areas being annexed, Bagley acknowledged, because the stores would have to charge Longmont’s 3.53 percent municipal sales tax and a 3 percent additional sales tax on marijuana purchases. Boulder County now has a 0.985 percent county sales tax that’s charged on marijuana purchases but no special county marijuana sales tax on top of that. Longmont and Boulder County officials at Thursday night’s meeting endorsed having the city and county land use, planning and development staffs meet to study the possibility of amending the county’s Land Use Code and its current use-by-right category for retail marijuana businesses in enclaves surrounded by Boulder County cities and towns – revisions that, if enacted, could probably not be applied retroactively to marijuana stores already operating and complying with the county’s current code. Later during the informal dinner meeting at Longmont’s Fire Station No. 5, the commissioners briefed Longmont council members and the city staff on a proposal they’re considering to ask Boulder County voters in November for a 0.185 percent sales and use tax to pay for building a new facility for offenders assigned to alternative-sentencing programs instead of incarceration, and to pay for improvements to the existing 30-year-old county jail. County commissioners are expected to hold a public hearing and take formal action in August about whether to advance the sales-tax proposal to November’s ballot, and the Longmont City Council may formally declare its support or opposition to the question if the commissioners do present it to voters. 

Keywords: [“county”,”marijuana”,”City”]
Source: http://www.timescall.com/longmont-local-news/ci_31976551/marijuana-shops…

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Keywords: [“service”,”information”,”provide”]
Source: http://www.brooklynvegan.com/…most-marijuana-smoking-and-possession

Overtoke TV News for 08-15-2018

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10 Best Stoner Movies for Any Mood

The best stoner movies aren’t always what you think. Of course, there are classic stoner movies you’d expect, like The Big Lebowski, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and How High. Something to keep in mind: Most of these movies are available for streaming on Amazon. If you’re still not feeling anything on this list, be sure to give these non-traditional stoner movies a look, too. Without further ado, here are the absolute best movies to watch while stoned. 

Without a doubt, this is hands-down, the best stoner movie out there. You can’t miss the OG Cheech and Chong stoner movie. It’s time to jump into awesome off-the-wall movies to watch when stoned. While not technically a stoner movie because it’s not 420 based, it’s easily one of the best movies to watch high. I’ve yet to find another stoner movie that incites such belly laughter every time I watch it. 

It’s one of the only movies that kills it every time it’s remade. If you’re in the mood for a movie that’ll make you cackle with laughter, and pull at your heart strings all at once, then you need to watch Ted, one of the weirdest, best movies for stoners on the planet. 

Keywords: [“movie”,”stoner”,”watch”]
Source: https://heavy.com/marijuana/2017/09/top-best-movies-films-stoners-when-stoned-high-baked/

‘Disjointed’: Kathy Bates Pot Comedy Canceled By Netflix After 1 Season

Netflix has opted not to renew pot-themed comedy series Disjointed starring Kathy Bates for a second season. The multi-camera workplace sitcom hailed from comedy heavyweight Chuck Lorre, former Daily Show head writer David Javerbaum and Warner Bros. TV. The studio is expected to explore shopping the series elsewhere. In Disjointed, Bates plays a lifelong advocate for legalization who’s finally living her dream as the owner of an L.A.-area cannabis dispensary. 

The project, penned on spec by Lorre and Javerbaum, landed at Netflix in 2016 with a 20-episode straight-to-series order. The decision not to order another season comes on the heels of the January release of the second batch of 10 episodes from Season 1. As far as I can tell, this is only the second comedy series by Lorre to only last one season, joining his first as creator, the short-lived 1992 comedy Frannie’s Turn at CBS. At Netflix, he has another comedy series coming up, the single-camera The Kominsky Method starring Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin. 

Keywords: [“comedy”,”season”,”series”]
Source: https://deadline.com/2018/02/disjointed-pot-comedy-canceled-netflix-one-season-kathy-bates-chuck-lorre-1202288762/

Watch Franchesca Ramsey Give The Straight Dope On Weed And Racism

Blavity hero Franchesca Ramsey, who as you may have read, may very well be bringing just the show we need to Comedy Central soon, is, as of now, the host of MTV’s Decoded. Today, in honor of national day of getting high, 420, Ramsey took some time to decode marijuana and racism. Ramsey dropped some facts that you probably already know, like that blacks and whites smoke the same amount of weed here in the U.S., but that black people are four times more likely to arrested for partaking. She also brought out some interesting history, telling viewers how the founding father of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, Harry Anslinger, used marijuana to advance a racist agenda in the 1930s. Ramsey says that nowadays, only one out of every 10 Americans believes that weed possession ought to result in jail time, and that states that have legalized weed have seen reductions in black marijunana arrests of up to 98 percent. 

That’s really something to celebrate this 420.. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”Ramsey”,”weed”]
Source: https://blavity.com/franchesca-ramsey-decoded-weed-racism

Podcast: How Gringo director Nash Edgerton made a cannabis comedy, never touched the stuff

While Gringo, a new slapstick comedy out this week via Amazon Studios, rides the well-trod trope of a mega corporation up to no good, there’s a modern and timely twist: they’re manufacturing cannabis pills, called Cannabax, down in Mexico. Gringo is chock-full of Grade-A goofiness – weird diatribes about space exploration, kidnappings gone awry, dirty Mexican slang, awkward office sex – but at its heart is some genuine commentary on the ethics of the exploding cannabis industry, and Big Business’ growing role in it. The film, which stars David Oyelowo and Charlize Theron, was directed by Australian stunt-double-turned-director Nash Edgerton. We caught up with Edgerton to learn more about how he came to direct the film, what he thinks about cannabis legalization, his own history with cannabis and more. For the juicy details, tune in to our conversation with Edgerton, in this week’s episode of the Hash podcast, below. 

Keywords: [“cannabis”,”Edgerton”,”more”]
Source: https://www.greenstate.com/culture/podcast-how-gringo-director-nash-edgerton-made-a-cannabis-movie-never-touched-the-stuff/

Netflix Orders Chuck Lorre and Kathy Bates Pot Comedy

If there’s one constant in this crazy, meaningless world, it’s Netflix throwing money at new projects like they can’t give the dough away fast enough. On Wednesday, the streaming giant ordered to series Disjointed, a new comedy from The Big Bang Theory’s Chuck Lorre set at an L.A.-based pot dispensary. Oscar and Emmy winner Kathy Bates will star as the dispensary’s proprietor. The series, which was originally shopped around to the networks before landing at Netflix, is a multi-camera comedy co-written by Lorre and David Javerbaum. In addition to Bates’ pot-shop owner, the workplace comedy will feature the shop’s three budtenders, Bates’ character’s 20-something-year-old son and the shop’s security guard. 

Disjointed is Netflix’s third multi-cam series, the first two being the Ashton Kutcher-led series The Ranch and the wildly successful Fuller House. 

Keywords: [“series”,”Netflix”,”shopped”]
Source: https://www.tvguide.com/news/chuck-lorre-kathy-bates-netflix-weed-pot-marijuana-comedy-disjointed/

Overtoke TV News for 08-14-2018

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Marijuana Movies: The Top 10 Stoner Films

There are a good variety of stoner movies out there that show us characters who love to do nothing but smoke weed all day. You don’t have to remember what happened in a good stoner movie because we’ve found the best ones and compiled them here. He ends up hitchhiking and meets a fellow stoner Pedro De Pacas played by Cheech Marin. The two smoke weed, get arrested for doing so, then get released on a technicality. Seth Rogen plays Dale who likes to smoke weed from time to time. 

There is nothing like watching a bunch of funny celebrities have fun playing themselves. Three friends – Thursgood Jenkins, Scarface, and Brian – try to bail out their good friend, Kenny, who is in jail for accidentally killing a diabetic police horse by feeding it junk food. Harold played by John Cho leaves his office job for the weekend and hangs out with his stoner friend, Kumar played by Kal Penn. The most memorable scene has to be Kumar who has a dream about marrying a bag of weed. After finding out that their image is being used in an upcoming movie and they try to stop itor at least get paid off of it! 

The two get into some crazy situations after they befriend an animal liberation group and more. Smokey played by Chris Tucker and Craig played by Ice Cube are pretty much living the life when they find a dealer’s weed stash. It’s not all bad. Some of the students, including incoming freshman Mitch Kramer, go cruising, drink beer, and smoke weed together. 

Keywords: [“plays”,”weed”,”out”]
Source: https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/marijuana-movies-the-10-best-stoner-films-to-watch-repeatedly.html/

Upscale cannabis convention aims to take state industry to the next level

Your budtender might well be among the first to enjoy the refurbished Tacoma Dome. After weeks of removing and replacing seats and doing other upgrades totaling $30 million, the Dome is heading into fall with expos and trade shows as it eases into the return of headlining concerts. The Cannabis and Comedy Convention, presented by marijuana data website Lemonhaze, is set for Oct. 25-26, a week after the Tacoma Holiday Food and Gift Festival. The goal of October’s gathering is to provide a broader networking opportunity for those attending and participating. Some of the panel topics at the convention will include creating your brand, confessions of a budtender, investing, banking, women’s leadership in the cannabis industry and vaping technology. 

Some of the continuing education workshops include pain and cannabis, distinguishing folklore from science, budtending 101 and a forum on terpenes, the oils that give pot its aroma. As for the comedy part of the convention, organizers have announced comic Doug Benson as a headliner. This will be the third cannabis event presented at the Dome. A business expo was held in 2016 and CannaCon came to the venue in 2014. Admission is free to those working in the state industry and cannabis workers’ guests get in for $20. 

Tickets go on sale July 24. More information is available at lemonhaze.com. 

Keywords: [“Convention”,”Cannabis”,”industry”]
Source: https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/state/washington/article214664580.html

How TV Fell in Love With Marijuana

Americans kept doing drugs-in ever-increasing numbers-but sitcoms mostly stopped airing preachy episodes. Though marijuana use was still demonized on television as late as 1997, the drug was also treated with a new frankness in sitcoms like Roseanne, Home Improvement, and That ’70s Show. Henson expanded on her comments earlier this year in an interview with The Atlantic. If TV is a propagandistic device for pro-legalization advocates, it’s an enormously effective one. Age is a factor: A 2010 ABC study found that 81 percent of Americans support the legalization of medicinal marijuana, while the number drops to 23 percent for Americans aged 65 and older. 

Marijuana is more than fodder for sitcoms and cartoons. Perhaps the final sign of marijuana’s television growth comes with its appearance in the most ubiquitous of genres: reality television. In the past year, both The Discovery Channel and National Geographic have launched reality series based on the budding medicinal marijuana market. Weed Wars and American Weed offer something that no other series in TV history has offered: a glimpse into cannabis growth as a legal, legitimate business. As American cultural attitudes continue to shape-and be shaped by-depictions of marijuana, it’s hard to imagine that TV will ever go back. 

Scott Meslow is entertainment editor at TheWeek.com. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”American”,”television”]
Source: https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2012/04/how-tv-fell-in-love-with-marijuana/256169/

Insanely Funny YouTube Videos to Get Marijuana Users Through Holidays

As the holiday season arrives, and people have a lot of time to get high, it’s always good to enjoy insane YouTube videos and we’ve got them for you here. Dave Chapelle goes off about fear of cops and talking to police while high- something we can definitely relate to. We’ve got the late, great comedian George Carlin riffing on the lack of freedom we all experience. We’ve got the late, great comedian Bill Hicks riffing on getting high. Louis C.K., who can’t handle the potency of today’s super-strong weed. 

You’re going to love rare footage of a manic Robin Williams, crystallized Billy Crystal, and Jay Leno going insane. Not only that, we have compilations of people trying to get high, but having massive, hilarious fails. The best YouTube videos that highlight other forms of human folly. Even people who aren’t marijuana users are going to enjoy these videos. If you want an extra kick to make these videos even more fun, check out this High Times marijuana edibles Thanksgiving menu! 

So whether you’re eating Thanksgiving dinner or eating marijuana edibles, click on these videos and have fun during the holidaze. 

Keywords: [“high”,”videos”,”people”]
Source: http://bigbudsmag.com/insane-youtube-videos-for-marijuana-users/

Overtoke TV News for 08-13-2018

Celebrity Scandal | Marijuana Prophet | High Nostradamus | Pillow Talk TV comedy

Interview: Iliza Shlesinger talks Canada, cannabis and comedy

Her fourth and latest Netflix special ‘Elder Millennial’ was released this week, and her second movie ‘Instant Family’ with Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne premieres in early 2019. Last year she published her first book, ‘Girl Logic,’ and hosted a limited-run talk show on Freeform called ‘Truth & Iliza. See alsoHaving distinguished herself as the winner of NBC’s ‘Last Comic Standing’ in 2008, Iliza’s success comes well-earned with three previous specials under her belt. Iliza is performing a single show at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal this upcoming Friday – and those who have already watched her latest Netflix special can be assured that the live show is full of new material. Despite the quick stop this trip, Iliza has travelled to more places in Canada than most Canadians. 

Men are super manly, the women are beautiful, it’s super clean, there’s a lot of room and they’re very kind,’ so of course as Americans we make fun of something that secretly we wish we had more of. Iliza lives in California where cannabis has been legal at a state level for some time, so she’s unfazed by Canada’s cannabis legalization plans. When asked for advice on what Canadians should keep in mind come October 17, she simply suggests that they stay considerate of others. I grew up when it wasn’t legal so it feels like oddly taboo. She may be a weird stoned person, but she’s a very funny comic. ‘Elder Millennial’ is a slightly more mature departure from Iliza’s previous work, but she hasn’t lost her edge – she’s just proving that she’s can capably mould her talents however she sees fit. 

Iliza will also be performing at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver on October 13. 

Keywords: [“Iliza”,”legal”,”show”]
Source: http://dailyhive.com/grow/grow-iliza-shlesinger-canada-cannabis-comedy

Why Marijuana Makes Things Funnier, Medically Speaking

About half of the U.S. population has personally experienced the effects of marijuana on the body’s delicate equilibrium. Maybe go to the gun range and just laugh and laugh, together! Marijuana obviously does change the way you think, but we don’t completely understand how. As a bonus, the same paper found that in most studies there were no actual structural differences between the brains of marijuana users and nonusers. 

Still, the better part of the answer is probably that marijuana elevates your entire mood and, thereby, inclines you to laugh more. Our generation is totally accustomed to this sort of instant gratification/very little work paradigm, so we’re like putty in the hands of marijuana salespeople. So you’re in a great mood, your brain has you feeling like you’re in love and on top of the world, and you didn’t even have to try hard to feel that way – of course you’re going to be inclined to laugh and be generally merry. Marijuana causes this reflexive laughter, like how you laugh when someone is tickling you, even if nothing is being perceived as funny. In closing, this seems like a pretty simple explanation for why you’d be inclined to laugh more and find things funnier when you’re high. 

Plus, there may be other strange sensory issues at play, like whatever is behind the fact that people on marijuana will reliably report that colors are brighter and music is more vivid. Also there is at least a correlation between marijuana use and mental illness, including earlier onset of schizophrenia. If you’re using marijuana and noticing problems with your mood, relationships, health, job, etc. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”laugh”,”more”]
Source: http://www.vulture.com/2011/04/why-marijuana-makes-things-funnier-medically-speaking.html

Kevin Smith needs fans’ help for new weed comedy Hollyweed

New Jersey native, filmmaker, Kevin Smith signs autographs for fans at his comic book store Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash. Highlands native filmmaker Kevin Smith wants to get a new series made, and he needs your help. Fans and potential backers can view the series’ previously unreleased 2016 pilot episode at rivitTV, and then decide if they’d like to pledge their support for a six-episode season at a cost of $1.99 to $5.99 per episode. WEED, GRASS, REEFER: Check out the 350+ names the DEA has for marijuana. California became the latest state to sell legal weed for recreational purposes in January, joining states like Colorado, Nevada, Washington and Oregon that adopted marijuana legalization in the past few years. 

HIGH HOPES: Legal weed changed everything in Colorado & California. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has made marijuana legalization a priority and lawmakers expect to sign a legal weed bill this year, though progress largely stalled during the budget process. Over the last 10 years, Smith has become an outspoken marijuana user and marijuana legalization advocate. Last month, he credited weed with saving his life during his February heart attack, as the drug kept him calm. 

In addition to his work as a filmmaker, podcaster and author, Smith is also the proprietor of Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash comic book shop in Red Bank.(Watch a video of Smith’s most recent Red Bank appearance in the player at the top of this story. 

Keywords: [“Smith”,”marijuana”,”weed”]
Source: https://www.app.com/story/entertainment/television/2018/07/12/kevin-smith-weed-comedy-hollyweed/778948002/

Jason Sklar on High Culture in Comedy, John Elway’s Horse Teeth, His Newest Comedy Project

Unless you’re a knowledgable comedy fan or watched a lot of Cheap Seats on ESPN Classic during the early 2000s, you may not recognize the Sklar brothers by name. The six-hour special includes more than forty minutes in Denver and Boulder, where the Sklars visited local landmarks like Casa Bonita, Comedy Works and Ballpark Holistic Dispensary. To find out more about how the brothers enjoyed the Mile High City’s skunky characteristics and how its comedy scene stacks up nationally with other cities, Westword sat down with Jason Sklar to talk about the brothers’ time in Denver. Jason Sklar: First of all, there’s a great comedy scene there. I want every other comedy club owner in the country to come to Denver for a couple weeks and watch how they run those clubs, who they book and how they set up the club. 

It’s why so many comedians record their albums in Denver. I think high culture certainly lends itself to comedy. I don’t know that I can really tell the whole audience is high, but I do think that culture is another positive in the corner of comedy when you think about Denver. Our shows all sell out in Denver now, and that’s just a great feeling. That’s why there’s so many great angles to dig into when you’re in Denver. 

The weed laws are really interesting, and we liked trying to understand how that culture changed Denver for the better and for the worse. It’s like something people in Denver are simultaneously proud and embarrassed about, and those are comedy goldmines. 

Keywords: [“Denver”,”comedy”,”people”]
Source: https://www.westword.com/marijuana/jason-sklar-on-high-culture-in-comedy-john-elways-horse-teeth-his-newest-comedy-project-10166057

Overtoke TV News for 08-12-2018

Ultimate Funny Stoner Compilation 2016 [HD] | #GermanWeedBoys

NZ On Air: History of Kiwi comedy, Patrick Gower’s look at marijuana among the projects funded

A history of New Zealand comedy, a Stuff Circuit interactive documentary series and a two-part Patrick Gower investigation into marijuana are among the Kiwi factual projects which have received funding in the latest round of handouts from NZ On Air. The independent broadcast funding agency announced a $9m investment in 24 new projects on Monday, amounting to more than 7600 minutes of content. Among the most eye-catching were Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy, a series chronicling what has made Kiwis laugh throughout the years, destined for TVNZ1, and Three’s Patrick Gower: The High Road. The latter will explore the opportunities for New Zealand if marijuana was legalised, with Gower looking at the overseas experience, exploring the pros and cons of legalising marijuana for recreational, as well as medicinal, use. MediaWorks chief content officer Andrew Szusterman said with marijuana use likely to be legalised here in the future they felt it was important for New Zealand society to explore how such a decision has impacted other communities. 

For his own part, Newshub’s national correspondent Gower said while he always had his doubts that marijuana wasn’t good for anything more than people getting stoned, every day there seemed to be headline from somewhere in the world proving him wrong. Ironically, The High Road comes hot on the heels of another similarly themed two-part documentary In Pot Pursuit which screened on TVNZ earlier this month. It will be distributed on Stuff and will also screen on Māori Television. Prime will screen Recovery 29, a documentary about the potential re-entry to the Pike River Mine, while The Coconet. Tv’s Talune: Ship of Death will be aiming to enlighten younger generations about the story of a New Zealand ship that arrived in Samoa in 1918 carrying an influenza strain that wiped out a quarter of the Samoan population. 

Newly funded lifestyle series include Māori Television’s Pio Terei-hosted Off the Grid and a six-part show following New Zealand NBA star Steven Adams’ Kiwi-based basketball camps, a TVNZ medical information series The Check Up and one on teenagers at a high school teen pregnancy unit, which will also air on the state broadcaster. Existing shows funded for another series include Anika Moa: Unleashed, Prime’s Making New Zealand, reality competition Design Junkies and long-running rural lifestyle series Country Calendar. NZ On Air chief executive Jane Wrightson says the 24 funded projects demonstrated the wealth and diversity of ideas of content creators. 

Keywords: [“New”,”series”,”Zealand”]
Source: https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/tv-radio/105690804/nz-on-air-history-of-kiwi-comedy-patrick-gowers-look-at-marijuana-among-the-projects-funded

Cannabis cruising: five weed-friendly places to get stoned in the Big Smoke

The good news is that this situation has a built-in solution: there are many lounges and cannabis-friendly businesses already operating that allow customers to consume weed. They do have some things in common, like ID-ing and prohibiting tobacco use, alcohol use and cannabis sales. The Hotbox has knowledgeable, friendly staff to answer any questions you may have and a range of events, including Nintendo competitions, live music and comedy shows. Owner and long-time cannabis activist Abi Roach, who spoke at the Municipal Licensing and Standards committee last month, isn’t nervous about the future – she believes councillors are actually beginning to come around on weed lounges. On October 2, Ward 20 Councillor Joe Cressy was able to push a motion through the Board of Health to re-open the issue of cannabis lounges, albeit through a back door. 

People who want to learn more about cannabis concentrates and dabbing can do so here with the proper accessories. Owner Joanne Baker is adamant about putting comedy at the forefront of her business and keeps a fresh lineup of big names coming through her doors. Special rules Bring your own bud for the class offering; be quiet and respectful. Before students at this airy space get down to downward dog, they can take cannabis-infused tea or puff on cannabis using a top-of-the-line vaporizer that creates an environment with nearly no haze or smell. Students are asked to donate sativa or more uplifting strains of cannabis for a communal puff before class to help stimulate focus and energy. 

Ganja Yoga student Antuanette-Gomez says she got hooked after her first class – but not to the cannabis she was already used to consuming. Owner Lu Pancini has been teaching yoga for 12 years and tells NOW she is proud of her family-run business, which also offers Thai Yoga Massage, Thai Massage School and Yoga School. 

Keywords: [“cannabis”,”own”,”smoke”]
Source: https://nowtoronto.com/lifestyle/cannabis/five-weed-friendly-places-to-get-stoned-in-toronto/

America’s marijuana policy isn’t funny. It’s racist.

When NBC’s Meet the Press over the weekend held a roundtable about the New York Times Editorial Board’s decision to endorse marijuana legalization, participants seemed to take the issue very lightly – regularly making jokes between a few serious policy points. The chuckles are typical in conversations about marijuana policy. Hillary Clinton got in some jokes about marijuana before answering a similar question at a CNN-hosted town hall in the spring. It’s easy to joke about marijuana policy when the idea of legalization feels more like a new freedom, which might be the case for whiter and wealthier populations. Poorer populations, marijuana policy is much closer to a civil rights issue. 

Marijuana isn’t just a drug that they would like to be able to use and carry out in the open. Marijuana criminalization has historically been used to harass and arrest people in minority and poor communities at hugely disproportionate rates. A 2013 report from the American Civil Liberties Union found that, even though white and black people use pot at similar rates, black people are 3.7 times more likely to get arrested for marijuana possession. New York decriminalized marijuana in 1977, but as of 2012 had one of the highest arrest rates for pot possession. The problem: New York law allows arrests for marijuana that’s within public view. 

Police officers in New York City regularly used this exception to arrest people, particularly minorities, by getting them to empty their pockets during stop-and-frisk searches and expose marijuana that would otherwise have remained hidden. Because for a large chunk of the US population, marijuana policy is simply no joking matter. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”arrest”,”pot”]
Source: https://www.vox.com/2014/7/31/5952169/marijuana-legalization-jokes-racism